The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who currently are or desire to become Humanist Celebrants.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
American Humanist Association DC Office
1821 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036
$75 per person
Learn how to prepare unique & inspiring humanist wedding ceremonies
Find out how to care for individuals nearing the end of life & support their families during this time
Discover what makes a humanist memorial service so different
Gain understanding of how humanists celebrate life events & milestones
Get in the queue to give local meeting invocations and know what is appropriate vs inappropriate to say
This training is now closed. If you wish to attend a future training please complete this request form.
For questions, please contact The Humanist Institute Executive Director, Kristin Wintermute at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The Humanist Institute trains celebrants and The Humanist Society endorses celebrants, enabling them to perform ceremonies. This training will inform you how to get endorsed but THI does not endorse celebrants.
|10:00 to 10:30 am||Welcome & Introductions|
|10:30 to 12:00 pm||Weddings|
|12:00 to 1:00 pm||Lunch (Provided)|
|1:00 to 2:30 pm||End of Life Preparation & Memorials|
|2:30 to 3:00 pm||Invocations|
|3:00 to 3:30 pm||Baby Welcomings|
|3:30 to 4:00 pm||Coming of Age Celebrations|
*Participants will receive supporting materials to begin (or add to) their personal library of resources i.e. sample ceremonies, suggested readings, creative ideas. Endorsed celebrants will be added to a local database.
Kathy Diedrich holds credentials as a Humanist Celebrant and a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She earned certificates from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in Foundations of Celebrancy, Weddings, Funerals, and Ceremonies for Children and Families. Since 2010, she has performed over 250 ceremonies, writing each one to meet the needs and wishes of her clients. Kathy has offered weddings, memorials, naming ceremonies, and coming of age ceremonies. While the demand for secular services came as somewhat of a surprise, Kathy is happy to provide custom, meaningful ceremonies throughout southeastern Minnesota, and to often be the first face of Humanism for her clients. Before becoming a full-time celebrant, Kathy was a programmer and project manager at IBM for 28 years.