Kansas Funeral Directors Association


Upcoming events

    • 12 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 23 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

     




    2021 On Demand KFDA Virtual Spring Meeting  Via Zoom

     

    AGENDA

    1 hr CE -     How to Talk to Families Who've Suffered a Loss by Suicide 
    1 hr CE       Taking Our Funeral Celebration Up a Notch 

    CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINAR

     

    How to Talk to Families Who’ve Suffered a Loss by Suicide

    A loss by suicide is like no other, and the grief can be especially traumatic. Families often feel intense shame. Because of the uncomfortable nature of suicide, directors are often unsure of the right thing to do or say. This program offers guidance on how to support families who have suffered a loss by suicide including what to say or not to say and how to spot the bereaved who are at risk of suicide.

    Attendees can ask the speaker any question in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. Downloads and handouts are provided by the speaker.

    Presenter: Anne Moss Rogers is a TEDx speaker, storyteller, author, and registered suicide prevention trainer. Her blog, Emotionally Naked reached over a half million in its first three years on the subjects of suicide and grief and she has written a book, Diary of a Broken Mind. Despite her family’s best efforts, Anne Moss’s 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015 after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression and ultimately addiction. She chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral and started a blog called Emotionally Naked that has been read over a million times. She’s a national public speaker on suicide and grief. Her story has been featured in the New York Times and she has a TEDx called, “Can a Blog Save Lives?”

    Taking Our Funeral Celebration Up a Notch

    It’s not news that people are longing for more personalized funerals than ever before. People are wanting to express themselves in all manner of ways, open to more celebration, lightheartedness, and sometimes even fun. Even in grief, smiles can save the day. Designing a life celebration that is unique, life-affirming, and unforgettable is a gift to any family. The more ways we can be creative the better!

    Presenter: Kyle Tevlin is the founder of I Want a Fun Funeral, a consulting company helping people create deeply meaningful and unforgettable goodbye celebrations.  

    Please make your reservations by noon, April 23, 2021. Please call the KFDA office to cancel at 785-232-7789.


    Please finish the online form or download and mail with payment to: KFDA, 1200 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66612, Fax to: 785-232-7791,

    Email to: kfda2@kfda.kscoxmail.com or call the KFDA office at 785-232-7789.

    • 07 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 09 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS

    Join us for the

    Kansas Funeral Directors Association's 2021 Convention -

    Exhibitor's Information

     Convention Materials and to register please fill out this form:
    2021 KFDA Exhibitor's Brochure and Registration Form.pdf

    KFDA refund and cancellation policy: After May 14, 2021, no withdrawals will be honored and no refunds will be given. 

    • 09 Jun 2021
    • 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM (CDT)
    • Topeka
    Register

    Crematory Operator Certification Course

    June 9, 2021
    8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

    presented by Larry Stuart Jr.
    Crematory Manufacturing & Services, Inc.


    Topics Covered

     Cremation - Past and Present    Handling Human Remains
     Combustion - The Basics    Functions - System Controls
     Operating a Crematory
       Procedures for Various Cases
     Caskets and Container Types
       Crematory Law
     Ethics    Environment and Permits
     Forms    Safety, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

    Approved for 6 hours of CE by the Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts.


    Agenda

    7:45 - 8:15
      Registration
     8:15 - 9:55
      Classroom
     9:55 - 10:10
      Break
    10:10 - 12:00
      Classroom
    12:00 - 1:00
      Lunch
     1:00 - 2:00
      Classroom
     2:00 - 2:15
      Break
     2:15 - 2:45
      Classroom


    Location

    Capitol Plaza Hotel
    1700 SW Topeka Blvd.
    Topeka, KS 

    KFDA Convention rate $101.00
    Contact hotel directly for reservations at 785-431-7200 or 1-800-579-7937

    Hotel reservation deadline May 22, 2021 for discounted rate.

    Forms

    2021 Crematory Operator Certification Course

    Early bird registration for members until May 28, 2021. 

Past events

07 Apr 2021 2021 KFDA Virtual Spring Meeting
29 Jan 2021 On-Demand KFDA Embalming Seminar
27 Jan 2021 2021 KFDA Embalming Seminar
23 Oct 2020 2020 OSHA Staff Training Webinar/Teleconference
16 Oct 2020 2020 OSHA Staff Training Webinar/Teleconference
13 Oct 2020 2020 Virtual District Meeting
09 Oct 2020 2020 OSHA Staff Training Webinar/Teleconference
03 Sep 2020 2020 Kansas Funeral Directors Virtual Convention
05 Mar 2020 2020 Spring Regional Meeting - Wichita
04 Mar 2020 2020 Spring Regional Meeting - Dodge City
03 Mar 2020 2020 Spring Regional Meeting - Hays
02 Mar 2020 2020 Spring Regional Meeting - Mayetta
16 Jan 2020 2020 KFDA Embalming Seminar
18 Oct 2019 2019 OSHA Staff Training Teleconference
11 Oct 2019 2019 OSHA Staff Training Teleconference
04 Oct 2019 2019 OSHA Staff Training Teleconference
12 Sep 2019 2019 Fall District 2 Meeting
11 Sep 2019 2019 Fall District 4 Meeting
10 Sep 2019 2019 Fall District 3 Meeting
05 Sep 2019 2019 Fall District 5 Meeting
04 Sep 2019 2019 Fall District 6 Meeting
03 Sep 2019 2019 Fall District 1 Meeting
07 Mar 2019 2019 Spring Regional Meeting - Topeka
06 Mar 2019 2019 Spring Regional Meeting - Wichita
05 Mar 2019 2019 Spring Regional Meeting - Dodge City
04 Mar 2019 2019 Spring Regional Meeting - Hays
15 Jan 2019 2019 KFDA Embalming Seminar
05 Oct 2018 2019 OSHA Staff Training Teleconference
20 Sep 2018 2018 Fall District 5 Meetings
19 Sep 2018 2018 Fall District 6 Meetings
13 Sep 2018 2018 Fall District 4 Meetings
12 Sep 2018 2018 Fall District 3 Meetings
11 Sep 2018 2018 Fall District 2 Meetings
10 Sep 2018 2018 Fall District 1 Meetings
02 May 2018 KFDA Opioid Crisis Panel
30 Apr 2018 2018 Kansas Funeral Directors Convention
01 Mar 2018 2018 Spring Regional Meeting - Wichita
28 Feb 2018 2018 Spring Regional Meeting - Dodge City
27 Feb 2018 2018 Spring Regional Meeting - Hays
26 Feb 2018 2018 Spring Regional Meeting - Mayetta
17 Jan 2018 2018 KFDA Embalming Seminar
29 Oct 2017 2017 NFDA Convention - Boston
06 Oct 2017 OSHA Staff Training Teleconference
03 Oct 2017 KFDA Board Meeting
14 Sep 2017 2017 Fall District 2 Meeting
13 Sep 2017 2017 Fall District 3 Meeting
12 Sep 2017 2017 Fall District 4 Meeting
07 Sep 2017 2017 Fall District 5 Meeting
06 Sep 2017 2017 Fall District 6 Meeting
05 Sep 2017 2017 Fall District 1 Meeting
03 May 2017 Crematory Operator Certification Course
30 Apr 2017 Kansas Funeral Directors Convention
02 Mar 2017 2017 Spring Regional Meeting - Wichita
01 Mar 2017 2017 Spring Regional Meeting - Dodge City
28 Feb 2017 2017 Spring Regional Meeting - Hays
27 Feb 2017 2017 Spring Regional Meeting - Topeka
18 Jan 2017 2017 KFDA Embalming Seminar
22 Oct 2016 2016 NFDA International Convention & Expo
08 Sep 2016 2016 Fall District 4 Meeting
07 Sep 2016 2016 Fall District 3 Meeting
06 Sep 2016 2016 Fall District 2 Meeting
01 Sep 2016 2016 Fall District 6 Meeting
31 Aug 2016 2016 Fall District 5 Meeting
30 Aug 2016 2016 Fall District 1 Meeting
08 May 2016 Tri-State Convention
27 Apr 2016 NFDA Advocacy Summit
03 Mar 2016 KFDA Meetings - Mayetta
02 Mar 2016 KFDA Meetings - Hays
01 Mar 2016 KFDA Meetings - Dodge City
29 Feb 2016 KFDA Meetings - Mulvane
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