THANOS magazine

Mexico | November 23, 2023

Discover the tools
to become a better funeral professional

The second edition of The Academy of International Funeral Top Management is launched.

In a sector as warm and complex as it is today the funeral industry, it is necessary to have training tools that help us to have an open mind to identify trends and markets that we will face in the coming years, associated with the demand that demographic evolution will bring.

Through a model of International business school born The Academy of International Funeral Top Management, sponsored by Gayosso Group and taught by the Tecnológico de Monterrey, a university recognized worldwide for its prestige and one of the most important in America, in its educational offer has an important business school that has trained hundreds of thousands of graduates of recognized reputation. According to QS Latin America University Rankings 2023, Tecnológico de Monterrey ranks fourth with a score of 94. 7, this evaluation is based on the recognition and academic prestige of each institution, which involves various aspects such as: employers, research, resources and internationalization.

The first generation of The Academy of International Funeral Top Management was graduated in July 2023 by 50 professionals of different nationalities. They learned how to measure leadership through the 360° Assessment (Leadership Circle Profile), how to provide a global approach to the competencies that the funeral business leader must assume in order to apply it in their day-to-day decision making, how to promote the integral performance of the collaborators of the work teams and how to achieve competitiveness and sustainability. One of the master classes was led by President of FIAT-IFTA, Mr. Marek Cichewicz. In this first generation, the sum of the experience of all the participants allowed the classes to become authentic lectures led by the professors and enriched by the participants, providing different perspectives and expanding the business vision under the highest standards of excellence, which are undoubtedly vital to improve our future as leaders in our sector.

Now the second call for International business school for senior managers is launched. The focus remains the same: to generate training spaces that open doors and allow leaders to have greater visibility and, as a result, exponential growth. The funeral industry is undergoing significant changes in their approaches to organic and inorganic growth, and leaders must be aware of this, betting and investing in new ways of developing people, but especially talent.

To participate you must pre-register by sending an email to:, attention Elizabeth Gonzalez, Manager of Universidad Gayosso. Do not forget to include personal information such as: name, current position, company, number of positions requested and email account to receive information and personalized attention. It is important to consider that, in order to enter the Academy, it is necessary to have a bachelor's degree.


Francisco Santomé,
Regional Sales Director Gayosso Group

First, being part of an interdisciplinary group with people who work in the same line of business gave me a richness and made me realize that in the company we are advanced in terms of processes, products and tools, among other things. Secondly, it allowed me to reinforce and learn knowledge, put it into practice, present it with examples, receive feedback and, in the same way, contribute to others. Third, it is an enriching experience that fosters cordiality and interaction between companies in the same sector, in order to strengthen good practices in the industry. Fourth, the selected topics deserve a special mention, because they are really valuable and applicable to daily activities, no matter the specialty or position, each topic was well thought out and the speakers have the in-depth knowledge to deliver them, the vast majority of them give a lecture on their subject. Thank you Gayosso for promoting the development of employees and motivating my work.


Dénika Yasmin Vedía Chávez,
Regional Operations Director Grupo Gayosso

My experience of having been part of the first generation of the Academy of Senior Funeral Directors was extremely enriching, in each session we addressed issues that we live day to day in our sector and provided us with very useful and practical tools to implement, it was also very enriching to share the space with colleagues from other companies in different countries. Special mention to each of the speakers of the Master Classes and each of the ITESM teachers, without a doubt, I highly recommend this training space designed by the industry, for the industry.


Héctor Miguel Santoyo Hernández,
Operations Manager Gayosso Group

The experience and professionalism shown by all the professors at the Tec de Monterrey undoubtedly gave me the tools to be a better professional.

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