Facilitation and MBTI improves the teamwork dynamics

What is facilitation?

What is MBTI?

Facilitation is a process through which a person helps others complete their work and improve the way they work together. Knowing how to facilitate is about having the right tools, the right methods and making sure the group will progress. Facilitation is result oriented and focused on getting everybody in the team involved and engaged in the process.

Facilitation can be done by a neutral person coming from outside the organization or company or by someone involved in the team. Certain situations are best handled with an external, neutral facilitator (Tailored Training). However, often team leaders and managers knowing how to facilitate will be able to considerably improve the results of the team and the groups they are part of. Public Courses

Twenty years ago, few people had heard of or even used the words, "group facilitation" or "group processes". Ten years ago, the professional association, The International Association of Facilitators (IAF), was formed. Today, around the world, thousands of facilitators lead groups every day. In ten years, the skill set of any effective organizational leader will be team facilitation skills.

Most of the issues that managers of today's businesses are faced with are so complex that teamwork is no longer an option but a must for management. It is simply not possible for one person to solve today's challenges - you need to be able to teamwork!

Working in teams is not always easy. Facilitation can ease this process and make the team dynamics much more effective. Ensuring that your staff is fully motivated, committed and enthusiastic about reaching goals is fundamental to success.

Effective teamwork dynamics require each person's potential to be fully realized. By learning to facilitate, you can build effective leadership skills to enable staff to achieve successful and sustainable outcomes.

The Public Courses provide a toolkit of facilitation techniques and methods.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung's theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life. MBTI results identify valuable differences between normal healthy people - differences that can be the source of much misunderstanding and miscommunication.

The MBTI knowledge will help you identify your unique gifts. The information enhances understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths and your potential areas for growth. It will also help you appreciate people who differ from you. Understanding your MBTI type is self-affirming and encourages cooperation with others.

The authors of the MBTI, Katharine Cook Briggs (1875-1968) and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers (1897-1980), were keen and disciplined observers of human personality differences. They studied and elaborated the ideas of Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung (1875-1961) and applied them to understanding people around them. Prompted by the waste of human potential in World War II, Myers began developing the Indicator to give a wide range of individuals access to the benefits she found in knowing psychological type and appreciating differences.

After more than 50 years of research and development, the current MBTI is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. Because it explains basic patterns in human functioning, the MBTI is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:

  • Self-understanding and development
  • Career development and exploration
  • Organisation development
  • Team building
  • Management and leadership training
  • Training in diversity and multicultural awareness

The MBTI is administered to more than 3.5 million people worldwide each year. Due to its widespread international use the MBTI has been translated into more than 30 languages.

The Public Courses (seminars) are a good way to understand more about your MBTI profile and those of others.

Autumn/Winter 2014/15

Wille Training is a Training Partner of CfL - making Jungian Type Index (JTI) accreditations available in the Luxembourg region.

Elisabeth will offer Gestalt Therapy - more info to come on www.WilleGestalt.eu

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