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Bringing Education to Your Regionalt

Three locations, Three Dates, Engaging Content:  May 13, July 8, & September 10

You’ve spoken and we’ve heard. This year, OGR will be bringing four Regional Workshops your way. These education sessions will provide 4-5 hours of CE credit (in states where approved), a light lunch, and lots of hands-on takeaways. See below for all the details. Contact the Education Department at jsmith@ogr.org with any questions.

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Great Lakes West Regional Workshop
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
“A Lifeline for Funerals: Attracting Families That Are Slipping Away”

Alan Creedy
& Karl Jennings - The 2020 Project

Location
Hotel Baker
, 100 W Main St, St Charles, IL 60174 (630) 584-2100

Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 AM               Registration / Coffee

10:00 AM – Noon            Transforming the Arrangement Conference, Karl Jennings

Learn to provide grieving families with the most meaningful funeral service options possible during the arrangement conference and move from being a simple order-taker to a practitioner and family collaborator. In this session, we’ll cover the dynamics of the arrangement conference, the theory of economic progression as it applies to funeral service, and how to interact with three types of grieving customers.

Noon – 1:00 PM               Catered lunch (included in the cost of registration)

1:00 – 3:00 PM                Transforming your Business,
Alan Creedy
Learn how you can shift your firm to a more prosperous track while serving grieving families by avoiding the current culture that sets funeral directors up for failure. Find out why funeral service has difficulty adapting to change. Learn how to break this pattern and develop a new funeral home culture that produces high achievement. (Materials and lunch provided – earn 4 CEs in states where approved.)


Regional Workshop
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Steering Funeral Homes toward a Profitable Future”
Chris Kuhnen,
Funeral Profit Protectors

Location
TBD


Northeast Regional Workshop
September 10, 2014
Steering Funeral Homes toward a Profitable Future”
Chris Kuhnen,
Funeral Profit Protectors

Location
The Historic Old Bermuda Inn
301 Veterans Road W, Staten Island, NY 10309-1209
Hosted by John Vincent Scalia of John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc.

Schedule
Details coming soon

Post-workshop events will include riding the Staten Island Ferry and a visit to the 9-11 Memorial on September 11, 2014. Check here periodically for updates.