For Immediate Release: January 17, 2011
Brookfield, Wis. – A delegation of 19 funeral professionals, the majority of whom are funeral home and cemetery owners, are visiting the headquarters of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) in Brookfield, Wis., for a week of educational workshops led by top American funeral service experts. The delegation is comprised of members of Sindicato dos Cemitérios Particulares do Brasil (SINCEP), an association of private cemeteries in Brazil.
NFDA has been asked to host intimate educational conferences by leaders of various funeral service associations around the world whose members are eager to learn from their American counterparts. SINCEP is the first international delegation NFDA is welcoming to its headquarters. NFDA has designed an educational program based on the delegation's professional needs and interests. Topics include American funeral customs, cremation, green funerals, funeral service education in America, aftercare (grief services offered to a family after the funeral) and more.
Monday, January 17
Tuesday, January 18
Wednesday, January 19
The group will also tour several funeral homes while in southeastern Wisconsin.
Following their week in Wisconsin, the group will travel to Batesville, Ind., to tour the Batesville Casket Company. The delegation will also spend several days in California touring funeral homes and cemeteries before traveling back to Brazil.
NFDA is the world's leading funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent more than 9,900 funeral homes in the United States and internationally. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy Division office in Washington, D.C., NFDA is the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service. Through education, information and advocacy, NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.
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Media Contacts: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536; Emilee High, 262-814-1547
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