The ability to communicate and to understand your own and others communication styles is critical to effective organizations and teams. This workshop will help participants discover their personality type using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ®, understand their natural communication style, and learn how to use this knowledge to improve their communication with others. You will learn tips for communicating with people who have the same, similar, or very different communication styles. You will receive supporting materials that provide an overview about communication skills, strategies, and different styles; practical tips for communicating with others; and developmental tips for each of the 16 MBTI types.
(This is part of the Supervisory Skills, Human Resources Management, Professional Coaching, and Communication Skills Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)
· Introduce or review a flexible model of personality which is based on the work of Carl Jung via Myers and Briggs.
· Illustrate that personality styles/communication styles reflect variation in cognitive patterns and habits.
· Illustrate the impact of subtle personality and communication differences in the work place.
· Increase understanding of and appreciation for personality styles and communication patterns.
· Demonstrate that personality type does not predict behavior or skills.
· Illustrate that self-management depends on self-knowledge.
· Self assess one’s type; begin to identify one’s personality/work style by completing the MBTI questionnaire and comparing the results to one’s own self selected type.
· Understand one’s natural work and communication style; begin to appreciate the gifts of other personality types.
· Learn tips from other personality types.
· Apply type knowledge to a communication/work place case study.
· Practice a decision making model.
Mollie Allen, M.Ed., is a certified coach, a teacher and consultant who works with adults and youth--in groups and as individuals. Her background includes a broad range of experience in both the business and education sector, with over 25 years' experience working with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Her training with the business sector focuses on communication, coaching, management, and leadership. In addition to working with the business community, she utilizes the MBTI and her education when coaching youth and adults in college selection, career development, work and life transitions. She is an international presenter and author, a member of the Assn. for Psychological Type Int'l, and Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, certified for Steps l, ll and lll. Most of the work found in the leader's guide "Discovering Type with Teens" is based on her experience and fieldwork with high school students.