Understand Yourself, Understand Your Learners (Enneagram)

Understand Yourself

Description:  The seminar is based on a personality typology called Enneagram. The system describes 9 basic personality types with their specific motivations, values, strong points and challenges. The aim of the seminar is to introduce Enneagram, which is a personality typology model, and to enable the participants to apply the model in an educational setting.


Number of Participants

Per Country

  •   Turkey 41% 41%
  • Croatia 15% 15%
  • Romania 13% 13%
  • Denmark 13% 13%
  • Other 18% 18%


European School Education Platform
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Dates and Locations

Limassol, Cyprus

  • 27.–31.05.2024
  • 19.–23.05.2025


Don’t see the dates that suit your group?  Send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and location and we will get back to you.*

*- Only in case you are 6 or more persons from the same organisation.

Daily Programme


  • Introduction and ice breaking
  • Needs analysis and goal setting
  • The value of diversity (discussion)
  • Enneagram – practical tool for understanding oneself and others
  • 9 personality types
  • 9 sets of values
  • Strengths and challenges of various types
  • Top five great strengths of each student


  • How people are motivated in 9 different ways
  • How different people react to stress
  • How different people react to frustration
  • Social styles – assertiveness/dutifulness/withdrawal (exercises)
  • Recognising my own type. Self-assessment (questionnaire, group exercises)


  • Verbal and nonverbal cues that help identify other people’s type
  • How can I motivate my learners? (group exercises)
  • How to set a team that will optimally utilise interpersonal differences (group exercises and presentations)
  • How to give feedback to different types of learners


  • How can I help my learners overcome their challenges and grow
  • The power of flexibility
  • Seeing reality from the other person’s perspective (group exercises)
  • “Difficult students” – how can we see deeper needs behind disruptive behaviour
  • The power of self-awareness (exercises)
  • Setting goals for personal and professional development
  • How will I use Enneagram in an educational setting and in my personal life – future pace
  • Closing rituals


Cultural excursion in the local area

Competences Acquired by Participants

The majority of educators have realized that one universal strategy for effective communication and motivating others does not exist. Something that works perfectly on one person seems to have a poor effect on another one. Therefore it is essential to understand interpersonal differences and adjust our communication and motivational strategies to different “types” of people.
Specific objectives of the seminar are:

  • Raise tolerance to human diversity
  • Introduce and discuss 9 main sets of motivations, values and needs
  • Enable participants to recognize their own type and be able to better utilize its strengths and deal with challenges
  • Enhance the ability to communicate effectively with different types of people
  • Enable participants to make optimal team decisions that enhance collaboration and ensure the best possible outcome
  • Help the participants understand how different personality types react to stress
  • Enhance understanding of the three intelligences – instinct, emotions and thinking
  • Enable the participants to take to the next level understanding of the needs of their learners
  • Enable the participants to help their learners to function at the highest level of their capacities
  • Allow the participants to meet colleagues of different nationalities, exchange experiences and build a network
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages

Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.

       1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE - 1240€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

      2. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 1040€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation - double room sharing in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

*Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

       3. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE - 450€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (400 EUR) can be issued upon request from the organisation.

DOREA as well offers group discounts in the case of 7 or more persons from the same organisation.




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Thought provoking, very insightful, a very useful course! Maybe even life -changing as it has helped to change my outlook on some things.

Found a possible new approach to my students, new ways of knowledge transfer!

Nice course in alternative methods of resolving the situations around us, taking different personalities in account.

This is a great topic and this course should be done by most teachers and instructors!

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