The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment is used by organizations and individuals around the world to improve their interactions and to promote effectiveness in their work and personal lives. Organizations use it to improve communication, teamwork, and leadership. People in relationships of all kinds use it to better understand one another, to enhance communication, and to reduce conflict, resulting in more positive and productive interactions. This is a three-part series, attendees must be present at all three session. 

After this series, you will be able to:

  • Identify the eight MBTI preference types (Extraversion or Introversion, Sensing or Intuition, Thinking or Feeling, and Judging or Perceiving)
  • Develop strategies to build positive relationships with people who have preferences different from your own
  • Use your self-awareness to proactively prevent common tensions that might arise in work relationships

Participants complete an MBTI assessment before the training. The online assessment may take up to 45-60 minutes to complete. During the training series (3 x 75 minute sessions), learn about the eight preferences, assess your own style before receiving a report based on your responses, and then practice applying your awareness of the MBTI preferences on scenarios and your own workplace dynamics.

The MBTI assessment does not measure your skills or abilities in any area. Understanding this tool can help you become aware of your particular preferences and better understand and appreciate the helpful ways that people differ from one another.

Background on the MBTI

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs, who spent years observing people. They created the assessment based on the personality type theory proposed by psychologist Carl Jung. Their goal was to help people understand how natural, healthy differences in the way people take in information and come to conclusions lead so clearly to the different ways people act and react, make life choices, relate to others, and make sense of the world. These insights help explain why different people are interested in different things, prefer various kinds of work, and sometimes find it hard to understand each other.

Deadlines: Registration closes on August 31st at 4:00pm. This session is capped at 12 people. 

On that date you will receive the email link and will be able to complete the MBTI assessment before attending the first session. If you wish to register closer to the training date, please contact Stephen Butler (sdbutler7@comcast.net) to discuss if there will be enough time to complete the assessment.

This session is a professional development opportunity open to all staff and faculty.

Presenter: Stephen Butler 

Dates: September 8th, September 22nd, and October 6th (you must attend all three)

Time: All sessions run from 9:00 - 10:15 am 

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