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Page A21 september 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Section A 2023 NFDA International Convention & Expo Las Vegas, Nevada • September 10-13 Pre-Convention Highlights KEYNOTE SPEAKERS MOMENTUM: ACCELERATE YOUR PERFORMANCE WITHOUT THE BURNOUT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 9:30 – 11:30 A.M. Suneel Gupta Author & Harvard Medical School Visiting Scholar In the face of an exhaustion epidemic, it’s time to rethink how we view high performance. Grit and hustle have their place but are also scientifically associated with burnout. Gupta helps organizations increase performance, innovation, and creativity by showing why high-potential people and teams fizzle out. This presentation is rooted in Gupta’s study of the habits of extraordinary leaders who reached breakthrough levels of productivity, resilience, fulfillment, and momentum. HACKING THE ROCKSTAR ATTITUDE: How to Ignite Rockstar Performance During Uncertain Times TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 10:30 – 12 P.M. Mark Schulman World-class Drummer, Speaker & Author Schulman’s high-energy, dynamic presentation can best be described as a rock show disguised as a keynote. In his engaging, interactive and entertaining performance, Schulman focuses on three core principles: Attitude, Behavior and Consequences. You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude, which drives your behavior, and your behaviors determine your consequences. You’ll walk away with a blueprint for how to incorporate rock ‘n’ roll philosophy, techniques and swagger in order to overcome obstacles, drive performance and energize your work and personal life. Are you ready to rock? (Spanish translation available.) (1 CE hour) EMBRACING AI TECHNOLOGY: Practical Tools and Strategies for Funeral Directors WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 12:15 – 1:30 P.M. Dennis Yu CEO | BlitzMetrics Curious about the AI technologies that are revolutionizing the business landscape? Join Yu as we delve into the fascinating and often confusing world of AI. We’ve randomly selected a mix of NFDA members to implement some simple steps to enhance their marketing. We’ll reveal the results live and share action guides so attendees can immediately start using AI to optimize their website, edit videos, create ad campaigns and more. Yu will also fill us in on the common pitfalls that come with using AI such as hallucinations, false information, accidental plagiarism and SEO penalties. (1 CE hour) NFDA Members Elect Officers to Serve on Board of Directors, Vote on Bylaws Changes Daniel J. Ford Chris E. Christian Christopher P. Robinson Douglas R. “Dutch” Nie II BROOKFIELD,WI— Eligible voting members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) elected the following individuals to serve as officers on the Board of Directors: President-elect Christopher P. Robinson, CFSP, CCO; Treasurer Daniel J. Ford, CFSP, CCO; and Secretary Chris E. Christian, CFSP, CCO. Additionally, all three proposed changes to the NFDA bylaws passed. The officers will serve one-year terms of office that begin immediately following the 2023 NFDA International Convention & Expo, which will take place September 10-13 in Las Vegas, NV. From July 25-August 7, 1,092 votes were cast by eligible voting members. Votes were cast online through a secure balloting system run by YesElections. Winners of the officer elections are determined by a plurality vote. The results were: President-elect Christopher P. Robinson, CFSP, CCO 100% (1,048 votes); Treasurer Daniel J. Continued on page A29 2023 NFDA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & EXPO Registration still open SEE YOU SOON! LAS VEGAS, NV • SEPTEMBER 10-13 CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE IN LAS VEGAS! 2023_Convention_1/3 NOMIS Ad3.indd 1 8/10/23 2:24 PM