Frequently Asked Questions
Why the name Humanava?
‘Mānava मानव' means ‘human’ in Sanskrit. Combined with the English word ‘human’, our name represents our inclusive global humanity. You can pronounce it HUMAN-ava or hu-MANAVA, whichever you prefer.
What are human skills? What is soft skills training?
Human or soft skills are the qualities that are unique to human beings: creativity, intuition, self-awareness, communication, flexibility, compassion, empathy, emotional intelligence, and many more. Our online soft skills training encourages you to tap into these abilities. You’ll learn how you can use them to feel more successful and fulfilled at work, at home, and in society.
Why are soft skills important?
Formal education focuses on academic knowledge and intellectual abilities at the expense of soft skills. Right now, we face some of the biggest challenges in human history: a planet degraded for profit, rampant inequality, mistrust of institutions, widespread mental health issues, and low levels of happiness across socio-economic groups. By promoting human or soft skills, we promote personal growth and lay the foundations for a brighter collective future.
What is a humanavist?
Our community members take their name from an amalgamation of the words ‘human’ and ‘activist’. As the name suggests, we’re a community on a mission for positive human transformation.
How can Humanava help me?
These are some ways fellow humanavists enjoy our online soft skills training: • Interact with a vibrant global community • Advance your personal growth journey • Develop your creativity and leadership skills • Gain confidence in soft skills that make you more employable • Learn coping strategies for life’s ups and downs • Find your purpose in life
What are the courses like?
Each course is one to two hours long and contains around 10 short video modules. The accompanying worksheets help you engage with the content. You’ll also get extra reading and exercises which you can do as you please. You’ll find new courses added throughout the year.
How much does it cost?
As an individual, there are two ways for you to access the masterclasses. 1. For €97, get lifetime access to one course of your choice 2. For €200/year, get access to all our content, unlimited for the whole year For our business clients, we offer bespoke bulk access packages. Please get in touch to find out more.
Why a subscription model?
A subscription gives you access to the full Humanava experience. Like and comment on content or engage with teachers to build connections across our global community. You can also attend online events, conferences, and workgroups as they become available. As a subscriber, you can interact with the course content in an order that feels appropriate to you. Instead of completing each course in a linear fashion, you might search for a topic of particular interest — for example, building self-confidence, overcoming failure, or communication skills — and take modules from several teachers on that theme.
I work in HR/lead a team. How can Humanava help me?
We offer bulk access packages to businesses and HR departments to support employee learning. Soft skills training for staff has a range of benefits for both the individual and the business: • Employees with comprehensive soft skills are more successful • Teams feel supported through periods of challenge • Happier staff means lower turnover and greater productivity • Identify, nurture and promote the leadership of tomorrow Please contact us for more details about our business packages.
Can I be a speaker?
If you’re interested in teaching for us, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch to discuss.
I'm having technical issues. Who do I contact?
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