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Kuikahi to Host Workshop on Myers-Briggs

April 20, 2016, 8:56 AM HST
* Updated April 20, 8:55 AM
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Joan Shafer. Kuikahi Mediation Center courtesy image.

Joan Shafer. Kuikahi Mediation Center courtesy image.

Kuikahi Mediation Center, a non-profit group aiming to bring together peaceful resolutions to conflicts in the community, will present a community workshop called “Myers-Briggs: To Better Understand Yourself and Others.”

The workshop, facilitated by Joan Schafer, will take place on Friday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YWCA, located on Ululani Street in Hilo.

Workshop attendees will use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to explore their natural preferences to aid in the understanding of themselves and how they interact in personal and professional dealings.

“The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most widely used personality assessment in the world,” said Shafer.  “It reveals why you and others behave as you do and how to communicate and interact more effectively with your family, friends, and co-workers.”

The workshop is designed to help participants enhance performance as team members and leaders, plus better utilize others’ motivations and strengths.


“I am passionate about supporting people in discovering their natural and learned gifts and talents so that they can flourish and lead fulfilled lives,” said Shafer.


Shafer is a management consultant and group facilitator who specializes in the design, delivery, and implementation of personal growth, leadership development, team cohesion, and transformation programs for corporations and senior executives.

Workshop tuition is $60 and includes the MBTI assessment. Those who register before April 25 will have the opportunity to complete the assessment online before the workshop.

Group discounts and partial scholarships to the workshop are both available.


Those interested in registering can call the mediation center’s Administrative & Program Assistant, Jenifer Aveiro, at 935-7844, extension 1 or e-mail [email protected]

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