Pears Foundation and JHub offer numerous opportunities for senior staff to take part in our leadership development seminars, however there are often few opportunities for junior managers or talented support staff to develop their skills and grow.

Therefore, we are offering a course called “Introduction to MBTI” as a way for you to provide your team with some high-quality professional development and to give them some space out of the office, to think about their roles and how they can contribute to your organisation.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality inventory in the world, with more than 3.5 million people utilising it each year. Based on the theory of psychologist Carl Jung, the MBTI assessment helps individuals self-determine their preferred ways of perceiving and processing information and provides a constructive, flexible framework that can be used to help people improve all aspects of human interaction and personal development. People who understand and can communicate these preferences are better able to manage their time, deal with stress, problem solve, communicate with others and make collective team decisions.

Prior to this workshop, individuals will complete an on-line questionnaire to inform them about which MBTI-type describes them most accurately. This profile reveals how an individual sees and interacts with the world, giving insight into their motivation and the motivation of others, as well as their working style. It does not measure strengths and weaknesses but rather, helps people to have greater insight into themselves and how they can get the most out of all their interactions with others. This provides a strong foundation for personal growth and development, underpinning enhanced personal effectiveness. During the workshop, they will have an opportunity to explore this further and reflect on how it can assist their professional growth and help them be more effective team members.

Pears Foundation offers this session on an annual basis. It is intended mainly for those members of your team who would benefit from an opportunity for reflective personal development, including middle managers, office managers or PAs.


This course is open to members of staff of Pears grantee organisations.

You may recommend one member of your team to participate in any given year. Please be in touch with your grant manager to recommend a member of your team for the upcoming workshop on 23rd May 2018 and you will be informed if they have a place.

Preparatory work: As part of this course, you will be asked to complete a confidential on-line questionnaire which will be used to generate your personalised MBTI report.

Trainer Biography

About- Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand is a senior member of the Pears Foundation staff team, where she leads on the foundation’s international development and interfaith projects. She is also the Director of JHub, an operating programme of the foundation.

Shoshana’s background in leadership training comes from two decades of working in the field. She served as Vice-President of the Wexner Heritage Foundation in New York, where she developed leadership curricula drawing on best practice in government, faith and business leadership. She is also a founding faculty member of Faith in Leadership, which provides leadership training to Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders in the UK.

Shoshana appears regularly on BBC Radio 2 “Pause for Thought” and Radio 4 “Something Understood” and also presents frequently at conferences such as TEDxJerusalem, Limmud, and Greenbelt, on issues around faith, identity and leadership. She was ordained as a rabbi in 1997 at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.




Extra Information

The course will start at 10:30am and finish at 4:00pm.

A vegetarian lunch will be served; if you have any dietary requirements please let us know.

JHub is in Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London, NW6 1SD. For directions please follow this link .

Please note there is no parking at JHub.