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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Assessing Leadership Styles

October 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Fellows will debrief and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and examine how different styles and behaviors can conflict with individual and organizational goals. We will examine the question of how personality preferences and types influence the meaning that we bring to the process of change and explore how different styles and behaviors can impact various work settings. In addition, we will explore current knowledge and conditions that support collaborative learning teams. Guided discussion will help participants consider some explicit supports and expectations that can help collaborative learning teams to improve organizational outcomes.

Resource Person:

Tara Kintz, Ph.D.
Outreach Specialist, Office of K-12 Outreach
College of Education
Michigan State University
253 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-8950

Dr. Tara Kintz serves as the Director of the Fellowship of Instructional Leadership for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at MSU. Dr. Kintz has extensive experience working in education in a variety of contexts as a teacher, instructional coach, administrator, and facilitator of professional development. In addition, she has taught at the collegiate level courses in educational administration and leadership, data analysis for school improvement, and high-impact instructional practices. Dr. Kintz’s area of expertise is in developing the capacity of principals, teachers, and leadership teams to promote instructional improvement, particularly in reform contents and urban areas. She received her Ph.D. from MSU in Educational Policy with an emphasis on Educational Leadership. Her interests include educational policy and leadership, innovative practices in professional development, and enhancing student engagement in learning. She has authored research articles published in nationally refereed journals.


Dr. Kintz will be assisted by EPFP Co-coordinator Bryan Beverly who has also been trained in the MBTI.


Resource Material

  • Isabel Briggs Myers, Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Types, Davies-Block Publishing
  • David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, Del Mar, CA 1998
  • Otto Kroeger and Janet Thuesen, Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types that Determine How We Live, Love, and Work
  • Soul Searching Through the Myers-Briggs Test, the Atlantic