Research consistently shows that young people from all backgrounds do better when they have a strong foundation of Developmental Assets® in their lives. Developmental Relationships are close connections through which young people discover who they are, gain abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to interact with and contribute to the world around them. This workshop lays the foundation for youth-serving organizations to introduce and begin implementing Search Institute’s Developmental Relationship framework.


Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • The characteristics of effective asset builders
  • Their own personal strengths and challenges
  • “Circles of influence” and the potential for asset building
  • A personal commitment to asset-building action


  • The Search Institute,
  • Developmental Assets Framework
  • Developmental Assets Profile

Format:  PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshop