2024 Future Leaders Forum
Presented by Full-Circle Aftercare
Future Leaders taking a selfie.

August 20-21, 2024
Hosted by The Zabor Funeral Home
5680 Pearl Road, Parma, Ohio 44129

Join us for the Future Leaders Forum in Cleveland, Ohio, where growing professionals, second-career staff, and emerging leaders gather to cultivate their potential within the funeral home industry. Embracing this year's theme, "Building Beyond Boundaries: Designing Your Dream Funeral Home" participants will explore visionary concepts and innovative strategies that can help shape the funeral home of the future.

This event provides a unique platform for attendees to share their experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate on approaches to advance their careers while contributing to the growth and evolution of their respective funeral homes. With a focus on innovation thinking, participants will be encouraged to think ahead, envisioning ways to better serve the diverse needs of today's families while anticipating the evolving demands of tomorrow.

Through dynamic discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, attendees will gain valuable insights and practical tools to navigate the changing landscape of the funeral industry. The Future Leaders Forum offers a supportive environment to foster growth, creativity, and forward-thinking vision. Join us as we shape the future of funeral service together.


August 20

  • 9:30 a.m. - Check-In
  • 10:00 a.m. - Education Session
  • 11:15 a.m. - Education Session
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m. - Education Session
  • 3:00 p.m. - Education Session
  • 6:00 p.m. - Offsite Dinner and Activity

August 21

  • 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. - Education Session
  • 10:00 a.m. - Roundtable Discussions
  • 12:00 p.m. - Event Concludes


The OGR Foundation is providing an exclusive opportunity for OGR funeral homes to enroll a staff member in the Future Leaders Forum! A scholarship of $350 is available to the first 15 Future Leaders who register for the Future Leaders Forum. Only representatives of OGR member firms are eligible for scholarships.


Pricing Information:
$199 for OGR Members
$249 for Non-Members
Registration closes on August 15, 2024. 


Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Cleveland Tiedeman Road
5110 Tiedeman Road Brooklyn, Ohio 44144
Room block closes on August 1, 2024.





Who are Future Leaders?

OGR Future Leaders are members who are not yet in primary decision-making roles at their funeral homes, regardless of age. Whether you are just starting out in the funeral service, you're starting a second career, or have been employed at a funeral home for 20+ years, this group is for you.

Ways to get involved with the Future Leaders

  • Join the Future Leaders Facebook Group for ongoing discussions
  • Attend the Annual Future Leaders Forum
  • Serve on the Future Leaders Committee
  • Contribute thought content to OGR for its blog, newsletter and magazine
  • Take advantage of microlearning opportunities throughout the year with content geared towards future leaders
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