Enneagram Conference

How the light gets in: healing our brokenness through the spirituality of the Enneagram


October 25-29, 2018

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“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, and attendee at Kanuga Conference’s 2016 Enneagram Conference

In a time of divisiveness, we struggle to find peace within ourselves and with the world. And yet, the very cracks in our facades—as individuals and collectives—can signal the start of profound and lasting enlightenment.

The Enneagram, a tool for this transformation, provides deeper understanding of all levels of brokenness, making it possible to reconcile conflict within ourselves and with others. Study of this ancient wisdom brings Jesus’ teachings to life and sheds light on our true selves, making it possible to set aside dualistic thinking and embrace the Divine perfection of all.

Why is the Enneagram relevant today?
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About the Conference

Join Dr. Joseph Howell, author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being for 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 members 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.
  • New Workshops: Explore Ego and Essence through creative and thought-provoking workshops
  • Live Music: Engage the soul with the string duet of professional musicians, Melanie Rodgers and Drexel Rayford

NEW: Clergy who need to return to their churches for Sunday services may attend at a reduced rate and depart after lunch on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Who Should Attend?

All persons who are interested in developing a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them, including:

  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Leaders in the church, business, government, the courts and education
  • Those involved in the healing arts, such as chaplains, therapists, hospice workers, social workers, healthcare professionals and spiritual directors
  • 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.

Special Presentations & Workshops

2017 Special Guest Presenter: Lynda Roberts, past-president, International Enneagram Association (2015-16) will present a plenary lecture and workshop on The Enneagram and Conscious Leadership.

How to Prepare for the Conference

  • Bring a photograph of yourself between the ages of one and five.
  • Read Dr. Howell’s book, Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway. Available for purchase during the conference or from Amazon, Balboa Press or iTunes.
  • Complete the “Howell Enneagram Profile Questionnaire” found in Becoming Conscious

Conference Staff

drjoehowell_adultconferences_enneagramPrincipal Presenter
Dr. Joe Howell is a clinical psychologist in Anniston, Alabama and a regionally-known expert on the Enneagram, which he has studied and taught for more than 28 years. He is the author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway and founder of the Institute for Conscious Being (ICB). A graduate of Samford University (B.A. 1971), Yale Divinity School (MAR 1974), The University of Virginia (Ph.D. 1978), and fellow in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (1978-79), Dr. Howell has been practicing clinical psychology since 1980. He began his work on the Enneagram at the Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland, Ohio with Patrick O’Leary and Maria Beesing in the mid-eighties. A couple of years later, he collaborated with Don Riso on his visits in Anniston.

Lark Howell - Enneagram ConferenceCoordinator
Lark Howell is co-founder of ICB and a native of Anniston, Alabama where she attends Grace Episcopal Church. She is also coordinator for the annual summer conference FACE: Faith, Art & Creative Expression (Liturgical Arts) at Kanuga.


Guest Presenter

Lynda RobertsLynda Roberts served on the International Enneagram Association Board of Directors for six years and as President of the IEA for two of those years. She is a Riso-Hudson Certified Teacher, an Authorized Teacher of Riso-Hudson Workshops, and former faculty member of The Enneagram Institute. She designs and delivers customized Enneagram workshops for specific groups and provides other Enneagram-based consulting services such as leadership development, conflict management and team building. “My own personal work with the Enneagram has had an impact on me far greater than I ever could have imagined,” she says. “As I work with groups and individuals, I see the light bulbs come on, the excitement build, and the appreciation for self and others grow. The Enneagram truly changes lives and I am honored to be doing this work.”

Reverend Robert ChildersChaplain: The Reverend Robert Childers
A native of Selma, Alabama and a lifelong Episcopalian, Robert was a lawyer in Montgomery, Alabama prior to his ordination as a priest. He graduated in 1991 from the General Theological Seminary in Chelsea, New York City. Before his call to Good Shepherd in 2008, Robert served as rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Anniston, Alabama for 13 years. He is married to Terry and they have two adult children, Rob and Liz. Currently Rector at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Lookout Mountain, Tenn., Robert loves being a parish priest. When he is not at the church, he enjoys spending time with his wife, practicing yoga, jogging and walking with George, the wonder dog, gardening and, when time allows, brewing beer.

ICB Faculty Presenters
The Reverend John Adams
Margaret Fleming
Brigid Elsken Galloway
Erika Jobes
Dan Miller
Drexel Rayford (Music)
Melanie Rodgers (Music Director)
Barbara Sloan


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Deposit: $100 per person Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.

Balance Due: September 26

(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)

Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least three weeks (21 days) before the event start date will result in a refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 20-15 days before the event start date will receive a 50% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 14-8 days before the event start date will receive a 25% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event start date are not eligible for a refund.


strong>Check-in: 4–6 p.m. Thursday, October 26

Check-out: 10 a.m. Sunday, October 29

Clergy Early Departure Check-out: noon on Saturday, October 28

Registration & Discounts

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