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Psychometric masterclass: thinking styles and team roles

Date: Tue 23 Apr 2019
Time: 09:30-12:30
Programme: Passport to Research Futures
Key details: This workshop is an optional ILM subunit of the Passport to Research Futures programme

Target audience

The primary target audience for this event is research staff, although the course is open to other academic staff and PIs.


Prior to the workshop, participants will be required to complete 2 online questionnaires.


Mr Jos Finer

Course provider

Website: CAPOD



Seminar 3, Gateway

Course information

This workshop enables participants to undertake two of the most well-known and widely used psychometric/profiling questionnaires – the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Belbin Team Roles Self Perception Inventory.

MBTI is a profiling tool that helps you to understand why you think the way you do, how this can affect career choice, problem solving, relationships and communicating with others, and to appreciate why others think and behave differently. Belbin allows you to understand how you behave in teams, the roles you feel most comfortable in, and therefore may assume, and how you interact with others within a team.

Participants will be able to complete the questionnaires online and will then receive their feedback reports during a structured group feedback session.

Previous participants' comments:

  • Feedback on the reports was very thorough and well explained. 
  • Useful to reflect on the results and my own role/behaviour. 
  • The MBTI test was very useful. 
  • Very comprehensive. 

Reducing Passport Plastic:

To help us reduce the use of single use plastic, please bring along your own reusable coffee cup and water bottle to all your Passport to Research Futures events. 

Aims and objectives

By the end of the event participants will:

  • Understand the background and assumptions behind MBTI and Belbin Team Roles, as well as the difference between type- and trait-based personality profiling
  • Have completed an MBTI self-type process, reflected on their own reported type and considered their personal ‘best fit’
  • Be familiar with the 9 Belbin Team Roles and be aware of their own most and least preferred team roles, based on the SPI report



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