About Our Conferences

OPEG is dedicated to providing educational experiences for our members and Evaluators throughout the region.  We hold three scheduled conferences each year.  

  • The Summer Stats Series provides training in specific statistical methods in an intense, limited capacity setting.The Summer Stats program provides free advanced statistics training opportunities and is open for members only. 
  • The Spring Exchange highlights a keynote speaker on a current topic of interest in evaluation, opportunities for OPEG members to share their evaluation work, the election of new Board members, and presentation of awards for contribution to both the field of evaluation and for service to OPEG. Check the event calendar to find out the year's theme and any particular year's criteria. Members are encouraged to submit abstracts for review.
  • The Fall Workshop features invited presenters to provide methodology, techniques, and technology to help evaluators improve skills and keep up with changes in evaluation practice.
See our Upcoming events listing below.  We are happy to share events from all over the region that may be of interest to our members.  Please let OPEG Board of Directors know know about any upcoming events you would like to list.

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    Upcoming events

      • 23 Oct 2021

      Title / Position:  Research Associate

      Organization: University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center (UCESC)

      Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio

      Hours / Full or Part Time:  Full Time

      Time period (e.g., permanent, 2 year contract, etc.):  Permanent

      Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field.  Additional qualifications are listed in the job posting.  

      Description of the Position:  

      University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center (UCESC) is seeking a research associate to lead data and evidence-based evaluation projects that change lives, systems, and communities. UCESC’s team of specialists provide evaluation design and technical assistance, collect and analyze data, and report results for local, state, and national partners. UCESC conducts 30-40 projects annually in the fields of public health, education, and related human services using specialized technology. UCESC’s team includes staff with masters and doctoral degrees in research, education, or related fields as well as support staff, graduate and undergraduate students.

      Job Overview:

      The UCESC Research Associate conducts all aspects of studies (e.g., idea generation, instrument development, research design, data analysis, report and publication writing, and presentations), ensuring that results are useful for the project stakeholders. The Research Associate will work collaboratively in a team environment, actively promote and contribute to the Center’s continuous improvement, and contribute to the initiation of business development, including proposal writing.  Responsibilities also include supporting graduate assistants and junior employees in growth and development for project work (as needed).

      UC is an AA/EOE-M/F/D/V.

      For additional information on how to apply go to:


      Contact person & information:  Rachel Smith, Program Manager and Hiring Coordinator (

      Deadline for submission:  Accepting applications until the position is filled

      Posting end date:  Oct. 23, 2021

      • 27 Oct 2021

      Inside Job: Strategies for Maximizing the Impact of Your Internal Evaluation PracticeOctober 27, 11 PST, 2 EST.

      Description: Internal evaluators find themselves pulled in many directions. To be effective, we need to balance traditional evaluation activities with skills in facilitation, capacity building, and culture change, to name a few. As a result, internal evaluators often ask themselves “where does my job start and end?” At this interactive webinar, we will share strategies for maximizing the impact of internal evaluation based on our professional experiences in the health and not-for-profit sectors. We will discuss practical tips and strategies about what’s worked for us and are interested in learning what’s worked for you. Topics will include how internal evaluators can: shift internal culture, break down silos, coach at the grassroots level, balance standardization with customization, and generate excitement within organizations. We invite you to join us in our quest to move internal evaluation practice from an isolated service to an embedded philosophy within our organizations.


      • Julia Langton, Manager of Evaluation & Impact Analysis, The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
      • Meagan Sutton, Director of Community Capacity & Impact, Social Venture Partners Vancouver
      • Kasra Hasani, Senior Evaluation Analyst, First Nations Health Authority
      • Rita Janke, Direct of Quality and Evaluation, Child Health BC
      • Trilby Smith, Evaluation Consultant, Trilby Smith Consulting

      This webinar is co-sponsored by the AEA Internal Evaluation TIG and the Greater Boston Evaluation Network, an AEA Affiliate.

      Learn more and register here:

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