Learning Library | Leadership Summit | Young Professionals | Webinars | Podcasts | Peer-to-Peer Exchanges | CEs | Experiential Events | Be a Presenter


OGR is proud to offer professional development opportunities centered on practical teaching, and networking events designed to foster community among death care professionals in all stages of their careers. The driving mission behind all our events is to make independent funeral homes exceptional while keeping your needs, time and budget in mind.

What's Next

Some of our professional development opportunities coming up fast:

  • June 29 | Webinar | HR Roundup: A Guide to Navigating the Generation Gap | REGISTER
  • July 27 | Webinar | HR Roundup: Filling Your HR Toolbox, from Job Descriptions to Best Practices | REGISTER
  • August 24 | Webinar | New & Now in Funeral Service: Top 10 Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore | REGISTER

Video & Podcast Library

Miss a recent event and want to get caught up? Remember a past webinar or podcast you really loved and want to experience it again? We have just unveiled our new Learning Library - a one-stop shop for OGR webinars, roundtables and podcasts.

You can login with the same username and password you use here at OGR.org. If you have any questions, we've put together a more detailed walk-through of how to use the new library. You can also contact Adeline Border at [email protected].


Leadership Summit

Join us in central Indiana this fall as we offer an IN-PERSON education experience specifically designed for owners and leaders within your funeral home. We'll be at the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb on the north side of Indianapolis, from Sept. 19 - 21, 2021.

Registration is NOW OPEN through the Leadership Summit homepage.


Young Professionals

OGR Young Professionals are members who are not yet in primary decision-making roles at their funeral homes, regardless of age. Whether you're just starting out in funeral service or you've been a funeral director for 20+ years, this group is for you.



OGR is gathering topics and trends that are most relevant to you, from important HR and workplace topics to what is new and now in the industry. OGR is willing to have the tough conversations in order to provide you with the practical advice you need to thrive in 2021. Learn more and register at OGR.org/Webinars.


Digital Dialogue Series

OGR's newest recurring educational opportunity, the Digital Dialogue Series, is a podcast series with a new season each summer. Learn more about our upcoming season, or check out past episodes in the Learning Library.


Peer-to-Peer Exchanges

From in-person study groups to virtual roundtables, these events are your chance to swap experiences, materials and best practices that advance funeral homes to the next level of success. Find a list of upcoming events and register at OGR.org/Exchange.


Continuing Education credits (CEs)

See which 2021 programs have been approved for continuing education in your state.


Experiential Events

These events are centered around in-person camaraderie among OGR members, like the annual pheasant hunt organized and hosted by Kevin Opsahl of OGR member firm Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home in Yankton, S.D.


Become an OGR Thought Leader

Is one of your 2021 goals to be a thought leader or to share your time and talent with others in the industry? Then OGR can help you check that off your list! We are looking for speakers who:

  • have actionable takeaways people can apply to their work;
  • create interactive environments that enhance the learning experience;
  • present original, thought-provoking content that is relevant to the work people are doing right now; and
  • leave audiences inspired and smarter than they were before.

Fill out the OGR Call for Presentations here.


For questions about any of our educational offerings, contact Education & Events Director Emilie Perkins via email or call (800) 637-8030.