MBTI® [Myers Briggs Type Indicator]
We use the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) in a number of applications of various lengths to meet our clients' needs and request. Our President, Stephen Hoel, has personally facilitated over 100 of these workshops in the past ten years to both intact work teams and in organizations of various job functions. We have delivered to individuals one-on-one to groups as large as 200 people at once, utilizing both classroom and experiential training techniques to provide a truly unique learning experience. Many people who have taken the MBTI in the past have said the way we present was the first time they really understood it.

Our main focus is to help people understand their individual personality type and why each person sees the world a bit differently, based on their innate personality preferences. We use these sessions to assist both individuals and organizations to become more effective and efficient in both the professional world and life in general.

Our workshop offerings are a minimum of four hours and include the following. We will mix and match objectives according to your specific needs.

MBTI: Valuing the Differences: Introduction to Type
Participants gain an understanding of the four personality dimensions as developed by Katherine Briggs and her daughter, Isabelle Briggs-Myers in this basic workshop for the beginner in personality study. Based on the work of Karl Jung and Sigmund Freud, personality type can help a person better understand the gifts his or her personality type brings to such topics as relationships, communication, leadership style, career preference and handling conflict.
MBTI: Leadership Style and Collaborative Partnering
Compare and contrast different leadership style tendencies based on your personality for a better understanding of how others may perceive your leadership style in contrast to how you see yourself. The  real value lies in the realization that we all may flex into our non-preferred personality when we want or need to in order to obtain more positive results from the people we lead. We also take an in-depth look at the value of building a collaborative relationship with someone whose type is opposite to yours…which could the most frustrating, yet most important, person with which to build a working relationship.
MBTI: Team Development and Communication
Apply the knowledge of personality type to typical team processes that can be frustrating, such as differences in communication approaches, handling conflict, and decision-making. Our goal is to build trust within the team by understanding where differences in communication and differences of opinion come from to diffuse the frustration and move toward more constructive dialogue and collaborative decision-making.
MBTI and Diversity
This interactive workshop uses the knowledge gained from the basic understanding of personality similarities and differences to create and maintain an organizational or team environment where everyone can do their best work. Personality is not typically seen as a dimension of diversity, but actually includes all other dimensions. Competitive advantage is reached through better decision-making and problem-solving utilizing different personalities who see and experience a problem from different viewpoints. By appreciating and including different viewpoints, individuals and groups can make more effective decisions. By expanding the scope of appreciating differences into other dimensions of diversity, creating an inclusive environment becomes the focus through understanding of stereotypes, biases and prejudices and how to deal with them. When one understands the value of different personalities throughout all levels or organizations, it then can be seen how other dimensions of diversity add value due to diversity of thought and experience. Diversity is seen as adding value to all levels of an organization to make more informed decisions involving an increasingly diverse workforce and marketplace.
For many who have already taken the MBTI®, there is confusion about why some people are clearer on one dimension of type than others. Using Step II, this confusion can be cleared up through an understanding that each of the four preference pairs is composed of five facets. The contribution of each facet to the particular dimension helps to understand how an individual's unique personality type can be better understood. This is usually a second step to the initial Introduction to Type for groups who want to understand their individual and group type contributions at a deeper level.