Endorsements of the Nine Domains Facilitator Training
The Nine Domains training was probably the most powerful training class I have taken. As a project management business consultant, I find these tools to be a much-needed addition to help organizations expand their understanding of how their management, processes and attitudes can help or hinder them from achieving organizational goals. The tools and training helped me deepen my own understanding of the Enneagram and better enables me to identify organizational issues clients are having and provides a means to leverage and tie in all the other models and information I have used in the past to help organizations improve their interactions with one another, their strategies and their processes
Kathleen Donohue, PMP, CPC, CBAP
Principal, Schoolhouse Consulting & Training
Like many leadership and team development professionals, I have been through countless training and certification programs over the years. While many of them have value, few of them seem to have lasting relevance, and many come to be viewed as the "program du jour." The Nine Domains Training is different in a number of important and profound ways. First, it is embedded in a universal and timeless model that addresses what any system needs in order to be whole, healthy and resilient. While buzzwords may come and go, these universal principles continue to manifest, over and over again, illuminating the deeper truths about why some organizations thrive and others don’t, and what can be done to address that. Second, The Nine Domains Approach cross-references the Nine Domains of effective systems with the Levels of Functioning of those Domains, providing a comprehensive and sophisticated look at the dynamics at work in a team or organization. This precision allows the practitioner to really target the interventions and practices that will be most useful for the client. Finally, I have to speak to the organization and the group of people that this work represents. I can only describe my affiliation with The Nine Domains work and the Enneagram Institute as one of the great privileges of my professional life. It is rare to have the opportunity to collaborate with people of such remarkable integrity, presence and groundedness. I always leave my encounters with these folks enriched in indescribable ways, and far better equipped to do the big work of developing leaders for the present and the future.
Barbara Poole, M.S., MCC
Partner and co-founder, Leading Deeply, LLC
Charleston, SC, USA.
The Nine Domains Approach provides a refreshing and powerful new way to precisely identify, understand and intervene in the areas or "blind spots" which are preventing teams and organizations from simply being their best. I attended the Facilitator’s Training in November 2010 and was impressed by the rich content and significant reference materials provided, the in-depth knowledge, openness and the fun & engaging nature of the Nine Domains Group as well as the mature contributions and rich interactions I had with all participants. I left the 9D training well-equipped and prepared to invite organizations on a new journey down a different path – one in which they may even potentially redefine the meaning of success.
Owner, Take 5 Coaching & Engagement Solutions
Kirkland, Quebec, Canada
For over 20 years both my personal and professional work with the Enneagram has made a huge difference in my life. Professionally I work with many types of assessment tools, but consistently the Enneagram has provided the greatest insight and transformative power to my clients. But now, after taking the Nine Domains Training, I have a new conceptual framework, a set of assessments and key strategies and applications to transform teams and entire organizations! Knowing at what Level a team is operating and what Domains are missing in their organizational life opens a specific and natural pathway for a team to develop and grow to the next level of their capability and competence.
Partner, Lind & Kyle Consultants
For many years my colleagues and I at Generative Leadership Group have been using the Enneagram system, training and tools, learned from extensive training with the Enneagram Institute, and they have provided tremendous value to our organizational clients. With the "9D work" learned at this training we are able to take this to a whole new level. Where the traditional Enneagram work powerfully addresses the individual, the 9D work allows us to view the scale of group or team, looking from the archetypal qualities identified in each of the Nine Domains. This view, expressed in the data from the Diagnostic that the 9D group has developed, can help us to clearly identify leveraged areas in which to go to work to improve team functioning and results.
The 9D training itself combines the hallmarks of the Enneagram Institute programs: intensive learning about the subject matter, opportunities to work with the tools themselves in a potent group setting, and the chance to meet and work with extraordinary individuals from many different areas of work, and from across the continents. We look forward to integrating these tools more fully into our leadership and team development initiatives.
Robert L. Weinberg, Ph.D.
on behalf of Generative Leadership Group, Somerville, NJ.