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

      • 01 Dec 2022
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      OPEG 2022 Year End Awards Celebration

      Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

      Time: 4:30-5:30 PM

      Location: Zoom (link will be provided closer to the event date to those that are registered)

      Please join us for an Ohio Program Evaluators Group virtual end of year celebration. We will celebrate the past year by honoring our 2022 awardees! We will also share plans for 2023 and have time for some virtual fellowship.

      Emerging Evaluator Award- Seema Mahato, Evaluation and Assessment Manager, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

      Evaluation Recognition Award- Clara Pelfrey, Director of Evaluation, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, Case Western Reserve University a

      Roberta O’Keefe Award for Service to OPEG- Lana Rucks, The Rucks Group and Cheryl Marcus, Independent Consultant

      Please register for the event by November 28, 2022. Please contact with any questions.  There is no charge for the event.

      • 15 Dec 2022

      The University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center's team is growing!  We are looking to hire two full-time Research Associates to lead and/or assist with community based-evaluation projects that change lives and systems, using equitable research methodologies and evaluation practices. A few details to note for potential applicants: 

      • Competitive Starting Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000, dependent on the candidate’s education and experience 
      • Eligible for Hybrid Telework Schedule: report to the Victory Parkway Office two days per week    
      • Additional details and qualifications go to

      Education / experience requirements:

      • An earned master’s degree by time of appointment in a related field (e.g., evaluation, education, statistics, data sciences, public health, psychology, or sociology)
      • Two years of experience managing quantitative or qualitative data in either an academic or a community setting

      Web Site:

      Contact person & information: Rachel Smith, Hiring Coordinator,

      Deadline for submission:  Open until filled

      Posting end date: December 15, 2022

      • 15 Dec 2022

      Title / Position: Principal Research Associate

      Organization: The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University

      Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

      Hours / Full or Part Time: Full-time (40 hours per week)

      Time period: 2-year appointment, with option to renew assuming

      satisfactory performance

      Description of position: The Evaluation Center is developing an Evaluation

      Lab where undergraduate and graduate students will develop evaluation

      and social research skills by working on community-based projects.

      The Evaluation Lab director will pay a lead role in developing the Lab’s

      structure and engaging community and academic partners to ensure the Lab

      is valuable to them. Once the lab is operational, the Lab director will:

      • Promote the Lab to community organizations, students, and academic


      • Secure contracts for community projects
      • Assemble teams of students to work on small-scale evaluations and

      assign them to community-based projects

      • Supervise, coach, and support students to (1) help them learn and

      develop practical evaluation and social research skills; and (2) ensure

      the technical quality, relevance, utility, and cultural appropriateness of

      evaluations conducted by the Lab

      • Develop grant and contract proposals to secure funding for the Lab's


      Education / experience requirements: Ph.D. with at least three years of


      Web Site:

      Contact person & information: Lori Wingate,

      Deadline for submission: December 15, 2022 / Posting end date: December 15, 2022

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