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Using the MBTI instrument as a foundation, the Optimizing Team Performance (OTP) program offers an innovative, mix-and-match modular format that allows you to deliver engaging MBTI workshops on the six most commonly requested MBTI team-building application topics: Team Building, Communication, Conflict, Stress, Change, and Individual Development.  The OTP Leader’s Guide binder and flash drive include everything you need including sample administration emails, module scripts, facilitation suggestions, timelines, activities with sample outcomes, and PowerPoint slides. Whether you’re newly MBTI Certified or an experienced MBTI practitioner, the OTP train-the-trainer program will take your MBTI team-building workshops to the next level! 


What are people saying about the OTP program?

“I’m leaving with information and tools that I can use immediately” – Alison Buchanan

“Patrick made the course very interesting and fun! His enthusiasm for the topic is catching and makes me want to deliver this session ASAP!! ” – Joyce Montagnese

“Patrick is so knowledgeable about the MBTI assessment that it made learning all the materials easy.  I feel confident because the program is so thorough and comprehensive.”

Next Training Dates

MBTI® Optimizing Team Performance Program - Calgary Oct 20, 2017 REGISTER

The OTP Leader’s Guide, flash drive, and related materials are available only through the full-day OTP Train-the-Trainer workshop.  In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the OTP program flow and format
  • Observe the facilitation of OTP activities
  • Participate in OTP activities
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to deliver effective OTP programs


For more information contact, or 1.800.661.5158 x 227.



Price includes required material. Available at workshop.


Type Introduction Modules
You select one of three Type Introduction modules to open the OTP workshop:

Type Introduction #1:  This two-hour module is designed for participants who will complete the MBTI ® instrument on-line prior to the OTP program, and includes an introduction to the concept of personality preferences, a description of the eight preferences, a review of the participant MBTI Reports, and a review of the full-page personality type descriptions.

Type Introduction #2:  This two-hour module is designed for participants who will complete the MBTI Self-Scorable instrument prior to the OTP program, and includes content identical to that of Type Introduction #1, but also includes scoring of the MBTI Self-Scorable Report.

Type Introduction Review:  This 20-minute module is designed for participants who have recently completed the MBTI instrument, and includes a review of the preference descriptions and a review of the full-page personality type descriptions.

Application Modules

You add any one of the following six modules, or any combination of these modules, to a Type Introduction module to form a complete OTP program.  Alternatively, you can pick and choose activities from the various modules and assemble a workshop that you think best suits your team’s needs.

Optimizing Team Building (3.5 hours)

  • Experience the differences of the 8 MBTI® preferences
  • Analyze the potential strengths and challenges of the team’s type distribution
  • Experience the differences of the four “cores” of personality
  • Increase the understanding and appreciation of the various types represented on the team
  • Commit to specific behavioural changes optimize team building

Optimizing Team Communication (3 hours)

  • Experience the communication differences of the 8 MBTI® preferences
  • Identify verbal and non-verbal cues to each of the 8 MBTI preferences
  • Help participants in practicing flexing their type style to meet the communication needs of others
  • Examine the influence of type on email communication
  • Analyze the team’s type table
  • Commit to specific behavioural changes to optimize team communication

Optimizing Conflict Management (2.5 hours)

  • Analyze levels of conflict comfort
  • Identify type-related conflict areas
  • Discuss do’s and don’ts when dealing with conflict
  • Discover a type-related model for use in conflict situations
  • Analyze the team’s type table
  • Commit to specific changes to optimize the team’s conflict management

Optimizing Change Management (1.75 hours)

  • Discuss the Bridges model as applied to organizational change
  • Identify how type affects responses to change
  • Apply type to change implementation and management
  • Analyze the team’s type table
  • Commit to applying type and change knowledge to optimize team and organizational transitions

Optimizing Stress Management (2.75 hours)

  • Explore the impact of stress on type
  • Discover the mechanics of how stress affects personality type
  • Identify tips for supporting different types when under stress
  • Discover type-specific strategies for regaining equilibrium
  • Explore the lessons to be learned from “type under stress” events
  • Commit to applying type-under-stress knowledge

Optimizing Individual Development (2 hours)

  • Identify type-specific strengths, contributions, and stress reactions
  • Discover potential type development needs and related development suggestions
  • Examine best-fit type vs. work type
  • Commit to an individual action plan to optimize individual effectiveness on the team