Marriage Celebrant Essentialsstarting 8 June (Online)
This new on-line, short course provides all the essentials for starting out on the right foot as a marriage celebrant. It ensures a thorough knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and recent changes affecting celebrants. You will be well set up for applying or renewing your appointment with BDM, and dealing with the tricky legal questions that invariably arise in a public role. You will learn about designing ceremonies at the simpler end of the spectrum. Those interested in crafting fully-personalised ceremonies will be invited to continue into a more advanced module later in the year.
Tuesday 8 June: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Tuesday 15 June: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Tuesday 22 June: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Transition Through Change and Crisisstarting 27 May
Prerequisite: Ceremony & Celebration Module
This is an advanced course providing training in the design and delivery of ceremonies for transition through change and crisis – whether personal, family or community (e.g. illness, bereavement, abuse, infertility, separation and divorce, natural disasters etc). It is designed principally for those who have some experience as celebrants (or facilitators) and who wish to extend their practice into this area.
Evening sessions online Thursday 27 May, 3 June, 10 June & 17 June – 7-9.30pm
Weekend online (previously advertised as face-to-face) Sat 26 (10am-4.30pm) & Sun 27 June (9.30am-4pm)
Ceremony and Celebration – Foundation Course12/13 June & 19/20 June (Online)
This is recommended as first module of the Certificate in Celebrant Studies. It establishes a firm understanding of the nature of ceremony and ritual and the role of the celebrant in Aotearoa-New Zealand, builds essential writing and delivery skills, and provides a framework for the planning and design of contemporary ceremonies beyond weddings and funerals.