By: Dave Sheehan On: February 10, 2021 In: News, Press Releases Comments: 0

BATESVILLE, Ind., February 10, 2021 – Batesville, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions to licensed funeral homes, announced the company’s 2021 Education Series schedule for the first half of the year. Started in 2014, the Education Series is one of Batesville’s most popular programs, and in today’s virtual environment, it provides a safe and convenient way for busy funeral professionals to continue learning by participating in free online webinars.

“The pandemic has impacted many of the traditional planning and healing processes that are important in funeral service and added tremendous stress to funeral directors,” said Jenn Parvin, vice president of marketing and technology at Batesville. “We have dedicated several Education Series webinars to helping funeral professionals develop new skills to engage with families remotely, adapt to changes in their business and prepare for serving families in a post-COVID world.”

The list of upcoming Education Series events is below. Each webinar includes a 30-minute presentation followed by an interactive question-and-answer session.

  • Planning a Meaningful Funeral Service, Virtually!
    Presented by Matt McNulty & Kraig Holmes, Batesville Technology Solutions Experts
    Tuesday, February 23, 1 p.m. (ET)
    Digital solutions are becoming part of the ‘new norm’ in today’s funerals. Whether it’s sharing product information to help families make selections, streaming services online, providing grief support, or personalizing obituaries, video tributes or merchandise, technology can help make funerals more meaningful. Explore how Batesville’s virtual solutions and free website platform can help you deliver unique experiences – faster and easier than ever!
  • Preparing for the Post-COVID Rebound – Part 1
    Presented by Ashley Glaub, Talent Management & Organizational Effectiveness Leader, Hillenbrand
    Tuesday, April 20, 1 p.m. (ET)
    The pandemic has pushed us out of our comfort zones. We crave more normalcy, but the ways we perform and succeed in the future will look different than before. Join us to review proven change management strategies to win the heads, hearts and hands of your funeral home staff as they experience change. Learn how to recognize behaviors so you can lead your team through the change management curve and help them adapt to a post-COVID world.
  • Preparing for the Post-COVID Rebound – Part 2
    Presented by Dr. John Crane, Manager, Customer Intelligence and Research & Paul Holzman, Director of Marketing, Batesville
    Tuesday, April 27, 1 p.m. (ET)
    Families are at the center of your business and having a deeper understanding of these future customers is essential to success. Dr. Crane will review highlights from Batesville’s latest research on consumer behavior and explore key demographic trends, including age, race, death rates, and more. This session will explore emerging trends and help you refine your business strategy to anticipate families’ needs and enhance the value you provide to communities.

For a complete listing and descriptions of all education events, or to register for a webinar, go to www.Batesville.com/Webinars. Topics for future events will be announced at a later date.

About Batesville
Batesville (www.Batesville.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), is a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America, offering a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization options and innovative technology solutions. For more than 125 years, Batesville has supported licensed funeral professionals in helping families honor the lives of those they love.® A history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery helped Batesville become – and remain – a market leader.

Teresa M. Gyulafia
Director – Strategic Communications
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Phone: 812.931.5084
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