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BUS 77 — The Wisdom of the Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and Leading Others

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Nov 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 8
Unit: 1
Tuition: $540
Addtl. Fee: $45 (non-refundable)
Limit: 30
Instructor(s): Suzanne Taylor, Cindy Shove
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 25—Nov 6
7 weeks
Drop By
Oct 8
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $45 (non-refundable)
Suzanne Taylor, Cindy Shove
Do you tend to follow the same patterns or make the same mistakes? Do you notice that your co-workers just don’t see the same opportunities or risks as you do? Are you curious about how you might become a stronger leader and a more effective co-worker?

The Enneagram is a time-tested system that enables you to understand personality types—for yourself and others. In this course, you will gain profound insights into how personalities drive behaviors, and you will learn a compelling framework for personal and professional growth. Using text, videos, and in-class discussions, you will explore the nine personality types of the Enneagram. You will see patterns of behavior that are often unrecognized and the motivation behind them. From these insights, the Enneagram will offer a path for growth—a way to bring out the best in yourself and others. You will be able to choose when to continue your current behavior and when another way might better serve you and your team. When co-workers don’t see things as you do, the Enneagram can provide insights allowing you to improve communications, better manage conflicts, and strengthen your leadership skills. You will be able to use its insights to enhance your emotional intelligence. From self-awareness comes better self-regulation, as well as clearer motivation, more empathy for others, and stronger social skills—all of which will help you be more appreciative of differing approaches and therefore collaborate effectively with others.

This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $45 to cover the purchase of Enneagram typing cards and six reference booklets.

Suzanne Taylor, Life and Leadership Coach

Suzanne Taylor is a certified professional integral coach and Enneagram trainer who helps high-potential clients become more effective and feel more fulfilled, both personally and professionally. Using the Designing Your Life approach, she helps clients clarify their purpose and explore possibilities for more meaning and joy. She has taught at Stanford International Institutes and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. Taylor received an MBA from Stanford.

Cindy Shove, Executive and Personal Coach

Cindy Shove is a certified integral and Enneagram coach. Her practice enables executives to see themselves more clearly and set goals, and provides accountability and support. She was a co-founder of Katmango and of VolunteerMatch, and she set digital strategy for Colin Powell at America’s Promise. She has also taught business communications at Menlo College. She received an MA from Notre Dame de Namur and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to Use the Enneagram System for Success, 1st Edition (ISBN 0071439609)
(Required) Ginger Lapid-Bogda, The Art of Typing: Powerful Tools for Enneagram Typing, 1st Edition (ISBN 0996344772)