Batesville Announces 2020 Education Series Webinars for Funeral Professionals

Batesville Funeral Industry News Funeral Industry Press Releases January 14, 2020
Batesville Announces 2020 Education Series Webinars for Funeral Professionals

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Batesville Announces 2020 Education Series Webinars for Funeral Professionals

BATESVILLE, Ind. – Batesville, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions to licensed funeral homes, released the company’s 2020 Education Series webinar schedule. Since its introduction in 2014, thousands of funeral professionals have taken advantage of Batesville’s free webinars to enhance their knowledge on key topics, review the latest research and consumer trends and explore new solutions for their businesses. Each webinar includes a 30-minute presentation followed by an interactive question-and-answer session.

“Education is an ongoing process that is never complete,” said Jenn Parvin, vice president of marketing and technology for Batesville. “With the pace of change in funeral service, it’s imperative to set aside time to broaden our knowledge and learn skills that will help us thrive in today’s environment.”

This year’s curriculum includes a variety of topics and speakers, including a special 60-minute panel discussion led by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. The schedule of events for 2020 is below.

Making it Personal with Unique Image Medallions – a Tutorial

Presented by Kris Reynolds, Product Strategy Manager, Batesville

Tuesday, February 11, 1 p.m. (ET)

New Ways to Personalize Your Website Presence

Presented by Bob Sheridan, Director of Technology, Batesville

Tuesday, May 19, 1 p.m. (ET)

Panel Discussion: Personalization of Meaningful Funerals: Learning from Your Peers*

Facilitated by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Author, Educator and Grief Counselor

Tuesday, September 8, 1 p.m. (ET)

*This is a special 60-minute event

Merchandising Modernization

Presented by Mary Ziegler, Merchandising Manager, Batesville Tuesday, November 17, 1 p.m. (ET)

In addition to the Education Series, Batesville technology experts offer ongoing webinars to share the latest innovations and offer tips on how to grow your business, enhance relationships with families and keep you at the core of the funeral planning process. All events are free of charge to funeral professionals.

For a complete listing and descriptions of all education events, or to register for an upcoming webinar, go to


Batesville (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), is a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America, offering a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization options and innovative technology solutions. For more than 125 years, Batesville has supported licensed funeral professionals in helping families honor the lives of those they love.® A history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery helped Batesville become – and remain – a leader.



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