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2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat

2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to Friday, September 10, 2021

Event Details

The 2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat is one of our favorite events of the year!   

Hightlights inlcude:

  • Keynote by Lt. General Russel Hornere' (Ret.)
  • Golf Outing at Oak Marsh 
  • Welcome reception sponsored by Argent Trust
  • Committee planning meetings
  • Hospitality Suite hosted by Matthews Aurora
  • More coming soon!
NEW! Drive-in Special

$30 Drive-in rate to come and hear General Hornore' speak at 9am on the 9th in the Ossbaw Conference Room.

Hotel Information:

Omni Amelia Island Resort

39 Beach Lagoon Road

Amelia Island, Florida 32034

1-800-843-6664 - for room reservations under our block

Or, click here to book your room online

.Reservation Deadline for the discounted room rate for IFDF is August 18, 2021

Discounted Room Rates for $179/night.

Conference Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing before 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, to receive a refund of your registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrations can be transferred to another individual. All cancellations and changes must be in writing.

COVID-19 Policy at the IFDF Leadership Retreat

We are so pleased to be able to host an in-person conference this year as we emerge from the pandemic. While we are not out of the woods entirely, we celebrate the ability to gather face-to-face.
Many are asking, is IFDF going to require that I cover my face while at the conference? IFDF will continue to monitor and adhere to all CDC guidelines and other guidance to limit potential exposure and spread of COVID-19. Our stance is that masks will be voluntary while attending IFDF events. However, the hotel does NOT require that we mask up in common areas like lobbies and elevators. In order to slow the spread, we all must continue to do our part to protect the vulnerable. Most of us have been vaccinated and feel comfortable not wearing masks in public, and we support you if that is your choice. However, we  encourage you to mask-up at our events, but will not require it.
We will be handing out visual indicators, like colored wrist bands, to show individual’s social distance comfort level. We will have hand sanitizer stations throughout and encourage staying at a safe distance. We also will have extra masks available if needed. Please contact Heather Bernier directly if you have any questions.

For More Information:

Heather Bernier, QAS
Heather Bernier, QAS
Associate Executive Director Independent Funeral Directors of Florida (850)222-0198

2021 IFDF Leadership Retreat Agenda

Omni Amelia Island Resort

September 8-10, 2021

Wednesday, Septmeber 8th

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Golf Outing at Oak Marsh (on property)

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm – Until

Dinner on your own

8:00pm – 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite – Sponsored by Jim Holcolm with Matthews Aurora

 Thursday, Septmeber 9th

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast on your own

8:30am – 9:00am

Coffee/Call to Order/Opening Remarks

9:00am – 10:00am

Opening Keynote: Lt. General Russel Hornore’

Resilient Leadership in the Age of Covid-19: Plan, Prepare, Execute and Adapt Your Plan

10:30am – 11:30am

Committee Meetings – I-Trust, Disaster Response & Spouse Ad Hoc

11:30pm – 12:30pm

Committee Meetings – Annual Conference, LGA/PAC

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch & Virtual Mtg w/ Dan Isaard of The Foresight Companies

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Committee Meetings – Membership, Past President/Nominations

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Committee Meetings – Foundation Board, Public Relations/Outreach

4:15pm – 5:00 pm

Virtual Mtg with Jake Johnson w/ Johnson Consulting

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Cocktails at the hotel bar then dinner on your own

9:00pm – Until

Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Jim Holcolm with Matthews Aurora

Friday, September 10th

8:00am – 12:00pm

Breakfast & Board Meeting (breakfast provided)


Conference Concludes


***Committee Meeting Assignments Coming Soon