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2022 WebED Webinar Series

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of U.S. small businesses fail within the first year, and only a third have survived after 10 years. As we continue to emerge from a global pandemic, these statistics don’t begin to tell the full story on the burnout both personally and professionally that is taking a toll on our industry.

The health and wellbeing of both you and your business is one of the keys to a successful 2022. Over this seven-part series, Financial Fitness & Organizational Agility, we will cover topics ranging from your personal and business financial health to the strength of your workforce and marketing efforts.

We know that your time is at a premium, so all webinars will be available not only live, but also on-demand in our Learning Library. Please note that CE credit is only available to live attendees.

Pricing & Access

All seven webinars are being submitted for CE approval from APFSP, and our first four have already been approved. Each webinar is available for $75 a piece for members and $125 each for non-members. 

NEW MEMBER DEAL NOW AVAILABLE! For just $150 you can purchase ALL THREE final webinars of the 2022 WebED Webinar Series. This bundle includes the August, November and December webinars. 

Whether you purchase a single webinar or the whole series, every employee at your funeral home will be allowed to access the webinar(s) you purchase both live and on-demand in the Learning Library so you can work your professional development around your funeral home's schedule. Please note, though, that we can only grant one CE credit per registration.


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Upcoming Webinars

The State of Industry Education and Why You Should Care: A Discussion on the Data, National Board Exams, and Curriculum (1 CE)
Leili McMurrough, Worsham College of Mortuary Science
August 30 | 3 p.m. EDT
Members: $75 | Non-members: $125 | REGISTER
One of the pressing issues facing the profession today is attracting and retaining staff. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 4,000 openings for funeral service workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force. So identifying qualified professionals is only going to continue to be a challenge post-pandemic. To better understand the current labor force and the challenges you may be facing in upcoming years, we need to start with the State of Industry Education. This data-driven discussion will be led by OGR's own Leili McMurrough. Leili is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and also a licensed attorney. Leili is also the Program Director at Worsham College, where she teaches business law, funeral service law and historical funeral practices. She will bring her unique perspective from the front lines of the Mortuary Schools to this informative presentation on the National Board Exams and current curriculum.

The Innovation Challenge: So, Now What? (1 CE)
Maria Meschi, DORIS Research
November 15 | 3 p.m. EST
Members: $75 | Non-members: $125 | REGISTER

Set-up Your Business to Succeed in 2023 (1 CE)
Vince Roberge, Johnson Consulting Group
December 13 | 3 p.m. EST
Members: $75 | Non-members: $125 | REGISTER
This webinar will begin by discussing the strategic planning process – a method that can be used by funeral homes to identify their “North Star” and the key company initiatives to get them to their desired destination. How can a business succeed in 2023 if it has not defined success?

Have a session topic you'd like to see for a future webinar? Contact Education & Events Director Emilie Perkins at [email protected]. Have a session you want to present yourself? Fill out our Call for Presentations form! We accept submissions year-round.

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Previous Recordings

2022 Life Plan for Your Business
January 25 | Brian Ruh, Action Financial Strategies, LLC

Emotional Decision Makers
February 22 | Jennifer Bailey, Story Collaborative

Embracing the Past, Present & Future of Funeral Service: The Truth Behind Myths and Evolving Trends
March 29 | Dominick J. Astorino, Wayne State University & Worsham College of Mortuary Science; Patrick Coyne, LiveControl; and Darren Crouch, Passages International

Upgrading Your Workforce Toolkit
April 19 | Cara Silletto, Magnet Culture

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Become an OGR Thought Leader

Is one of your goals in the coming year to be a thought leader or to share your time and talent with others in the industry? Then OGR can help you check that off your list!

We are looking for speakers who:

  • have actionable takeaways people can apply to their work;
  • create interactive environments that enhance the learning experience;
  • present original, thought-provoking content that is relevant to the work people are doing right now; and
  • leave audiences inspired and smarter than they were before.

Fill out the OGR Call for Presentations here.

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