A Center for Humanist Education
The Humanist Institute (THI) takes an innovative approach to learning that is inclusive of Humanist perspectives across the spectrum. Its graduate-level Humanist Studies Program is a unique educational experience where individuals are engaged to build competencies and skills in the pursuit of acquiring a broader, deeper knowledge of Humanism. The Kochhar Online Education (KOHE) allows individuals to explore the principles and philosophy of Humanism at their own pace, on their own time, while the onsite trainings and seminars, offer continuing education and hands-on training that meets the needs of professionals in a variety of careers.
Humanist Studies Program
The Humanist Studies Program is about opportunity and choice provided in a way that enhances one’s ability to reach individual aspirations. With only one required course, students have the freedom to take 8 additional courses to become a Certified Humanist Professional or create their own learning path opening doors to new opportunities not yet imagined.
- 101: The Humanist Life Stance (pre-requisite)
- 102: Humanist Value & Principles
- 103: Humanism in Relation to World Religions
- 201: Critical Thinking, Knowledge & Truth
- 202: Physical & Life Sciences
- 203: Social Science
- 301: Contemporary Culture
- 302: Leadership
- 303: Aesthetics & Celebrations
Kochhar Online Humanist Education (KOHE)
KOHE is the internet’s first website offering interactive courses in humanist thought. KOHE aims to give individuals a clear understanding of humanism to help them apply that understanding to better comprehend the work, develop personal potential, and contribute to a better society. KOHE’s self-guided courses cover a wide array of topics and resources.
- Introduction to Humanism
- Positive Humanism
- Activism & Organization
- Science & Humanism
- Psychology & Humanism
- Law & Politics
- Religion & Spirituality
- Philosophy & the Humanist Connection
- Humanist Parenting
- Humanism and/in Hip-Hop
- Humanism & Race
Onsite Trainings and Seminars
The Institute’s onsite trainings and seminars are for professionals seeking continuing education and direct training to better inform their work in a variety of fields. In collaboration with constituent organizations, the Institute has provided trainings for celebrants officiating life celebrations, individuals desiring understanding of how humanist and LGBTQ communities are marginalized and lawyers wanting to know more about Establishment Clause Jurisprudence.
Organizations or individuals who are interested in the Institute sponsoring a training or seminar on a particular topic, may contact the Executive Director.