The Enneagram
Global Summit

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Integration | 2 comments


The First Enneagram Global Summit: 

 What it Means and How it Matters

The Enneagram Global Summit sponsored by the Shift Network has just come to a close here on June 5, 2014. This event has attracted over 10,000 participants worldwide. I was honored to have been asked to open the Summit with the keynote session, giving an overview of the series and, hopefully, I compassionately presented the power and importance of the Enneagram system, the nine fundamental types, and their paths of development. There were numerous other Enneagram teachers and authors who presented during the Summit, including our very own Enneagram Narrative Tradition faculty Marion Gilbert, Peter O’Hanrahan, Helen Palmer, and Terry Saracino.

Free Replays are available for the next 24 or more hours, to listen, simply visit;

You can also purchase the entire Summit, all that information is available too.

ShiftNetwork_Speakers_400pxwThe Importance of the Summit

This Summit brought some very important moments.  First,  it engendered a real spirit of cooperation amongst the differing Enneagram schools and brought us all together and, secondly, it was an incredible opportunity to share the Enneagram with a worldwide, and quite extensive, audience.Also of importance was the tribute to Author Don Riso as well as the immense contribution made to each session by Summit moderator, Jessica Dibbs, of The Inspiration Conscientious School.  Jessica was instrumental in reframing concepts and asking clarifying questions many who may not have ever heard of the Enneagram might have wanted to ask.

This Global Summit represents a big step for the Enneagram community.  I’ve known of its powerful wisdom and multitude of both professional and personal applications for years, but there are so many spiritual and psychological practitioners out there who have not encountered it yet, those who would find it immensely useful given the chance to study it. I hope the Global Summit reached the many who would have otherwise continued to pass over it unknowingly.

This Summit has also been an instrumental exercise in bringing the divergent points of view together in our community and could result in increasing our ability to “walk the talk” of compassionate understanding, collaboration, and mindfulness.

I would love to hear from you, my blog readers, friends and colleagues.

So what are your thoughts and feelings about the Summit? 

What would you emphasize? How do you see its impact on the future of the Enneagram?

Please take a moment to share your thoughts.

2 Responses to “The Enneagram
Global Summit”

  1. David Daniels says:

    Thank you for this input about our Shift Network program and the Enneagram Global Summit. I look forward to being with you in Asheville at the EPTP Intensive in October. Again thank you. Warm regards, David

  2. This Summit was excellent! It is the reason why I chose to attend the six day workshop in Ashville, NC – Oct. 24-30, 2014

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