Welcome to our 2021 Conference for Celebrants, students and interested persons.
We are offering a wonderful array of top trainers presenting three inspiring topics, capped off with a panel session to answer all your questions.
We will be announcing the panel presenters very shortly. 4 Presenters plus 2 additional panel members.
|Conference date||Sunday 03 October, 2021 - 9:45 am|
|Conference end date||Sunday 03 October, 2021 - 3:00 pm|
|Presenters||SALLY CANT, INGRID REIGER AND DIANE MORE|
|Location||Perth - Royal Perth Golf Club|
Registration and Networking
|9:45am - 10:00am||
Welcome and Housekeeping
|10:00am - 11:00am||
Dealing with the unexpected
Presenters: Ingrid Reiger and Sally Cant
This topic will provide examples, and initiate discussion about some unexpected and unusual situations that celebrants have found themselves confronted with. Then how they were able to resolve them. We have probably all had experience of some kind with the unexpected happening at ceremonies. Sharing solutions can help us provide insights. The insights will benefit celebrants greatly when striving to deliver an excellent service to our client couples and families.
The unexpected, the unusual, the frustrating. A celebrant needs to be adaptable and flexible when dealing with unexpected things that can crop up from time to time. The paperwork has blown overboard, the PA system has failed, the fainting party of the marriage, or a guest, the forgotten wedding rings, the sick flower girl, the screaming child, the missing singer - and many things that can go wrong when planning and conducting a funeral. All these are situations that confront the celebrant with a challenge and a decision; work with the couple to resolve the situation, or leave it alone because it is beyond the celebrants jurisdiction. This session will discuss some actual unexpected events, how they were dealt with and what the responsibility of the celebrant should be. It will also offer ways of mitigating risk so the problems rarely occur.
|11:15am - 12:15pm||
So you think you know grammar?
Presenters: Diane More
Grammar underpins the way we communicate. Without grammar there is no logic to our sentences. Grammar assists us to understand each other as we speak or as we read. It removes ambiguity by assisting a common understanding of the spoken or written word. This topic will explore the mechanics of our language and how it best works to our advantage when dealing with couples, suppliers etc. and in ceremony writing. We will work through some common mistakes made in sentence construction. Example paragraphs from ceremonies will be given to small groups to work through and decide the correct way to construct them.
|12:15pm - 12:45pm||
|12:45pm - 1:45pm||
De-constructing 3 complex funerals
Presenter: Ingrid Reiger and Sally Cant
This topic will work through three very difficult funerals. This will enable to celebrants to workshop issues and decide how best to handle them. They are real life case studies which will allow those present to discuss what did happen and what could have been changed to improve the outcome.
|1:45pm - 2:45pm||
Presenters: Sally Cant and Ingrid Reiger
We will have a wonderful group of panelists including 2 local service providers - someone from a funeral company and Angie Rowe Photographer
|2:45pm - 3:00pm||
Sally has a been an authorised celebrant since 1995, Training celebrants since 2001
Ingrid has 10 years experience in the Funeral Industry and has been a Funeral Celebrant since 2016.
Celebrancy is a profession where you are tasked with telling someone else’s story, sometimes in trying times and sensitive times, and that is very much a privilege and a role she takes great pride in.
This certainly flows into her work as a celebrant Presenters. To help guide and facilitate new and existing celebrants to be the best they can be, authentic, professional and good at what they do whilst adhering to all the codes of practice to ensure a high standard of service, this is and will be a great thing for our industry for years to come.