Professional Training


The four-section Enneagram Professional Training Program™ (EPTP) is designed for those who would like to pursue teacher certification or use the Enneagram in their professional practice or workplace. Section 1, the Enneagram Intensive™, is a six-day foundational program that we also offer as a stand-alone workshop. This course is open to anyone with some prior knowledge of the Enneagram who wants to participate in an intensive growth process in a safe and receptive community dedicated to diversity. Who should attend: • Anyone on a path of personal transformation • Therapists, counsellors, physicians, nurses • Business managers, coaches, trainers • Spiritual directors and clergy • Teachers and parents We teach in the Narrative Tradition of people speaking on their own behalf. We have found that the most effective way to teach the Enneagram and recognize personality differences is through people speaking from their own experience. Much of the learning happens when participants are seated with people of the same type, sharing their insights and personal stories. The panel interviews bring the Enneagram alive through meaningful conversation and insights. To create a powerful immersion experience, we combine our teachings in the Narrative Tradition with informative lectures, self-observation practices, group exercises by type, guided interactions, movement practices, psychological practices, and deep personal inquiry and reflection. Graduates of the Enneagram Intensive™ are eligible to join the Association of Enneagram Teachers in the Narrative Tradition(AETNT) as associate members. Upon completion of all four EPTP segments, certified teachers may become professional members. All members receive admission to the annual conference, membership directory, subscription to the quarterly journal/newsletter, TALK, and personal and professional networking opportunities.

Section 1: The Enneagram Intensive™

A six-day course integrating psychological life and spirit Also offered as a stand-alone workshop, the Enneagram Intensive offers a full examination of the structure and psychodynamics of the nine personality types, including the basic proposition, instinctual subtypes, patterns of personal reactivity and defence mechanisms. Participants focus on personal development and relationship issues with other types through self-inquiry, process interactions and specific strategies for change. Facilitators may include David Daniels, Peter O’Hanrahan, Terry Saracino and/or other EPTP Associates depending on location. Helen Palmer is present through a recorded set of 12 powerful guided meditations.

24-29 September, 2013

Sydney, Australia    -      Contact:

Section 2: The Typing Process

This course is offered as a stand-alone professional training or Section 2 of the Enneagram Professional Training Program for teacher certification. This powerful, in-depth training provides a hands-on learning experience on how to conduct typing interviews and to assist others in determining their Enneagram type through inquiry. This training brings a deep and compassionate understanding of – and respect for – the complexity of each Enneagram type. You also will learn the keys to differentiating one type from another, and how to conduct panels in the Narrative Tradition. This workshop is designed for coaches, therapists, spiritual directors, teachers, business leaders and others who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Enneagram and use it as a tool in their professional lives. The training methods will include: • Short panels of each Enneagram type • Practice sessions on type interviewing, panel leadership and self-observation • Type group exercises • Typing process lectures and demonstrations • Script development and practice interviews with volunteers

Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, 99 Studley Park Road, Kew VIC  3101

5-7 April, 2013

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Section 3: The Internship Process

Typing and panel interviews – offsite supervised practicum Each student selects a supervisor or mentor from the program and conducts 18 typing interviews and two panel practice sessions, half of which are coached by the supervisor or mentor. These sessions focus on both technical skills and self-management of the interview and inquiry process. This one-on-one relationship with an experienced certified teacher provides an excellent context for further learning and practice. Each student also completes a review and submits it to the supervisor for assessment and feedback prior to attending Section 4.Jenny Ritchie and Marie Cushing are both accredited supervisors under the program.

Section 4: Professional Certification

Six-day course (repeat of The Enneagram Intensive™ as a certifying candidate) This repeat of the Enneagram Intensive™ offers a full examination of the structure and dynamics of the types. During the first round of panels, candidates for teacher certification conduct interviews with support and feedback from staff. Candidates also demonstrate typing skills and receive additional instruction. The second round of panels further integrates the material. Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to use the Licensed Teaching Materials Package.