Center For Loss & Life Transition
3735 Broken Bow Road
Fort Collins, Colorado  80526
Phone: (970) 226-6050   Fax: 800-922-6051
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WHY We Need Funerals 3-Day Seminar

WHY of the Funeral PackageThe Complete WHY of the Funeral Package

This package includes the WHY of the funeral workbook, both posters (Why We Have Had Funerals Since the Beginning of Time and Honoring, Remembering, Healing), and a packet of 100 Why We Have Had Funerals brochures.
Train your staff to better represent the necessity of having a meaningful funeral in the mourning process. Place the posters in your arrangment rooms to educate the families you serve about the importance of a meaningful funeral. Send your families home with a tri-fold brochure on why we have funerals so they can process the information at their own pace.

Open Your Community’s Eyes to WHY We Need Funerals

A 3-Day Training Experience for Funeral Directors, Celebrants, and Grief Care Providers
June 24-26, 2014

In this 3-day seminar, respected author and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt will explore the reality that NOW, as no time before in history, people are questioning the need for funerals.

This training will help you…

• articulate WHY funerals are essential.

• understand why the funeral’s ceremonial elements, from visitation and music to readings and action combine to create a “sweet spot” of experience for family and friends.

• interface six essential functions of the funeral with the elements of ceremony.

• learn how to convey value every step of the way in the planning process.

• easily overcome a multitude of common objections.

• arrange funerals as a “facilitator,” not a “functionary.”

• care for yourself as you create meaningful funeral experiences.

• safeguard the very future of funerals by helping families make transformations—“decisions that are good for them.”

We invite you to be part of this revolutionary training experience with funeral service innovator Dr. Alan Wolfelt. During your three days in Colorado with him and other participants from across the continent, you will explore the importance of why we have funerals and, most importantly, learn how to articulate the “whys” easily to the families you serve and to your community at large.


Tuition for this seminar is $995. Tuition includes the WHY of the funeral training package (one manual, one each of the WHY and element posters, as well as a pack of the WHY brochures), breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Because space is limited, a non-refundable $300 deposit is required to confirm your registration. The tuition balance of $695 is due May 13, 2014.


This seminar will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, and The Center for Loss has guaranteed a special room rate for course participants of $114 per night (plus applicable taxes). The full service Marriott Hotel is an elegant 230-room facility conveniently located next door to the Foothills Mall, numerous restaurants, retail outlets, and several movie theaters. The hotels features an acclaimed full-service restaurant, and in-room amenities include daily newspaper, coffee service, hair dryer, iron, refrigerator (upon request), and free Internet access. For your recreational pleasure, the hotel offers an indoor/outdoor pool and fitness center. Reservations may be made by calling (800) 548-2635.  Please mention your attendance to the course to receive our special rate.


Denver International Airport (DIA) is our closest major airport. Fort Collins is about 1 ¾ hours north of the airport. Most participants choose to use ground shuttle service between the airport and hotel, or you may also choose to rent a car for your stay.

Here are a few shuttle options to choose from:

Green Ride Colorado Shuttle    

click here for online reservations    or phone (888) 472- 6656

Super Shuttle Denver

click here for online reservations     or phone (800) BLUE VAN


This seminars will be 3 days long. You will meet other participants in the designated room at the Marriott, where training will begin each day at 8:00 am. Breakfast will be served from 7:00-8:00 am, and lunch will be from noon to 1:00 pm.

Tuesday and Wednesday class will end at 4:00 pm. On Thursday the seminar will wrap up at 12:00 pm. Many people will leave for the airport at this time; therefore, lunch is not provided on Thursday. We suggest a return flight out of Denver International Airport no earlier than 4:00 pm.


Space for this seminar is limited, so please call us at (970) 226-6050 or email to ensure space availability before registering.

Submit the registration form with your $300 deposit to:

Center for Loss & Life Transition
3735 Broken Bow Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526

or email it to

Please feel free to contact us with any questions related to this excellent training opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you!


Explore beautiful Northern Colorado

Fort Collins’ quaint yet lively “Old Town” area is packed with wonderful restaurants and shops. You will have evenings to spend as you choose. Many participants plan their evenings out together as groups.

Your discounted lodging is good through Thursday night, so you might want to do yourself a favor and consider a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park or a day exploring the City of Denver to close-off your Colorado experience!

For more information about Fort Collins, you may contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-274-3678 or

Old Town Square, Credit Ryan Burke copy

Fort Collins’ Old Town Square is a walking mall surrounded by local shops and restaurants. You’ll enjoy getting to know why our community is nicknamed “the Choice City”! Photo courtesy of Visit Fort Collins

Click here to download a copy of the WHY We Need Funerals Seminar Brochure

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