Certification Programs

Which certification programs are good for me?

Which certificate program is best for me?
There are three different certificate programs. Two are Train-the-Trainer programs – one based onBringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work and the other based on What Type of Leader Are You? – and the third is the “Coaching with the Enneagram” Certificate Program based on Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach. The T-the-T based on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work provides an excellent overview of how to use the Enneagram in organizations in the core business applications. The T-the-T on What Type of Leader Are You? is focused on leadership development with the Enneagram. “Coaching with the Enneagram” is specifically for one-on-one coaching with the Enneagram. As a result, the program that is best for you depends on what you want to do professionally. You can go to Certification Programs to learn more about each program.
Is there a required or preferred order in which to take the certificate programs?
There is no preferred order. People usually take the program that is most aligned with their professional goals first, then often take one or both of the other programs.
What requirements or prerequisites are there for attending the certification programs?
The requirements are simple. Participants must have some experience in one of the following: coaching, training, consulting, management, HR, or the Enneagram. Someone who has no experience in any of these areas might feel overwhelmed to have to learn it all. Experience in one of these areas provides a sufficient anchor on which to learn during the programs.
There is some reading required prior to attending the certification program you select. All participants must read the book upon which the program is based. In addition, participants less familiar with the Enneagram are advised to read one or more of the following Enneagram books: The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels and Virginia Price; Enneatype Structures by Claudio Naranjo; The Enneagram by Helen Palmer; and/or The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. These books are listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name, not in order of recommendation. Reading any of these books will give participants a sufficient foundation to benefit from for any of the certification programs.
What is the “value” of certification?
The primary value of “certification” is that participants know they have fully completed the entire program. This is a requirement: that there is full attendance and that if anyone has to miss any session, the participant must do an assignment to make up for the missed experience. No participant is allowed to miss more than one full day if they are to receive certification.
Certification also comes with the ability to purchase each training tool at a Train-the-Trainer (or coaching) discount of $6 per tool rather than $9. This T-the-T rate is good for all “training tools,” but not for books, which need to be purchased at retail bookstores or online (except for the Enneagram Development Guide which is purchased through our online store).
In addition, certification allows participants to join the Enneagram in Business Network (EIBN), a network of Enneagram-business professionals who are committed to their own personal and professional growth and equally to the development of others in the EIBN.

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