Friday, October 10 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. OGR Welcome Reception (Renaissance Hotel)
Sunday, October 12 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. NFDA Welcome Party (Wildhorse Saloon)
Keynote: Once Upon a Time: Sharing a Leadership Story that Inspires
In this energetic and humorous presentation, Sam Davidson will share ideas for ways YOU can identify your passions and talents and share them with others in a way that inspires. Based upon his own experience as an entrepreneur, Davidson will share memorable tips and strategies that will allow you to determine where to invest time and energy, how to share a story that inspires, and how to measure your impact as a funeral service leader.
Fresh Ideas, New Perspectives: Exciting Trends in Funeral Service
Join Ryan Thogmartin, founder of ConnectingDirectors.com, a progressive online publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 15,000, as he highlights ways for you to stand out and stay up-to-date. He’ll take a look at community events, consumer trends, and going beyond social media with your marketing. Stay for this session and come away with ideas for how to enhance your current offerings.
Aftercare: Programs that Heal Families (& Put You Miles Ahead of the Competition)
Are you ready to create a lasting relationship with your families following their loves one’s funeral and burial? Do you want to reach out to your clients in an entirely new way? Nancy will examine how to build your business through positive, free PR and outreach to local groups simultaneously. Even if you’re already doing aftercare, this session is guaranteed to help you build your business.
All Stressed Out and Ready to Blow – Self-Care for Funeral Directors
Transforming the Arrangement Conference One Generation at a Time
Do you know what a millennial wants out of an arrangement conference? What about a baby boomer? Learn to provide grieving families with the most meaningful funeral service options possible during the arrangement conference by learning how to approach each generation differently. Learn to move from being a simple order-taker to a practitioner and family collaborator.
Great Ideas for a Great Cause