Get Involved with OGR Young Professionals


Young Professionals Winter Event | Young Professionals Fall Study Group

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.

Ways to get involved with OGR YPs:

  • Join the YP Facebook Group for ongoing discussions (for OGR members only).
  • Volunteer on the YP Council to participate in OGR’s strategic leadership. Email OGR's education & events director Emilie Perkins for more details.
  • Participate in Young Professional activities - we have a spring meeting, a fall study group and other opportunities to connect.
  • Take our 3-question survey so OGR can get to know you better and stay in touch. You'll tell us a little more about yourself and be subscribed to the YP e-Newsletter "Real Talk," which contains ideas that young professionals have used to solve problems and achieve goals, relevant articles for career development and interesting insights into the future of funeral service (for OGR members only).

Fall 2021 Young Professionals Study Group

2019 OGR YP Study Group

Each fall, OGR young professionals come together to participate in a study group -- a two and a half day event, which meets at an OGR firm and includes ideas exchanges, brainstorming and a "meeting of the minds." Attendees tour the host funeral home and learn how other funeral service professionals fulfill families’ increasingly diverse requests for services, achieve profit goals, and attract new customers. They also address current issues facing funeral service. Sign up is free for OGR members.

Dates and location information for our 2021 event being discussed by the YP Council. Check back for details as they become available.

What to Expect from Study Group Discussions?
The purpose of the Study Group is to exchange information, materials and practices that advance funeral homes to the next level of success. In preparation for the Study Group, participants consider the following prior to the meeting:

  • Send topics you’d like the group to discuss in advance;
  • Bring materials with you that you wish to share with participants;
  • Be prepared to describe any projects or actions you’re considering. Study Group participants will act as your consultants by offering their opinions, experiences and insights.

Questions? What to get involved?
Email OGR's education & events director Emilie Perkins.