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MBAdvocacy Town Hall Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): MBAdvocate Marilyn Harris-Davis, JD & MBNA Vice President Ryan Worthington
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

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Course Description
This webinar is 100% FREE for members!

Ms. Marilyn Harris-Davis, JD was hired to serve as your MBAdvocate, and Ms. Ryan Worthington of Worthington Monuments, Inc. in Burleson, TX was recently elected as Vice President at the 2018 MBUniversity Conference. Join them for this 30-60-minute discussion about the MBAdvocacy program! Learn about the program's purpose and goals, recent accomplishments and future plans, and how to fully utilize its services to your benefit! Participants will be shown the program's database of issues and taught how to navigate this new MBAdvocacy tool.

Presenter Bio(s)
Mrs. Worthington graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Business Administration. Following graduation, Ryan worked as a broker selling consumer good and perishables to major retailers. She joined her husband, Matt, at Worthington Monuments, Inc. on a full-time basis in 2011. Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Monument Builders Association..

Marilyn Harris-Davis, JD obtained her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, pursued her graduate studies at American University in Public Information Administration and completed her undergraduate work in English at the University of Maryland.

Before working with the death care industry, she spent time working in cable franchise operations; working with state legislators negotiating and procuring cable television contracts. This lead to future political/governmental work as the Communications Director for the Mayor of Baltimore, and as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. She has also been an adjunct professor of Law at the Community College of Baltimore City and the College of Notre Dame.

As a recent Executive Director of the Office of Cemetery Oversight for the State of Maryland, she enforced relevant legislation and statutory provisions of the Maryland Annotated Code relative to death care; and, in conjunction with the State's Attorney General, facilitating the creation of legislation governing the death care industry.

Cost
Free for members and friends of MBNA.

Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists®.

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What is an MBUniversity Webinar?
A MBUniversity Webinar is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

Who presents at an MBUniversity Webinar?
Your webinar will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CEU Credits
The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

Why MBUniversity Webinars?

Fast.
No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.
No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

Easy.
A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

Affordable.
MBUniversity Webinars are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.