Three months ago in December 2020 Funeral Director Daily told you of a program Wilbert would be offering to death care professionals that would help those professionals keep up with their Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the end of the year. We concluded that it was a great venture by Wilbert that would be really appreciated by those, including myself, who were slowed by the lack of in-person CEU classes during COVID 2020.
Wilbert recently issued a press release that mentioned that over 3000 attendees have made use of this free offering since the inception in November. Here’s what the press release says about those attendees, “Many participants have taken the time to express their appreciation to be able to learn or refresh skills on topics including time management, principles of professional success, children and death, cremation and ceremony, cemetery development, legal issues surrounding disinterment, embalming techniques, and more – all from the comfort of their homes or offices.”
Because of the WilbertEDU success to date, we now know that Wilbert has announced new sessions. Here’s what the press release says about the next two upcoming sessions, “On March 18, Jon O’Hara of Great Lakes Partnership will present “Connecting the Dots: How to Properly Network with Death care Influencers”, exploring the do’s and don’ts of networking and relationship-building with those who have influence over decisions when it is time to choose a funeral home or death care provider, including hospice, clergy, estate attorneys and social workers.
On April 8, noted author and speaker David Kessler of www.grief.com, will present “Death by Suicide”, one of the most devastating losses families face. Old beliefs are being replaced by new information on mental illness and brain science, information which David will share. Topics will include how to help families deal and cope with suicide and ways to test if consoling techniques will help. David is the world’s foremost expert on grief and loss and is the author of six books including the new bestselling book, “Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief”.
From our point of view at Funeral Director Daily, we think these sessions by Wilbert are very much appreciated by death care professionals and a great service to the industry by Wilbert. Thank you.
To learn more about these Wilbert sponsored WilbertEDU sessions, see about more future sessions, and to register for a session click here.
We will also take the time today to pass on a service from Funeral Director’s Life of Abilene, Texas. They have instituted a podcast for funeral professionals that they call “FD Talks”.
“Funeral service is on the brink of change and ripe for disruption, which led us to create this podcast series exclusively for funeral professionals,” said Jeff Stewart, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Funeral Directors Life. “Listeners can gain powerful insights and ideas on how to serve today’s families, all while in the car or on the go.”
To learn more about “FD Talks” click here.
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Press Release from Katie Tekulve Designs — We recently heard of a new 32-page children’s book concerning death care. Here is part of a press release from Katie Tekulve Designs pertaining to that book:
Katie Tekulve has released a new book that will help ease the pain and grief of all those that have lost a loved one, but especially children. Where Do We Go? Nobody Knows. is unique in that it not only sends a comforting message but also can foster a conversation between an adult and a child about what happens after the death of a loved one. It accomplishes this through the use of incredible, thought-provoking illustrations and rhyming text.
The 32-page book is available from Amazon in paperback, hardcover as well as on Kindle at https://amzn.to/2O2ERrG. Funeral homes may find it a perfect gift to provide to young children who have lost their parents as well as a great addition to the funeral home’s grief lending library. Where do we go? Nobody knows. is not just a mind-opening book for all ages, but a work of art.
More news from the world of Death Care:
- An inside look at a Jewish funeral home during COVID. The Jewish News of Northern California (CA)
- City buries human remains found during Washington Square Park construction. Real Estate Weekly (NY)
- Abundant wildlife in Dayton’s Woodland Cemetery creates a circle of life. Dayton Daily News (OH)
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