We are at a critical shift point in human history. We hang in the balance, socially, economically, environmentally, spiritually, because we have disconnected from our personal and collective intelligence and guidance. We are currently on a path towards economic, social, and planetary unsustainability, violence, and inhospitability. A great imperative is upon us to act in a more collectively intelligent manner, to take our stand for a better, co-created future. In this workshop, we will explore how the Enneagram, which has been utilized as a tool for personal awakening, can also be a powerful tool for our collective awakening. We will expand our thinking and understanding of the Enneagram from an individual typology to a whole systems and process map. This will help to generate insights into why and how human groups, organizations, businesses, communities, and societies typically fail to reach their highest potential, and get mired in conflict, scarcity, and instability.

We will explore the manifesting dynamic of the Enneagram, which consists of the 9 Domains and the 9 Design Principles that connect the 9 Domains in a clockwise process to generate collective intelligence, prosperity, and flow. The manifesting dynamic describes how living systems survive, grow, thrive, progress, and evolve. This framework provides a simple, elegant, potent way to understand collective dysfunction and failure, as well as what generates collective intelligence, high function, and prosperity. This workshop is based on Dr. Margaret Smith’s new book, 9 Design Principles for Collective Intelligence and Prosperity. Dr. Margaret Smith is author of The Evolutionary Dynamics of the Enneagram: 9 Stages of Consciousness (forthcoming 2013) and Money: From Fear to Love Using the Enneagram (2011). She is a certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram Teacher, former economics professor, received her PhD from Harvard, and her BA/MA from Yale.

Margaret Smith


2013 IEA Global Conference

Denver, Colorado, USA

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