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

      • 20 Sep 2021

      The Hawaiʻi-Pacific Evaluation Association, the largest professional evaluation and assessment association in the Pacific, is excited to offer a stellar line up of sessions for our 2021 virtual conference "Visionary evaluation for a sustainable, equitable future," on September 20-24, 2021. 

      With over 20 concurrent sessions and more than 15 posters. Beverly Parsons will present the keynote "Visionary evaluation for a sustainable, equitable future," who will also offer a free pre-conference 3-hour workshop. 

      The registration is $50. We also have student scholarships available (deadline is 8/31) for students to attend the conference for free. In addition, we have financial hardship waivers. 

      Register here:

      • 20 Sep 2021

      Request for Proposals: Program Information Systems Consulting with Pine Street Inn

      Overview of Opportunity:

      The purpose and scope of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified professionals to perform a review of Pine Street Inns’ program information systems and their capabilities and advise the organization regarding potential/recommended changes to improve effectiveness and efficiencies. As a data-informed and funded homeless service provider, PSI participates in a required Homeless Management information System (HMIS) called Clarity (parent company - BitFocus) and uses others systems to meet gaps in service delivery needs. The selected vendor will make recommendations to meet key information system priorities.

      Learn more here:

      (The link will ask for your name, email, and company (if applicable). This is for tracking purposes only and doesn't require making a password or an account.

      If you have any questions please contact: Matan BenYishay, Director of Program Evaluation, Pine Street Inn,

      • 30 Sep 2021
      • Title / Position - Executive Director
      • Organization - Measurement Resources Company
      • Location - Columbus, OH
      • Hours / Full or Part Time - Fulltime, 45 hours per week 
      • Time period (e.g., permanent, 2 year contract, etc.) - Permanent
      • Description of position - 

      Our company has quickly grown, and we are aiming to double our sales in the next three years. We seek an Executive Director to execute business development and oversee operations which will free up the President/Founder who is growing our sister company, SureImpact. The Executive Director will deepen relationships with clients and strengthen collaborations in the social impact community. The key metric is the ability to forge new alliances with strategic stakeholders in the social sector to expand MRC’s footprint across the United States. This position reports directly to the President/Founder and oversees three self-directed professionals.


      The Executive Director has primary responsibility for the daily operational management of MRC and for developing and implementing the tactical elements that achieve MRC’s 10-year vision and strategic plan. The ED will expand the reach of MRC’s services throughout Ohio and the U.S. The ED will make it a priority to build upon the high-performing, collaborative spirit that exists internally with the team, and strengthen external relationships with larger nonprofit, community, governmentand other stakeholders.

      • 04 Oct 2021

      Project Request: Evaluation

      IMPACT Safety, a program of LifeCare Alliance is a personal safety, and empowered self-defense resource! We teach people of all ages and abilities the critical emotional and physical skills to make safe choices, and live with more confidence. IMPACT has been teaching empowered personal safety and self-defense in the Columbus and surrounding area since 1993.

      Project Background:

      For the past nine months, we have been collecting data from women of color about their knowledge, experience, and thoughts around empowerment self-defense. Data has been collected through 1 – 1 interviews, focus groups, and on line surveys. We have collected approximately 100 – 200 pieces of data. We are at the stage of data analysis. We want to know the major themes of the data, the major sub – themes and how these findings can influence course design and offerings to WOC.

      Project Goals:

      We want to be able to answer:

       What’s the general knowledge about ESD among WOC?

       What does self – defense even mean to WOC?

       What are barriers to exploring an ESD program?

       Is there interest in participating in an ESD program?

       What comes up for you when you think of self– defense?

       Would you participate in an Empowerment Self Defense class? Why? or Why Not?

       What are the personal, social, political, and spiritual aspects of self-defense? (Cultural, age, environment, spirituality, faith, personal history, family history, abilities)          

      We also want to know demographic data – as in do those 20-30, think x? The capture of this data will be general, as we did not capture specific demographics with everyone we interviewed. Additionally, we would like recommendations and suggestions for further research.


      We do have a budget for remuneration that is based on $25 hr. within a not to “exceed amount,” which will be negotiated with evaluator, as the scope of work is more specifically defined.


      The timeframe for this project September 1 – November 1, 2021.


       Previous experience with analysis of different data sets.

       Ability to work independently and in collaboration with the WOC Team

       Have interest in the subject

      Questions: Julie Harmon, Ph.D., or 614-437-2884. Learn more about IMPACT Safety


      • 12 Oct 2021

      The Family Violence Research Collaborative, led by The Center for Family Safety & Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is hosting a virtual networking event via Zoom on Tuesday October 12th from 1:00pm-2:30pm and would like to invite any member of OPEG that might have an interest in the area of Family Violence.

      The collaborative seeks to connect practitioners with others that have matched interests in family violence research. They have developed a directory of researchers/evaluators as well as a list of research questions/topics that members found of interest and need for the field of family violence.

      To register for the virtual networking event, complete the form here: or email Dr. Kathryn Wolf, the Director of Research & Evaluation for The Center for Family Safety & Healing for more details:

      • 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

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