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Introduction to MBNA's New Design Course
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT / 2:30 PM MT / 1:30 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Jeff Anderson, CM, AICA, Anderson Memorials, Inc.

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This is an informational webinar designed to introduce participants to MBNA's new Design Course credential.

The Goal of the Basic Design Course is to give memorial retailers correct ideas of proportion and composition in memorial design, to establish skills, confidence and creativity that will enhance their ability to serve their customers and in return, create a better interest, by the public, in meaningful commemorative art and the demand for monuments.

The student will not be expected to become an accomplished artist, but should acquire a feeling of what is pleasing to the eye and develop confidence in generating ideas and putting them together with a sense of harmony.

About Our Presenter
Jeff Anderson, CM, AICA is a fourth generation stone carver, professional Commemorative Artist (AICA) and a Certified Memorialist (CM) and is recognized as being one of the top memorial designers in the country. He and his firm have won over 30 national and international awards for design, workmanship and public relations.

Having grown up in the industry, he is comfortable working with granite, marble, glass, bronze, and wood. He understands well the processes and techniques to accomplish most anything in stone. Anderson’s private and public memorial designs have appeared in numerous national publications including: Stone in America, MBNews, AICA Milestone, Elberton Graniteer, Barre Life and frequently appear in numerous local and regional publications.

• Winona State, University of MN. | Graduate Studies in Commercial Art, Sculpture, Design

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?

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Ideal for multiple attendees.
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