ICCM Webinars on Covid-19 issues

The ICCM, facilitated by PlotBox, is holding a weekly Webinar during the coronavirus pandemic to help members with key issues. The Webinar will take place at 3pm every Thursday. A link will be sent via an enewsletter prior to the Webinar. The Webinar my be viewed live, or at an alternative time and date once it has been held.

Speakers will address various topics, and those listening in have the chance to type questions which will be answered live, or to share experiences and best practice through leaving typed comments.

The next webinar will be held on Thursday 4 June at 15.00. Further details and a link to register will be posted here in due course.

Links to previous webinars:

28 May 2020 – an ICCM webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk, Managing Director of Grief UK, Carole Henderson, and Bereavement Services Manager for Liverpool City Council, Alan Sheldon – topics discussed include how the coronavirus crisis is impacting on grief; useful tips for explaining the coronavirus to children; a city council and wider area response to the coronavirus crisis; answers to questions from viewers.

21 May 2020 – an ICCM webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk, Managing Director of Civil Ceremonies Ltd, Anne Barber and Secretary of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities, Brendan Day – topics discussed include how celebrants are dealing with issues caused by the coronavirus crisis; the formation and work of the Deceased Management Advisory Group; answers to questions from viewers.

14 May 2020 – an ICCM webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk, ICCM Technical and Member Services Officer, Mathew Crawley, and Director, Dignity Plc, Steve Gant – topics discussed include the ICCM CTTS scheme; Dignity’s steps to continue providing an excellent service in the next phase of the pandemic; answers to questions from viewers.

7 May 2020 – An ICCM webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk, Co-Founder of Heartled Wellbeing, Annie Raven-Vause and Ambassador for the Westerleigh Group, Alan Jose- topics discussed include steps you can take to look after yourself whilst dealing with the stresses and strains of the current situation; the Westerleigh Group’s response to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic; answers to questions from viewers.

30 April 2020 – An ICCM webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk, City of Edinburgh Council Bereavement Services Operations Manager, Jane Matheson, and The Mazwell Group Ltd Sales Consultant and Cleaning Specialist, Ben Whitworth – topics discussed include cleaning during the pandemic; protecting teams working in cemeteries and crematoria; answers to questions from viewers.

23 April 2020 – An ICCM webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk, Director of the CDS Group, Justin Smith and Business Development Director and Head of Planning at Memoria, Jamieson Hodgson – topics discussed include Environment Agency requirements for pandemic burials; cremation sector responses to the challenges of the pandemic; answers to questions from viewers.

16 April 2020 – An ICCM webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk and ICCM Technical Services and Journal Officer, Sofia Allana answering questions from viewers.

9 April 2020 – A PlotBox webinar which the ICCM took part in, featuring Watford Council Cemetery Manager, Tracy Jolliffe and ICCM Chief Executive Julie Dunk – topics discussed include planning for excess burials, IT systems and answers to questions from viewers.

2 April 2020 – A PlotBox audio webinar featuring ICCM Chief Executive, Julie Dunk, and Jason Masters from Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney, Australia, discussing approaches to preparing for the pandemic, and answering questions from listeners.

If there are any topics that you would like to be covered in a future webinar, please email them to jdunk@institutecemandcrem.com.

Disclaimer – Please note that the views of the invited speakers are not necessarily those of the ICCM. The ICCM does not condone or endorse any particular supplier, product or service.