Oct
22
Tue
2019
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program – Atlanta, GA @ TBD
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at Atlanta, GA (Location TBD) for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.
Oct
25
Fri
2019
Educating the Families You Serve about the “WHY” of the Funeral @ Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 3:30 pm
Participate And Discover How To:
Articulate and advocate WHY funerals are essential
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

Registration open to Order of the Golden Rule and Selected members, and public.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
NFDA International Convention and Expo @ McCormick Place
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm
Nov
5
Tue
2019
Group 3 Roundtable Meeting @ TBD
Nov 5 all-day
Group Roundtable Meetings are traditionally one-day discussion sessions that are organized and hosted by member volunteers as an opportunity to connect on a regional level.
– Connect with colleagues to address issues and opportunities specific to your client families and communities
– Enjoy easier travel with convenient/central locations within your Group
– Take advantage of the one-day timeframe to access great information that still gets you back to your firm and other commitments quickly
– Give feedback and ask questions of your Board of Directors representative and/or Headquarters Staff in attendance to improve service to you
– Develop lasting relationships with funeral professionals in your area which is the best part of any Selected gathering!

Location, time, and registration fee are to be determined. Please check our website for the latest details: https://www.selectedfuneralhomes.org/Meetings/Upcoming-Group-Roundtables
Nov
7
Thu
2019
Selected 2019 Pacific Group Meeting @ Christchurch
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 9 @ 9:30 pm
Pacific Meetings give members in the Pacific region a chance to connect. They also are a valuable opportunity for North American members to attend and learn from professionals in another part of the world—often the new best practice or upcoming trend originates outside the U.S.!

 

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Nov
11
Mon
2019
CFSA Fall Conference & Trade Show 2019 @ JW Marriot
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm
Nov
12
Tue
2019
Autumn AGM 2019 @ TBD
Nov 12 all-day
European Meetings give members in Europe a chance to connect. They also are a valuable opportunity for North American members to attend and learn from professionals in another part of the world—often the new best practice or upcoming trend originates outside the U.S.!

Please check our website for the latest details on this event: https://www.selectedfuneralhomes.org/Meetings/International-Meetings

Nov
13
Wed
2019
CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program – Houston, TX @ National Museum of Funeral History
Nov 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this increasingly competitive and litigious environment, possessing qualifications that set you apart from the rest of the industry is critical. The CANA Crematory Operations Certification Program (COCP) is the mark of distinction. Join us at National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX for the gold standard in certification.

You will gain extensive knowledge—technical, scientific, and legal—all of which is proactive prevention for future business problems. The class addresses major topic areas such as an overview of the cremation process, equipment and operations, the cremation process in detail, chain of custody, reducing legal risk, and environmental issues related to cremation. A detailed manual is also provided for use during class and serves as an important reference tool. Taught by industry experts, this program provides death care professionals of all backgrounds and levels of experience a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures that will help reduce the risk of litigation.

Complete course details and registration options are on CANA’s website: https://www.cremationassociation.org/COCP
Fees: $495 for employees of CANA Member firms, $595 for nonmembers. Students currently enrolled in a funeral service or mortuary science program can take the course for $195 with proof of enrollment. Visit gocana.org/COCP to learn more.
Selected Connections @ Iles Funeral Homes, Inc. - Dunn's Funeral Home and Crematory
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm

Selected Connections programs typically are entirely planned and hosted by a Selected member firm and/or Preferred Partner that opens its doors to Selected members in order to highlight best practices and lessons learned. These members-only, unique, hands-on programs highlight the camaraderie and trust shared by Selected members. In order to maintain the members-only status, Selected does not seek continuing education credit for these meetings.

**For Selected members only**

  Program Topic 1: What Makes Preneed Systems Unique & Capabilities for Partner Funeral Homes
Program Topic 2: eFuneral: History – Vision – Demonstration
Program Topic 3: Funeral Service Vision 2020: A Look at the Challenges Impacting the
Profession Today and in the Future
Program Topic 4: Battling Burnout & Building Resilience: Supporting & Retaining
Funeral Professionals
Program Topic 5: Inter-Generational Communication
Jan
26
Sun
2020
Selected’s NextGen Seminar @ TBD
Jan 26 – Jan 30 all-day
  The NextGen Seminar is geared toward younger funeral professionals, as well as those new to the profession, to infuse energy, inspiration and motivation to these up-and-coming leaders.

Please check out our website for the latest details on the event: https://www.selectedfuneralhomes.org/Meetings/NextGen-Seminar

**For Selected members only**

Feb
16
Sun
2020
2020 Funeral Technology and Marketing Workshop Cruise @ Port Canaveral
Feb 16 – Feb 23 all-day
Setting sail from Port Canaveral (Orlando area) in February 2020, the workshop cruise is a seven-night tour of the Bahamas, Honduras, and Mexico that will give attendees the opportunity to network with fellow funeral professionals from across the United States, Canada and beyond. Attendees can participate in workshops to earn CEUs while exploring tropical destinations and having some fun on one of the world’s largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s, Harmony of the Seas.

The workshops will cover a range of topics including learning about legalities and protecting your business in a digital world, creating a better online experience for families, and tips and tricks to better use social media and search engines to create conversations. The entire workshop schedule will give those in attendance a well-rounded experience that covers some of today’s most compelling topics that they can’t get anywhere else.

Funeral professionals can take advantage of special group rate pricing and save by placing a deposit before September 30, 2019. Cabin prices start at $975 and include a $100 onboard credit if booked before the deadline mentioned above.

For a complete list of topics or to learn more about the 2020 Funeral Technology and Workshop Cruise and place a deposit on your cabin visit http://www.frontrunner360.com/cruise or call 1- 866-748-3625.

Our exclusive group rate pricing is available until September 30, 2019. All cabins booked before the deadline will receive a complimentary $100 onboard credit. Those attending the workshops will be subject to an additional fee of $495.

To learn more or place a deposit, please visit: https://cruise.frontrunner360.com

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Selected Group 6 Roundtable Meeting @ Cypress Lawn
Feb 20 all-day
Group Roundtable Meetings are traditionally one-day discussion sessions that are organized and hosted by member volunteers as an opportunity to connect on a regional level.

-Connect with colleagues to address issues and opportunities specific to your client families and communities
-Enjoy easier travel with convenient/central locations within your Group
-Take advantage of the one-day timeframe to access great information that still gets you back to your firm and other commitments quickly
-Give feedback and ask questions of your Board of Directors representative and/or Headquarters Staff in attendance to improve service to you
-Develop lasting relationships with funeral professionals in your area which is the best part of any Selected gathering!

Apr
19
Sun
2020
The Bereavement Cruise @ Royal Caribbean
Apr 19 – Apr 26 all-day

The Bereavement Cruise is everything a cruise is with the added programming providing a grief conference for attendees. The conference is run by a team of top grief specialists, from across the country. The conference includes workshops, activities, a remembrance ceremony, a walk to remember, small group sessions, yoga, reiki, art projects and so much more.

The cost of the cruise is set by Royal Caribbean. The conference fee is $300.00 per person. The conference is held a state of the art conference center on board the ship. It is private space and only group attendees can attend. All reservations and registration is handled through Journeys of Hope Healing and Health.
Apr
29
Wed
2020
Selected 2020 Spring Management Summit @ Le Méridien Tampa
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day
The Spring Management Summit is focused on providing up-and-coming leaders, managers and owners with a reasonably-priced, information-packed meeting featuring dynamic presentations that offer continuing education.

-Engage with dynamic speakers who focus on relevant and compelling topics that can have an immediate impact on you and your firm’s daily operations
-Obtain valuable continuing education credit
-Save time with the agenda that’s specifically designed to fit everything in two days
-Enjoy cities that are chosen based on transportation access and price-conscious hotel cost in order to make the most of your investment
-Share best practices and build relationships with your trusted Selected colleagues—the best part of any Selected gathering!

May
11
Mon
2020
Indiana Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention and Trade Show @ Embassy Suites Conference Center
May 11 @ 8:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm
IFDA’s 140th Annual Convention & Trade Show with over 60 exhibitors. CE hours will include Indiana Law. This event will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Noblesville, IN.

Information coming soon! Please check website for more information!

Jun
10
Wed
2020
Selected European Conference 2020 @ The Grand Hotel
Jun 10 – Jun 14 all-day
European Meetings give members in Europe a chance to connect. They also are a valuable opportunity for North American members to attend and learn from professionals in another part of the world—often the new best practice or upcoming trend originates outside the U.S.!