Graduate Course: EDU 526 - The Enneagram - Knowing Ourselves and Each Other

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  • Price: $800.00
  • Dates: March 6 - April 30, 2023 (1 Mandatory in-person session - 3/19 - 9am to 3pm)
  • Professors: Dennis Talon and Abby Morgan
  • Location: Online via Canvas and One Mandatory In-Person session at Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

The Enneagram - Knowing Ourselves And Each Other is an introduction to the Enneagram System of Personality. The Enneagram describes nine personality types and the strengths and challenges of the strategies people use to interact with each other and the world. It describes how these strategies, motivations, and desires emerge when people are functioning in a normal manner and when they are under stress. 

The Enneagram helps us know ourselves by revealing what we do well, the kinds of people and environments we are attracted to, and the gifts that we easily and naturally offer to the world. It can also reveal our habitual behaviors, blind spots, and limiting beliefs that trip us up. Additionally, the Enneagram helps us understand others by describing their values, thought processes, the language they use, and what motivates them, which informs how to best communicate with them. Knowing what motivates us and others to act is the key to improving behavior. No other personality system does this as accurately and practically as the Enneagram. 

In this course, we will first discover which of the nine styles is our Preferred Strategy/Primary Motivation. We will examine how our Preferred Strategy/Primary Motivation shapes our teaching style. We will also consider the Enneagram’s Emotional Competencies and their direct relation to the 5 Competencies of Social Emotional Learning. Moving to our classrooms, we will examine how each of the nine styles may present in our students and how by identifying their styles, we can help them achieve. Finally, we will take a brief look at how the Enneagram is an excellent model for leadership.