Each year, ICB presents a variety of Enneagram conferences, retreats, and certification training sessions led by Dr. Joseph Howell and a faculty of highly skilled Enneagram instructors.

Enneagram Conferences

St. Mary’s at Sewanee, TN

Echoes of the Mountain: Journey to Consciousness through the Spirituality of the Enneagram

April 6-8, 2018

Learn about the Enneagram at St. Mary's in Sewanee, TN

Since earliest reckoning, Man has aspired to commune with God and hear his Divine wisdom. The very act of “climbing the mountain” opens the heart, mind and instinct into a greater understanding of self and the world. We return … transformed.

The Enneagram, a tool for this transformation, provides deeper understanding of God’s Divine plan for our lives. It is the roadmap for reconciling conflict and creating greater harmony in the world. Study of this ancient wisdom sheds light on our true selves, making it possible to set aside dualistic thinking and embrace the Divine perfection of all. Join us on the Mountain!

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 professional musician, Drexel Rayford

Kanuga Conferences

Fall Enneagram & Consciousness Conference

October 25-28, 2018

For the past seven years, the Institute for Conscious Being has held an annual fall conference at beautiful Kanuga Conferences in Hendersonville, NC. Led by Dr. Joe Howell, along with the ICB faculty, this event attracts seekers from across the country and around the world. Don’t miss your chance to explore the depths of your heart and soul at this life-changing conference. Find fellowship

“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 MickaPresident of the International Enneagram Association

Enneagram Retreats

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

Decatur, AL

Leading with Soul

April 20-21, 2018

Join Dr. Howell and The Rev. Kelly Clem for a spiritual formation retreat sponsored by the Northwest District of North Alabama Conference. Discover how the Divine wisdom of the Enneagram is a pathway to deeper consciousness and enhanced understanding of yourself and others.

The event begins on Friday evening (4/20) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday (4/21) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is $50 and includes Saturday lunch, program and materials. Register by Feb. 1 and receive a 20% early bird discount; or a 10% discount for those registering before April 1.

To register, send a check to Northwest District UMC, 158 Ana Drive, Suite C, Florence, AL 35630. For more information, email Taylor Allison Bevis at tallison@umcna.org or call 256-766-4513.

Gray Center

Canton, MS

Who Am I Really?

April 27-28, 2018

The Rev. John Adams and Barbara Sloan, MA, along with other ICB faculty members, share the wisdom of the Enneagram as taught by Dr. Joseph B. Howell, author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway. Through dynamic presentations, video, group work and more, this weekend retreat inspires  participants to immerse in the deeper aspects of themselves as revealed by spiritual truths. The goal? To find your essential self that has been there all along.
Cost per participant: $180 single occupancy/ $165 double occupancy includes one night accommodations, Friday supper and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Call 601-859-1556 for more information.

Intensive Certification Trainings

Schedule for Certification Classes 2018-2019

ICB offers two levels of Enneagram intensive study: Scholars and Masters. The Scholar program is offered to all who wish to gain a deeper consciousness through study of the Enneagram and its application. The Masters program is open to those who have graduated from ICB’s Scholar program and wish to embark on a deeper dive into self-exploration, self-awareness and healing through more advanced teachings of the Enneagram.

These highly focused, onsite programs of academic and experiential learning are taught in an intimate setting by Dr. Joseph Howell, the ICB faculty and expert guest speakers. Through lectures, group work, discussion sessions and practicums, students learn to apply Enneagram principles to their personal and professional relations.

 All intensives are held at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Ala. near Jasper.

Thinking / MindJanuary 25-27, 2018
Instinct / GutJuly 12-14, 2018
Feeling / HeartSeptember 20-22, 2018
Thinking / MindJanuary TBA, 2019
Instinct / GutMay or June, 2019
Feeling / HeartSeptember TBA, 2019

Complete the Application Process for this certification program.

Lectures & Workshops

Lecture Workshops Enneagram, North CarolinaDr. Howell and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being are available for private and group instruction. Weekend retreats and one-day lectures are designed to pique interest in the spirituality of the Enneagram as a means for spiritual growth and personal discernment. These courses involve intense student and faculty participation.

For more information, contact Dr. Joseph Howell.

Enneagram Awakening Groups

Enneagram Awakenings are local groups that meet weekly or monthly to discuss how to apply the Enneagram to everyday life. Join the Birminghgam Awakenings Group on Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Homewood Public Library. For more information, contact Jason Haessly or Brigid Galloway at brigid@instituteforconsciousbeing.org