The Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education promotes and develops strengths-based approaches to teaching, learning, and leading at Azusa Pacific University and beyond.
The strengths approach affirms each human being’s unique talents and potential and encourages individuals, teams, and organizations to develop and use those talents in service to God and the world.
The Noel Strengths Academy offers a variety of strengths-oriented resources and training events to nurture a strengths-based approach to personal development in and outside the classroom. In addition to working with APU students, faculty, and staff, the Noel Strengths Academy team provides consultation, certification, and leadership development programs for higher education professionals desiring to employ a strengths-development approach to produce thriving students and campuses. Additionally, the Noel Strengths Academy offers training and consultation for other organizations seeking to integrate the strengths philosophy into their organizational systems.