OGR And Selected Team Up On Seminar For Independents
AUSTIN, TX – AUGUST 2019 – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) and Selected Independent Funeral Homes (Selected) are co-hosting a seminar featuring Dr. Alan Wolfelt for members of both associations to learn how to teach and demonstrate why funerals are essential and necessary. This unique event is titled: Educating the Families You Serve about the “WHY” of the Funeral and is taking place October 25-26 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, IL just prior to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention and Expo. Members of OGR and Selected who plan to attend the NFDA Expo are strongly encouraged to include this seminar in their plans.
Because funeral professionals at all levels must proactively communicate the meaning and value of funerals with families and communities, OGR and Selected have joined forces for the first time in their history to present this motivational and information-rich seminar. This will be a unique and impactful program for members of both associations to connect with each other and gain the skills to articulate the worth and necessity of funeral service.
Participants will gain the following skills and experiences from this seminar:
- Articulate and advocate WHY funerals are essential for grieving loved ones
- Interface six essential functions of the funeral with the elements of ceremony
- Convey value every step of the way in the funeral planning process
- Safeguard the very future of funerals by helping families make transformations; “decisions that are good for them”
- Understand influences related to the de-ritualization of death in North American culture
The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice has approved this seminar for .85 units (8.5 contact hours) in Category A (Approval #19-8417). In addition, applications have been submitted for up to 8.5 hours to all states requiring continuing education.
Registration for the event is now open and members of either organization can access a registration form through their respective websites, ogr.org/whyseminar or selectedfuneralhomes.org/why. Attendance is limited to 60 participants to ensure a meaningful level of interaction with Dr. Wolfelt and with each other. A small number of seats are also available for nonmembers.
Special thanks and appreciation to Johnson Consulting Group and Messenger for their generous sponsorship and support of the seminar. Representatives from both companies will be on-hand to answer questions.
Founded in 1928, OGR is an affiliation of independent funeral homes that share common goals of exemplary service, uncompromising care and compassion to families in their time of need. For more information, visit www.ogr.org.