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Learning to Be a Leader

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Members: $ 55.00
Non-Members: $ 70.00

3 CE Hours

The aim of this online course is to help individuals in the funeral profession come to an understanding of the important role that leadership plays in a professional career. The author examines five major misunderstandings about leadership to help funeral directors understand what leadership is - and isn't. Students will learn how to implement the skills that leaders use to move their lives and organizations into the future. Special attention is paid to applying the principles of leadership to funeral service situations.

Continuing Education Information

This course is currently approved for 3 CE hours by APFSP and most state licensing boards.

State Exceptions

Check with your state board for approval status.  


OSullivanGary O'Sullivan, CCE

Gary O'Sullivan, CCE, is president of a unique strategic consulting company specializing within the cemetery and funeral profession. Using his PrinciplePower concepts he assists client firms in developing critical processes to positively impact their company's performance. Gary uses his experience as a senior-level executive and over 30 years of business development to move his consulting client's organizations to new levels of performance.

Gary is an experienced executive, trainer, program developer, and an in-demand platform speaker, workshop instructor, author, and motivator. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines. His audio and video programs have been recognized industry-wide as highly effective learning and motivation tools. In addition, he is one of the profession's most sought-after keynote speakers. He conducts training seminars nationwide as one of the profession's leading trainers, speakers and motivators.

From entering sales at the age of eighteen and selling door-to-door for family-owned businesses to a senior vice president for a publicly traded company, from creating leadership development programs to developing culture initiatives, Gary is innovative and effective. He has a unique ability to make a difference in people's professional and personal accomplishments. For three decades Gary has been in the business of building people to build business. By uniting service and sales, connecting leadership with culture-focused strategies, using integrity as the cornerstone for success, he helps companies develop their greatest competitive edge - their people. 

*State CE approval varies. All NFDA online courses are approved for continuing education by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) and most state licensing boards. Contact your state licensing board or NFDA for specific state CE information.

The fact that NFDA presents this educational material does not denote that NFDA endorses, recommends or supports the opinions expressed by the presenter or author. The content presented is informational only. For specific legal or compliance advice contact your firm's legal counsel. NFDA does not warrant the accuracy of any of the information presented, and NFDA shall not be liable for the actions or inactions of funeral establishment owners, managers or employees in respect to the information presented in this educational product.