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Workshops & Speaking


“When Ohio Funeral Directors Association asked Allison to speak, the organization had three expectations: to learn new and creative ways to engage with the families we serve, increase our membership’s ability to offer innovative after-care and bereavement programming in their communities, and best strategies for attracting the kind of positive local, regional, and national media attention we all deserve. She not only delivered — she surpassed those expectations! Every State funeral association should book Allison immediately.”
— Lori Hicks, President, Ohio Funeral Directors Association

All events are now offered via Zoom or the virtual platform of your choice. Every opportunity includes a custom, thought-provoking presentation with plenty of time to Ask Allison Anything©. Most events run 60 minutes. If you work with a non-profit, please inquire about special pricing.

Workshop & Speech Topics

Tips for Remembering Loved Ones During Uneasy Times

We are all feeling a measure of loss — whether mourning the death of a loved one or the loss of safety and routine. In this interactive event, participants will learn clever and practical ways to honor their feelings, remember the family and friends they never want to forget, and best strategies for beginning the healing process. This event Includes live Q&A, so participants will be able to “Ask Allison Anything.”

Easy & Creative Projects for Family Photographs

In difficult times like these, the best way to reclaim some much-needed power is to take back what you can: Your immediate environment, your home. During this interactive program, participants will learn practical methods for organizing and transforming cherished photographs, discover easy and creative projects that can be done with photos without spending a lot of money, and understand best apps and resources for managing 35mm slides, film reels, and photo albums.

Staying Connected to Loved Ones While Clearing Clutter

Learn concrete and actionable guidance for going through objects and heirlooms: which to keep, which to give away, and which to completely transform so they bring you more pleasure. In this uplifting and interactive session, participants will learn best strategies for sorting, donating, and repurposing sentimental keepsakes so the process of decluttering fills them with joy and enhances their connections to loved ones.

Managing Grief in a Time of Anxiety

When we lose someone we love, we’re reminded of how little control we have over our lives. Emotions may run high and often they’re not easy to manage. During this interactive program, participants will learn one of the most important factors for supporting long-term healing and acquire new skills for curbing anxiety and anxious-thinking.

Helping Children and Teens Cope with Loss

Children and teens who are encouraged to remember family and friends almost always fare better emotionally than those who don’t. Empower your volunteers and staff with an interactive program that reveals new ways for children and teens to stay connected to the people they miss most, including must-have apps, writing exercises, and indoor and outdoor activities. (Allison is a proud Board Member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children)

Praise for Allison Gilbert’s Workshops and Talks:

“What a fabulous evening! The room was packed. The crowd was happy. Everyone walked away thrilled they made the time to come. Let’s do it again soon.”
– Susan Engel, Director, Lectures, 92nd Street Y

“I attend and oversee dozens of events for women in corporate America every year, and I find Allison an unusually warm, informative, and funny speaker. She brilliantly applies her own hard-won lessons and insights to the business and professional issues that others face. Our members loved her!”
– Betty Spence, Ph.D., President, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for leading such an important program. Our members learned so much from you, and feel stronger from having listened to your warm and insightful talk. Let us know when you’d like to come back. Please consider our red door always open.”
– Migdalia Torres, Executive Director of Program and Satellite Expansion, Gilda’s Club New York City


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2022 Events

All events will be archived on Allison Gilbert’s YouTube Channel