Certification Programs

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  • Program overview

    How can you effectively train and consult with organizations, enabling them to create sustainability and achieve positive results using the Enneagram? This program, based on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work, gives you first-hand experience and detailed activities to bring the Enneagram to life in organizations via the most important and frequently used business applications of the Enneagram: communication, conflict, feedback, teams, leadership, and coaching. By integrating the Enneagram with time-tested models from the behavioral sciences and leadership development, you’ll learn high-impact activities that make the Enneagram come to life!

    With over 30 activities described in detail and complete with PowerPoint slides and participant handouts, you’ll engage, learn, and practice designing and leading your own original activities. Along with a 142-page Trainer’s Guide and accompanying thumb drive containing colorful PowerPoint slides, you’ll also receive a set of companion training tools for the program and a certificate of completion.

    While you don’t need to be an expert in the Enneagram, training, consulting, HR, managing, or coaching to attend, it is helpful to have some background in one of the above-mentioned areas in order to ground your learning.

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    Program Overview
    The Train-the-Trainer program based on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work is highly interactive as participants engage in many of the hands-on activities in the elaborate Trainer’s Guide. Learning by doing is a core foundation of this program as you experience the 9 Enneagram types come alive in these foundational activities!

    Typing
    While it essential to remember that it is not the trainer or consultant’s job to type another person, it is our role to teach the system and guide participants in our program to discover (uncover) their own Enneagram type. This program teaches you how to do this in a group setting – using Typing Cards and other materials – and the typing process also applies in a 1-1 setting.

    Communication
    Because this is the most commonly used Enneagram application in business settings, the applications section of the program begins here, with multiple activities to help others understand their type better and to enhance their communication skills in the process. The focus is on speaking style, body language, blind spots, and distorting filters when listening.

    Feedback
    Feedback is the most underutilized skill in organizations today! Many companies provide skill-based job training and rewards systems when the real issue is that people do not get enough honest feedback, both positive and constructive. In this section of the program, you’ll learn how to teach the art of giving feedback and the following “how tos”: type-based strengths in giving feedback, type-based common feedback errors, and how to adjust feedback to the 9 types for optimal impact.

    Conflict
    Most people prefer to not engage in conflict, yet conflict exists in almost all relationships. With too much unresolved conflict, relationships and work suffer. With too little conflict, either people are not being forthcoming or relationships and work loose their vitality. In this section, you’ll learn to understand and work with conflict from an entirely new perspective, one that makes conflict productive for organizations and a source of deep development for individuals. Why? Both the issues that cause us to react negatively and how we deal with these reactions are a result of our Enneagram type. As a result, conflict becomes a fertile source for our own personal and professional development.

    Leadership
    Leadership style is a direct outgrowth of Enneagram type, and the Enneagram is a premier approach to help leaders identify their predictable strengths and derailers (development areas), as well as their paths for growth. Based on leadership paradigms and paradigm shifts, this section of the program is an easy-to-use and understandable way to help leaders dramatically develop.

    Teams
    This program has a major focus on using the Enneagram to understand individual behavior and team dynamics, and then to use this insight for individual growth and the creation of high performing teams. We use team goals and interdependence, team roles, and the four stages of team development (forming, storming, norming, and performing), all integrated with the Enneagram.

    Coaching
    This section focuses on the Enneagram and intuitive coaching as a way to access our inner resource as coaches.

    Transformation
    You’ll learn multiple transformational activities for your own self-development, but also for use with your leadership clients. These activities work very effectively in organizational settings.

    Program schedule at a glance…

    Day 1
    Program Overview
    Training Design
    Enneagram System and Typing
    Project Teams

    Day 2
    Enneagram Communication
    Enneagram Feedback
    Project Teams

    Day 3
    Enneagram Conflict
    Enneagram Leadership
    Project Teams

    Day 4
    Organization Development
    Enneagram Teams
    Project Teams

    Day 5
    Enneagram Coaching
    Transformation
    Project Teams

    Day 6
    27 Enneagram Subtypes
    Ethics and Marketing
    Project Team Presentations
    Closing and Certificates

    Upcoming programs

    Location

    Start Date

    Price

    VIRTUAL

    Jan 25- Feb 5, 2021

    $1,700

    VIRTUAL

    May 10 – 21, 2021

    $1,700

    VIRTUAL

    June 21- July 2, 2021

    $1,700

  • Program overview

    VIRTUAL PROGRAM | In this 6-day certificate program, you’ll build your Enneagram and coaching knowledge and skills, experience the Enneagram as it comes alive in coaching, engage in your own self-development, and receive 40.5 ICF ACSTH credits and a coaching certificate from The Enneagram in Business.

    The Enneagram, a powerful and profound ancient system with modern applications, is more than a coaching tool; it is actually a map to help coaches understand the 9 distinct versions of the human character, each with its own worldview, motivational structure, and patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

    In addition, the Enneagram is a developmental superhighway, with growth and transformation activities specifically tailored to each of the 9 Enneagram types, both personal and professional. This helps coaches guide those they coach to take targeted development actions that achieve deeper and more sustainable results.

    Throughout this program, coaches also use the Enneagram for their own growth and skill enhancement. The best coaches have long recognized that their own self-mastery and professional skill sets directly affect the progress of those they coach, and that from every coaching experience, the coach usually learns and grows as much as the client.

    In this program based on Bringing Out the Best in Everyone You Coach, the Enneagram framework is fully integrated with dynamic coaching methodologies and well-chosen, transformative coaching techniques that allows you to take your coaching to new heights of impact and new depths of discovery.

    This program is taught in English unless otherwise specified.

    VIRTUAL PROGRAM | 6 four-hour virtual sessions spread over two weeks, with robust pre-work and post-work required. The program overview and detailed program descriptions below are for the in-person programs. A full description of the virtual program can be found as a download in our store.

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    Program Overview
    “Coaching with the Enneagram” is based on multiple perspectives to coaching: coaching methodology, coaching techniques, Enneagram knowledge and skills, coaching practice with feedback, and ample self-development. And while expertise, experience, and skills matter, what matters just as much is the character and qualities of the person doing the coaching. This includes their humanness, authenticity, level of self-mastery, centeredness, clarity about their motivations for wanting to coach, their ability to listen without judgment, and factors such as presence, being able to be in divided attention where they are fully attentive to more than one thing, and more.

    Coach Self-Development
    During the program, everyone is both a coach and a client. This is true each day, as participants practice their just learned knowledge and skills in multiple mini-skill practice pairs that occur throughout. At the end of each day, participants also engage in Peer Coaching trios who coach one another in the same trios throughout the week for a more intensive coaching experience. Being coached is just as beneficial as being the coach for several reasons: (1) it is an opportunity for your growth as a person and a coach, and (2) it gives you a first-hand experience of being in the client role.

    There are other self-development opportunities interspersed in the program: multiple centering activities for you to experience and use for yourself daily or right before you go into a coaching session, type group work, and small group work.

    Coaching Knowledge
    This program contains a great deal of cognitive and theory input, and these content areas are always combined with information and skill-practice that allow you to put the cognitive learning into action.

    You’ll learn about coaching frameworks, coaching processes, and how to choose which approach is best for you and your client. Even more, you’ll learn about how to assess a client’s level of self-mastery within their Enneagram type and why certain approaches work best with the different levels of mastery. Every skill and technique used in the program is theory-based, so you’ll also learn why these work and when to use them.

    Coaching Skills
    The skills taught include time for practice with feedback, and the Peer Coaching trios at day’s end provide a time to utilize the day’s techniques. The Peer Coaching involves 3 individuals involved in 3 rounds of coaching; in each round, one person is the coach, the other is the client, and the third person is the observer, who offers feedback after the coaching interaction.

    Coaching Techniques
    Great techniques used at the right time can make a huge difference in the depth and acceleration of the coaching experience. However, the best technique is for the coach to appear not to be using any, even though excellent coaches are highly trained and use a variety of techniques. A fine musician knows the scales and has mastered technique, but they appear to be playing without effort. Similarly, a skilled coach who knows how to be centered and in presence functions like a fine artist.

    This program is not about technique, it is about coaching excellence with the Enneagram. You’ll learn 20+ techniques, but you’ll also learn when and how to use them. The program techniques are drawn from a variety of disciplines: Gestalt awareness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), psychotherapeutic models, visioning, Enneagram theory, and more. Often less (technique) is more in terms of positive impact.

    Program schedule at a glance…

    Day 1
    Program overview
    How to type clients one-on-one
    Coaching models
    NLP rapport techniques
    Peer Coaching
    Optional early morning session: Enneagram Overview

    Day 2
    Coaching by Enneagram type and self-mastery levels
    Head Center challenges
    Heart Center challenges
    Body Center challenges
    Paradox challenges
    Peer Coaching
    Optional early morning session: Head Center types 5, 6 and 7

    Day 3
    Gestalt coaching approaches
    Voice work
    Stories
    Projection and polarities
    Peer coaching
    Optional early morning session: Heart Center types 2, 3 and 4

    Day 4
    NLP coaching approaches
    Metaphor
    Reframing
    Enneagram style-based motivation: searches and avoidances
    Peer Coaching
    Optional early morning session: Body Center types 8, 9 and 1

    Day 5
    Transformational coaching
    How to type clients one-on-one
    Peer Coaching conclusion
    Optional early morning session: 27 Enneagram subtypes

    Upcoming programs

    Location

    Start Date

    Price

    VIRTUAL

    January 4-15, 2021

    $1,600

    VIRTUAL

    March 22- April 2, 2021

    $1,600

    VIRTUAL

    June 7 – 18, 2021

    $1,600

  • Program overview

    In this 6-day program, you’ll learn how to design and deliver state-of-the-art leadership development programs based on a comprehensive Trainer’s Guide that includes 50+ detailed activities, plus PowerPoint slides, participant handouts, musical slide shows, fabric banners, simulations, and a complete set of leadership training tools. You’ll also receive a certificate from the Enneagram in Business.

    During the program, you’ll learn two distinct ways of training leaders to develop leadership skills with the Enneagram: (1) an experiential, dynamic and high-engagement approach for use with leadership groups of varying sizes that builds skill, enhances self-mastery, and generates energy, and (2) a Learning Community model, an innovative approach that was pioneered at Genentech that can literally transform the leadership culture.

    Organizations across the globe are experiencing a leadership shortage, so it is not a surprise that leadership is one of the 3 most frequently used applications of the Enneagram. Based on What Type of Leader Are You?, this program shows you how to use the Enneagram to develop the 7 most important competencies for today’s leaders: Drive for Results; Strive for Self-Mastery; Know the Business: Think and Act Strategically; Become an Excellent Communicator; Lead High-Performing Teams; Make Optimal Decisions; and Take Charge of Change.

    Come prepared to engage in the training activities, but also to facilitate sessions, complete with feedback, and to participate in project teams where you will design and lead original leadership development exercises.

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    Detailed description

    Program Overview
    The Train-the-Trainer program based on What Type of Leader Are You? is highly interactive, competency and feedback based, and elegantly intertwines both leadership and Enneagram theory and practice. A powerful way to develop leaders, the 190-page Trainer’s Guide provides a detailed description of exactly how to facilitate more than 50 different leadership development activities.

    Enneagram Learning Communities
    Each participant is a member of an Enneagram Learning Community for the entire week, a small learning group that explores each leadership competency, shares how it relates to his or her Enneagram type, and learns self-development approaches to enhance capability in this area. Each participant leads one or more Learning Communities!

    Large Group Exercises
    Every leadership competency section also includes dynamic, larger group activities that illuminate the specific competency and the particular way in which leaders of each Enneagram type have related strengths, development areas, and unique development paths.

    Leverage Your Leadership
    This section covers general leadership style as an outgrowth of a leader’s Enneagram type, complete with slide shows and case studies.

    Drive for Results
    This competency highlights the importance of focusing on more than just the end results, because then it might be too late: setting direction, creating plans, assigning work, establishing clear expectations with measurements and rewards, evaluating results at key milestones, and providing overall stewardship also matter.

    Strive for Self-Mastery
    Self-mastery is central to all other leadership competencies. But what does it mean? Leaders explore the 6 dimensions of self-mastery – from self-awareness to personality integration – through dialogue, support, and self-development.

    Know the Business: Think & Act Strategically
    Every organizational leader must know the business and think like a strategist in this constantly changing business world. Some do it naturally, others must learn it, but all leaders can use the Enneagram to master the 11 components of this competency.

    Become an Excellent Communicator
    All leaders must do this effectively every day, with individuals and in groups both large and small. This practical competence shows leaders how to create genuine relationships. communicate clearly, listen fully, manage conflict and give feedback, and how to enhance their influence.

    Lead High-Performing Teams
    This program has a strong team emphasis, both through the use of a high-performing team competency model that covers products and services, culture, leadership, vision, talent architecture and processes, but also through an in-depth assessment of the project teams within the program.

    Make Optimal Decisions
    Learn how to access more fully the Head, Heart, and Body Centers of Intelligence in order to make wise decisions, but in the context of the organization’s culture, authority-making structure, and the specific contextual requirements of the decision itself.

    Take Charge of Change
    Change has become a way of life for leaders: constant, chronic, and continuous change. Leaders have to do more than manage change, they must be change leaders, but also make certain that ongoing business needs are well met. This competency shows leaders how to do that using the Enneagram as their guide.

    Stretch Your Leadership Paradigms
    Rather than leaders having to grow when they are under pressure and stress, the Enneagram can help them engage in targeted-development activities on an ongoing basis. This sets up a leadership culture of strategic leadership excellence and growth.

    Program schedule at a glance…

    Day 1
    Program Overview
    Core Trainer Competencies
    Enneagram System and Typing
    Learning Communities
    Project Teams

    Day 2
    Learning Communities and Large Group Exercises
    Leverage Your Leadership
    Drive for Results
    Project Teams

    Day 3
    Learning Communities and Large Group Exercises
    Strive for Self-Mastery
    Know the Business: Think and Act Strategically
    Project Teams

    Day 4
    Learning Communities and Large Group Exercises
    Become an Excellent Communicator
    Lead High-Performing Teams
    Project Teams

    Day 5
    Learning Communities and Large Group Exercises
    Make Optimal Decisions
    Take Charge of Change
    Project Teams

    Day 6
    The 27 Enneagram Subtypes
    Learning Communities
    Stretch Your Leadership Paradigms
    Project Team Presentations

    Upcoming programs

    Location

    Start Date

    Price

    VIRTUAL

    March 1 - 12

    $1,800

  • Program overview

    “Advanced Coaching with the Enneagram” is either a 4-day residential certificate program or a 4-session virtual certificate program designed to enable those who coach others to coach the whole person in context and is approved for 41 ICF ACSTH credits.

    Based on the requirement that all participants are already familiar with core coaching theory and practice and know the Enneagram well and can integrate it into their coaching – both as a coach and for coaching aligned with their client’s enneatype – this program is based on the Coaching Circle.

    Coaching Circle
    The Coaching Circle is used in two ways. The overarching use of the Coaching Circle is for coaches to continuously employ the four core modes of coaching behavior: Listening, Questioning, Feedback, and Challenging. These four areas are utilized throughout the program, focusing first on the client as a whole person with integrated systems of thought patterns, feeling responses, and behavioral habits. Second, Coaching Circles are used as a foundation for group (team) coaching.

    Mental Map Coaching
    In the program, coaches pursue an in-depth understanding of the mental maps of clients by enneatype and learn how to illuminate and challenge these mental models in service of the client’s growth.

    Emotional Literacy Coaching
    Next, coaches focus on how to coach clients to increase emotional literacy, creating awareness, openness, and expansiveness in clients of the nine enneatypes in order to strengthen and enrich their development.

    Somatic Coaching
    Crucially important in coaching is how the body restrains us in ways that limit our ability to grow. Here, coaches learn how to work somatically with clients of each type and to create dramatic release and change.

    Integrative Coaching
    In addition to integrating the mental, emotional, and somatic aspects of coaching, coaches also work with client enneatype-based transformations.

    Coaching Practice
    Throughout the program, coaches engage in a variety of coaching practices with feedback from both clients and observers.

    This program is taught in English unless otherwise specified.

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    Program Overview
    “Advanced Coaching with the Enneagram” is an intensive, 4-day residential program or 4-session virtual program that meets and is open only to participants who have completed Ginger’s first program, “Coaching with the Enneagram,” or who have a strong Enneagram knowledge and are not new to the coaching profession. It is also expected that participants already use the Enneagram in their coaching practice.

    The program is based on the philosophy that coaching is a client-centered or client-focused experience in which the coach brings skills and knowledge in service of the client’s growth and transformation. This includes accessing all of themselves – head, heart, and mind; alignment with their intentions and values; and integration, which means the client needs to integrate all of their learning, including the somatic aspects of coaching. To this end, the coach needs to be on a continuous growth trajectory in which the coach also accesses all of her- or himself, is aligned and congruent, and is continuously working toward their own integration as a coach and as a person.

    Although the basics of coaching are reviewed in this program – for example, what is coaching, coaching ethics, and the core skills of listening, questioning, feedback, and challenging clients through direct communication, the program goes deeply and broadly into sophisticated coaching knowledge of their client’s patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, and nuanced skills in client-coach interactions, all using the Enneagram.

    Each participant selects one deep coaching desire and, using the same desire throughout the week, engages with a variety of other participants (as coaches) in relation to this deep development desire. Because of this focus, the program helps all participants learn how to coach clients at a vertical (deep) as well as horizontal (practical) level and also go deeply into their own development as coaches.

    Program schedule at a glance…

    Session 1 | Client as a whole system
    Program overview
    What is coaching? | What is not coaching?
    ICF ethical standards
    Contracting
    The Coaching Circle | listening, questioning, feedback and challenging
    Person as a whole system
    Coaching the whole person
    Identify deep development desire
    Individual work on development desire
    Mental model coaching  | patterns and assumptions
    Coaching Circles (facilitated group coaching)  | negations and undoing them

    Session 2 | Heart Center coaching
    Day overview
    Centers shifting – Head, Heart, Body – while coaching
    How each type uses their Heart, Head and Body
    How to best coach them to access their hearts
    Heart opening coaching practices
    Centers opening with music
    Heart-centered coaching
    Speaking from your heart | clients and coaches
    Storytelling from the heart
    Emotional patterns identification
    Coaching Circles (facilitated group coaching) | affirmations

    Session 3 | Body Center coaching
    Day overview
    Body reading
    Body inventory
    Contract and release
    Breathing exercises
    Conscious walking
    Enneagram map
    Somatic patterns
    Coaching Circles (facilitated group coaching) | feedback

    Session 4 | Integration
    Day overview
    Check-in coaching
    Choicefulness
    Mental transformations | fixations
    Emotional transformations
    Subtype transformations
    Color transformations
    Development Plan
    Coaching Circles | summation and getting what you want
    Coaching certificates

    Upcoming programs

    Location

    Start Date

    Price

    VIRTUAL

    April 12-19, 2021

    $1500

  • Program overview

    Typing is a science and an art, and it involves many factors or variables that must be incorporated simultaneously. Type and typing are both simpler than some think and more complex than some know. If you are supporting another person to accurately identify his or her Enneagram type, what is your role? Do you tell the other person, after listening to and observing them, what you think? Do you use a test, and what do you do when this is not enough? Should you be a neutral guide on the side or more of a coach, offering feedback and questions as needed? This program helps you do all this in an advanced and sophisticated, and it covers the below areas.

     

     

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    Detailed Description

    THE ENNEAGRAM IS NOT PERSONALITY OR CHARACTER; IT’S EGO STRUCTURE!
    The Enneagram, a profound way of understanding people from all cultures, describes the nine fundamental architectures of human beings. Although the Enneagram is often referred to as a personality system, it is far more than that. The Enneagram is also more than character structure. Both personality and character refer to persistent features of human behavior; the nine Enneagram types represent nine distinct aspects of the human Ego.

    THE ROLE OF THE ENNEAGRAM “GUIDE”

    THE 9 ENNEAGRAM EGO STRUCTURES IN-DEPTH

    THE DYNAMIC ENNEAGRAM AND DYNAMICS OF THE ENNEAGRAM
    Centers of Intelligence
    Wings and arrows
    27 subtypes
    Levels of self-mastery

    COMPLEXITIES OF THE ENNEAGRAM
    Verbal patterns
    Non-verbal cues
    Contextual factors: current context, culture, family system

    QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES
    Differentiating questions
    Lucid probing

    PRACTICE | 1-1 AND GROUP TYPING
    Typing guidelines
    Skill practice
    Feedback

    This program not only enables you to refine and accelerate your ability to type others, but it also comes with a dynamic powerpoint slide show complete with short videos of people of each type.

    Upcoming programs

    Location

    Start Date

    Price

    VIRTUAL

    February 15 - 26

    $1,900

    VIRTUAL

    April 26 - May 7

    $1,800

  • Program overview

    This 4-day intensive program will take you deep into the truest nature of your essence. With the Enneagram as our guide, we combine poems from the 13th century Persian poet Rumi, music and symbols, dream work and somatics, and chart our paths on the Enneagram map itself.

    To attend you need to know yourself and the Enneagram very well.

    This program is taught in English unless otherwise specified.

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    Program Overview

    Day 1
    In the first day, we will get to know ourselves and one another well, particularly the person behind the type-structure that masks our essence. We’ll also take a deep look at both our ancestral and spiritual origins, two aspects that have formed us into becoming who we truly are.

    Day 2
    Day 2 brings us to examine our many shadow selves, the parts of us that we must see, acknowledge and “reown” if we are to be in essence. Some of these shadows we might label as negative, so we want to avoid them. Some we might think of as positive, yet be unaware that they lurk beneath the surface. Some just are…

    Day 3
    On day 3, we’ll address all the questions that emerge about BEING IN ESSENCE, using a new, evocative Enneagram floor map as our guide, along with practices from the 3 Centers of Intelligence and activities that engage the whole brain.

    Day 4
    Day 4 brings us to our essence and our ability to be in essence. Using the higher mental and emotional states of being for all 9 Enneagram type structures, we’ll take a journey along the wheel of the Enneagram map. No seat belts required!

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  • Program overview

    In this robust, hands-on consulting experience that fully integrates the Enneagram with organizational consulting projects, you will work in real consulting teams with real clients who have organizational needs that the Enneagram, combined with other organizational technologies, can help address.

    There is a vast difference between consulting, training, and coaching. Consultants work with the real issues of organizations and teams in real time. Trainers, by contrast, teach a predetermined body of knowledge, attitudes, and skills in public or organizational forums. Coaches work with individuals rather than teams, groups or organizations. Thus, the skill sets needed by trainers, coaches, and consultants are quite different.

    Consulting with the Enneagram is an accelerated 5-day program open to two groups of people: (1) past participants of Enneagram in Business certification programs (a Train-the-Trainer or Coaching certificate program) or (2) individuals who have a good understanding of the Enneagram and at least some experience training or consulting with organizations.

    For trainers and coaches, as well as consultants, it is a sophisticated, multi-leveled way of learning how to use the Enneagram in organizations from start to finish. Perhaps the best way to grasp the complexities and subtleties of Consulting with the Enneagram is in the words of past participants:

    “The program is a must for both new and experienced consultants to improve both their skills and the quality of their work. It encourages participants who might be tempted to acquire these complex skills quickly to learn an elegant yet efficient and effective methodology, as well as to gain first-hand experience in consulting.”

    “It is like three excellent workshops in one: (1) the consulting process into easy-to-understand-and-implement building blocks; (2) the application of consulting and the Enneagram to real-world issues; and (3) working with a team of masters.”

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    What is consulting?
    Consulting is a process by which an individual/group provides guidance to an organization to better achieve its goals.

    There are many kinds of consultants, most commonly the following: Expert (engages in action the client can’t or won’t do for themselves); Pair of Hands (implements tactics designed by the organization); Collaborator (focuses on how client approaches issues; supports client’s identification of optimal solutions); and Process Consultant (focuses on how client approaches intra- and interpersonal issues as well as other organizational processes).

    An OD (organization development) consultant is a combination Collaborator and Process Consultant. The field of OD grew out the early work of National Training Laboratories Institute (NTL) in 1947 and is based on a methodology called Action Research. OD became a full-fledged profession in the 1960s.

    What is OD?
    “OD … is an organizational improvement strategy that uses behavioral science principles and practices to improve individual and organizational effectiveness.” – French, Bell & Zawacki, 2000

    What is action research?
    “The key aspects of the model are diagnosis, data gathering, feedback to the client group, data discussion and work by the client group, action planning, and action. The sequence tends to be cyclical, with the focus on new or advanced problems as the client group learns to work more effectively together.” – French & Bell, 1999

    Why all professionals working in organizations need consulting skills!
    Anyone can get a business card and then call themselves a consultant. But what distinguishes mediocre from good (or good from great) is the consultant (or trainer) who has excellent consulting skills. Their organizational efforts are more successful, they do no harm, and they enjoy themselves more because they don’t make mistakes that are stressful and costly. Even experienced consultants make unnecessary beginner’s mistakes; they may have the experience, but they don’t understand the consulting process or have refined consulting skills.

    How the Enneagram integrates with OD consulting:

    OD and the Enneagram have a similar values base
    Quality of life – enhancing whole life experience
    Health, human potentiality, empowerment, growth, excellence
    Freedom and responsibility
    Authenticity and openness in relationships

    The Enneagram improves the client relationship
    Consultants can know precisely how to develop client rapport and provide client support, and also to help clients step into visible, constructive leadership.

    OD provides a consulting methodology that works
    The OD consulting process and related consulting skills are clear, practical, learnable, and invaluable. Although no consulting methodology is effective 100% of the time, an OD approach is time-tested and applicable to all organizations and industries. The Enneagram even enhances results at each stage of consulting: entry and contracting, data collecting and analysis, communicating the data, challenging the client to take action, changing what needs changing, and closing the client-consulting relationship.

    The Enneagram enhances all change interventions
    The Enneagram can be integrated with almost every change intervention. Even more, the Enneagram, leveraged as a systems change, can create cultural changes of major proportions.

    Working with real clients
    From the set of participants in the program, three are selected (as long as they say “yes”) to also serve as clients in the program. Clients have an Enneagram-related need for which consultation is appropriate. “Clients” also participate as members of a consulting team.

    Program schedule at a glance…

    Day 1 | Organization Development | Entry and contracting
    What is OD? | action research
    Model building | theory and practice
    Consulting | process and stages
    Clients | entry and contracting

    Day 2 | Data collection | Data analysis
    Data collection methods
    Developing questions
    Interviewing | focus groups | surveys
    Clients | data collection | data analysis

    Day 3 | Communicating the data | Challenging
    Communication strategy
    Communication deliverables
    Challenge tactics
    Clients | communicating data and challenging

    Day 4 | Changing
    Intervention technologies
    Intervention strategy
    The architecture of change
    Clients | changing

    Day 5 | Closing
    Assessing results | balanced scorecard
    Client | next steps
    The best consulting interventions
    Program celebration

  • Program overview

    Typing is part science, part art, and involves many factors or variables. Multiple data points are useful to consider, but none of them alone are sufficient. This is true if you are an Enneagram teacher or if you are the person trying to identify your type. This workshop is for both those newer to the Enneagram and those more experienced, and will provide experiential processes to help demystify typing.

     

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    Program Overview
    The single most challenging aspect of teaching the Enneagram is to assist others in discovering their Enneagram type in an accurate and respectful way. Why is accurate typing so important?

    Discovering type supports accurate self-observation
    Mistyped people pay attention to the wrong things

    Deep psychological and spiritual development is directly connected to type
    Wrong type means the wrong development path

    Interactions with others improve from knowing your type and theirs
    Mistyped people misunderstand or misinterpret their own impact on others

    Almost all applications of the Enneagram require accurate typing
    Improving leadership style, coaching, team development, and conflict, just as examples, all require that people know their types

    People need to have themselves typed accurately to teach type to others
    Minimally, mistyped teachers typically teach two types incorrectly: the teacher’s real type and the type they think they are

    Is the Enneagram personality, character or Ego structure?
    The Enneagram, a profound way of understanding people from all cultures, describes the 9 fundamental architectures of human beings. Although the Enneagram is often referred to as a personality system, it is far more than that. The Enneagram is also more than character structure; both personality and character refer to persistent features of human behavior. The 9 Enneagram types represent 9 distinct aspects of the human ego.

    In this program, you’ll learn the following:
    The 9 Enneagram Ego-structures in depth
    How Centers of intelligence, wings and arrows, and Enneagram subtypes impact our ability in accurate typing
    How to ask refined questions that effectively differentiate between types
    Verbal and non-verbal cues that help discern type
    Contextual factors that impact typing: current context, culture, family, level of self-mastery and more

    Come expecting a conceptual, experiential, and skill based 3-days.

     

    Upcoming programs

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    Start Date

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    VIRTUAL

    February 15, 17, 19, 2021

    $800

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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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