Embalming and Funeral Director CEUs BC

6 CEUs all from the comfort and convenience of your office or home!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

9am – 4pm Pacific

10am – 5pm Mountain

11am – 6pm Central

12pm – 7pm Eastern

TOPIC: Home Funeral Vigils & Green Burials

A Natural Fit for Funeral Service

With an increase in the use of hospice and growing consumer demand for “green” alternatives (including home funerals and green burials), more and more families are asking about a return to in-home end-of-life rituals. How will these consumer demands change funeral service in the future? And what is your role as a funeral director in creating a home funeral vigil, followed by a cremation, green or conventional burial?

Char Barrett is a funeral director who specializes in home funerals vigils and green burials. She will lead you through the practical ways to serve these families, such as:

  • Why home funerals and this market segment matters to your funeral home
  • How home funerals are affecting funeral service, related fields and suppliers
  • Managing in-home family dynamics and your role as funeral director
  • Empowering the family to be as engaged as they choose
  • Special considerations in preparing the body
  • Logistical requirements of a home funeral vigil and green burials
  • Marketing your funeral home to serve these “non-traditional” consumers

You’ll see firsthand examples of home funeral vigils and green burials, and discover how to draw this market segment to your funeral home. You’ll also discover new ways to distinguish yourself within your market and locality.

The objectives of this 6 hour training session are as follows;

  1. Review current and future demographic trends and how the consumer is driving change within funeral service, health care and all matters related to end of life issues. Identify the impact home funerals and green burials are having on funeral service.
  2. Define a home funeral vigil and compare it to conventional funeral practices in the US today. Identify the roles of the funeral director and family members participating in a home funeral vigil. Explain how to guide a family through the whole experience, from the death to the disposition.
  3. Assess whether providing home funerals and green burials are a good fit for your funeral home and/or cemetery, given the culture and staff skill set within your organization. Identify the changing values and expectations of today’s consumer and how these expectations will affect conventional funeral homes, cemeteries, health care providers and suppliers.
  4. Review the steps involved in preparing a body for a home funeral vigil. Assess whether a home funeral is a good choice when considering the manner of death and specific family requirements and needs. Identify the logistical requirements unique to home funeral vigils. Identify the legal and health considerations of a home funeral vigil.
  5. Explore new services funeral homes can offer, including the ability to create a unique market niche and how to generate additional revenue by providing home funerals and green burials

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Online Seminars include: Viewing PowerPoint slides and computer demonstrations via the Internet from your personal computer. Interactive features such as polling (allowing you to respond online to speaker questions) and a simple online “chat” feature that lets you key in your questions for the speaker.

How Do I Participate? It’s easy! Approximately one week before the event, you will receive an email from the organizers with information about joining the teleconference or web seminar and downloading handouts.

What Are The Minimum Requirements? All you need to participate is an email address, internet access, and a computer with speakers or if you do not have speakers you can use your telephone to dial into the webinar but long distance charges may apply. These online seminars integrate audio conferencing and web-based presentations that feature an expert educator in an interactive experience. They run directly in your web browser, allowing you to “gather” together and easily communicate with others no matter your geographic location. Participants can log/dial in from anywhere – work, home or even a hotel room – to attend.

Eligibility for Continuing Education Credits? To be eligible to receive your Continuing Education Credits, you must register under your own name and have a dedicated computer with an Internet connection, and attend and participate the entire online seminar. Participation will be measured by 4 criteria:

  • Registration in licensee name
  • On-time arrival for seminar
  • Participation in Online Polls
  • Attendance monitoring*
  • Post seminar survey completion

* Attendance monitoring is part of the GoToWebinar technology that monitors if the participant has the seminar window active, meaning that the participant has not opened other computer programs – such as checking emails, using chat programs, or surfing other websites. Sharing computers is not permitted as the above criteria cannot be measured. The following are scenarios that are NOT permitted:

  • Two licensees sharing the same computer
  • One licensee sharing the computer with administration staff or other staff members who need it for tasks for the funeral home
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