EMERSON INTERNATIONAL is the international education and training branch of EMERSON THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE (EI), operating through the International Centres for Positive Living. With headquarters at the Centre for Positive Living in London, England, a wide range of self-development courses, as well as practitioner, counselling and ministerial training, are offered. Additionally, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees are offered through EI. Further information on the various levels of degrees is available on the EI website.
OUR FOCUS and VISION: The primary focus of our education and training programs is to further our GLOBAL VISION of awakening people to empowering Universal Principles and providing the educational resources to assist in the development of peace, harmony, healthy relationships and the realisation of individual potential.
Our vision is for a world that works for everyone — where forgiveness, compassion, nonviolence, respect and generosity are the norm. But, as Mahatma Gandhi said, we need first to be the change we want to see in the world. And that is what EMERSON INTERNATIONAL is all about – internal change, transforming lives.
CURRICULUM: All of our courses offer a common-sense approach to practical living. We offer a philosophy, a way to enhance our individual lives. To accomplish our GLOBAL VISION, our curriculum embraces the spiritual ideology of Oneness and the power of right (positive) thinking. It emphasises the existence of One Life, One Mind, One Power, One Presence in, as, and through all creation. The teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Mary Baker Eddy, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Charles Fillmore, Thomas Troward, Ernest Holmes, Joseph Murphy, Emmett Fox and many other greater teachers and philosophers are studied. And, since learning is a life-long experience, we believe that the learner must be “open at the top” to grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL: Programs are designed to maximize the creativity of each student. Participatory learning precludes lecture-test methods and incorporates student interaction in small and large groups, working together on projects, research and experiential project development, student-driven formats, cooperative teaching, and goal-directed instructional criteria. Our classes provide an opportunity for students to truly maximize their potential wherever they may be.
ACCREDITATION: All our self-development classes are accredited through the Centres for Positive Living. Spiritual Leadership courses (practitioner, counselling and ministerial), and higher degree courses, are accredited through EMERSON INSTITUTE, California.