JCG Summit

March 1 – March 4, 2021

Embrace the New Confidence

We’re bullish on 2021. We believe the year holds incredible promise for everyone in our profession. Summit 2021 is about fulfilling that promise by tapping into The New Confidence. Join us for four days of progressive thinking and stimulating experiences all from the comfort of your own home.

Virtually impossible to miss

Summit 2021 will be a virtual event. But you can expect the same engaging experience as years past with some exciting new twists. Over the course of four days, you’ll take part in lively interactions with other attendees and learn from industry peers, all while reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.

New Year, New Experiences

Our Virtual Hackathon will be a highlight of this year’s Summit. This fun and immersive experience leverages rapid ideation and design-thinking principles to accelerate innovation and problem-solving. Over the course of half a day, you’ll work with other Summit attendees in a virtual environment that pushes you out of your comfort zone, and into new ways of thinking about your business. Watch the video below to learn more.

Regards to our Sponsors

We are extremely grateful for our valued Sponsors and their support for Summit 2021.

 The Agenda – All Times MST

Monday, March 1 – All Times MST
12:00 pm Welcome to Summit 2021!
12:05 pm Cameos
12:10 pm Giveaways Primer – How to Win Big
12:15 pm Resilient Organizations: Agile Mindset, Design Thinking – Rocky Ozaki
1:15 pm The Power of You with Jen Arricale
1:25 pm M&A Grow or Go
1:35 pm State of the Profession Panel
  • Jay Dodds – Park Lawn Corp, ICCFA
  • Leili McMurrough – Worsham College
  • Tom Anderson – Funeral Director Daily
  • Barbara Kemmis – CANA

2:35 pm Day 1 Winners Announcement
2:40 pm Evening Event: Happy Hour with Strategic Partners

Tuesday, March 2 – All Times MST
12:00 pm Welcome to Summit 2021 Day 2
12:05 pm Powering Continuous Improvement Through the Voice of the Customer: Medallia
  • Rob Alexander
  • Anthony Buonopane
12:35 pm JCG Accounting and Financial Services Spotlight
12:45 pm PT Award Ceremony
1:15 pm A Personal Message from Jake Johnson
1:20 pm Stand Up for Success with Jen Arricale
1:30 pm Finding Clarity and Direction in an Uncertain World, Sheldon Harris, CEO Coaching International
2:10 pm JCG Business Consulting Services Spotlight
2:20 pm Day 2 Winners Announcement
2:25 pm Evening Event: Happy Hour with Strategic Partners
Wednesday, March 3 – All Times MST
12:00 pm Welcome to Summit 2021 Day 3
12:05 pm Growth and Legacy: How to Build Enterprise Value While Serving Families – Dr. Jacquie Hart, CEO Coaching International
12:45 pm M&A Minute with Jake
12:50 pm The New Confidence with Jake Johnson, CEO and President of Johnson Consulting Group
1:15 pm 5 Top Tips for Fueling a Healthier You with Jen Arricale
1:25 pm Hackathon Pitches 1
2:25 pm Day 3 Winners Announcement
2:30 pm Evening Event: Happy Hour with Strategic Partners
Thursday, March 4 – All Times MST
12:00 pm Welcome to the Final Day of Summit 2021
12:05 pm Hackathon Pitches 2
1:05 pm J3Tech Spotlight
1:15 pm A Personal Message from Jake Johnson
1:20 pm Healthy Communication with Jen Arricale
1:30 pm Future of the Profession Panel Discussion
  • Leili McMurrough – Worsham College
  • Elizabeth Fournier – Cornerstone Funeral Services
  • Adelle Archer – Eterneva
  • Zach Carnley – Sneed Funeral Home, TFDA Millennial Directors
2:00 pm Day 4 Winners Announcement and Closing Comments

A word from a past attendee

Thank you again for inviting me to the summit.  I learned a lot and felt challenged by many of the topics. I have a lot of work to do when I get home.  Thanks for everything.

– Jon Reichmuth

Let’s start the conversation

With a clear understanding of where the profession has been, and a compelling vision of where it’s going, we help our clients reach new levels of success. Let’s talk about how we can do the same for you.