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2015 Regional Workshops

March 19 in the Southeast – “Certified Crematory Operator Program”, March 19 with Mike Nicodemus, NFDA and hosted by Jeffrey Wages, Wages & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematories, Lawrenceville, GA. OGR is partnering with NFDA to bring you the best cremation information to-date. With cremation litigation on the rise, you need to protect your firm! Knowing cremation due diligence practices will help you provide your families with the best cremation service possible.

This co-hosted program with NFDA & OGR offers a must-have certification for anyone offering cremation to the families he/she serves. Whether you currently own or operate a crematory, are thinking of opening one, or want to evaluate a third-party crematory, this training is necessary for your success. 

Seminar is approved for up to 7 CE hours by APFSP and most state licensing boards.

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June 16 in the Northeast - “Blow the Roof Off Your Aftercare Program: Solutions for Making It Pay Off”, June 16 with Dan Isard, The Foresight Companies and hosted by John Vincent Scalia, Scalia Home for Funerals, Staten Island, NY … info coming soon

August 7 in Great Lakes East -“Fresh Approaches to Funeral & Memorial Services”, Aug. 7 with special speakers and hosted by Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA … info coming soon

September 1 in Mid-America - “Blow the Roof Off Your Aftercare Program: Solutions for Making It Pay Off”, Sept. 1 with Dan Isard, The Foresight Companies hosted by St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, MO … info coming soon


OGR’s first round of workshops in 2014 were a success!


Many thanks to Alan Creedy, Karl Jennings, and Chris Kuhnen for presenting invaluable information at OGR’s first round of workshops.

Special thanks to the following OGR members for hosting the workshops:

Roger Beyers of Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory in Lady Lake, FL
Bob Moynihan of Central Chapel and Susan Alvarez of Alvarez Funeral Directors in Chicago, IL
George and Gregory Darte of George Darte Funeral Chapel in St. Catharines, ON

Stay tuned for 2015’s calendar coming later this fall.