About Tools to Help Funeral Directors

As we know, the various regulations and guidelines that govern our profession are rigorous and access to professional development resources is growing — the courseware in which you are currently immersed being a timely example.

Leaders and educators in the profession often long for a balanced vehicle by which to ease the transfer of knowledge to learners; a ‘handbook’, if you will, that pairs practical knowledge with invaluable experiential insight. For example, how does one communicate the value and relevance of funeral pre-planning to potential families? What are the desired outcomes from Arrangement Meetings — for the family and the Funeral Director? What constitutes an ‘effective’ eulogy? What are the various ethical considerations of which members of the funeral profession should be aware?

This course will provide a succinct overview of these topics and more, as the licensee builds a greater understanding of the nuanced ‘tools’ employed by Funeral Directors when providing knowledge-based services in times of need.

Course curriculum

Course Features

  • Self-Paced Learning

    Learn at your own pace, proceeding from one topic to the next at a speed that works for you. Your course progress will be saved for when you return.

  • Online Convenience

    A fully online experience. With no required textbook and an online resource library, you can complete this course while on the go.

  • Professional Development

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Pricing options

All prices include HST

Meet Your Instructor

  • Geoff Carnell

    Instructor & Founder

    Geoff Carnell

    Geoff Carnell entered the funeral profession quite suddenly. After his father died unexpectedly in 1987, Geoff went to their family-owned funeral home to plan his father’s funeral as the new owner. He was 34 and the 6th generation in the family business. As a Professional Engineer, he was able to bring a different perspective to the funeral home profession. Since becoming the full-time president of Carnell’s Funeral Home Ltd. in 1988, he has installed a crematorium, created showrooms for caskets and cremation options, reconfigured and enlarged the on-site chapel, developed a passion for writing about the profession, and published two books: “When the Sun Sets, A guide to Funeral Planning” for a Canadian audience and “The Complete Guide to Funeral Planning, How to Arrange the Appropriate Funeral,” for the American public.

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