Each year, ICB presents a variety of Enneagram conferences and certification training sessions led by Dr. Joseph Howell and a faculty of highly skilled Enneagram instructors. The schedule for 2017 includes:
2018 General Conferences
ICB’s partner presenters collaborate on our signature annual events. Since 2012, Kanuga Conferences in Hendersville, NC has hosted the annual Ennegram Conference. Over the years, Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama has been the site of many ICB Conferences and Certification Trainings. And April, 2016, marked the first partnership event between ICB and the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
Echoes of the Mountain
Journey to Consciousness through the Spirituality of the Enneagram
“The world is a mountain. Whatever you say, it will echo it back to you.” — Rumi
Since earliest reckoning, Man has aspired to commune with God and hear his Divine wisdom. The very act of “climbing the mountain” opens the heart, mind and instinct into a greater understanding of self and the world. We return … transformed. This Enneagram conference, held in the scenic mountain retreat of St. Mary’s Sewanee will provide deeper understanding of God’s Divine plan for your life. The Enneagram is the roadmap for reconciling conflict and creating greater harmony in the world. Study of this ancient wisdom sheds light on our true selves, making it possible to set aside dualistic thinking and embrace the Divine perfection of all.
Join us on the Mountain
Dr. Joseph Howell, author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being present an in-depth exploration into the Spirituality of the Enneagram. Throughout this extended weekend, ICB presents innovative ways to apply the Enneagram’s wisdom to every aspect of life. Highlights include:
– Dynamic Plenary Sessions: Dr. Howell and ICB’s senior faculty present multi-media lectures to deepen your understanding of the Enneagram — from basic to conversant application.
- Consciousness Theater: Experience a lively performance demonstrating how ego and essence can manifest in our daily lives.
- The Living Enneagram: Discern answers to real problems and challenges through the pathway of the Enneagram
- Group Work: Connect with others who share your Ego type and explore expression of your true self as never before.
- Live Music: Engage the soul with the string duet of professional musicians, Melanie Rodgers and Drexel Rayford
“I have attended Enneagram teachings all over the world, but ICB’s conference is the only one that so effectively interfaces the Enneagram with Christianity.” — Curt Micka, president of the International Enneagram Association
Who Should Attend?
All persons who are interested in developing a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them, including:
- Leaders in the church, business, government, the courts and education
- Mental Health professionals
- Pastoral counselors
- Spiritual Directors
- Organizational Teams/ Staff
- All persons interested in self-inquiry and healing
- Persons wishing to gain certification in the Spirituality of the Enneagram*
*This conference provides the foundation of understanding required for those seeking certification in the Spirituality of the Enneagram. This in-depth course is offered annually by ICB. More information on certification will be provided at the conference and is available at instituteforconsciousbeing.org/certification.
October, 2018 Kanuga Enneagram Conference
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The path to certification begins with the choice to become educated. We ask individuals to commit themselves to a formation process which includes six intensive residential workshops supplemented by study and practice off site. These training intensives are conducted in the spring, summer and fall/winter of each calendar year. If accepted, students can begin their course of study at any of the dates listed. Although there it is not necessary to attend the courses in sequence, six courses must be completed to attain certification.
The training intensives are three days in length which include a weekend. Total class time is approximately 120 hours. Each course is structured around one of the essential centers of Enneagram type: Mind, Gut and Heart. Together these core principles of perception reveal a greater wholeness of awareness and truth. All intensives are held at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Ala. near Jasper.
Thinking/Mind : January 25-27, 2018
Instinct/Gut : July 12-14, 2018
Feeling/Heart: September 20-22, 2018
Thinking/Mind: January TBA, 2019
Instinct/Gut: May or June TBA, 2019
Feeling/Heart: September TBA, 2019
Click here to complete the Application Process for this certification program.
Plan An Enneagram Lecture or Retreat
Dr. Howell and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being are available for private and group instruction. Weekend retreats and one-day lectures are designed to pique interest in the spirituality of the Enneagram as a means for spiritual growth and personal discernment. These courses involve intense student and faculty participation.
For more information, contact Dr. Joseph Howell.