Training

Never doubt that the power of a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that everyone has.
Margaret Mead

Overview

We are now actively recruiting deeply grounded, dynamic teachers of the Enneagram who are passionate about our mission. We have established a workforce of EPP Teachers, who act as “guides” for our incarcerated students and support us as we scale EPP programs nationally and globally.

OUR TRAINING PROGRAM

We are offering an intensive training program integrating three essential elements:

  1. Advanced theory and training, best practices, and practical application of the Enneagram through online and in-person residential didactic teaching, experiential in-prison work, personal development and ongoing support.
  2. A comprehensive breakdown of the EPP Curriculum as it has been developed for this unique demographic including our approach to addiction.
  3. “Prison 101” a guide to effective in-custody training including efficacy, trust building, rules, safety, correctional protocols, and etiquette.

OUR REQUIREMENTS

This training is not for the faint of heart. Our most essential criteria for EPP Guides to whom we entrust an EPP classroom is that they are, first and foremost, psycho- spiritually conscious individuals who have journeyed their own inner terrain long enough and skillfully enough to offer their wisdom, experience, and steady presence to others navigating their own journey.

The demographic that EPP serves consists of incarcerated men and women who have been judged to have perpetrated crimes against society. Many have endured childhood trauma, emotional, sexual and physical abuse, violence and addiction – oftentimes over many generations. We are seeking mature, confident, compassionate individuals with a sincere desire to bring forth their self-mastery and their working knowledge of the Enneagram in service of this special application of this transformational tool. In EPP we have a core value which is, “We do the work together.” This training is about developing and bringing out your particular skills and gifts, as well as finding and working the edges where you are still developing. We want to both support you and be assured of your capacity and readiness to effectively and compassionately guide and hold the EPP classroom.

This training will demand each participant’s foundational understanding of the Enneagram System and especially the dynamics of one’s own Enneagram type structure. Applicants with Enneagram Teacher Certification through an International Enneagram Association (IEA) Accredited School are highly preferred.

Susan is like a gang leader, she is respected, tough. She says things firmly, but with a lot of heart. She is direct yet angelic. The class is a big emotional commitment for the students, they wonder, “Am I going to be safe? How am I going to share with these other people?” Susan is brilliant at creating an honest, open, un-intimidating and safe space and as a result, the students learn to realize that the more you trust yourself, the more trustworthy you are.
Clay Tumey, EPP Ambassador

COMMITMENT

All participants must be willing to commit to being present for each online session. We understand that there will inevitably be scheduling conflicts. To ensure cohesion within our group and continuity of the curriculum, with notice, a maximum of three missed sessions may be made up via an online recording option before the next online session.

SCHEDULE

  • Online Sundays and Tuesdays: January 7th thru February 28th, 2018
  • A series of 15 live online sessions: Two, three-hour online sessions each week
  • In-Person Practicum: Friday, March 2nd thru Monday, March 5th, 2018
  • 3-day in-person practicum held between Vallombrosa retreat center in Menlo Park, CA – and – “on the inside” in jail and prison programs.

COSTS

  • $1,850 tuition
  • $650 single
  • $550 double
  • $325 commuter

SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited Scholarships are available. For scholarship information please send email to: [email protected]

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Participants must have access to phone and email, and the ability to participate on a computer-call with video and audio support.

OUR GRATITUDE

We at Enneagram Prison Project could not be more committed to scaling this project. We are grateful to you for your willingness to be moved to action by embarking on this journey and appreciate your readiness to come alongside us in what we feel to be a life-changing transmission of a sacred system.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants will be asked to complete an application, followed by an interview either on skype or in person. To apply, please contact:[email protected].

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