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Building Bridges is about coming together as an Enneagram community, reaching further in and further out. We reach in to continually build a global community that is inclusive, open, and willing to grow; we reach out to put that work into the world and invite others to participate.

The Pre-Conference Day will involve panels discussing bridges that have and can be built in three areas: between the Enneagram and business; in the global Enneagram community; and to diverse populations.

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7:30 AM – 4:00 PM – REGISTRATION

Location:  Registration Booth – 3rd Floor

 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – MORNING REFRESHMENTS

Location:  Gibson Foyer

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome & Information

Location: Presidential I & II

 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM – PRE-CONFERENCE PANEL 1

The Enneagram and Business:
Bea Chestnut, PhD, MA Facilitator

Location: Presidential I & II

The first panel topic is Building Bridges between the Enneagram and Business, facilitated by Beatrice Chestnut, author of the recently published The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace. 

Panelists include:

  • Tod Tappert, MPH, the former Vice President for Culture and Learning and Health System Chief Learning Officer at a 15,000-employee healthcare system in the US Southeast. He lead system-wide initiatives to educate and develop leaders at every level of the organization and used the Enneagram as a core element of the organization’s leadership development practices;
  • Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD, an Enneagram teacher and organization development consultant, trainer and coach who works with organizations, leaders, and teams around the world;
  • Deni Tato, president of Corporate Consciousness, working with Fortune 500 companies, and other organizations large and small, to help people remove barriers to their success;
  • Martin Salzwedel, CEO of Communications Consulting International, a German company he founded, and a trainer in Leadership, Negotiations, Intercultural and Social Competence.

 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – MORNING BREAK

Location:  Gibson Foyer

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – PRE-CONFERENCE PANEL 2

The Global Enneagram Part I:
Leslie Hershberger, Facilitator

Location: Presidential I & II

Cincinnati business consultant, enneagram teacher, and IEA board member Leslie Hershberger will facilitate the second panel on The Enneagram in the Global Community.

Panelists include:

  • Andrea Isaacs, MFA, creator and international teacher of EnneaMotion, is a founding faculty member of the Riso-Hudson Part II Training, co-founding editor/publisher of the Enneagram Monthly, and a former IEA board member;
  • Joan Ryan practiced law in Boston before encountering the Enneagram in 1992. Since 1998 she has been a Leadership Coach, Trainer & Enneagram teacher for a wide variety of clients. She served two terms on the IEA Board. She is co-lead teacher for Enneagram Thailand.
  • Leonard Carr is a South African clinical psychologist, an organizational development consultant, and coach who works to cultivate appreciative relationships, leveraging the Enneagram and other psycho-spiritual;
  • Deborah Ooten, PhD, past president and former board member of the IEA, is the founder and director of the Conscious Living Center as well as the founder of  Consciousness In Action, working to make a more conscious world.
  • Laura Valtonen, an IEA board member from Helsinki, Finland, grew up with the Enneagram as her parents have been active in the Enneagram community over the past thirty years.
  • Young-ja Kim is the current president of IEAKorea. She is an accredited professional and an Enneagram teacher who has conducted more than 2000 Parents Effectiveness (PET) and Transactional Analysis workshops.

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM – LUNCH

(Location of your choice)

PRE-CONFERENCE DAY | AFTERNOON PANELS

 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – PRE-CONFERENCE PANEL 2 

The Global Enneagram Part II:
Leslie Hershberger, Facilitator

Location: Presidential I & II

Cincinnati business consultant, enneagram teacher, and IEA board member Leslie Hershberger will facilitate the second panel on the Enneagram in the Global Community.

Panelists include:

  • Andrea Isaacs, MFA, creator and international teacher of EnneaMotion, is a founding faculty member of the Riso-Hudson Part II Training, co-founding editor/publisher of the Enneagram Monthly, and a former IEA board member;
  • Joan Ryan practiced law in Boston before encountering the Enneagram in 1992. Since 1998 she has been a Leadership Coach, Trainer & Enneagram teacher for a wide variety of clients. She served two terms on the IEA Board. She is co-lead teacher for Enneagram Thailand.
  • Leonard Carr is a South African clinical psychologist, an organizational development consultant, and coach who works to cultivate appreciative relationships, leveraging the Enneagram and other psycho-spiritual;
  • Deborah Ooten, PhD, past president and former board member of the IEA, is the founder and director of the Conscious Living Center as well as the founder of  Consciousness In Action, working to make a more conscious world;
  • Laura Valtonen, an IEA board member from Helsinki, Finland, grew up with the Enneagram as her parents have been active in the Enneagram community over the past thirty years.
  • Young-ja Kim is the current president of IEAKorea. She is an accredited professional and an Enneagram teacher who has conducted more than 2000 Parents Effectiveness (PET) and Transactional Analysis workshops.

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM – AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

Location:  Gibson Foyer

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM – PRE-CONFERENCE PANEL 3

 The Enneagram and Diverse Populations:
Earl Wagner, PhD, Facilitator

Location: Presidential I & II

The third panel explores The Enneagram and Diverse Populations with facilitator Earl J. Wagner, PhD, member of the IEA Board of Directors and software engineer at Google.

Panelists include:

  • Delbar Niroushak, PhD, Director of NTI, a Training and Research Institute in Iran, and a professional trainer on empowerment skills for women in Iran;
  • Damandeep Singh is a chiropractor in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area and a longtime student of the Enneagram;
  • David Charpentier is an executive coach and as a veteran is active in using the Enneagram as a tool for developing Emotional Intelligence;
  • Katherine Ring is coordinator for The Landing, a non-profit supporting sexual and gender diversity and LGBTQ+ youth at the University of Alberta – she has been a student of the Enneagram for 14 years.
  • Deborah Threadgill-Egerton is the founder of Trinity Transition Consultants (TTC), a professional development consulting firm with a diversity and inclusion focus.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Location:  Registration Booth – 3rd Floor

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – WELCOME RECEPTION

Location:  Fountain Room

 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – MORNING STRETCH & MEDITATION WITH NANCY MARKOW

Start your day with movement and Enneagram-based meditations.  Learn and explore a variety of ways to awaken and honor your body, both in this experience, and ones you can use throughout the day.  Mediations will include the invitations shared within the Sacred symbolism, the 9 wisdom points, and the 3-Centers 

Location: Fountain Room

 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – REGISTRATION &
MORNING REFRESHMENT

Location:  Gibson Foyer

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – CONFERENCE OPEN

Welcome from the IEA President: Curt Micka

In this year of forward growth and community-building, we will be welcomed by IEA President Curt Micka. Curt will introduce the current Board, share priorities for serving members and thoughts on Building Bridges. He will open the floor to welcome your questions.

Location: Presidential I

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – KEYNOTE ADDRESS

PETER BLOCK
COMMUNITY: THE STRUCTURE OF BELONGING

In Peter Block‘s words, “We currently have all the capacity, expertise, programs, leaders, regulation and wealth required to create an alternative future… Transformation is linguistic: we change the community by changing the conversation.” We’ll start our conference journey with a powerful take on the influence of belonging and community in Building Bridges.

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Location: Presidential I

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch On Your Own

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – EARLY AFTERNOON SESSIONS – DAY 1 

TRACK 1:  ENNEAGRAM BASICS

The Art of Typing: Powerful Tools for Enneagram Typing

In this session, International Enneagram teacher Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD and Andrea Isaacs, MFA will lead large and small group exercises to understand the true nature of Type as ego structure; practice constructing differentiating questions across the Types to deliver accurate typing; and practice sending, reading and interpreting verbal and non-verbal cues as they relate to Type.
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Location: Presidential III

TRACK 2:  BUSINESS

Bridging the Many Divides in Health Care: How One Health System has Levered the Enneagram to Impact Organizational Culture

In this session, presenter Tod Tappert, MPH will share how a large health system with more than 15,000 employees has been using the Enneagram to develop leaders and bridge divides among disparate groups and individuals.
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Location: Presidential II

Coaching Your Team Effectively

This session led by presenter Deni M. Tato is designed to help leaders leverage their Enneagram Style to deliver consistent coaching to team members that will deliver the greatest value – meaning your team member can absorb and act upon the coaching.
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Location: Taft I

 TRACK 3:  SOCIETAL CHANGE

Where Culture Meets Type

What is the intersection between Culture and Type? Presenters Melanie Bell, MA and Chloe Keric-Eli, MSc will introduce the theme of culture and Enneagram type, defining key terms and leading participates in interactive paired and small group exercises.
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Location: Garfield

The Platinum Connection: Healing a Fractured Society

This presentation by Deborah Threadgill-Egerton will give each participant an opportunity to choose a tool that works well with their Enneagram Type – facilitating a response to a “What would you do?” situation.
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Location: Presidential I

 TRACK 4:  PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Ennea-focus, from Personal to Collective Success

This session led by Adelaida Harrison-LaFuente, MSc will explore the three centers of intelligence and see how they can enhance success – the Body Center, Heart Center and Head Center.
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Location: Taft II

 OPEN CONFERENCE SESSION

Speed Networking and Deeper Connections

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Location: McKinley

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

Location: Gibson Foyer

 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – LATE AFTERNOON SESSIONS – DAY 1

TRACK 1:  ENNEAGRAM BASICS

A Bridge to Vitality: The Enneagram of Self-Care

Drawing on over 500 case studies, holistic health practitioner Candice Thomas will lead a lively, interactive session interviewing people of different EnneaTypes about their self-care preferences and practices.
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Location: Taft II

TRACK 2:  BUSINESS

Using the Enneagram’s Life Lessons and Framework to Guide Better Business Decisions and Processes

In this primarily interactive session, presenter Karl Hebenstreit will guide participants in applying the Enneagram system in business toward the goals of better decision-making, process implementation and innovation.
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Location: Taft I

Awareness to Action Leadership: The Enneagram as a Framework for Leadership Development

International Enneagram teacher and leadership coach Mario Sikora will deliver an Enneagram-based competency model for leadership development based in extensive real-world experience versus theory.
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Location: Presidential II

TRACK 3:   SOCIETAL CHANGE

Both Sides of the Bars: Teaching the Enneagram to Correctional Staff and Detainees

In this session led by Susan Olesek and Jean-Philippe Koopmansch we will expound upon collective experience teaching the Enneagram within the field of corrections ranging from six years of in-custody programming with the incarcerated in both the United States and Finland, and three years of using the Enneagram to train the correctional staff in Belgium.
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Location: Presidential I

TRACK 4:  PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

The Top 9 Signs You are Really Using the Enneagram for Psychological Growth

International Enneagram teacher and coach Beatrice Chestnut, PhD, MA will provide nine ways you can check that your work reflects authentic Enneagram consciousness; explore challenges specific to individual types; and define things we can do to inspire and hold one another accountable in our Enneagram journeys.
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Location: Presidential III

The Enneagram’s Nine Bridges of Love

This session, led by presenter Joseph Howell, PhD will explore the Enneagram’s Holy Ideas and their inherent bridging power to open lines of communication and actually change the atmosphere of conversations. A brief film, experiential exercises and group discussions are part of this two part session that explores the individual and community connection to the Holy Ideas.
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Location: Garfield

OPEN CONFERENCE SESSION

Veterans – Leadership, Communication and Networking

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Location: McKinley

 7:00 PM – EXPLORE ‘OVER THE RHINE’ WITH NANCY WALTER

Location: Meet in the Westin Hotel Lobby

 8:30 PM – EXPLORE CINCINNATI MUSIC WITH ROLAND LEGGE

Location: Meet in the Westin Hotel Lobby

 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – MORNING STRETCH & MEDITATION WITH NANCY MARKOW

Start your day with movement and Enneagram-based meditations.  Learn and explore a variety of ways to awaken and honor your body, both in this experience, and ones you can use throughout the day.  Mediations will include the invitations shared within the Sacred symbolism, the 9 wisdom points, and the 3-Centers 

Location: Fountain Room

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – MORNING REFRESHMENTS

Location:  Gibson Foyer

 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – MORNING SESSIONS – DAY 2

TRACK 1:  ENNEAGRAM BASICS

 The Enneagram: A Bridge to Improving an
Important Relationship

In this session, presenter Sandy Hogan will help you identify an important relationship that you would like to improve. Through guided process and discussion, you’ll design an Enneagram-based, self-coaching Action Plan based on Type that will help you improve your relationship.
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Location: Presidential II

TRACK 2:  BUSINESS

 Building Enneagram Bridges in learning communities in Thailand and in International Development Programs

This presentation by Joan R. Ryan will explore two case studies of building bridges for societal change and in non-profit organizations using Narrative Tradition Enneagram teaching methods over the past 20 years.
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Location: Presidential III

TRACK 3:   SOCIETAL CHANGE

 Bringing Your Enneagram Offer to the World

Presenter Valerie Atkin will cover three crucial elements – The Inner Game, Your Offer, and The Outer Game – that allow you to offer service from a place of authenticity and match your offer to the needs of potential clients.
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Location: Taft II

 TRACK 4:  PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

The Heart Reoriented: The Enneagram of Virtues

Presenter Ron Esposito, MA will provide an introduction to the Virtues and their experience in our daily life.  Participants can expect to experience a heart-centered approach to the material and a supportive atmosphere for sharing, contemplation and noticing what is arising within during small group discussions, dyads journaling and a compassion exercise.
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Location: Garfield

 The Enneagram as a Life Story:
Introducing the Life Map as an Expressive Arts Method for Gaining Insight into Type Structure

Presenter Gina Thomas, PhD will provide an introduction to Life Map concepts and share examples. We’ll then spend time constructing our own Life Maps and interpreting our maps by responding to questions that uncover Enneagram patterns. No artistic ability required!
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Location: Taft I

IEA FOUNDER PRESENTATION: PATRICK O’LEARY

 ENNEAGRAM BASICS: Bringing the Esoteric
to Teach the Theory to More People in Less Time

This presentation by International Enneagram teacher and IEA Founder Patrick O’Leary, MS, M.Div provides outlines and techniques for teaching the Enneagram in a minimum amount of time, without sacrificing the essential understanding of human personality so uniquely formulated in the theory.

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Location: Presidential I

OPEN CONFERENCE SESSION

 Exploring Christianity’s Conflicted Relationship with the Enneagram:

A roundtable conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities of aligning Christian spiritualities with the ancient wisdom traditions and teachings of the Enneagram

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Location: McKinley

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – EARLY AFTERNOON SESSIONS – DAY 2

TRACK 1:  ENNEAGRAM BASICS

 Bridges and Trolls

In this interactive session, presenter Kathryn Grant will lead Type-alike group participants in identifying and creating visual representations of the bridge to their potential and the bridge-guarding troll that blocks the way.
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Location: Taft I

TRACK 2:  BUSINESS

 Go Digital: Make Your Enneagram Brand Shine

Led by presenter Kacie Berghoef, MSW, we’ll explore which channels and methods are optimal for each Enneagram type.  In this session, you’ll learn about posting videos to YouTube, starting a blog, using email marketing (and several other digital tools).
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Location: Taft II

 TRACK 3:  SOCIETAL CHANGE

 Organizing an Enneagram Discussion Group
in your Community

In this session led by Nicholas Reitter we will explore past experience, future opportunities and best practices for bringing the Enneagram to the world through the formation of Enneagram discussion groups.
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Location: Presidential II

 TRACK 4:  PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Personal Voice and The Enneagram: Listen to the Wisdom of Your Voice for Personal and Spiritual Growth

In this interactive and experiential workshop, presenter Cynthia Zhai will share how each Type’s voice reflects who they are, how to identify blockages and wounds in each Type by listening to their voices,  and how to restore wholeness through a step-by-step process to uncover the true voice of each Type.
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Location: Garfield

 Being with Discord, Reactivity and Resistance in
Enneagram Community

This session led by Penny Whillans, Ed.D, R. Psych #1024 is a combination of lecture, small group exercise, exploration and practice is intended for those seeking to better their own or create a new Enneagram Community as we collectively commit to Building Bridges and the greater Enneagram Community in the world.
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Location: Presidential III

IEA FOUNDER PRESENTATION:
HELEN PALMER, TERRY SARACINO, RENEE ROSARIO

 Growing Our Souls in Community

In this workshop, IEA Founder Helen Palmer and co-presenters Terry Saracino, MA, MBA and Renee Rosario, MA, LPC will explore the field of consciousness at the individual and group level. Current members of the Narrative Learning Community will share the impact of their experiences.

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Location: Presidential I

OPEN CONFERENCE SESSION

Bringing the Enneagram to Diverse Populations:
A Roundtable Discussion

This session will be an opportunity for open dialogue and exploration around the topic of diverse populations. We will draw upon insights from the pre-conference and allow the discussion to evolve and flow organically. This session is being offered for those who would like to explore ideas about using the Enneagram across differences.

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Location: McKinley

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

Location:  Gibson Foyer

 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM – LATE AFTERNOON SESSIONS – DAY 2

TRACK 1:  ENNEAGRAM BASICS

TRACK 2:  BUSINESS

 Innovating How You Lead: Don’t Be the Flip Phone
of Leadership

This session, led by presenter Maureen Metcalf, MBA, explores becoming a more innovative leader by walking through the five elements of the innovative leadership model.
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Location: Taft I

 TRACK 3:  SOCIETAL CHANGE

 Building Enneagram Communities that Last

Presenters Deborah Ooten, PhD and Jessica Dibb will lead conversation and sharing around the role of community for Enneagram growth.
Learn More »
Location: Presidential II

TRACK 4:  PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Using the Enneagram to Truly Grow and Change

In this session Tom Condon will present a model of change applied to the Enneagram that will help you discover new worlds of experience, and deeper understanding.
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Location: Presidential III

 Enneagram Next Level: Bridging the Enneagram
with Other Tools for Development

 Presenter Flemming Christensen will present a deeper, more precise and practical understanding of how to cultivate these qualities through the use of The Enneagram Next Level method.
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Location: Taft II 

Enneagram and the Soul: Turning Trouble into Treasure

In this session led by Sarah Walston, MA, MEd, LMHC you will learn how a nature-based model of the psyche (from Bill Plotkin’s Soulcraft) along with inner work and inquiry (à la the Diamond Approach) can invite you into territory beyond the well-trodden path of your Ennea-type. We will look at Plotkin’s “map of the psyche” as applied to each Ennea-type, and learn how to respond to our limited senses of self with wisdom and compassion.
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Location: Garfield

OPEN CONFERENCE SESSION

The Enneagram and Age

Conversations about ALL ages in an open, round table style discussion, where questions surrounding the topic of Age and the Enneagram will be chosen at the start of the session and one question will be addressed at each table. Participants have the opportunity to rotate tables or continue their discussion, followed by a debrief on common themes afterwards.

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Location: McKinley

IEA FOUNDER PRESENTATION: JEROME WAGNER, Ph.D.

PSYCHOLOGY AND THE ENNEAGRAM: A Two-Way Bridge

IEA Founder Jerome (Jerry) Wagner, PhD will share how the great psychological traditions of psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanism have much to offer to clarify and elaborate Enneagram styles and dynamics.  In reciprocity, the Enneagram shows how these psychological theories show up in nine manifestations.

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Location: Presidential I

 7:00 PM – Midnight – RECEPTION AND DANCE PARTY

Location: Presidential I

 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – MORNING STRETCH & MEDITATION WITH NANCY MARKOW

Start your day with movement and Enneagram-based meditations.  Learn and explore a variety of ways to awaken and honor your body, both in this experience, and ones you can use throughout the day.  Mediations will include the invitations shared within the Sacred symbolism, the 9 wisdom points, and the 3-Centers 

Location:  Fountain Room

 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – MORNING REFRESHMENTS

Location:  Gibson Foyer

 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM – MORNING SESSIONS – DAY 3

TRACK 1:  ENNEAGRAM BASICS

 Breaking Down Barriers to Collaboration –
Our Inner Critic as One of Those Barriers

Through exercises and discussion, Michael Naylor, M.Ed, CPCC, LADC, CCS, RHET and Lynda Roberts will support participants’ inner critic work using a Law-of-Three-based model that can help us lessen our inner critic blockages.
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Location: Presidential III

TRACK 2:  BUSINESS

Leadership by Music – The Enneagram
for Leadership Development

This session answers the question: How impactful is body language in leadership?  LEADERSHIP BY MUSIC is an Enneagram-focused, full-day leadership development program. This session, led by music producer Martin Salzwedel, is a condensed version of the LEADERSHIP BY MUSIC program.
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Location: Taft II

 Employee Engagement with the Enneagram Types

In this session, Types and how they interact in the workplace will be explored.  Dr. Delbar Niroushak will share nine employee engagement models, how to identify negative employee behaviors, and, review different feedback models to apply when dealing with different Types.
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Location: Taft I

 TRACK 3:  SOCIETAL CHANGE

 Authentic Conversations:
Recovery, Stigma and Social Change

Our panelists, moderated by Anne Geary, represent a wide range of age, gender, race, religion and culture – all courageous seekers transforming their lives by engaging the Enneagram Approach to Recovery: Integrating the Enneagram and The Twelve Steps of Recovery.
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Location: Presidential II

The Glass Slipper: Using the Enneagram to
Free the Feminine Voice

Presenter Susie Herrick, MA MFT, author of Aphrodite Emerges: The Journey That Changed My Life, and Changed My Father’s Too, a memoir, and Your Story is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice (2018, Workman), co-authored with Elle Luna, will illuminate the internal struggles that come with a cultural disregard for the feminine and why it is so dangerous individually, culturally, and globally.
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Location: McKinley

 TRACK 4:  PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

A Buddhist Enneagram

This session led by Trent Thornley, MA, JD aims to build a bridge between the teachings of the Personality Enneagram and the Early Buddhism from which the mindfulness meditation movement springs. We will explore the relationship between the Enneagram and the Buddha’s teaching on the cause of suffering, known as the Second Noble Truth.
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Location: Garfield

IEA FOUNDER PRESENTATION:  RUSS HUDSON

Why Personality Cannot Work on Personality: Teaching from Beyond our Fixation

Thanks to social media and the internet, more people than ever are learning about the Nine Types and different Enneagram theories. In this session led by IEA Founder Russ Hudson, we will explore our orientation toward the material, and look freshly at common Enneagram terms such as personality, essence, instinct, and learn more of what they mean in our direct experience.

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Location: Presidential I

12:00 – 1:00 PM – ENDNOTE ADDRESS WITH TJ DAWE

Star Wars and the Kingdom of Heaven

To close our time together, playwright, director and performer TJ Dawe will explore the links between popular culture, mythology and religion, and how this relates to each of us as students and teachers of the Enneagram.

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Location: Presidential I