We live in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world today. The world is becoming increasingly complex to navigate and the Enneagram provides a compass to individuals on the journey through this complexity. From a theoretical perspective, the shift from systems thinking to complexity theory represents a paradigm shift of great significance to the fields of organisational and personal development. From a practice perspective, individuals today are faced with more complexity in their environment than ever before in human history.


This session will: Introduce complexity theories in brief with specific reference to the Cynefin framework; Explore the ways in which the Enneagram offers individuals the opportunity for coherence in the face of ambiguity and uncertainty; Present video-based interviews with individuals that links Enneagram type to strategies and responses to ambiguity, complexity and uncertainty; Talk about the implications of this paradigm shift for my personal life and my application of the Enneagram in my work; Introduce methods and concepts that enhance personal and organisational development work. How does your Enneagram type respond to complexity and ambiguity? How do you stretch your capacity to remain present and grounded in a VUCA world? Come and step into paradox with us!

Lucille Greeff
Dirk Cloete


2014 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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