Our third guest speaker this fall is Keith Barker, who will lead us on an exploration of the fascinating world of the Myers-Briggs type indicator, a well-known tool for gaining insights about ourselves and how we interact with others.
Keith will review the underlying theory of the tool, look at the different personality types it identifies, and explore how being aware of personality types can help us improve communication, resolve differences, and build better relationships.
If you haven’t done the Myers-Briggs questionnaire before, you’ll get more out of the session by completing an online version at http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp. After answering the questions, you’ll see your four-letter type indicator, e.g., INFJ.
If you’re comfortable with sharing this code, email it to Keith at email@example.com so he can include a discussion of your type indicator in his presentation.
Keith Barker has been a conflict coach at the JIBC (Justice Institute of British Columbia) since 1992, coaching Mediation, Negotiation (principle-based), and Conflict Resolution.
For 10 years he was the Conflict Resolution & Human Rights Advisor at the University of the Fraser Valley, where he used Personality Type to resolve harassment complaints and departmental disputes.
He previously spent 20 years in the computer industry as a hardware tech support, systems analyst, and project manager.
Keith’s presentation begins at 10 am Pacific Time on Saturday, November 19, in the Willms Salon, VSO School of Music (second floor), 843 Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver. Admission is free for STC members, $10 (cash at the door) for non-members. Please RSVP to admin[at]stcwestcoast.ca.
This article was written by Stephen Gauer
Stephen is a senior technical writer with more than 20 years experience writing for corporate and hi-tech clients in Vancouver and Toronto. He is the past president of the STC Canada West Coast chapter.