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August 2-4, 2022

Certified Celebrant Training

Online Registration is Open!

OFDA Office, Columbus, Ohio

2022 Certified Celebrant Training In partnership with InSight Institute

This Celebrant training is certified by Insight Books, Inc., the certifying body for Celebrants.

How to Register:

Register Online Here!

Download Registration Form

Please note seating is limited to 30 attendees.

  • OFDA Member: $795
  • OFDA Potential Member: $995
  • Student: $695

Cancellation Policy:

If an individual needs to cancel:

  • 45 days before training, 100% refund
  • 30 days before training, 75% refund
  • 15 days before training, no refund

Cancellation of the event may occur if we do not reach the minimum number of registrants required. Full registration refund will be issued should this type of cancellation occur. However, OFDA is not liable for transportation costs that might of been incurred.

What is Celebrant Training and who is it for?

Celebrant Training is an intensive 3-day certification, training people how to provide unique and personalized funeral for families, specializing in those families who do not wish to have a traditional or religious based funeral.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a writer, creator and officiant at funeral services. Funeral professionals, clergy/chaplains, bereavement specialists, nurses, teachers, actors, business people all have become Certified Celebrants.

CE Information for Funeral Directors:

  • 17 CE, General, pending approval with the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
  • Note: InSight Institute is approved for funeral service continuing education credit with the APFSP.

Schedule

Day 1
1:00 - 6:00 PM

Training: 

  • Objectives of Training Sessions
  • The Value of the Funeral
  • The History of the Celebrant Movement
  • Presentation of Model Funeral
  • Discussion of Model Funeral
  • Elements of the Funeral Home
Day 2
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Training:

  • Getting started 
  • Working with a firm: cost/advertising/networking
  • Ethics
  • Family Meetings
  • The Elements of Funeral Planning
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 6:00 PM

Training:

  • Public speaking
  • How to theme a service
  • Analyzing a eulogy framework
  • Pulling it all together and designing a service
  • You will have homework!
Day 3
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training: Funeral Presentations and Graduation

 

Recommended Hotel:

The brand new all suite Marriott hotel, TownPlace Suites Columbus North OSU, is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Upper Arlington on West Lane Ave, across from the Shops on Lane. When it’s time to explore the neighborhood, check out the TowneMap® for our recommendations of top local finds. We’re located with walkability to local restaurants like Rusty Bucket, Hudson 29, SOW Plated, Carsonie's, Original Pancake House, Graeter's Ice Cream Parlor, Wine Bistro, La Chantaline, Whole Foods, great shopping with the Shops on Lane and only one mile to all major freeway access.

OFDA Group rate is $135 plus tax! Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm, Friday July 19, 2022, to secure group rate. Guest check-in time is after 3:00 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm.

Click here to reserve your room today with OFDA’s Exclusive group rate

What to Bring:

A notebook and other materials will be provided. If you have a laptop computer, it is recommended (but not required) that you bring it for the funeral presentation work. A printer will be available. Dress is casual.

Meet Your Trainers:

Insight

Stansbury

Glenda Stansbury, MA, CFSP, InSight Institute

Marketing & Development Director of InSight Books, Co-Founder and Dean of InSight Institute Certified Celebrant Program. Glenda has worked as an educator, teacher trainer, and seminar developer. She is also a professor at the University of Central Oklahoma Funeral Department and is a licensed funeral director/embalmer. She is also the recipient of the ICCFA Education Foundation's Lasting Impact Award, and the 2021 Death Care Rock Star of the Year Award from Parting Stone Cremation Rocks Awards.

Nichols

Cathy Nichols, Busch Funeral & Crematory Services

Celebrant Coordinator for Busch Funeral & Crematory Services, Cleveland Ohio. Cathy taught in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico & Pittsburgh, and as an ESL teacher to Japanese auto executives. She served as the Director of Congregational Care at a large suburban church for 12 years before joining the staff at Busch Funeral Services and is a Celebrant trainer for InSight Institute.

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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 08/02/2022 08/04/2022 America/Detroit Certified Celebrant Training 2022 Certified Celebrant Training In partnership with InSight Institute This Celebrant training is certified by Insight Books, Inc., the certifying body for Celebrants. How to Register: Register Online Here! Download Registration Form Please note seating is limited to 30 attendees. OFDA Member: $795 OFDA Potential Member: $995 Student: $695 Cancellation Policy: If an individual needs to cancel: 45 days before training, 100% refund 30 days before training, 75% refund 15 days before training, no refund Cancellation of the event may occur if we do not reach the minimum number of registrants required. Full registration refund will be issued should this type of cancellation occur. However, OFDA is not liable for transportation costs that might of been incurred. What is Celebrant Training and who is it for? Celebrant Training is an intensive 3-day certification, training people how to provide unique and personalized funeral for families, specializing in those families who do not wish to have a traditional or religious based funeral. Anyone who is interested in becoming a writer, creator and officiant at funeral services. Funeral professionals, clergy/chaplains, bereavement specialists, nurses, teachers, actors, business people all have become Certified Celebrants. CE Information for Funeral Directors: 17 CE, General, pending approval with the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors Note: InSight Institute is approved for funeral service continuing education credit with the APFSP. Schedule Day 1 1:00 - 6:00 PM Training:  Objectives of Training Sessions The Value of the Funeral The History of the Celebrant Movement Presentation of Model Funeral Discussion of Model Funeral Elements of the Funeral Home Day 2 7:30 AM Breakfast 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training: Getting started  Working with a firm: cost/advertising/networking Ethics Family Meetings The Elements of Funeral Planning 12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch 1:00 - 6:00 PM Training: Public speaking How to theme a service Analyzing a eulogy framework Pulling it all together and designing a service You will have homework! Day 3 7:00 AM Breakfast 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training: Funeral Presentations and Graduation   Recommended Hotel: The brand new all suite Marriott hotel, TownPlace Suites Columbus North OSU, is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Upper Arlington on West Lane Ave, across from the Shops on Lane. When it’s time to explore the neighborhood, check out the TowneMap® for our recommendations of top local finds. We’re located with walkability to local restaurants like Rusty Bucket, Hudson 29, SOW Plated, Carsonie's, Original Pancake House, Graeter's Ice Cream Parlor, Wine Bistro, La Chantaline, Whole Foods, great shopping with the Shops on Lane and only one mile to all major freeway access. OFDA Group rate is $135 plus tax! Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm, Friday July 19, 2022, to secure group rate. Guest check-in time is after 3:00 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm. Click here to reserve your room today with OFDA’s Exclusive group rate What to Bring: A notebook and other materials will be provided. If you have a laptop computer, it is recommended (but not required) that you bring it for the funeral presentation work. A printer will be available. Dress is casual. Meet Your Trainers: Glenda Stansbury, MA, CFSP, InSight Institute Marketing & Development Director of InSight Books, Co-Founder and Dean of InSight Institute Certified Celebrant Program. Glenda has worked as an educator, teacher trainer, and seminar developer. She is also a professor at the University of Central Oklahoma Funeral Department and is a licensed funeral director/embalmer. She is also the recipient of the ICCFA Education Foundation's Lasting Impact Award, and the 2021 Death Care Rock Star of the Year Award from Parting Stone Cremation Rocks Awards. Cathy Nichols, Busch Funeral & Crematory Services Celebrant Coordinator for Busch Funeral & Crematory Services, Cleveland Ohio. Cathy taught in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico & Pittsburgh, and as an ESL teacher to Japanese auto executives. She served as the Director of Congregational Care at a large suburban church for 12 years before joining the staff at Busch Funeral Services and is a Celebrant trainer for InSight Institute. OFDA Office, Columbus, Ohio