SOCAP International

NY Metro and Philadelphia Event - Leadership Building: Building a Strengths-Based Culture and Creating Employee Engagement

June 22, 2017

SOCAP’s New York Metro and Greater Philadelphia Area chapters are excited to offer a double-dose of leadership building. Ideal for both seasoned and new managers, this is a perfect opportunity for seasoned leaders as well as developing leaders to build upon their strengths while learning about skills, tools and strategies that will enable them to take ownership of their team’s engagement.

The morning session will feature Gallup’s workshop Building a Strengths-Based Culture which incorporates findings from Gallup’s extensive, on-going research into how people can become highly effective and efficient by intentionally applying their strengths. This overview of discovery through various activities will take leaders on a journey that begins with an awareness of their own unique blend of talents. Leaders will learn how to take ownership of their personal strengths and to appreciate their individuality and valuable contributions they offer.

Are you a seasoned leader who has taken these assessments before? Look at this as an opportunity to reassess your strengths. As your role has changed over the years, your strengths may have changed as well. We encourage you to extend this opportunity to those on your team, especially those on a leadership path. This workshop will provide them with valuable insight about themselves which will help develop them into strong, empowering leaders.

Once you have registered for the event, you will receive a unique link which grants you access to Gallup’s Strengths-Based Leadership Assessment. By taking this easy-to-complete assessment, you will learn what your top five dominant strengths are and how you can use those strengths to excel in your personal and business life. You will need to complete your assessment at least one week prior to attending the workshop.

To further your leadership development, in the afternoon we will offer a session on “Creating Engagement Every Day”. This workshop provides the most effective means of equipping leaders with the knowledge and skills as well as strategies needed to create and/or sustain 12 elements of engagement on their teams. During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to draw on the principles of employee engagement to take ownership of and improve your team’s engagement, identify barriers to engagement and create an action plan designed to maintain high levels of engagement.

Both sessions will be led by Brandon Rigoni, Ph.D., Associate Director for Talent-Based Hiring and Development at Gallup.

The event will include lunch and networking opportunities during lunch and after the afternoon workshop. Don’t miss this leadership development opportunity! Reserve your place today!

Brandon Rigoni, Ph.D., Gallup Facilitator

Brandon Rigoni, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Talent-Based Hiring and Development at Gallup. He consults with organizations on how using a scientific, systematic approach to employee selection and development can engage employees, improve business outcomes and increase shareholder value.

He serves as a thought leader and strategic adviser to Gallup clients and associates on the company’s talent-based hiring and development science. He helps set the strategic direction for Gallup’s talent-based hiring and development practice, assessing and prioritizing new research and development opportunities. His insights on how people and businesses can capitalize on human talent have appeared on

Before joining Gallup, Dr. Rigoni was the founder and president of a privately held consulting company. He is a co-developer of Elite Form Technology and co-designer of the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab. Dr. Rigoni also was a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln football coaching staff, and his research has been featured in ESPN The Magazine.

CARE FOR THE HOMELESS - WHAT is a Flip-Flopalooza?

It is a silly name for a serious need. Care for the Homeless (CFH) is seeking donations of men’s flip-flips (or other plastic footwear such as slides) for homeless residents at shelter locations with a CFH health center.

Homeless persons experience foot problems four times more often than the general public for many reasons. Flip-flops will reduce the chance of acquiring foot infections and can lead to better overall health. A lot to ask of a simple flip-flop but it’s possible! You can help by:

  • Making a donation of any amount to our Flip-Flopalooza Fund to help purchase them (A CFH representative will be at the meeting taking credit card and cash donations).
  • Do a Flip-Flopalooza drive at work, church or community group, asking others to buy and donate a pair or two. Collect and bring them to the meeting.

WHEN (Event Schedule)
Thursday, June 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.       Registration
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Introductions, Charity & Welcome
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   “Building a Strengths-Based Culture” led by Brandon Rigoni,
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch & Networking
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       “Creating Engagement Every Day” led by Brandon Rigoni,
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        Wrapping it all up
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Networking

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Princeton
4355 US Route 1 at Ridge Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-2400

COST (Includes Lunch)
Members  $75
Non-Members $100

Thank you Interactions and Stafford Communications for sponsoring this event!

SOCAP Chapter Event Registration Cancellation Policy: Refunds for cancellations must be made in writing (via email to to the SOCAP National Office. No cancellations or refunds will be given if made within five full business days (Monday-Friday) prior to the Chapter Event. Registration fees are not transferable to future events. The Strengths Finder Assessment Fee is included in the cost of registration. Please be advised that a $15 reduction will be made to any approved refunds to cover the cost of the chapter's pre-paid expense.