Annual Conference | Young Professionals | Video & Podcast Library | CEs | Digital Dialogue Series | Pheasant Hunt


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.

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Annual Conference

We continue to monitor COVID-19 developments as we balance our desire to reconnect with one another in-person with the health and safety of all our attendees.

Check back in with our Conference homepage for details about OGR's 2021 conference as they become available.

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.

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 are currently moving our past educational opportunities into a single library of webinars and podcasts exclusively for OGR members. Check back soon for a link!


See which 2020 programs have been approved for continuing education in your state.

Digital Dialogue Series

OGR's newest recurring educational opportunity, the Digital Dialogue Series is a series of summer webinars. We just wrapped up our inaugural series.

Pheasant Hunt

The time-honored tradition of OGR’s annual pheasant hunt, organized and hosted by Kevin Opsahl (Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home in Yankton, SD), is scheduled for October 25-29, 2020 near Gregory, SD. Enjoy premium pheasant hunting by day and relaxing camaraderie with your fellow OGR members in the evenings.

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