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 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

      • 02 Dec 2021


      OPEG Virtual Meetup!

      Date: Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 from 5:00pm-6:00 EST 

      Location: Zoom

      Cost: FREE

      Connect with your fellow evaluators in this virtual meetup. BYOB! Let's discuss your thoughts on the OPEG Fall conference, any takeaways from AEA, and your Membership Committee interests.

      Join the Zoom Meeting HERE: 
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86786020998?pwd=THBDRWkzc3BLdUNncU1BdmJzNzdJQT09

      Meeting ID: 867 8602 0998
      Passcode: 915079

      If you have any questions, please contact: Margaret Hutzel, hutzel@ohio.edu


      • 07 Dec 2021

      Position: Research Associate 2

      Location: Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Service, Athens, OH

      Type: Full Time, Grant Funded

      The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University is seeking a flexible, team player who will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty, professional staff, and students to perform technical assistance, applied mixed methods research, project administration, oral presentations, & report writing in the area of health/wellbeing and education.

      Qualified candidates will have the ability to utilize database and statistical and qualitative data analysis software programs to organize, manage and analyze data, interpret findings, and prepare reports summarizing findings using data visualization techniques and non-technical language, move multiple tasks forward simultaneously, learn new software and analytical methods as well as communicate effectively with project sponsors.

      Essential duties:

      • Functions as a project manager for multiple project teams at one time including projects incorporating 3 or more staff/faculty members.
      • Designs and conducts qualitative and quantitative applied research protocols incorporating data analysis, individual interview, focus group and survey instrumentation development and use.
      • Communicates with project team-members, external stakeholders, and project sponsors.
      • Analyzes results of research including written documentation and verbal presentations of findings.
      • Identifies best practices and successful implementation strategies and disseminates the information.
      • Takes leadership role in the development of responses to grant proposals and scopes of work as requested by manager.  

        

      To apply:

      https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/39308

      Contact Person: Margaret Hutzel, hutzel@ohio.edu

      Apply by December 7, 2021


      • 28 Jan 2022

      WE is excited to announce our first event for 2022! The panel discussion titled, "Not Your Grandmother's Logic Model: Centering People Before Process" will be held on January 18th, 2022 from 5-6:30pm ET. Here is the event description:

       

      Logic models are a staple of evaluation practice, but the why and how we do them must evolve. The pandemic has uncovered several social and political fractures within communities. Without action, the pandemic could deepen and prolong economic hardship in communities across the United States, especially communities of color. With this in mind, it is imperative that today’s logic model and companion theory of change framework be used in a culturally responsive way and be designed with an appreciation of targeted and measurable community needs. Traditional logic models, for the most part, have long been process-centered. However, the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic demands that logic models become more people-centered.  

       

      We invite you to join our esteemed panelists, Cynthia Phillips, Quisha Brown, and Marisol Meyer as they discuss how to bring people-centered authenticity to the logic model process. Participants should prepare to be challenged to unlearn some things you think you know about logic modeling. We ask that you come open to strategies that can help strengthen your use of logic models in elevating your evaluation practice.

      Registration link for members: https://washingtonevaluators.org/event-4504234. All LAC affiliate members can register for FREE using the code: LACMember

      For questions, contact: Esther Nolton at esther.nolton@gmail.com

      • 31 Jan 2022

      ·        Title / Position: Senior Research Associate

      ·        Organization: Measurement Resources Company

      ·        Location: Powell, Ohio (Columbus)

      ·        Hours / Full or Part Time: Full Time

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

      ·        Description of position

      The Senior Research Associate implements external projects designed to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations. Types of projects include real-world/applied research methodology design, oversight of data collection, survey design and analysis, organizational dataset analysis (including working with relational databases), and program evaluation.

      Tasks include:

      • Manage and conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses for various programs and organization evaluation and research projects;

      • Write reports, develop recommendations, and present data and information to clients;

      • Develop and implement applied survey research;

      • Prepare data tables, charts, and infographics to be included in reports and presentations of research and evaluation results;

      • Manage internal and external relationships with clients and their stakeholders;

      • Conduct focus groups and interviews;

      • Collect, clean, merge, aggregate, analyze, and report data contained in several datasets;

      • Perform advanced statistical analyses (e.g., multilevel modeling, factor analysis, logistic regression) and interpret findings for nontechnical audiences

      • Conduct literature reviews, research support, and input as needed to the evaluation and research project teams

      • This position reports directly to the Director of Consulting for all project related activities. They are also expected to work closely with the entire research team.

      Learn more at their websitehttps://measurementresourcesco.com/about/join-our-team/

      Contact person & information: Matthew Jones, mtjones@measurementresourcesco.com

      Deadline for submission: Open until filled.

      Posting end date: 1/31/2022


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