Training

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In her 40 plus years as a trainer and instructional designer, Ginger has created and led hundreds of workshops, multi-year training programs and retreats, as well as designed numerous Train-the-Trainer programs and training tools for companies and trainers around the world to use in their professional work. The training topics below – all fully integrated with the Enneagram – describe the most frequently requested programs; other topics and customized programs are also available.

The Enneagram System and Typing | required as a basis for all other program options

The Enneagram | Increase Your Understanding of Self and Others

Through a multi-media slide show, theory input, and individual self-discovery using colorful Typing Cards, participants will understand that the Enneagram is not a personality system; it is a map of the human character that shows us our implicit and explicit patterns of thinking and feeling, along with our corresponding behavioral patterns. This self-discovery process using Typing Cards illuminates which of the 9 types most accurately describes each person and shows specific ways to move beyond these habitual patterns into new possibilities.
Time | 3 hours
Tools | Enneagram Typing Cards and The Enneagram Workbook
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work or What Type of Leader Are You?

Core Programs | suitable for all organizational levels

How to Communicate Effectively at Work

Learn the communication strengths of the 9 Enneagram types, as well as their unintentional speaking and listening distortions, in an engaging, high-energy and interactive way. Using brief theory input, a self-assessment tool, small group discussions, and small group demonstrations, participants experience the communication styles of all 9 Enneagram types in real-time.
Time | 1-4 hours
Tools | Enneagram Communication, Enhance Your Communication Skills
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work

Use Conflict Constructively | How to prevent, de-escalate, and resolve conflict

This session shows participants how to use the Enneagram to respond constructively to conflict, as it guides them how to do the following:
Prevent many conflict situations from arising
De-escalate conflict once it occurs
Use conflict as a basis for mutual understanding, self-insight, and self-development
Activities include a self-assessment tool, brief theory input, and small group discussions.
Time | 2-4 hours
Tools | Enneagram Conflict
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work

Give Excellent Feedback

In this skill-based session, participants learn how to give effective feedback to others, as well as how to both avoid typical Enneagram type-based errors when giving feedback and how to tailor the feedback to the Enneagram type of the feedback recipient. This session uses brief theory input, a self-assessment tool, and an interactive demonstration.
Time | 1-4 hours
Tools | Enneagram Communication, Enneagram Feedback, Enhance Your Communication Skills
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work

Develop High-Performance, High-Engagement Teams

Through activities such as a mini-lecture, individual self-assessments, and several interactive team-based activities and simulations, participants learn how to use the Enneagram to create high-performing teams. This session is high energy, fun, and full of transferable learning.
Time | 1-8+ hours
Tools | Enneagram Goals & Interdependence, Enneagram Team Roles, Enneagram Stages of Team Development
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work

Leadership Programs | suitable for current leaders or high-potential future leaders

Leadership Style

Our leadership style grows directly from our Enneagram type, and this session – via brief theory input, a self-assessment tool, small groups discussions, and leadership case studies – enables participants to understand the following:
The nine different leadership paradigms and their related leadership strengths and potential derailers
The predictable behaviors of leaders of each type
The best development activities to enhance your leadership capability based on your Enneagram type
Time | 1-4 hours
Tools | Enneagram Leadership and Enneagram Leadership Profiles
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work or What Type of Leader Are You?

Drive for Results

Through the Enneagram, mini-lectures, simulations, and a variety of high-engagement activities, leaders learn how to enhance their ability to achieve maximum results, including: setting overall direction and common goals; creating workable plans; assigning tasks effectively; expecting, evaluating, and rewarding high performance at key milestones; and providing ongoing stewardship and guidance.
Time | 2-6 hours
Tools | Drive for Results
Book | What Type of Leader Are You?

Strive for Self-Mastery

Self-Mastery is at the core of all leadership development, and in this introspective, interactive, and inspiring program, leaders learn how to heighten their self-mastery; appreciate their strengths and identify and work on their development areas; enhance their ability to relate effectively to others; and understand the immediate connection between the leader’s level of self-mastery and his or her leadership excellence.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Strive for Self-Mastery, Enhance Your Self-Mastery, Enneagram Levels of Self-Mastery
Book | What Type of Leader Are You? and The Enneagram Development Guide

Know the Business: Think & Act Strategically

All leaders at all levels need to think and act strategically, and in this highly interactive program, leaders learn how to do this using the Enneagram integrated with the best of today’s strategic thinking, planning and practices, whether this be for their business units, teams, or the entire organization.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Know the Business: Think & Act Strategically
Book | What Type of Leader Are You?

Become an Excellent Communicator

Communication skill is central to leadership excellence, and the Enneagram, combined with the best and most practical communication theory and practice, helps leaders learn how to enhance their ability to create genuine relationships, listen fully, communicate more clearly, respond to conflict effectively, give effective feedback, and influence others.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Become an Excellent Communicator, Enhance Your Communication Skills
Book | What Type of Leader Are You?

Lead High-Performing Teams

Contemporary leaders must design, manage, and lead their teams if the organization is to succeed. In this interactive theory and skill-based program that integrates the Enneagram, leaders learn what it takes to align teams around a compelling vision; attract, motivate, and develop talent; develop optimal team architectures and effective process; create a team culture; and exhibit exemplary team leadership.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Lead High-Performing Teams, Enneagram Goals & Interdependence, Enneagram Team Roles, Enneagram Stages of Team Development
Book | What Type of Leader Are You?

Make Optimal Decisions

Leaders of all levels make decisions, large and small, every day, and the cycle time for this has never been faster. At the same time, there is very little guidance for how to make optimal decisions, ones that have the greatest possible impact with the fewest repercussions. In this stimulating and interactive program, leaders learn how to use the Enneagram to make well-founded decisions accessing the heads, hearts, and guts, but also taking into account the organizational culture, the organization’s decision-making expectations, and factors of the decision such as urgency, complexity, and resistance.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Make Optimal Decisions, Enhance Your Decision Making
Book | What Type of Leader Are You?

Take Charge of Change

Today’s leaders must embrace, lead, and manage change at unprecedented levels, and through the Enneagram integrated with the best theory and practice from change management and transformative change leadership, leaders learn how to become change champions, leading change by design, collaborative intention, and the mobilization of forward momentum.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Take Charge of Change
Book | What Type of Leader Are You?

Stretch Your Leadership Paradigms

Too many leaders grow and change when they are forced to do so by a new job, high stress, or tough feedback. In this high-engagement, insightful, and introspective, leaders learn how to grow on an ongoing basis using paradigm shifts and other Enneagram-based transformative leadership development approaches to dramatically expand their leadership potential.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Stretch Your Leadership Paradigms
Book | What Type of Leader Are You?

Develop Others

Organizational excellence requires talent development, through a variety of approaches, including the manager as coach. Via theory and practice from the Enneagram, coaching, and human development – all suited to the workplace – leaders learn to access their strengths and develop new skills in developing those who work for them.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Extreme Growth: The Development Journey
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach and The Enneagram Development Guide

Deeper-Development Programs | suitable for everyone

Deepen and Widen Your Self-Mastery

This is a special program for people who are serious about their growth and development and want to use the Enneagram to heighten their awareness, become active agents in their own personal and professional lives, and make conscious choices about how they think, feel, behave and interact with others.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Strive for Self-Mastery, Enhance Your Self-Mastery, Enneagram Levels of Self-Mastery
Book | Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work, What Type of Leader Are You? and/or The Enneagram Development Guide

The 27 Enneagram Subtypes

There are actually 3 versions of each Enneagram type, called subtypes, which combine to illuminate 27 versions of character structure. Using self-assessment, video, small group activities and mini-lecture, this program is not only fascinating, it helps give those who are committed to their own development a glimpse into new arenas for development and transformation.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | The 27 Enneagram Subtypes

Transformation with the Enneagram

The Enneagram is a transformative system, and this program is ideal for advanced self-development and growth work, with a focus on our deeply imbedded mental and emotional patterns that correspond to each Enneagram type and how to move beyond them into a world of greater possibility.
Time | 2-8+ hours
Tools | Enneagram Transformation Cards

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