2020 Continuing Education for Spiritual Directors

 

Who is required to participate?

Kavanna House requires continuing education for all Spiritual Directors working through Kavanna as independent contractors. Each of these directors is required to attend at least two of the six sessions offered in 2020.

 

Who else can participate?

Kavanna House desires to provide continuing education opportunities for Spiritual Directors not affiliated with us who are seeking opportunities to grow and learn. In 2020, Kavanna House will extend an invitation to these individuals as well using the below fee schedule.  

 

What is the format for the continuing education sessions?

Each session will include education on a specific topic and a question and answer time.

 

Is there a fee to participate?

There is no fee for Spiritual Directors affiliated with Kavanna House. (Affiliated refers to those Spiritual Directors who meet with directees at Kavanna, receive referrals for directees from Kavanna, and are engaged in peer supervision at Kavanna)

For Spiritual Directors not affiliated with Kavanna House, there is a fee.

  • Option #1: $100 yearly fee includes participation in an unlimited number of continuing education sessions and a designated peer supervision group at Kavanna House.
  • Option #2: $20/session which is non-refundable and due one week prior to the session.

 

How to register?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your attendance at any of the following sessions.  Registration for the Enneagram-Discovering Your Number course should be done online.

 

Date

Time

Topic

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

9:30-11:30 am

Peer Supervision Process  

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

6-8 pm

Peer Supervision Process

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 -Postponed; New Date to Be Announced

6-8 pm

Who are You as a Spiritual Director?

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Postponed; New Date to Be Announced

9:30-11:30 am

Who are You as a Spiritual Director?

Thursday, November 5, 2020

9:30-11:30 am

The Enneagram and Spiritual Direction*

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

6-8 pm

The Enneagram and Spiritual Direction*

*To attend this continuing education session, directors must have attended the Enneagram Part 1 ~ Discovering Your Number course offered by Kavanna House, or have participated in another full-day Enneagram course. Clear awareness of your “number” and the principles of the Enneagram are required prerequisites for this session. Spiritual directors will be offered a $25 discount.

 

Topic Descriptions

Peer Supervision Process:  We all know how important peer supervision is for a healthy spiritual direction practice. Each of us wants to continue to grow, to be self-reflective and to be evolving as a director. This continuing education session will focus on the best practices in peer supervision. It will reinforce what you already know about supervision, but hopefully will offer you some new insights as well.

 

Who are You as a Spiritual Director?:  Margaret Guenther in the book Holy Listening uses three metaphors for spiritual direction: Welcoming the Stranger, The Good Teacher, and Midwife to the Soul. Through both discussion and experiential exercises, we will explore how each metaphor informs our practice and gives rich insight into the ministry of spiritual direction. 

 

The Ennneagram and Spiritual Direction: The enneagram is an amazing tool that helps us have insight into our own way of seeing and experiencing the world. Imagine being able to use that knowledge in your practice of spiritual direction. Having a deeper understanding of how your own orientation informs how you sit with others, and additionally, having an understanding of what number your directee is and how they might interpret life, can bring a richness and a depth to your work in spiritual direction. This continuing ed workshop will help you integrate the enneagram into your SD practice.  To attend this continuing education session, directors must have attended the Enneagram Part 1 ~ Discovering Your Number course offered by Kavanna House, or have participated in another full-day Enneagram course. Clear awareness of your “number” and the principles of the Enneagram are required prerequisites for this session. Spiritual directors will be offered a $25 discount.