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||Monday 16 August, 2021 - 5:00 pm|
|Conference end date||Monday 16 August, 2021 - 10:00 pm|
|Presenters||SALLY CANT, DUDLEY RAINE, BRONTE PRICE, DIANE MORE AND LIBBY MOLONEY|
|Location||Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION|
Registration and Networking
|5:00pm - 5:15pm||
Welcome and Housekeeping
|5:15pm - 6:15pm||
Dealing with the unexpected
Presenter: Bronte Price and Dudley Raine
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.
|6:15pm - 7:15pm||
So you think you know grammar?
Presenter: 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.
|7:15pm - 7:45pm||
|7:45pm - 8:45pm||
De-constructing 3 complex funerals
Presenter: 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.
|8:45pm - 9:45pm||
Presenters: Sally Cant, Bronte Price and Duley Raine - Libby Moloney from Natural Grace Funerals and Inke Loos (Lawyer)
We are thrilled to have Libby and Inke join our panel
Sally has a been an authorised celebrant since 1995, Training celebrants since 2001
Bronte is a full-time marriage and funeral celebrant appointed in 2015.
His early career roles as an English and Drama teacher, coupled with later becoming a senior exec in state and local government for almost 20 years, have ensured he’s an excellent Presenters.
MANAGING DIRECTOR NATURAL GRACE
Libby is a Holistic Funeral Director practising natural, culturally sensitive, family led funeral care.
She curates authentic and empowering after death rituals and facilitates deeply moving, profoundly healing and surprisingly hopeful funeral ceremonies and experiences. Libby advocates for change in natural choices for the disposal of our dead.
Inke Loos is a driven and hands on solicitor and entrepreneur with extensive legal and business affairs experience across a wide range of commercial, legal, and entertainment industries.
With impressive experience in both private legal practice and in-house counsel roles, consulting in legal and business affairs across a number of corporations, and overseeing project management,
business growth, and corporate expansion, Inke brings a wealth of industry knowledge in the corporate and legal spheres both nationally and internationally.