Enneagram Certificate

Beginning fall 2018—online registration now open. Jump to the list of modules below for links to per-module details and registration.

Please note that enrollment limit is 25. They must pre-register so materials are prepared for them. There will be no registration at the door.

The Enneagram is a dynamic, spiritually grounded personality system, describing nine different patterns of thinking, feeling and acting.  It helps you become more aware of your own patterns, blind spots, automatic reactions, and gifts so that you can change and grow. This inner work creates more depth in your spiritual journey. True transformation takes place and compassion grows!


Dates: 6 Saturdays between September 29, 2018 and May 25, 2019. See module list below for specific dates.
Time: Saturdays 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Tyndale University College & Seminary
3377 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON M2M 3S4
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Cost: $125 per module. Tyndale full-time student, staff and alumni can receive a 10% discount. You will need to email the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre at tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: PromoCode) to receive a discount code before registering online.
Registration: You can register for the whole course on Eventbrite, or by purchasing tickets using the form at the bottom of this page. Or, you can register on a per-module basis. Visit the module links below for per-module details and registration.
Certificate: A minimum of 5 modules are required to graduate from the program, however, all six are recommended. Upon completion participants will receive a certificate of completion.


  • Module One: The Nine Different Patterns of the Enneagram - September 29, 2018
  • Module Two: Enneagram and Relationships - October 27, 2018
  • Module Three: Defense Mechanisms - February 23, 2019
  • Module Four: The Nine Different Patterns of the Enneagram (REPEAT) - March 30, 2019
  • Module Five: Enneagram and Inner Observer/Witnessing Consciousness - April 27, 2019
  • Module Six: Enneagram and Holy Ideas - May 25, 2019


Sue Guttenstein Ph.D. is a student of the narrative tradition, has co-taught the Enneagram with Cynthia for several years, and has used the Enneagram professionally as a psychotherapist. Her focus has been helping survivors of severe childhood trauma heal and regain their lives. She is a part of the Meadowvale Community Christian Reformed Church.

Cynthia Stevens M.DIV, CSDS is a graduate of Tyndale Seminary and is certified as a spiritual director and supervisor. She was trained and certified in the Enneagram through the narrative tradition and has taught spiritual formation in various settings in Canada and overseas. She has been involved in various leadership levels in her congregation at Meadowvale Community Christian Reformed Church.

Recommendations for the Enneagram Certificate

"The Enneagram is a masterfully crafted instrument that has helped me immensely, both personally and professionally. It is a tool that is simultaneously powerful and gentle, especially in the capable and loving hands of Cynthia and Sue. My relationship with God has deepened; my self-knowledge has expanded; my confidence as a parent has grown and the intimacy in my marriage has been strengthened. In summary, the Enneagram, as introduced by Cynthia and Sue in the narrative tradition, has enlarged my capacity for compassion, both for myself and my neighbour. It is a journey well worth taking." —Tracey-Ann Van Brenk, CSD, MDiv

“Cynthia Stevens and Sue Guttenstein’s Enneagram work in the narrative tradition provides structure and vocabulary that has facilitated a deeper self-awareness, which in turn influences the way I listen to others. Through their workshops, they model and articulate the benefits of the Enneagram, which has become a helpful tool in acknowledging my default reactions. The invitation to pause and recognize the choices I have in how I react to any given situation fosters a non-judgemental but exploratory atmosphere in which to face my resistances.

"This is having a noticeable impact in the way I process areas in my life I would rather not face. I find myself extending this same grace to others in my family and my ministry of spiritual direction. Awareness of other Enneagram types has increased my appreciation for how others process and react to their fears, and has invited me to look at my relationships with greater empathy and compassion. The greatest gift of the Enneagram for me is how this is a springboard for ongoing dialogue and prayer with God.” —Maria Kon, CSDS, MTS