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MBTI: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Half-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 20 minutes)

Thinking & Feeling Self-Evaluation and Discussion

Your team will evaluate their preferences around thinking and feeling through a facilitator-led activity. (approximately 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 minutes)

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 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 20 minutes)

Program Complete

(approximately 4 hours including two 10-minute breaks)

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