Team building with Myers Briggs Type Indicator

This course will explore individuals’ Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) profiles, and that of the attendee group as a whole in a participative and practical way, to help participants gain a better understanding of their own preferred ways of working, and how these can benefit the teams in which they work.

Learning outcomes

We each bring our own styles and mindsets to the teams that we work in. Understanding our differences, and the strengths we bring, can have a strong positive impact on how we work as a team, communicate with each other and our stakeholders, and how we respond to change. By the end of the half-day programme participants will have gained:

  • A better understanding of their ‘best fit’ MBTI profile.
  • Some insights on the individual strengths that they can bring to their team, and that they in turn can draw on from others.
  • An understanding of why they & others might react the way they do.
  • An appreciation of how they might interact with others more effectively.
  • A basis for exploring opportunities for their further development.

The course will be of benefit to library and information professionals working on their own, as managers, or as part of a team in academic, public and private sector organisations. It will be especially useful to those with line management or project management responsibilities.
No prior knowledge of MBTI is assumed and all jargon will be explained in simple terms. However, participants will be required to complete a pre-course MBTI questionnaire and will be supplied with supporting material during the course.

Please note that this programmes can also be combined with a half-day version of one of the other CILIP Onsite programmes provided by this Trainer for a full-day programme, for example, Building Highly Effective Teams or Achieving Successful Business Change.

Sample programme

  • Description and practical exploration of the different MBTI preferences.
  • Self-identification of individual ‘best fit’ MBTI types.
  • Review of the course’s ‘team’ profile.
  • Exploration of the strengths that individuals can provide and draw on within their team or teams.

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About the trainer

Elisabeth Goodman

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Elisabeth Goodman (BSc Biochemistry, MSc Information Science) has 25+ years experience in Information Management and Business Consulting in Pharmaceutical R&D.  She co-led SmithKline Beecham Information Management’s organisational Knowledge Management strategy and later joined an internal GSK business consulting team to foster knowledge working within the team and more widely.  Elisabeth now runs RiverRhee Consulting, whose primary aim is to create exceptional managers and teams.