Our 2019 Mid-Winter will be held February 24 and 25, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA. Join us Sunday evening for dinner and the latest in Legislative News from Charlie Watts, GFDA Lobbyist. Immediately following dinner, our hospitality cottage will open. Monday morning we will offer timely programs from first class speakers:
Please note, this is NOT an exhibit event. We encourage vendors to attend as we offer numerous opportunities to network with funeral directors.
Take advantage of discounted pricing - Pre-Register by Tuesday, February 19
ATTENTION - Our pre-registration deadlines for sponsorship and attendance have been extended to Tuesday, February 19. At this time, we do ask a copy of all registrations being mailed to the office also be sent by fax to 770-592-3686 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for our print, badge and headcount purposes.
This is NOT an exhibit event; however, we encourage vendors to attend
as we offer opportunities to network with funeral directors.
Continuing Education Hours - Please review "Important Reminders About Continuing Education Hours" below.
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, GA 30642
NOTE: There are a few rooms which have become available in the hotel and we can offer the GFDA room rate to you. Contact email@example.com for assistance in making your room reservation.
Our pre-registration deadlines for sponsorship and attendance have been extended to Tuesday, February 19. At this time, we do ask a copy of all registrations being mailed to the office also be sent by fax to 770-592-3686 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for our print, badge and headcount purposes.
Opportunities are available & offer great benefits!
Let's work together to keep your company on our members’ minds!
GFDA event sponsorships include pre and post event marketing, event signage, and your pre-printed flyer included in our attendee packages. Our Mid-Winter also offers an unique opportunity:
Take advantage of discounted pricing - Register by February 15
Join your fellow industry professionals in a beautiful venue, enjoy delicious meals and good times,
while getting an early start on earning your Continuing Education Hours.
Remember, pre-registration helps us prepare for your attendance and saves you money.
As always, we will accept onsite registrations. Onsite Registrations Fees are Member $150 / Non-Member $200.
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"Be Audacious: Adapting to Win"
Mary Andres Russell
Professional Development Manager - East
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions
Funeral service is undergoing dramatic change. In fact, it is true to say that all successful businesses require change to thrive in today’s technological world. The cookie-cutter approach to funerals is no longer working as many families are moving away from tradition and even religion. Families “shop” for their funeral service needs and competition has popped up in some very unlikely places. These changing times require leaders to take bold actions in responding to the needs of today’s funeral clients. This eye-opening presentation addresses shifting paradigms in funeral service and challenges the participant to step forward to be better, be proactive… in fact, be Audacious!
As a master facilitator and presenter, Mary provides engaging seminars for funeral service professionals across the United States. Through her positive personality and friendly demeanor, she creates a warm and inviting environment for learning and encourages and empowers participants to return to their work environment highly motivated to serve their clients at a higher level.
"The Distinction Advantage:
What You Need to Know to Not Only Survive But Thrive"
This is a dynamic program that drives home the value of effective action when
it comes to customer service, effective leadership, and business growth. In today’s environment being good isn’t enough. Organizations that once were leaders in their field are finding that those who are better able to serve customers in ways not considered outdated can quickly displace them. To survive or “thrive” in this incredibly competitive environment you must possess what many are lacking – the “Distinction Advantage.”
As a Vice-President in a Public Company, Gallagher has taken a start up in 2009 to become the largest provider in it’s market niche, displacing other competitors and opening new avenues to business development and growth. By answering three primary questions, Gallagher can take you and your team on a journey of discovery so that you too can claim The Distinction Advantage!
You’ll find out…
Ethics in the workplace is a serious matter, but talking about it doesn’t have to be “business as usual.” Chuck Gallagher learned a lesson about ethics, choices and consequences the hard way—but now he shares his experience so that others don’t have to.
You may have seen Chuck on television, or heard him on CNN, CBS or NPR radio programs. His business insights are sought after for his strong position on ethics and ethical leadership. Chuck’s focus is business—but his passion is empowering others. His unique presentations on Business Ethics clearly demonstrate he brings something to the platform that isn’t often found in typical business speakers. Chuck’s personal experience in building businesses and sales teams while leading companies provides a practical and powerful framework for ethical success.
Currently COO of a national company and former Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for a public company, Chuck may have found a sales niche early on in life selling potholders door to door, or convincing folks to fund a record album of his musical performance at age 16 (and yes those were the days when an album was made of vinyl), but it was the school of hard knocks that provided a fertile training ground for Chuck’s lessons in success. Described as creative, insightful, captivating, and a person that “connects the dots” between behavior, choices and success, Chuck gives his clients what they need to turn concepts into actions and actions into results.
In the middle of a rising career, Chuck lost everything because he made some bad choices. He has since rebuilt his career and his life back to immense success. With more vulnerability than the average keynoter, Chuck shares with his audiences his life journey, the consequences of his unethical choices, and how life gives you second chances when you make the right choices. In fact, Chuck’s new book, SECOND CHANCES: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity, has received numerous endorsements and has been described as one of those rare books that effectively bridges the gap between personal accountability and business success.
With Chuck you have an industry professional sharing practical tested and time proven methods that can enhance personal and professional performance. What Chuck shares in his presentations, whether training, keynotes or consulting, are understandings of not only “how to”, but also “what motivates behavior”—behavior of individuals that can create personal and professional success.
On a nationwide basis, Chuck has helped countless individuals on their journey to success! So here’s the question: Do you want your personal performance or your company’s performance to improve? If so, Chuck offers a “real world” practical approach to improving your understanding of how to achieve ethical choices! Now is the time to book Chuck and take the steps needed to improve yourself and grow your business, thereby achieving your success!
And yes, Chuck’s programs are GREAT FUN! He’ll have your audience asking for more and knowing that what is discussed today will yield results tomorrow!
Continuing Education Hour applications have been approved by the Georgia Board of Funeral Service and Alabama Board of Funeral Service.
It is the attendees's responsibility to sign in for each state they wish to earn Continuing Education Credit Hours.
Please remember to bring your license number for each state with you to this event as it should be included with your information when you sign in.
A certificate will be given for each state and GFDA's seal will be affixed at the conclusion of each program.
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