February 2024

Page B12 february 2024 EDUCATIONAL NEWS 1-888-792-9315 • mymortuarycooler.com Scan QR for our website Cots not included MODEL # TR3 Triple Cot Roll-In Mortuary Cooler AMC N W FAST SHIPPING AVAILABLE ON SELECT PRODUCTS www.ChildrenGrieve.org Visit our website to access dedicated resources to support children that are grieving and connect to local support.  Working to ensure no child grieves alone. Business Consulting Firm, Brien Dunphy & Associates, Launches Innovative Leadership Course for Funeral Home Leaders FORT COLLINS,CO— The Center for Loss and Life Transition has announced the locations of Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s 2024 educational workshops. The content of these workshops helps participants understand their own grief, learn how to companion others in their grief, understand the natural complications of grief, and recognize the significance of how when words are inadequate have meaningful ceremonies. Sponsors include hospices, hospitals, universities, funeral homes, and a variety of community agencies. Brien Dunphy FREEHOLD,NJ— Brien Dunphy of Brien Dunphy & Associates announced a new course aimed at empowering leaders in the death care industry. The course is designed to enhance leadership skills and business growth in funeral homes. With his experience in the death care sector working with regional consolidators and independently-owned and familyowned businesses, Dunphy understands the unique challenges of funeral home leaders. The new course, titled Transformative Funeral Home Leadership, addresses these specific needs. Dunphy states, “Death care is about working with the living, not just the deceased. Brien Dunphy & Associates creates professionals that work successfully with the living. Funeral homes face unique challenges from complex family dynamics to leadership roadblocks. We make those problems go away by equipping owners and directors to deal effectively and strategically with the people they lead.” The course covers critical areas like: developing personal and team leadership skills, building high-performance teams, and retaining talented employees. “Funeral directors play a crucial role in people’s lives during difficult times. Excellent leadership and communication skills are key to not only running a successful business but also in providing comforting experiences for families,” says Dunphy. The three-part course is delivered virtually and covers topics such as how to create a workplace that lacks needless stress and is professionally predictable as well as encouraging and personally profitable. It provides the know-how to create and multiply a culture of personal ownership and innovation among team members. It also equips leaders to speak the multiple “languages” of others in order to maximize potential and give them the skills to de-escalate distracting and potentially explosive situations. Robert Nunnaley, owner of PinesFunerals and a client of Dunphy’s stated, “Discovering Brien was the best thing for me and my team. Because of Brien, my team is now capable of performing independently allowing me to work on the business rather than in the business. I used to think that I had to be hands on with everything. But now I have more trust with my employees and they have more respect for me. I would recommend him for anyone in leadership.” Enrollment for Transformative Funeral Home Leadership is now open, with several cohorts starting throughout the year. Funeral home owners and directors interested in joining can visit www.briendunphy.com/funeralleadershipcourse for more details and registration. Brien Dunphy, M.A. is a professor, pastor, counselor, ICF professional certified coach, leadership trainer, and management consultant. With over 25 years in professional counseling and management consulting with independent and family-owned businesses, Brien provides keen insights to improve personal performance, team dynamics, and organizational success. Announcing Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s 2024 Speaking Schedule Dr. Alan Wolfelt Workshop locations include: February 9, Atlanta, GA (Virtual); February 20-21, Sacramento, CA; March 5-6, Palm Harbor, FL; March 6, The Villages, FL; March 7, Lakeland, FL; March 19-21, Salt Lake City, UT; April 9-10, Richmond, VA; April 11, Dover AFB, DE; May 7-8, Toronto, ON; May 8-9, Cambridge, ON; September 10-11, Jacksonville, FL; September 2426, Location TBA; October 15-16, Port Huron, MI; October 16-17, Troy, MI; October 18, Windsor, ON; and November 6, Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Alan Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people. For more information, visit www.centerforloss.com, call 970-2266050, or email info@centerforloss.com. call 1-800-321-7479 or visit www.NomisPublications.com ADS Classified Online to place your — Classified Ad www.nomispublications.com