Young Professionals 


Change Starts Here
2019 YP Event Registration now open!

Be the change you want to see and join like-minded funeral professionals for OGR’s 4th annual Young Professionals Event. Hosted for the first time ever in Nashville, TN, young professionals will gather for two days of peer-led sessions, small group discussions, and hands-on presentations. 2019's sessions will give you the chance to

  • Get re-energized. Discover tools for facing burnout and stress.
  • Change your approach. Explore how to handle price shopping calls like a pro.
  • Shift perspectives. Learn skills to effectively work with multi-generations and diplomatically handle office struggles.
  • Become a resource. Develop customized grief resources for all kinds of families.
  • Learn from other YPs. Brainstorm on innovative service ideas.

There’s even time for exploring Nashville built into the schedule. Click the links below to look through the schedule, 8 hours of education, and fun activities, then register for change!

  Quick Schedule | Education Sessions | Nashville + Hotel Info 


 OGR YP Register 

Get Involved with OGR Young Professionals


There’s no age limit to OGR's Young Professionals group – whether you're just starting out in funeral service or you've been a funeral director for 20+ years if you're the next generation of funeral service, working at an OGR funeral home, this group is for you. 

Ways to get involved:

  • Take 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). 
  • Join YP Facebook Group for ongoing discussions(for OGR members only).
  • Participate in OGR's 2019 Young Professionals event in Nashville, TN from March 10-11. Learn more.
  • Attend next year's study group in fall 2019. See details below.

Young Professionals Study Group
Meeting of the Minds: Brainstorm, Discuss, Share & Problem Solve

OGR young professionals came together for their first study group at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home (just 40 miles from Niagara Falls) in Sept. 2018. They explored ways to fulfill families’ increasingly diverse requests for services, achieve profit goals, and attract new customers. They also addressed current issues facing funeral service. 

Interested in next year? In Fall 2019, the second study group will be held at Mt. Morris, MI. Sign up is free, so email OGR staff Jessica S. Riddlesperger at [email protected] to receive info.