Evaluating Your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)
A SWOT analysis helps individuals discover
their Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats in a structured, organized
way. This type of analysis can be done on the organizational or personal level.
In this 90-minute workshop, participants will begin by examining their internal
factors, their strengths and weaknesses. Some questions that might be asked
in this section include such items as
1. What skills, certifications, education, etc. do you have that other's don't?
2. What can you do better than anyone else?
3. What do other people see as your strengths?
4. What achievements are you most proud of?
5. What tasks do you avoid because you don't feel competent doing them?
6. Are you confident in your current level of education and training?
7. What do others see as your weaknesses?
8. What are some of your negative work habits?
External factors, opportunities and threats, also influence individuals, both
directly and indirectly. Some questions that might be asked to determine these
1. What new technologies can help you do a better job or get promoted?
2. Is your job market growing? How can you take advantage of growth trends?
3. What obstacles do you currently face at work? At home?
4. Does changing technology create a threat to your position?
5. Could any of your weaknesses lead to unintended threats?
A SWOT analysis can help participants determine where they want to go in the
future and how to get there. For best results, this workshop can accommodate
between 20 and 50 participants