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2016 IEA Global Conference

Conversations that Transform
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
July 22 – 24, 2016
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The Enneagram Types in Grief & Loss

Poet and author David Whyte says that 50% of our life is saying goodbye. This begs the question, "How are we navigating these losses?" Whether loss is related to health, shattered dreams, work or relationships, our personality style moves into patterns and stories that lessen anxiety in the moment, yet doesn't allow our grieving to flow. During this workshop, [...]

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Ego and Essence, The Eternal Drama

The basis for the Enneagram model is the idea of Ego and Essence. This is the premise for understanding how to use the Enneagram for growth. The relationship between Ego and Essence has also been central in the development of human consciousness, and has been described in myths, stories, dramas and even films throughout all times. In this workshop [...]

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Exploring the Clarifying Power of the Enneagram’s 27 Instinctual Subtypes

According to the Enneagram model of personality, for each of the nine Enneagram types, there are three instinctual subtypes. This session will describe the three subtypes of all nine types, but we will explore the three subtypes of three of the nine types in more depth, through panels of people talking about how they see their subtype at work [...]

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The Undivided Self: A Lively Conversation About the Transformative Power of Releasing Beliefs That Bind Us

"We translate everything, whether physical, mental or spiritual, into muscular tension." ~ F. M. Alexander In this fun, active and innovative workshop we will engage in a lively conversation about the way in which core values of our Enneagram type structures show up in our minds and bodies. We will explore our own reactive patterns, discovering how our "beliefs" [...]

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EnneaEssentials Explores Coming to Our Senses: Aromatic Conversations that Transform

We're excited to share with you the connections we've discovered between the Enneagram's centers of intelligence and the energetic vitality of essential oils: We call it EnneaEssentials. The parallels between the worlds of center-wisdom and plant-wisdom support truly transformative internal conversation. Join us and discover, for example, how essential oils drawn from Roses, Geraniums, & Jasmine flowers, open and [...]

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An Experiential Journey into the Power of the Enneagram for Enduring Personal, Relational, and Collective Transformation in the 21st Century

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for psychological integration, spiritual awakening, and innovative multi-dimensional conversations that transform important personal, societal, cultural and global issues in the 21st century. The sophistication and dynamism of the Enneagram contains capacity to create deeper multi-vectored experiential processes/practices/conversations than are often employed, thus supporting people's capacity for sustained presence and innovative collaboration. Participants will [...]

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Applications of the Instinctual Biases in Leadership and Team Development

The instincts have become more popular and widely understood in the last years, with many approaches being taught and used. In this session, participants will be exposed to the Awareness to Action view, developed by Mario Sikora, on the Instincts, and will experience practical ways in which they can use the model in their work with leaders and teams. [...]

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Leveraging the Enneagram and Complementary Assessment Frameworks to Optimize Communication and Interpersonal Dynamics

This interactive session will showcase the complementary uses of the Enneagram, DiSC, Myers-Briggs Type Instrument, and Hogan Assessment in the workplace. Participants will determine/self-assess (or review) their styles in each instrument and see how those styles are correlated and play out in each of the assessment frameworks. Break-outs will allow the participants to determine which tool might be best [...]

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Transformational Training: Teaching the Enneagram with Mastery

This practical "how-to" conversation is about using your type strengths, while allowing the vibrancy of your true nature to infuse your teaching. You will learn how to bring more presence and grounding in all 3 centers to your teaching, and how to design your classes to meet the needs of all 3 centers. You will learn to maximize your [...]

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Knowing Better: Bringing Discernment, Logic, and Science to the Path

[NO RECORDING] The great spiritual traditions, philosophy, and science all share a deep understanding that the human mind is both marvelous and susceptible to illusion. Recognizing this, all three cultivate and employ practices, tools, and methods intended to help us avoid a variety of hidden processes which get in the way of clear, accurate, and receptive understanding. The Enneagram [...]

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Conversations with Ourselves: Methods to Effectively Transform Enneagram Critical Voices

We carry on conversations with ourselves all the time. Sometimes the exchanges are encouraging; sometimes they're discouraging; sometimes they are downright nasty. Critical voices have a different form and function within each Enneagram style. Each type has particular issues to be critical about based on its character structure and idealized self-image. In this workshop we will identify and experience [...]

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Ease, Peace and Joy No Matter What

[NO RECORDING] One thing that I know for sure is that if you don't like how you're feeling (angry, sad, resentful, invisible, grieving, envious, anxious, etc.), it doesn't have to be that way. The challenge is, it's not always easy to change how we feel, so we may hold it in and then blurt, not say anything and resentment [...]

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Three Realms, Four Perspectives: How the Dynamics of Instincts/Subtypes Deepen Our Understanding of Enneagram Type

While a map is not the territory it is nevertheless very useful for finding our way. In this panel four "mapmakers" with very different perspectives will share their models of the three fundamental instincts and how they impact expression of traits and tendencies within the nine Enneagram types. We will ask them to share the intellectual sources and personal [...]

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Closing and Culminating Activity

[NO RECORDING] Timothy Dobson and his team of musicians will lead us in a culminating activity with the Dances of Universal Peace. No musical or dance experience necessary - engagement is the focus. Simple circles with simple steps danced to profound music. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of the timeless tradition of Sacred Dance, a transformative spiritual [...]

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Beyond Talking & Telling – Using the Enneagram for Conscious Communication

Conscious Communication is a fundamental shift in how we relate to ourselves and others. Rather than acting from preconceived bias, it asks that we actively unearth unconscious fears assumptions and blocks and offer more awareness, attention and presence. It can radically (even miraculously) transform relationships, negotiations, brainstorming and intimacy. When consciously communicating, time slows down, allowing for deeper listening [...]

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Spiritual Bypassing: Does the Enneagram Help or Hinder?

The subtitle of Robert Augustus Masters's book, Spiritual Bypassing, sums up nicely what this panel brings to us: "When spirituality disconnects us from what really matters. Learning to recognize and transform the obstacles that keep us from living life fully." What happens when we add the Enneagram to the mix? Does the Enneagram help by offering clues to the [...]

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The Virtues of Our Heart: A Map and Method for Transforming Vice to Virtue

The vice to virtue conversion is a spiritual practice that joins two different levels of consciousness. The level of our brain's conditioned neuropathways that automatically repeat. And a "pure" level of consciousness that notes inner patterns as they arise. This workshop is focused on a recent convergence between spiritual practice methodology and evidence based MRI research. The science of [...]

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Speaking of Addiction and Recovery: Compelling Conversations with a Panel of Experts in the Enneagram, Addiction and Recovery

The world of addiction and recovery is fraught with beliefs and assumptions. It brings up deeply tender emotions and there can be confusion and reactivity that tests our courage and shapes who we are. How do we have conversations in the midst of this? What conversations do we need to have? How and when do we step into them? [...]

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Enneagram Improv: Building Present-Centered Awareness Through a Creative Conversation

Improvisational games (improv) are creative, courageous conversations. In their purest form, the dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players and audience as the improvisation unfolds in present time. When you're "playing" in this way, you can't successfully plan ahead, worry about getting it right, try to look good or control the process. You can't do [...]

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The Art of Giving Feedback

Giving and receiving quality feedback is a challenge for most of us. Framing difficult feedback in a way that it can be well received is an art. Since the Enneagram gives us powerful pathways to temper our own biases and to imagine into others' perspectives, it is an ideal framework for learning to give quality feedback. But we need [...]

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“The Language of Life” Meets the Enneagram

I'm excited to invite an interactive dive into The Language of Life, a name affectionately and respectfully given to the process formally known as "Nonviolent Communication (NVC)." The Language of Life" is a powerful process that invites awareness of our habitual thoughts and communication, and gives us specific principles and tools to maximize connection through honesty and empathy. Founded [...]

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Use of the Enneagram in Deepening Your Relational Communications

This workshop provides greater clarity, confidence, connection and vitality in your relational communi-cations. Each Enneatype hears and understands key words and communications in their own special way. We provide effective and practical communication tools that enhance personal and professional relationships. Mastering communications involves more than the accuracy of your words. Clear awareness of how a "type" perceives words allows [...]

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Enneagram Lexicon: The Images, Words and Phrases the 9 Types and 3 Instincts Use and Why

Each Enneagram Type and Instinctual Type has its own unique vocabulary and way of conversing, which when understood, can be very revealing. Enhance your typing skills and learn how to recognize the distinct language of type. Discover what the 9 Types and 3 Instinctual Types say about themselves on the Enneastyle Questionnaire. Learn which images, words and phrases the [...]

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First Aid for Conversation Catastrophes: How to Be Your Best When You’re Blind-Sided

Have you ever watched helplessly as a colleague spouted embarrassing rhetoric or felt sucked into an argument when you asked a reasonable question? The Enneagram offers a way to understand why that can happen, how to notice your own triggers, and how you can respond more effectively. In this workshop you'll learn how to navigate the dangers of toxic [...]

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Knowing Anger: The Cure for Human Violence

Yes, anger is one of the three basic aversive emotions shared by all mammals. And yes it is about violation of our sense of worth and getting what we want and value. In addition anger relates to power and control. It dramatically influences the other. It manifests physiologically with great rapidity before any cognition takes place. Thus anger occurs [...]

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“The Language of Life” for Transforming Conversations

Bring your familiarity of your Enneagram type to link up with the principles and skill-set of Nonviolent Communication ("The Language of Life"). Through experiential exercises and discussion groups, participants will learn and apply NVC approaches to communication, including our inner language about our self. This session will explore the dynamic blend of the Enneagram and NVC, including: understanding and [...]

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Conversations that Matter: Exploring Patterns that Limit Connection and Transformation

Our type is a combination of habitual patterns that protect the vulnerable, playful, spontaneous, creative core of who we were truly meant to be! In type, we cannot connect to others in ways `that matter.' We are protected, guarded, and not truly present. Yet many of us hunger for interactions that truly `matter'! Sometimes we `click' with another person. [...]

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Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships: The Role of Instinctual Energies

This presentation will explore the impact of instinctual energy, separate from type, on relationships. Each of us has three instincts (self-preservation, one-to-one and social), but one of these tends to be more central in our daily lives and relationships. The three major instincts have a powerful impact on our style of relating because they reflect our fundamental values. Since [...]

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Facilitating Transformative Conversations

Transformation occurs in conversations when we are able to accept the resistance to change and relate to it with compassion; but speak to and bring forth the essential qualities of being that is ready and wanting to awaken to one's full potential. Non-transformational conversations can be characterized as egos (Enneatypes) arguing, placating or pumping one another up avoiding whatever [...]

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An Enneagram-Based Approach to Gender Diversity and Inclusive Leadership

A new approach to gender diversity is needed in our society and in our organizations. Despite many "diversity initiatives" advancement in women's leadership continues to be stalled. People in the field are stumped about what to do. This is an issue for all of us, women and men alike, for until we live in a world where the feminine [...]

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