MBUniversity Webinars

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Exploring MBNA Online
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 3:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM CT / 1:30 PM MT / 12:30 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Daniel Giroux, CM, Loiselle Memorials
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
An entity’s ability to adapt to a changing environment is the key to success. Surviving within the modern environment of communications is no exception. With the help of technology, the ability to reach many people through different media has grown exponentially. What's more, the companies that have prospered have embraced this technology and have harnessed the influence and inspiration of the masses. MBNA has espoused this trend and its website has taken on a life of its own. Every visit to the website reveals new material, photos, publications, links and webinars. And with the help of the membership submissions, the site seems to grow by leaps and bounds! MBNA’s new website is your connection to industry professionals, design ideas, customers and the monument industry. This webinar aims to unlock this tremendous resource.

About Our Presenter
Dan is a third generation memorialist with family in the monument industry in both Canada and the United States. Dan received his BS in Marketing from Siena College in 1987 and became a Certified Memorialist in 1990. He completed an MA for teaching French from SUNY at Albany in 2000. He remained in the monument industry and recertified in 2005. He is the recipient of several Monument Builder design awards. Currently President of Loiselle Memorials, Inc. in Hudson Falls, NY, MBNA District 2 Trustee, President of New York State Monument Builders, and Chair of a strong Electronic Media Committee.

Free for members and friends of MBNA.



What is an MBUniversity Webinar?
A MBUniversity Webinar is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

Who presents at an MBUniversity Webinar?
Your webinar will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CEU Credits
The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

Why MBUniversity Webinars?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

MBUniversity Webinars are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.