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    • October 27, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • December 15, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
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    Convention Pass: 8 Sessions, 8 CEUS (Does not include OSHA)

    Convention Pass Attendees will also receive a VIP Swag Bag mailed to them!

    • WFDA member: $150
    • Nonmember: $300

    or

    Register per session

    • WFDA Member: $20 per session
    • Nonmember: $40 per session

    SCHEDULE - SAVE THE DATES!

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    1 - 2 PM - General Business Session - 1 CEU Cat 2

    2 - 3PM - OSHA - 1 CEU Cat 4

    Monday, November 2, 2020 - 1 CEU Cat 2

    12 - 1 PM    The New Customer Satisfaction Paradigm: What Customers Expect From You Right Now

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 1 CEU Cat 1

    12 - 1 PM    Imagining the Unimaginable: Opportunities to Promote Healing Following the Death of a Child

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1 CEU Cat 4

    12 - 1 PM    Embalming During COVID-19 

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 1 CEU Cat 3

    12 - 1 PM    Consumer Tribes: How Zoomers, Millennials and Generation Z Buy and How They are Challenging Your Sacred Cows

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 1 CEU Cat 1

    12 - 1 PM    Connecting with the LGBTQ Community

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 1 CEU Cat 3

    12 - 1 PM    Planning Your Exit Strategy

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 1 CEU Cat 2

    12 - 1 PM  Courthouse 2.0


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    CEU Information
    • The Virtual Convention offers 8 CEUs 
    • If you attend all sessions you will receive the following credits:
      • 2 CEU in Category 1: Grief counseling or communication.
      • 3 CEU in Category 2: Professional conduct, business ethics or legal aspects specifically related to practice in the profession.
      • 2 CEU in Category 3: Business management concepts relating specifically to delivery of services to a consumer.
      • 2 CEU in Category 4: Technical or practical aspects of the profession
    • Credits are approved by the State of Wisconsin and The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.
    • Credits are in the process of being approved by Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota.
    • All sessions are considered live-interactive continuing education and will not be considered at-home studies.
    • Recordings of these sessions will be available for those who have registered. Viewing the recorded sessions will count as at-home studies only.

    2020 GOLD SPONSOR

    • October 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 96
    Register

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    1 CEU Cat 2

    • Past President's Address, Dr. Camelia L. Clarke
    • Legal Update, Michael Sharkey
    • Budget & Election Update
    • NFDA Update, James Olson
    • Legislative Update, Tom Moore
    • Sponsor Recognition
    • 25 & 50 Year Awards,
    • Service of Remembrance
    • President's Address, Jenna Krenz, CFSP


    • October 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Virtual OSHA Session

    This course will count as in-person because our legal counsel, Michael Sharkey, will be proctoring it and available for a live interactive portion with questions and answers at the end of the session. 

    October 27, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

    • OSHA Course, produced by Mark Arnold, Minnesota Funeral Director
    • Live Q&A with WFDA Legal Counsel, Michael Sharkey

    Earn 1 CEU in Cat 4 & Satisfy OSHA requirements for 2020.

    Member Fee - $50

    Non Member Fee - $100

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    • November 02, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    The New Customer Satisfaction Paradigm: What Customers Expect From You Right Now

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    1 CEU Cat 2

    • November 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Driftless Glen Distillery & Restaurant, 300 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913
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    Central District Meeting

    Annual President's Visit and 25 Year Award Presentation

    1 CEU Cat 3


    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Driftless Glen Distillery & Restaurant,

    300 Water St

    Baraboo, WI 53913


    Cocktail Hour: 5:00pm-6:00pm 

    Meeting and Dinner: 6:00pm 


    Covid Safety Precautions will include: 

    - Meeting will take place in a large separate room within the restaurant 

    - Dining tables will be distanced from one another 

    - Hand sanitizer will be available 



    • November 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    Imagining the Unimaginable: Opportunities to Promote Healing Following the Death of a Child

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    1 CEU Cat 1

    • November 11, 2020
    • (CST)
    • November 12, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Gunderson Funeral Home, Fitchburg
    • 0
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    PRENEED COURSE SCHEDULED

    This course is required before you can sell Preneed Insurance.

    Dates

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Thursday, November 12, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    Location:   

    Gunderson Funeral Home

    2950 Chapel Valley Road

    Fitchburg, WI 53711


    CE CREDITS:

    20 Hrs. Preneed Certification

    20 Hrs. FD Credits (all categories filled)

    2020 OSHA

    24 Hrs. OCI Insurance

    (Includes 3 Hrs. Ethics)


    Cost:       

    Members: $289

    Non-members: $400


    COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

    Registration is limited to 9 participants. Due to current county regulations, you will be required to wear a mask and sit six feet apart from other participants. If you are sick or have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 within the last 14 days of this class, please do not attend. Your registration cost will be refunded.

    • November 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 100
    Register

    A Brush With Death - Embalming with COVID-19

    1 CEU Cat 4

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    Funeral director, embalmer, owner, and national speaker, Wally Hooker from Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate, Indiana, joins “A Brush With Death” to offer some practical advice regarding transfers and embalming during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    Presented by:

    Gabriel Schauf

    Program Coordinator / Instructor

    MATC - Funeral Service Program

    • November 24, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 98
    Register
    Consumer Tribes: How Zoomers, Millennials and Generation Z Buy and How They are Challenging Your Sacred Cows

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    1 CEU Cat 3

    • December 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 100
    Register
    Connecting with the LGBTQ Community

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    1 CEU Cat 1

    • December 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 100
    Register

    Planning Your Exit Strategy

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    1 CEU Cat 3

    • December 15, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 100
    Register

    Attend this session only or Purchase a Convention Pass

    “An Undertaker at the Courthouse 2.0”

    1 CEU Cat 2

    Michael D. Sharkey is a funeral director and attorney who specializes in litigation and mortuary law.  He is General Counsel to both the WFDA and the MFDA.  His presentation will concern legal issues for funeral homes and funeral service practitioners.  Atty Sharkey will discuss recent lawsuits and allegations against funeral homes and crematories, how to avoid a lawsuit, and what to do when your funeral business is sued.  Attorney Sharkey will also discuss the GPL and using it to protect the funeral home’s interests, issues with tissue procurement work, sexual harassment claims, legalities of formaldehyde exposure, and insurance for your funeral business.  Sharkey will also offer tips and ideas for engaging in best practices at the funeral home, including comments and ideas regarding the international ship-out of human remains.


Past events

October 22, 2020 Milwaukee/Waukesha County District Meeting
October 06, 2020 2 CEU Cat 2 - OSHA
September 30, 2020 1 CEU CAT 1, 0.5 CEU Cat 3 - South Central District Meeting
September 30, 2020 Preneed Course - Fremont, WI
September 16, 2020 Pre-Licensing Course
September 08, 2020 2 CEU Cat 2 - Lakeshore District Meeting - President's Visit
August 27, 2020 1 CEU Cat 3 - Alkaline Hydrolysis - Virtual Lunch and Learn Series
August 20, 2020 1 CEU Cat 1 - Community and Family Engagement: Grief Experts
August 13, 2020 1 CEU Cat 2 - Probate in Wisconsin
August 12, 2020 20 hrs CEU - All Categories & OSHA - Preneed Course
August 06, 2020 1 CEU Cat 4 - Bouncing Back After Covid-19
July 22, 2020 1.5 CEU Cat 2 - South Central District Quarterly Meeting
July 15, 2020 Pre-Licensing Course
June 24, 2020 3 CEU Cat 4 - Southwest District Meeting - Best Practice Protocols for COVID-19 Cases
May 13, 2020 1 CEU Cat 3 - Virtual Meeting Training/Happy Hour
May 13, 2020 Canceled: Wisconsin Valley District Meeting
May 12, 2020 1 CEU Cat 1 - Central District Virtual Meeting: Mental Health Awareness
May 12, 2020 1 CEU CaT 2 - Lakeshore District Meeting & Annual Election
April 22, 2020 CANCELLED: Preneed Certification Course
April 08, 2020 CANCELED: Wisconsin Valley District Meeting
April 07, 2020 CANCELED: Western District Meeting
March 31, 2020 CANCELED: South Central District Meeting
March 25, 2020 CANCELED: Central District Meeting
March 11, 2020 Pre-licensing Class
February 12, 2020 Preneed Certification Class

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