Training by Dr. Alan Wolfelt Prepares Funeral Directors to Educate Families and Communities About the Value of Funerals

Fort Collins, CO – The Center for Loss and Life Transition announces an upcoming training session for funeral directors: June 18-20, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Entitled “Opening Your Community’s Eyes to WHY We Need Funerals,” the three-day workshop, facilitated by educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, will review why humans have had funerals since the beginning of time and explain how each of the elements of the ceremony—from visitation to music to the gathering after—are essential components of the funeral. The purpose of the training is to educate and motivate funeral directors so they can in turn educate families, which will help ensure the creation of complete, meaningful funeral experiences. A companion workbook, posters, and brochures, also written by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, are included in the seminar materials.

Participants will be encouraged to rethink their roles and responsibilities, focus on educating families, overcome common objections that families have to funerals, and reinvigorate funerals in their communities. The training also features a model for integrating the WHY of meaningful funerals into the arrangement conference. In addition, this seminar is designed to immerse participants in the content so thoroughly that they’ll be well-prepared to return to their funeral homes or other organizations and, using the workbook and their newly practiced skills, train the rest of their staff in this inspiring and practical model.

As one recent participant in this training noted, “This past year we implemented Dr. Wolfelt’s WHY training with our staff and have seen immediate results. We have put a focus on educating families about ‘WHY We Have Funerals’ and making sure we provide every family with every option, not as a yes-no question but rather educate them so they can make an informed choice. We highly recommend that you attend this training if you want to have fewer cremations without services!”

Author, educator, and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt serves as Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is the author of numerous books, including A Tale of Two Funerals, Creating Meaningful Funeral Experiences, and Funeral Home Customer Service A to Z. Dr. Wolfelt also writes a regular column on customer service for The Director magazine.

For more information or to reserve a seat in the seminar, call (970) 226-6050 or visit

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