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The FAMIC Study and What it all Means?
Date: Thursday, January 07, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM MT / 1:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Donald (Don) Calhoun, CM, Murphy Granite Carving, Inc.
Field of Study: General Business
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Join us on Thursday January 07th, 2016 as Don Calhoun will be speaking regarding the FAMIC Study. The Study of American Attitudes Toward Ritualization and Memorialization prepared for the Funeral and Memorialization Information Council (FAMIC), is the largest study of its kind which tacks and measures how peoples’ attitudes are changing over time. The study helps to market to certain customer segments. This study focuses on comparisons between different age groups, ethnicities, income groups, regions, and the like. This one hour session is designed to give the attendee a better understanding and answer questions pertaining to the study.

Presenter Bio(s)
Don Calhoun is a Past President of MBNA and has over thirty years of first-hand, real-world experience with understanding the highs, lows, triumphs, and tragedies of life. He is an owner and president of Murphy Granite Carving, Inc., which produces cemetery memorials throughout the upper Midwest of the United States. Calhoun has been a memorial counselor for numerous families at the time of their heightened emotional grief. He is an acclaimed author that has been a highly sought after speaker in the memorial, monument, and funeral industries throughout the United States and Canada. Calhoun's unique work in the memorial industry, combined with his personal life experience of growing up with a legally blind mother who battled brain cancer until her death, has made Don a professional life storyteller. Don's insights will not only help you come out with a better understanding of the FAMIC Study.

$25.00 for MBNA Members / $65.00 for Non-Members
Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists®.



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.

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