The Core SDI Experience

At the heart of Core Strengths training lies the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), a self-scoring, online assessment tool taken by over 2 million people from more than 31 countries.

The SDI plays a central role in the Core Strengths program—by measuring what motivates an individual’s behavior in situations that are going well, and how those motivations change when the person encounters conflict or opposition.

Whereas many other assessment tools measure behavior, the SDI goes beyond behavior into the motivations and values that underlie those behaviors.

Core Strengths training participants take the SDI, then interpret their results during the workshop—gaining valuable insight through discussion and analysis of their results in interactive small groups.

An innovative video platform reinforces the insights that learners gain from taking the SDI.

Shown at key “teachable moments” within each Core Strengths training session, the videos depict protagonists—an architect, an engineer, an executive—grappling with workplace challenges that every learner can relate to. Each protagonist demonstrates the behavior and cognitive patterns associated with a major motivational system defined in the Strength Deployment Inventory.

As the videos unfold, the protagonists gain insight into what motivates their views of reality and their behavior. They discover how their perceptions of workplace situations area being distorted. And they master the skill of accurately assessing situations and deploying the right interpersonal strengths to generate exceptional results.

The videos thus model the learning journey that Core Strengths training participants are also embarking on—creating a potent, memorable learning experience.