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.
And we will be including a BUY, SWAP AND SELL SESSION during lunchtime - more detail to come shortly. (WATCH THIS SPACE)
|Conference date||Sunday 29 August, 2021 - 9:45 am|
|Conference end date||Sunday 29 August, 2021 - 3:00 pm|
|Presenters||SALLY CANT, BRONTE PRICE, LIBBY MOLONEY AND DIANE MORE|
|Location||Daylesford - Bellinzona|
Registration and Networking
|9:45am - 10:00am||
Welcome and Housekeeping
|10:00am - 11:00am||
Dealing with the unexpected
Presenter: Nicole Penning
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!
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.
|12:15pm - 12:45pm||
Lunch - incl BUY SWAP & SELL
Partake in the BUY SWAP AND SELL opportunity - More detail to come shortly.
Bring along any celebrant related items to sell or swap. This must be registered with us pre event.
|12:45pm - 1:45pm||
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.
|1:45pm - 2:45pm||
Presenters: Sally Cant and Nicole Penning, Libby Moloney from Natural Grace - 1 more panel member will be announced shortly.
This wonderful group of panel members will answer all your questions.
|2:45pm - 3:00pm||
Sally has a been an authorised celebrant since 1995, Training celebrants since 2001
Nicole Penning has been a vibrant and passionate Full-time Authorised Marriage Celebrant since 2009.
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.