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 approach your own work in a manner that best suits your style.

This workshop follows on from and enhances the framework that was established in our Introduction to MBTI course and will focus on how knowledge of your MBTI type preferences can help you to understand your stress triggers, the impact of stress on team members and the resources you can used to respond constructively to your stress situations.



This course is open to members of staff of Pears grantee organisations.
Previous attendance at the Introduction to MBTI workshop is not essential, however attendees must already know their MBTI type.

There are limited spaces available for this course and so are restricted to one person per organisation

All our training is provided by JHub, an operating programme of Pears Foundation. If you would like to nominate one person from your organisation to attend, please contact Rachel Franklin (

Trainer Biography

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 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 15.30pm.

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.