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MBTI: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Full-Day Sample Agenda


In order to get the team more comfortable with each other and accustomed to the experiential process, we lead a fun activity. Then we briefly cover the purpose of the workshop, the instrument’s history, answer questions about the use of the MBTI and lay the groundwork for the rest of the workshop. (approximately 20 minutes)

Sensing & Intuition Self-Evaluation and Discussion

Our facilitator leads your group through an interactive process in which individuals decide which of those preferences resonates more closely. (approximately 25 minutes)

Thinking & Feeling Self-Evaluation and Discussion

Your team will evaluate their preferences around thinking and feeling through a facilitator-led activity. (approximately 25 minutes)

Interactive Challenge

Typically, we employ a problem-solving activity that illuminates how information is gathered and processed. Not only does the challenge serve to get your group out of their seats, but it also allows them to see type in action, making it easier to draw correlations to the workplace dynamics. (approximately 30 minutes)

Extraversion & Introversion Self-Evaluation and Discussion

First alone, then with a partner, participants examine their perceptions of Extraversion and Introversion, then converse with like-types about the issues that face them in the workplace. (approximately 25 minutes)

Judging & Perceiving Self-Evaluation and Discussion

The final dichotic pairing that we cover is Judging and Perceiving. Participants find this one of the easiest to understand and apply. Upon completion of this discussion, participants will have self-selected the type preference that most closely matches him or her. (approximately 25 minutes)

Z-Problem Solving Model and Facilitated Team Challenge.

Participants review this model, then apply it in a challenge, Medley. This is one of the key areas of the workshop in which your group will examine their current problem-solving approach and make modifications based on what they uncover about their own and other preferences. (approximately 20 minutes)

Facilitated Team Challenge

Your group will have the chance to apply the Z-Problem Solving Model in an activity like Pipeline (however, we have many activities from which to choose).  (approximately 30 minutes)

  • Pipeline– Teams try to move a small ball from the starting line to the finish bucket without stopping or dropping the ball. A coordinated team effort is required to manage the assortment of pipeline components.
  • The Web– Pass through various size holes in a giant web structure without touching the string or using any of the openings more than once. This challenge requires a great deal of cooperation, trust and “start to finish” planning to enable the team to be successful. 

Distribute MBTI Results

Each participant receives a report on their MBTI preference based on the online instrument completed prior to the workshop. By moving this to the end of the workshop, we encourage open exploration of the various types, prevent biases from forming (Extraverts vs. Introverts, etc.) and ensure that participants don’t filter out information “that doesn’t apply to them.” A small percentage of participants will select a slightly different type than what the instrument prescribes. Typically this uncovers the difference between how we behave at work and how we behave in our private lives. (approximately 30 minutes)

Team Type Table Discussion

By combining the MBTI results of your group, we arrive at a Team Type Table. The cumulative type greatly impacts the work culture. For example, if you have a group of 15, and 12 are Extraverts, then your team culture is Extraverted. This impacts everyone on the team, but requires special consideration to be given to the 3 members who happen to be Introverted. During this discussion, we address any areas for which your group may need to compensate as well as natural strengths, while your group shares insights about your team’s future development. (approximately 25 minutes)

MBTI Behavior Cues

Being able to “guess” another person’s type is a valuable skill. It can change the way you choose to communicate with them, how much detail (or lack thereof) you include in explanations, whether you do it via email or in-person. We’ll cover some of the behavior cues that we can read and interpret about others, and discuss how we might change our approach with them accordingly. This is particularly valuable when dealing with other departments or external clients who may not have been exposed to MBTI principles. (approximately 25 minutes)

Brainstorming & Planning

It is at this stage in the workshop that your group looks at “what do we do now?” Past participants have restructured the way they prepare for and hold meetings, run performance evaluations, developed email templates and protocols, interacted with clients (internal and external), and compiled data and reports for review. (approximately 40 minutes)

Final Debrief

Participants have an opportunity to ask clarifying questions, share insights and reflect on how they might apply some of this information back to the workplace. (approximately 15 minutes)

Program Complete

(approximately 8 hours including two 10-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch)

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