Dependable Strengths

Janet is a Certified Dependable Strengths Facilitator

The Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP) is a peer-assisted, group process first developed by Bernard Haldane in 1945. The heart of the process is story telling. DSAP facilitators are trained to elicit the kind of stories that illustrate a person’s Dependable Strengths®—each person’s special talent for excellence.

Participants in the process reflect on their experiences in life, identify their patterns of strengths, and learn how to talk about their Dependable Strengths® in ways that demonstrate their value to an organization or community.

About Dependable Strengths

The Dependable Strengths® process was developed to help military personnel transition to civilian life. The overwhelming success of that endeavor won the attention of Harvard Business School, which incorporated Bernard Haldane’s method in its Manual for Alumni Placement.

Today the Dependable Strengths process is in use worldwide in schools (K-12), colleges and universities, community organizations, veterans’ associations, churches, businesses, correction facilities, and human services agencies. Dependable Strengths® is a highly effective approach to personal wellbeing and resiliency, job search, career planning, team building, organizational development, community participation, and more.

The Center for Dependable Strengths (CDS) trains professionals, in the helping professions, to facilitate the Dependable Strengths Articulation Process. CDS is a not-for-profit, 501(C)3 tax-exempt organization. A volunteer Board of Directors governs CDS. Each director brings to the board a special blend of life experience, professional experience, and experience as a Dependable Strengths Master Trainer.

 

Dependable Strengths