GWIEA 2017 News & Events Archive

GWIEA Chapter announces NEW Upcoming Events 

Come play with us!


Published June 20, 2017

The GWIEA Chapter Board of Directors is creatively pursuing development of future, fun events! Check out our Upcoming Events page for more details, but for starters, here's a sneak peak. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE:

  • Annual IEA Conference coming up in July 2017 in San Antonio, TX. 
  • In August 2017, attend Play with Your Food Cooking Class with GWIEA Board Chariman Wonhee Kang and use food as a way to understand Enneagram concepts.
  • Sign up for an Experiential Enneagram Subtype Discussion in September 2017, facilitated by GWIEA Board Member Pamela Perkins Donnelly.  We will use imagery to stimulate projections, reactions, understandings and misconceptions about the 27 Subtypes of the Enneagram. 
  • New to the Enneagram? Join Sarah Keely, GWIEA Board Member, in a half-day intro to the Enneagram in October 2017.
  • Ever wondered about what type Moses or Noah might be on the Enneagram? If so, you are in luck! In November 2017, GWIEA Board Member Albert Wedemeyer will persent Perspectives on Potential Enneagram Types of Bibilical Characters.
  • Expect surprises, merriment and entertainment in December at GWIEA Chapter's Holiday Social in December 2017! More details forthcoming.

We hope you will join us for one or all of these events. Feel free to post these events to your own social media channels. Help us spread the word about these events to your own friends, family and acquaintances.

Coming in July 2017!

Drop the Horror Business; lead with your best self. 

Published June 27, 2017

Image credits to Mini Moo. Learn more in July!

GWIEA sends two Board Members to Global IEA 2017 Conference

Highlights: Sandra Maitre, Marika Borg, Heart Math-Enneagram Intersections

Published March 2017

The GWIEA Chapter will send two representatives to the IEA Global Conference in San Antonio this July 2017. Board Vice Chair Pamela Perkins Donnelly and Board Secretary Al Wedemeyer will attend the Pre-Day Three Centers event and the four-day Conference which follows.


Both Wedemeyer and Donnelly will also represent the GWIEA Chapter at the IEA General Assembly of Affiliates and Chapters (GAAC) day-long meeting on Wednesday July 19, 2017.


When asked about attending the Global IEA Conference, Al Wedemeyer said: "I am excited to be back after missing last year's conference in Minneapolis. I am looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. I am particularly intrigued by the Thursday night Opening Reception optional speed networking event. I'm planning on meeting a lot of new people that night."


As an offical GWIEA Chapter representative, Wedemeyer said he anticipates interacting with other Regional Chapters, learning from them, and exchanging ideas. "I'd like to share our 'new chapter' excitement with everyone, and let them all know what we are up to. I'm also hoping to tap into the larger IEA community to get inspired by what they are doing."


The second GWIEA GAAC representative Pamela Donnelly concurs, saying: "While it is lovely to have local Enneagram-knowledgeable people with whom to interact, it is also quite the labor of love. There's no need to recreate the wheel, if you can access the blueprints another Regional Chapter has used to smooth out any internal Regional Chapter workings."


When asked about the new-fangled online conference app, Al admitted, "I am a dinosaur. I don't even have a smart phone yet. But the last conference I attended I was able to download the computer version of the app and I found that real useful. I plan to get that downloaded before July."


(Didn't know about the Global Conference app? Check it out. The conference app lets you access speaker bios and topics; select your preferred sessions; view and print session handouts; see the directory of who is attending the conference; find local restaurants; and even post pictures or chat with other attendees.)

GWIEA donates $699 Enneagram training 

Training will benefit the Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC)

Published April 2017

The AACC hosts its annual gala on May 12, 2017, and this year, the GWIEA Chapter will be participating with a training donation for the Silent Auction.


"The Enneagram is a great tool for individuals in business to use for consicous and compassionate mentoring, whether to solve business-to-business problem, to groom new talent for management roles, or just to smooth out interpersonal co-worker relations," said GWIEA board member Pamela P. Donnelly.

GWIEA'S Past Spring 2017 Events

Interested in the Enneagram or our community? Read on, and then join us!

Learn the Enneagram and play with your food?

Why not? Creativity enhances everything!

Dr. Wonhee Kang, Chairman of the GWIEA Board, recently presented a cooking class on Latino Cafe, creatively using the art of cooking and pleasure of eating to introduce concepts of the Enneagram of Personality. Watch the YouTube by clicking here or on the food picture. 

Discover the Enneagram with Yoga and Mediation

April 8, 2017 at Common Ground Healing Arts in Charlottesville, VA 

On April 8, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., GWIEA Board Vice-Chair Pamela Donnelly will present an introduction to the Enneagram of Personality at Common Ground Healing Arts in Charlottesville, VA. RSVP on Common Ground Healing Arts' Facebook pageRead the full description.

Discover where yoga, meditation and the Enneagram meet

GWIEA's Board Vice-Chair presents the Enneagram in Charlottesville, VA.

Published April 2017

On April 8, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., GWIEA Board Vice-Chair Pamela Donnelly will present an introduction to the Enneagram of Personality at Common Ground Healing Arts in Charlottesville, VA. RSVP on Common Ground Healing Art's Facebook pageSee the full listing: 

Spring means new Board of Directors elections 

Currently seeking new Board Members for two-year terms

Published April 2017

The GWIEA Chapter still offers open Board of Director positions for two-year terms. Have some free time on your hands? Looking to practice your Enneagram skills more regularly? Consider joining our GWIEA Chapter leadership team or become a Board Member-At-Large to help out with specific projects. Review the Our Team page for a list of open positions.


Don't see your passion listed? Let us know; we probably have a place for you on our volunteer team. The only requirement is a willingness to serve and the ability to participate in some of our DC-MD-VA events.


Not ready for a leadership role? No problem; become a Participating Member instead. Contact us for more information.

Cooking as a way to discover the Enneagram


If eating is good for the body, creativity is good for the mind!

Published April 2017

Dr. Wonhee Kang, Board Chairman of the Greater Washington D.C. Area Chapter of the International Enneagram Association (GWIEA), recently presented a cooking class on Latino Cafe, creatively using the art of cooking and pleasure of eating to introduce concepts of the Enneagram of Personality. Watch the show on YouTube directly or see below.

Chapter listed on parent IEA website 

Double your pleasure: local & global membership.

Published February 2017

The Greater Washington, DC-Chapter of the IEA is now officially listed on the parent website of the International Enneagram Association. As a Regional Chapter of the International group, the GWIEA shares the same mission, but expends energies in the local region of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.


If you didn't know about the parent, international group IEA, go ahead and check out their website. You can find a lot of interesting information, as well as learn about the history of the group. There are Regional Chapters in the USA and National Affiliates across the globe. The GWIEA listing will be found on the Regional Chapters page. 


This website launched in October 2017 and in February 2017, the group is also listd on the parent organization site. We'd liek to ask YOU to help us spread the word! Have an Enneagram freind or asociate in the Greater District of Columbia area (DC-MD-VA)? Share this url ( And while you are at it, give the IEA a little publicity by sharing their address as well. 


The GWIEA Chapter is currently accepting members and actively seeking speakers and topics of Enneagram interest for discussion. Our group also has a few open, two-year term, Board of Directors positions. Please Contact Us to discuss your interests!

GWIEA Board of Directors seeks web consultant

Have website maintenance and design skills? 

Published January 2017

The Greater Washington, D.C., Area Chapter of the International Enneagram Society (GWIEA) Board of Directors is seeking a volnteer web consultant to upgrade functionality on their current website. Assistance in maintaining current copy on the website is also needed. 


This would be a fun and rewarding but unpaid, volunteer Board of Directors position, generally with a two-year term of service. If you possess these skills and are interested, please contact us to discuss. 

Want to better understand all the Enneagram types? 

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