2015 Regional Workshops: Bringing Education to Your Region

“Blow the Roof Off Your Aftercare Program: Solutions for Making It Pay Off”
with Dan Isard & Erin Whitaker,
The Foresight Companies and hosted by John Vincent Scalia, Scalia Home for Funerals, Staten Island, NY.
June 16, 2015 at The Historic Old Bermuda Inn, 301 Veterans Road W, Staten Island, NY 10309.

Are you like most funeral professionals who want to offer the best aftercare program possible but can’t find the time to put it together? OGR and The Foresight Companies have teamed up to offer you step-by-step instruction that will help you achieve that goal even with your busy schedule and limited budget. Learn the secrets of how your funeral home can offer an aftercare & outreach program that not only helps families, but also increases your case volume, raises your average revenue per case and boosts community goodwill for your funeral home. No more excuses!

Regional Workshop Schedule
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Registration

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. – The Why and What of Aftercare
• Contagious Generosity How aftercare spreads goodwill
• Six Aftercare Program Categories – We guarantee you’re not using all of them

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Getting the Most out of Promoting Events 
• Harness the power of the press. 
• Use photos and social media to their full potential. 
• Discover why aftercare makes good business sense.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Developing an Action Plan
• Create a time table, budget, and press releases.
• Utilize grief resources and family care packets.

Approved for 5 CEs in most states. visit to check your state.

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The Historic Old Bermuda Inn, 301 Veterans Road W, Staten Island, NY 10309June 16, 9:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express Staten Island
, West 300 Wild Ave Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 370-8777 - approximately $160/night
Comfort Inn, 310 Wild Ave Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 370-8555 - approximately $130/night


Creative Approaches to Funeral Service:
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 & Erin Whitaker, The Foresight Companies hosted at St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, MO. Registration info coming soon.
 OGR’s first round of workshops in 2014 and 2015 were a success!

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Many thanks to Alan Creedy, Karl Jennings, Chris Kuhnen, Mike Nicodemus & Mike Watkins (NFDA) for presenting invaluable information at OGR’s regional workshops.

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

Roger Beyers of Beyers Funeral Home & Crematory in Lady Lake, FL - February 2014
Bob Moynihan of Central Chapel and Susan Alvarez of Alvarez Funeral Directors in Chicago, IL - May 2014
George and Gregory Darte of George Darte Funeral Chapel in St. Catharines, ON - July 2014
Jeffrey Wages of Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA and NFDA's Certified Crematory Operator Program - March, 2015