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Professional Women's Conference Schedule

Friday, April 25 

 

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Registration
Registration bags sponsored by Messenger

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Nomis Publications, Inc.

6 – 9 p.m.

Now You’re Cookin’!
Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) Fund Day Event
Optional event to benefit NFDA Professional Women's Conference Scholarship Fund and FSF Women in Funeral Service Fund.

Sponsored by Foundation Partners

Work side-by-side a local chef to prepare the first and last courses of a four-course New Orleans-style dinner experience. Then, you’ll be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how the chef and his staff prepare the rest of the meal. As a reward for all your hard work, relax and enjoy the results by sitting down to the amazing meal - prepared in part by you!

Best of all, you’ll enjoy a fun and unique evening with your peers and feel good knowing your attendance is supporting the NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Scholarship Fund and the FSF Women in Funeral Service Fund. The evening is appropriate for everyone, whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or simply want to learn the basics.

Attendees will also receive a collection of keepsake recipes and commemorative apron.

Saturday, April 26

 

7:30-8 a.m.

Registration/Coffee Service

8-9:30 a.m.

The Four Ps of Cremation
Michael Nicodemus, NFDA

9:45-11:15 a.m.

ABC's of Building Loyalty
Valerie J. Wages, Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC

11:30-12:45 p.m.

Recognition Lunch

1-3 p.m.

Conversation Café
Customer Services Strategies – Valerie Wages
Have the Talk of a Lifetime – Jessica Koth, NFDA

Sunday, April 27

 

7:30-8 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8-10 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Select one)

 

Ship-In and Decomposition Transformations and Closure Techniques for the Cranial Autopsy
Sharon L. Gee-Mascarello, Wayne State University, Mortuary Science Program

 

The Basics of HR: How to Properly Hire, Manage and Terminate Employees without Breaking the Law
Jamie Hasty, SESCO Management Consultants 

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Taking Control of Your Financial Future
Meredith Moore, Moore & Associates Wealth Management

 

Conference Concludes

Times and presentations are subject to change.



 

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

Welcome Reception

FSF Fund Day Event

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Registration Bags

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Printed Program and Roster

Continental Breakfast/Session

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Audio Visual Equipment

Saturday Morning Refreshment Break

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Continental Breakfast

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