IEA European Enneagram Conference – Portugal 2014.

Portugal hosted the European Enneagram Conference, which was held in Carcavelos, from April 25 to 27, 2014.

The conference theme was “The New Paradigms Challenges”.




This event brought to Portugal renowned international Enneagram experts as well as many Portuguese and foreign participants. People from around the world were registered and 160 participants from Portugal, United States, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Israel, Canada, Great Britain, Nederland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Norway or South Africa shared their contributions.


It was a conference to remember, full of networking, information sharing, multidisciplinary approaches and social activities.

But… What’s Enneagram?

The Enneagram is a technique of personality classification categorizing nine major personality types that represent the different ways in which the nine underlying personalities perceive and defend their realities or so called mental models. The Enneagram acknowledges the complexities of the human psyche better than many other systems.

This mental model each of us possesses determines not only how we make sense of the world, but also how we take action. The Enneagram is a repertoire of useful tools and techniques when it comes to managing teams and people within organisations. The nine personality types can be applied in many HR functions and discuss how the Enneagram theory can play in motivating employees.

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