2024 WebED Webinar Series

The 2024 WebEd Series goes beyond running a successful business. It includes sustainability, global foresight and swift adaptability, all while honoring the original values, traditions and history of the funeral profession.  We know that your time is at a premium, so we want to allow for the flexibility to access content either live or on-demand, so these will all be available in our Learning Library after they are broadcast live.

Earn Continue Education Credits: Live and On-Demand CEUs will be available for APFSP and select states. 
Each webinar is eligible for 1 CE credit whether viewing live or viewing the recording of the session. To obtain a CEU for watching the recorded version, you must submit a completed exam and signed honors statement to [email protected]. There may be additional requirements for live and non-live participants depending on the state. Certain webinar recordings have expiration dates for being CE-eligible depending on the state. 

Pricing & Access
All OGR webinars are FREE to OGR members for both live and on-demand!  Access to the recorded webinars are available in OGR's Learning Library. Every employee at your funeral home may access the webinar(s) both live and on-demand. Please note that we may only grant one CE credit per paid registration.

Non-Member Pricing: $75 per webinar. 


2024 WebED Series Schedule

Exit with Success: Succession Planning and Your Business
June 25 | 3 p.m. EST & On-Demand
Bob Ekins, Director of Business Development, Johnson Consulting Group

Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Digital Marketing for Funeral Homes Amid Low Death Rates
July 10 | 3 p.m. EST & On-Demand
Welton Hong, CEORing Ring Marketing

The Two Greatest Words: Thank You
September 24 | 3 p.m. EST & On-Demand
Gregory McClary, CFSP, Owner, Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland

Beyond Cremation: The Logistics and Science of Dispositions
November 19 | 3 p.m. EST & On-Demand
Barbara Kemmis, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, Cremation Association of North America

Past 2024 Webinars

Best Known is Better Than Best: What funeral homes need to know about social media content in 2024
March 26 | 3 p.m. EST & On-Demand
Adam Guthrie, Owner, Huff-Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services and Ryan Thogmartin, CEO, Disrupt Media Group

2023 Webinars - Available On-Demand

Future Focus: Connecting and Cultivating the Next Generation 
January 24 | 10 AM EST | Charles Castiglia & Joshua DeLoriea-Colicino (Lakeside Memorial Funeral), Lasha August & Rick August (Infinity Funeral Home) and Chad Osthus & Andi Schmidtgall (Crawford-Osthus Funeral Home)

Fabulous Food for Funerals; Catering the Funeral Experience 
February 28 | 3 PM EST | Justin P. Zabor, CFSP, The Zabor Funeral Home

Responding to a Major Disaster
March 28 | 6 PM EST | Bill Werner, The Dodge Company 

The Transformative Power of Hospitality
April 18 | 3 PM EST | Tom Sproles, CFSP, Sproles Family Funeral Home

Strategic Planning
September 26 | 10 AM EST | Allen Siverls, MBA, CFSP, DTM, The Triumph Group

The Most Important Part of the Marketing - the Message
November 14 | 6 PM EST | Rolf Gutknecht, LAads Marketing

Redefining a Good Funeral
December 12 | 3 PM EST | Roger Sheagren, Federated Fiducial

Have a session topic you'd like to see for a future webinar? Contact Senior Meetings & Events Coordinator Anna Delph at [email protected]. Have a session you want to present yourself? Fill out our Call for Presentations form! We accept submissions year-round.


Become an OGR Thought Leader

Is one of your goals in the coming year to be a thought leader or to share your time and talent with others in the industry? Then OGR can help you check that off your list!

We are looking for speakers who:

  • have actionable takeaways people can apply to their work;
  • create interactive environments that enhance the learning experience;
  • present original, thought-provoking content that is relevant to the work people are doing right now; and
  • leave audiences inspired and smarter than they were before.

Fill out the OGR Call for Presentations here.