Selected Independent Funeral Homes to Create Magical Connections at 106th Annual Meeting in Florida

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Selected 2024 Annual Meeting

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Selected Independent Funeral Homes to Create Magical Connections at 106th Annual Meeting in Florida

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. June 10, 2024The world’s leading independent funeral service professionals will gather in Lake Buena Vista, FL for Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ 106th Annual Meeting at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on September 25-28. True to this year’s theme of “The Magic of Connection,” participants will have ample opportunities to network with colleagues, experience engaging educational sessions and obtain valuable continuing education credit. During the meeting, the Association will induct its newest Board Representatives and Officers, while recognizing the contributions of its outgoing Officers.

           The People IQ Expert, Dr. Sherene McHenry, will present a keynote titled “Maximize Your Leadership: Navigating the Five Types of People.” The former graduate professor turned full time speaker and author empowers and equips audiences to increase leadership effectiveness, engagement, and well-being. With a PhD in Counselor Education and decades of firsthand experience and research, Sherene shares her insights into increasing engagement, creating psychologically safe workplaces and ensuring that high performers aren’t burned out.

           Desmond Lomax, a clinical mental health therapist who worked in the field of law enforcement and corrections for over 20 years, will present “The Trust Imperative: Bridging Divides for a Culture of Belonging and Organizational Effectiveness.” This will not be a call for another initiative that ticks boxes for compliance; it is one for a profound engagement in creating a culture where every member, regardless of position or status, is valued, understood, and engaged.

Many other dynamic speakers will share valuable insights at the Annual Meeting. View details of all speakers and sessions online. Additional highlights will include the following:

  • Up to 9 hours of continuing education credit (0.9 CE Units) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and states requiring CE. (Approvals vary by state.)

  • Recognition of Selected Membership Milestone anniversaries.

  • Induction of Selected’s 2024-2025 Board Chair and President, 2024-2028 Board Directors and recognition of outgoing Officers.

  • Recognition of the Selected Educational Trust’s 2024 Ambassador of the Year Award recipients.

  • Opportunities to connect with Selected’s Preferred Partners both at their individual displays and during informational “Conversation Café” sessions.

  • Several members-only sessions and activities for Selected members including luncheons for members of Selected’s Communities.

  • Two days of exclusive Selected Study Groups events for Selected Study Groups participants.

“For more than 100 years, Selected has used our Annual Meeting as a catalyst for positive change and an incubator for innovation,” said Eric Trimble, 2023-2024 Selected President. “The magic happens when we gather together. I’m excited to experience the Magic of Connection as we gather in Florida this fall!”

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###About Selected Independent Funeral Homes: For more than 100 years, Selected Independent Funeral Homes has been the leading association of independently owned death care providers. The Association connects leaders in funeral service by delivering innovative and pertinent resources, solutions and ongoing support to its international network. These leaders transform care as they aspire to the highest quality standards and best practices. As the capstone of Selected’s year, the Annual Meeting gives members and participants an opportunity to create the future of funeral service.