Panel and Workshop Facilitation Training

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 Panel and Workshop Facilitation 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 andWorkshop Facilitation 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 workshop facilitation practice
  • Assessment
Dates and Prices


21-23 May 2021 Face to Face at Hillscourt, Birmingham, UK

Panel and Workshop Facilitation Training Programme  price  £1800.00 (includes the workshop fee, 7 supervision sessions and 2 assessment sessions; accommodation is extra, see below)

Training Programme

3 day workshop

Here you will learn the basic skills of panel and workshop facilitation. 

Qualification studies – supervised practice

You work with a supervisor who is a 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 x 45-60 minute 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 sessions.
  • Run at least 7 hours of Enneagram training (either face to face or online).
  • Record 2 x 45-60 minute teaching/facilitation sessions, which you will review with your supervisor.


Record 1 additional  45-60 minute panel and 1 additional 45-60 minute workshop session.  Submit them for review by Enneagram Training core faculty.


On successful completion of these activities you will receive a certificate to state that you are a qualified Enneagram Panel and Workshop Facilitator.  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, 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; panellists 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 during a panel, 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

The training 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 

  • Full board £272.00
  • Day delegate (does not include Bed and Breakfast) £160.00
For full dates, prices and how to register, click here.
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