Events


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 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.

    • 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. 

    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 Administraive Coordinator Barbara Krannich know about any upcoming events you would like to list.

    Would you like to attend our Spring Exchange but need to get your employer to agree?  Download a copy of our letter explaining why attending will benefit both you and your employer!

    Organizations that require an updated W9 form for payment may download one here.


    The OPEG Board wishes to thank everyone that attended the 2018 Spring Exchange in May. 

     
    OPEG Member Jan Noga receives the Evaluation Recognition Award.
     

    Our keynote speaker was James W. Altschuld, Professor Emeritus of Education Studies at the Ohio State University and former OPEG president.
      AEA President Leslie Goodyear welcomes everyone to the Exchange.
       2018 Spring Exchange attendees.

    OPEG reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions.

    Upcoming events

      • 27 Jul 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Clark State Community College, Springfield, Ohio
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      The Summer Stats workshop will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Clark State Community College, The Brinkman Educational Center, 100 South Limestone Street, Springfield, OH 45502.


      The workshop focuses on Qualitative Approaches Used in Evaluation and will be held from 10am until 2pm. Registration is free and open to all OPEG members.
      • 15 Aug 2018
      • 9:00 AM
      • 22 Aug 2018
      • 5:00 PM
      • Online webcasts
      This August, the Claremont Evaluation Center is offering its annual Professional Development Workshops, which provide working professionals and students with world-class practical and theoretical training in evaluation and applied research.

      This longstanding series, taught by leading academics and seasoned practitioners, can be experienced onsite at Claremont Graduate University, or wherever you are, thanks to highly interactive online webcasts.

      Previous years have consistently brought hundreds of participants to Claremont from across the globe, representing an exciting cross-section of the private and public sectors.

      To register and to see a full list of the workshops, go to the
      Claremont Evaluation Center website.
      • 28 Oct 2018
      • 9:00 AM
      • 03 Nov 2018
      • 4:00 PM
      • Cleveland, OH

      Speaking Truth to Power

      Whether the origins of the phrase Speaking Truth to Power are an American Friends Service Committee’s 1955 pamphlet on nonviolence, a Quaker saying from the 18th Century, writings by civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, a speech by ACLU president Patrick Malin, or even plays by Sophocles or Shakespeare, it has been used by social justice activists, clergy, academics, journalists, politicians, and evaluators to describe taking a stand, speaking out.

      Join your evaluation colleagues in a lively, critical conversation about the role of evaluators and evaluation in Speaking Truth to Power.

      As you think about how you might contribute to this important dialogue, consider these questions as catalysts for consideration about presentations, panels, posters, and even performances and other creative session formats for Evaluation 2018:

      What responsibilities do we have as evaluators for Speaking Truth to Power? When? In what contexts or situations? With what consequences? At what risk or cost? To whom, with what expectations?

      What is power? Who has it, and how can they best be influenced? What is the power held by evaluators and evaluation?

      • What is truth? Whose truth? How can we best discover these truths?
      • And, what is speaking? Whispering? Public pronouncements? Influence? Activism? And by whom on behalf of whom?

      We look forward to engaging you in this important conversation at Evaluation 2018 in Cleveland, October 28 – November 3!

      More information available at http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=627 




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