Batesville Announces 2022 Education Series Webinars for Funeral Professionals

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Batesville Announces 2022 Education Series Webinars for Funeral Professionals

BATESVILLE, Ind., February 1, 2022 – Batesville, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions to licensed funeral homes, announced the company’s 2022 Education Series schedule. One of Batesville’s most popular programs, these free webinars offer a safe, quick and convenient way for busy funeral professionals to enhance their knowledge on a variety of key topics.

“Recognizing the immense challenges funeral professionals are continuing to face, we have been intentional in choosing subjects and collaborating with experts who understand the environment and can provide value on a personal and business level,” said Jenn Parvin, vice president of marketing and technology at Batesville.

The 2022 Education Series events are outlined below. Each webinar includes a 30-minute presentation followed by an interactive question-and-answer session.

Servant Leadership: Caring for the Caregiver

Presented by Chris Barushak, Senior Director of Process Improvement, Batesville

Tuesday, February 22, 1 p.m. (ET)

As we approach the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral professionals face the continued demands of caring for families during a most stressful, challenging time. As a funeral director, you have the ability to influence, mentor and guide. What matters is HOW we influence and WHO we are influencing. This session will provide an overview of the principles of effective Servant Leadership in caring for the caregivers, and how to make your staff feel seen, heard and cared for in these difficult times.

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Connecting with Families: The Great Digital Migration

Presented by Alyssa Williams, Director of E-commerce, Batesville

Tuesday, May 17, 1 p.m. (ET)

While technology has evolved over the past two decades, the pandemic has accelerated the migration to digital. Today, more than 60% of the world’s population is online, with consumers turning to digital media for many activities that were once reserved for in-person interactions. Alyssa Williams will provide details around Batesville’s exciting digital transformation, and a new platform that gives funeral directors a more seamless buying experience and provides valuable resources to help families as they embark on their discovery and grief journey.

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The State of Our Profession: Cremation

Presented by Barbara Kemmis, Executive Director, CANA

Tuesday, August 23, 1 p.m. (ET)

More than half of all North Americans who die this year will be cremated. Understanding what is driving this trend can help you plan, adapt and fully support families during their time of need. This session reveals the latest information and data from recent studies by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). Join Barbara Kemmis, Executive Director of CANA, to learn how fast cremation is growing in your area, what consumers think about cremation memorialization, and more. 

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Paradoxes of Mourning: Implications for Funeral Service

Presented by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Director, Center for Loss & Life Transition

Tuesday, November 2, 1 p.m. (ET)

In this informative session, Dr. Wolfelt will explore three forgotten truths surrounding grief and loss. You will learn how sometimes “old-fashioned” trumps “newfangled,” and how those who walked before have much to teach us about the mysteries of life and death.  Dr. Wolfelt will share some of the wisdoms anchored in the three paradoxical truths of mourning. Specific implications for funeral service will be outlined.                                        

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For a complete listing of all education events or to view past webinars, 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 a century, 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 – an industry leader.



Teresa M. Gyulafia

Director – Strategic Communications

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