EDUCATION

 

2018 Educational Program

Saturday August 4, 2018

“Technology & Profitability in Rising Trend of Cremation (1.5 CEU)
4:00 PM – 5:30PM 
Faciltated By: Eddie Pitt
Attendees will focus on remaining profitable and capitalizing on Technology Post Cremation Memorial products. How to make sound adjustments in marketing that will increase profitability in today’s cremation marketplace. Introducing the latest cremation products that utilize technology and provided clients a superior method of memorializing

Sunday August 5, 2018

“Who Is NFDMA? New Members & First Time Convention Orientation (1 CEU)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Faciltated By: Carole Jones Banks & Membership Commitee
An overview of the membership benefits and educational requirements for new members. The New Members and Convention Orientation is one of the most important sessions of the convention. The main purpose is to integrate new members and convention attendees with seasoned members and attendees to help them understand the agenda and develop a common purpose in achieving the goals of the association and their funeral homes.

Monday August 6, 2018

Generations Continuing The Vision Opening Ceremony(2 CEU)
10:00 AM -12:00 Noon
Honorable Judge Glenda Hatchett- Keynote Speaker
The Hatchett Firm, Atlanta, GA
The time has come for Senior Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Morticians to continue the leadership and continue the vision unto the next generation. The attendees will hear from experts to learn techniques to help pass the overall vision of the funeral home and its important aspects. Judge Hatchett will outline principles of leadership including the fact that leaders must first seek to serve, they cannot lead where they are standing still but must be willing to pass the knowledge on to future generations to carry on the torch. They must lead with integrity, passion and compassion.

Monday August 6, 2018

A Healthy Funeral Director (1.5 CEU)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Facilitated by: Dr. M. J. Collier
This seminar will provide guidance for funeral directors to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to make good quality decisions about their health and medical care. The goals of this seminar are to strengthen knowledge on health and to promote workplace safety through education and training. Through communication and networking, this seminar seeks to improve awareness of health issues and strengthen the funeral directors’ confidence in becoming healthy. Information will be obtained from various medical personnel and health facilitators.

Monday August 6, 2018

“Staying Connected By Becoming Mobile” (1.5 CEU)
3:15PM – 4:45PM

Facilitated By: Mario Norman
This class will focus on step-by-step instructions on using a computer. Attendees will learn how to stay connected while being away from the office. This class will explore the many ways to communicate with office and stay on top of office paperwork while out of town or away on a funeral.

Monday August 6, 2018

Diversity & Inclusion Part II (1.5 CEU)
3:15PM -4:45PM
Facilitated By: Dr. Edith Churchman, CFSP
A diverse team with unique individual perspectives can deliver exceptional results. Having such a team calls for leaders with an arsenal of inclusive leadership practices and keen self-awareness. This session gives you deeper insights into yourself, your staff, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in our organization and your firm

Monday August 6, 2018

Embalming Basics (2 CEU)
3:30PM – 5:30PM
Facilitated By: Joseph Frank Walton
The speaker will discuss extreme trauma and the natural healing process. We will expand on restoration challenges including: abrasions & burns, cranial fractures, penetrating wounds, tissue reduction and infant trauma. Finally, the attendees will discuss opaque cosmetics. Attendees will have an extensive experience of well-documented visuals and a strong drive to share knowledge.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Keynote Presentation (1.5 CEU)
11:00AM – 12:30PM
Faciltated By: Dr. Albert Mensah
Sponsored By: Batesville
Teaching participants how to understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. These strategies will provide a great benefit for any organization and its employees. They will trickle down throughout the organization and positively impact everyone involved.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Human Resources in The Funeral Home(1.5 CEU)
8:00AM – 9:30AM
Facilitated By: Menai Edwards
The largest expense for funeral home overhead is payroll and employee expenses. Unfortunately, many funeral home owners poorly manage this facet of their business and in doing so not only decrease profit but place themselves in peril for labor lawsuits. Some firms over-staff which puts pressure on margins and others under-staff which places the owner in violation of Department of Labor violations. This class will teach owners and mangers how to have a effectively run their funeral home staying in Department of Labor Guidelines and standards.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

How To Become CFSP( Certified Funeral Service Practitioners) (1.5CEU)
8:00AM-9:30AM
Facilitated By: Patty Hutchinson, CFSP & Cheryl Anderson, CFSP
The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, Inc. is a national voluntary certification program for licensed funeral directors offering the highest designation awarded in funeral service. The objective of this presentation is to explain more about the Academy and its professional certification and to share with the attendees the process for becoming a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP). The presentation will explain the benefits of becoming a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and will walk the attendees through the requirements for certification and for maintaining the CFSP certification. Those attending should be professionals who what to continue to learn, grow, and achieve.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

High Profile Funerals Do’s & Don’ts (1 CEU)
9:00AM-10:00 AM

Facilitated By: Carolyn Whigham, CFSP
This interactive workshop will provide insight on being effective leaders and representatives in all aspects of the funeral service profession when making and implementing arrangements for “High Profile Funerals.” Attendees will be able to examine the work they do and optimize the way they do it. The session will cover what to do from the First Call to After Care!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Staying in Compliance with OSHA (1 CEU)
9:00 AM – 10:00AM
Facilitated By: OSHA
Attendees will have training on what OSHA is? This class will also cover what funeral homes should monitor. This course will also cover the Bloodborne Pathogens and treating different cases in your funeral home should a problem ever occur. They will teach how to cover your funeral home and employees by having a Emergency Action Plan(EAP) in place.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Legislative Round Table Discussion (1 CEU)
1:30 PM – 2:30PM
Faciltated By: Legislative / PAC Commitee
Attendees will discuss issues that are related to the funeral industry and are subject to change or modification.. Attendees when learn final legislative language and our bills are being “dropped”. We will also provide bill numbers for Veterans Affairs and Social Security Administration issues once they become available. The candidates, legislation or initiatives benefit or hinder a particular profession, association or business. Legislative committees monitor the issues and concerns on a national or state level and make recommendations to the PAC.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Legal Crash Course (1 CEU)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Facilitated By: Attorney Kevin Kelly
Attendees will be engulfed in a conversation about protecting funeral homes from liability issues. The class will deal with proper authorizations, disclaimers, waivers & releases. It will also deal with: hiring, leading, training and retraining. This course will also discuss how to be protected from lawsuits, social media, business destruction and succession planning.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Multicultural In Funeral Service (1 CEU)
1:30 PM – 2:30PM
Facilitated By: Sean Algee & Cornell W. Robinson, CFSP, COCP
The National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc. is not just going to talk about diversity, we are going to live it. The diversity of NFDMA, Inc. is multidimensional. We pride ourselves on the mixture of people, beliefs, values, and social circles that compose our association and firm communities. A diverse community is composed not only of different ethnicities, races, and religions, but of different social backgrounds, locations, and life experiences as well. Come here more about our diverse community and the plans for a greater future.

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