Panel and Teacher Training

NEWS FOR 2020!

In 2020 the introductory Panel and Teacher Training course will be run online in 6 x 4 hour sessions, 4-6 September 2020 and 11-13 September 2020. For details see below.

When we teach the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, we teach experientially, through group and individual workshop activities, attention and body practices.   Central to this approach are the panels.  These enable participants to have a visceral experience of how different the type energies are from each other, and to gain an in-depth knowledge of the type mechanisms of all nine types.

Our Enneagram Teacher Training Programme is licenced by The Narrative Enneagram in the USA, the home of the narrative tradition of Enneagram teaching.  You can enrol for Panel and Teacher training once you have completed the Foundation Programme and at least 4 supervised sessions of your Typing Process Training with Enneagram Training.

We welcome students who have successfully completed their Foundation Programme and Typing Practitioner at another Narrative Tradition School – do contact us!  The programme consists of:

  • Introductory workshop
  • Supervised panel and facilitation practice
  • Qualifying workshop
Dates and Prices

In 2020 the introductory course will be run on line.  It will consist of 6 x 4 hour sessions (9.30-1.30 UK time) on 4-6 September 2020 and 11-13 September 2020.

Panel and Teacher Training Programme  price  £1800.00 (includes 2 workshop fees and 7 supervision sessions; accommodation is extra, see below)

Contact us for details of an amazing special offer if you attend our first cohort starting in September 2020!

Training Programme

3 day workshop

Here you will learn the basic skills of panel and workshop facilitation. (NB This workshop is online in 2020)

Qualification studies – supervised practice

You work with a supervisor who is a core faculty member at Enneagram Training. (NB You must successfully complete your typing process supervision sessions before you start the supervised activities below).  You will receive a total of seven supervision sessions during your qualification studies.

Panel facilitation

  • Run at least 5 practice panels, 4 of which are reviewed with your supervisor (in the same way that you did during your typing practitioner training).

Workshop facilitation

  • Initial session with your supervisor to help you plan your workshop.
  • Run one Enneagram workshop (one day).
  • Record 2 x 30 minute teaching/facilitation sessions, which you will review with your supervisor.

Running the workshop will provide you with not only the opportunity to record the required teaching sessions, and but also, potentially, with some of your practice panels.  Of course, you can run more than one workshop if you like!

Assessment – qualifying workshop

The assessment for Teacher Training is to attend the Panel and Teacher Training workshop 12 months after your initial Panel and Teacher Training workshop, this time as a qualifier. During this workshop you will:

  • observe the tutors conducting panels and workshop sessions, and talk with tutors about what you have observed.
  • conduct panels and workshop sessions with support and supervision from a tutor.
  • take your own Enneagram journey forward by taking part in panels and all the reflective activities of the workshop.


On successful completion of these activities you will receive a certificate to state that you are a qualified Enneagram Teacher.  Of course, this is like passing your driving test; it is only after your qualification that you can really deepen your experience of facilitating panels and workshops.  Your supervisor will continue to support you during your first panel interviews and workshops after you qualify.

Enneagram Panels explained…….

In the Narrative Tradition, we believe that people learn most deeply when they find and work things out for themselves; when they notice their own experience and reflect on what it means.

In a Panel Interview 2-6 people who identify with the same type talk about their experiences in response to questions from an Enneagram practitioner.   Each person’s experience is taken seriously and respected; panellist really feel that they are seen, heard and understood. Moreover, those observing begin to see that the panel – of 2-6 people – who may be very dissimilar in age, background, gender, appearance etc. are very similar in their outlook and beliefs.

Deep down inside we know ourselves, but because our inner knowing is hidden underneath the layers of our type mechanism, we don’t have easy access to it. The way our inner world works is so normal and logical for us that we don’t recognise it as part of our personality structure: “Doesn’t everyone feel that?” or “Doesn’t everyone do that?”  Often in a panel interview, panellists realise that their unconscious beliefs are not universal,  and a moment of silence and awareness follows.   The answers to questions and solutions to problems often surface with remarkable clarity. Suddenly they know what new beliefs and behaviours might serve them better.

Venue, board and lodging

NB In 2020 the Introductory workshop will take place ONLINE, so there will be no accommodation costs.  However, the qualifying workshop in 2021 will be face to face, so the information below will apply.

The qualifying workshop takes place at Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Birmingham. When you receive confirmation of your registration to attend the training, you will receive all the details necessary to make your booking with the venue.

You can  book your overnight accommodation outside the venue.  However,  you will still need to book as a day + dinner delegate with the training venue, and our working days are long!

Accommodation and facilities costs 2021 (provisional, TBC)

  • Full board £272.00
  • Day delegate (does not include Bed and Breakfast) £160.00
For full dates, prices and how to register, click here.
Read more about Further Professional Training  that you can undertake.