CTC SYDNEY Conference - 30th NOV 2021

CTC SYDNEY Conference - 30th NOV 2021

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LAST CHANCE - SPECIAL PRICING DUE TO GOVT FUNDING $150.00

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. 

Conference Details

Conference date Tuesday 30 November, 2021 - 9:45 am
Conference end date Tuesday 30 November, 2021 - 3:00 pm
Conference Fee $180.00
Presenters SALLY CANT, DIANE MORE, TONY POTTS AND VICTORIA SPENCE
Location Potts Point - Holiday Inn

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9:30am

Registration and Networking

9:45am - 10:00am

Welcome and Housekeeping

10:00am - 11:00am

Dealing with the unexpected

Presenter: 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?

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

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

Panel Session

Presenters: Sally Cant and 2 local suppliers

The incredible Tony Potts and Victoria Spence will join us on the panel.

Tony Potts has enjoyed decades as a successful international fashion photographer and commercial film director specialising in fashion editorial, hair and beauty commercials, and destination wedding photography.  

Victoria Spence is an holistic funeral director with LifeRites, pioneering a new model of integrated end of life and after death care. She is an established celebrants, end of life doula and counsellor. 

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Finish

SALLY CANT

Sally has a been an authorised celebrant since 1995, Training celebrants since 2001

  • Owner and Director of The Celebrant Training College (Australia)
  • Owner and Director of The Celebrant Training College (NZ)
  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC40115 and a Grad Dip of Celebrancy
  • TAE40116 CERT IV in Training and Assessment
  • Author of The Heart and Soul of Celebrancy 
  • Author of Conversations About Death - http://www.conversationsaboutdeath.com.au/
  • Board member of The Groundswell Poject 
  • Member of the inaugural FIMAC - Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Previously Lectured at - RMIT and Swinburne University in Marketing, Public Relations, Celebrancy and Information Technology.
  • Former Vice President of NDAN - Natural Death Advocacy Network
  • 20 years - CEO of Communication Agencies
  • Member of CANZ - Celebrant Association of NZ
  • Corporate MC
  • Award winning artist

DIANE MORE

  • BA Psychology and Sociology
  • Cert IV Business Management
  • Originally a Nurse and policy writer, Diane has been involved in the celebrant industry for a number of years.   
  • She is passionate about grammar and the English language and will lead a session on improving celebrants’ writing skills.

TONY POTTS

Tony Potts has enjoyed decades as a successful international fashion photographer and commercial film director specialising in fashion editorial, hair and beauty commercials, and destination wedding photography. Tony has photographed fashion editorial for Australian Vogue,Thai Vogue and Australian Harpers Bazaar amongst many other Australian fashion magazines. He has directed live action for music videos and TV commercials for beauty products such as L’Oreal, Pantene, Garnier and other international brands. Tony’s passion for wedding photography is born from this background and results in an ability to capture a wedding story that looks like it should be in Vogue or Harpers.....with style and without fuss. 

VICTORIA SPENCE

Victoria Spence is holistic funeral director pioneering a new model of integrated end of life and after death care. She is an established celebrant, end of life doula and counsellor.