March 2019

Page A33 MARCH 2019 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A Download the ICCFA App to plan your personal Convention Schedule April 2–6, 2019 Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, NC 2019 Convention preview STERLING,VA— Keynoters will focus on manag- ing your business through a tragedy, creating ev- eryday leadership and finishing incomplete goals at the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s Annual Convention and Exposition, April 2-6, 2019, in Charlotte, NC. Keynote speakers include: Mindy Corporon, activist, on “Managing Your Business Through a Tragedy”: Corporon was a Race to the Finish Line at the 2019 ICCFA Annual Convention Mindy Corporon Drew Dudley Jon Acuff ity. After the keynote, Dudley will be signing his lat- est book at the Batesville booth. The first 100 at- company CEO until her father and four- teen-year-old son were murdered in a religious hate crime. She faced tragedy head on and is lead- ing change with city leaders, religious leaders and employ- ers to spread kind- ness to redirect hate, drive productive interfaith dialogue and promote healing in the workplace. Corporon will share her story and offer tips on how you can manage your business and team through times of tragedy. Drew Dudley, leadership expert, on “Creating Cultures of Leadership and the Power of Lollipop Moments”: What if we believed that leadership wasn’t just for those in charge? What if we embraced our ability to lead, no matter our school grades or knowledged, and re- warded. Dudley will show you how to em- brace the ability to lead. As the founder and chief catalyst of Day One Leadership, Dudley has spent the last 15 years helping individuals and or- ganizations increase their leadership capac- tendees at the booth will receive a free copy! Jon Acuff, bestsell- ing author, on “Fin- ish: The Surprising Truth About Accom- plishing Goals”: A staggering number of resolutions fail, which is shocking considering how im- portant goals are to companies. In every element of your work, goals matter. Acuff will share easy changes you and your organization can make to your company culture to make sure everyone can create – and complete – important goals and finish what you start. After the keynote, Acuff will be signing his latest book at the C&J Financial booth. The first 100 attend- ees at the booth will receive a free copy! The educational breakout sessions at this year’s con- vention will cover every aspect of the funeral, cem- etery and cremation profession, such as digital mar- keting fundamentals, pre-need insurance programs and trusts, cemetery landscaping, expanding beyond traditional services and more. Full program details pay-grade? The most impactful leaders focus on “ev- eryday leadership” and ensure that it’s fostered, ac- Continued on Page A35 ICCFA welcome Reception T uesday , A pril 2, 6:30 to 9:30 pm NASCAR H all of F ame Get a headstart on the Annual Convention action by attending this special Welcome Reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This ticketed event will give you access to: museum exhibits, interactive activities, such as the pit crew challenge and the race simulator, as well as food and drink, including a moonshine tasting You will also receive a free keepsake picture as a souvenir. BOOTH 411