OVU’s mission is to provide a platform for Correctional Officers and professional staff to have their voices heard and their concerns addressed in the ongoing debates over reforming our correctional system.
Our annual event "Elevating Our Profession" was created to do just that while honoring, celebrating and reimagining the corrections profession.
We hope you can join us!
If you are unable to attend but are interested in supporting OVU's mission, please select "not attending" under registration and then go to the "donation" section.
9a - 2p: Wellness Training with Caterina Spinaris (lunch included)2p - 6p: Free Time6p - 9:30p: Medal of Honor Awards Reception + Ceremony
9a - 4p: Learning with Global Leaders in Corrections4p - 7p: Free Time7p - 9p: Outdoor Screening of OVU film with popcorn, fire pit + s'mores
Elevating Our Profession is taking place in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.
One Voice United has a special rate room block for attendees at the resort. You can make reservations online or over the phone. Reservations must be made by March 27 to secure the special rate.
Online Reservations: This is the recommended method. Click here to secure a room in OVU's room block.
Phone Reservations: Call Veronica Colon in Reservations at 719-538-4027 and reference One Voice United's Elevating Our Profession conference.
Hotel Location: 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
There are two airport options when flying in for the event. Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport. Go here to learn more about both in reference to Cheyenne Mountain Resort and decide which option is best for you.
While there is no fee to attend any of the sessions at Elevating Our Profession, we do ask individuals to register for sessions they will be attending as seating is limited.
Wellness Training with Caterina Spinaris
Thu, April 279a - 2p (lunch included)Nationally recognized correctional wellness expert Caterina Spinaris will lead a training focused on practical strategies aimed at advancing the well-being of correctional staff and their families and offer tools for how to better cope, thrive, and persevere in this honorable career.
National Medal of Honor Reception + Awards Ceremony
Thu, April 276p - 9:30p The nation's premier event honoring the correctional officers, supervisors and staff who have gone above and beyond.
Learning with Global Leaders in Corrections
Fri, April 289a - 4p(lunch included)Join correctional leaders from around the world to address our universal problems as we build a global movement of solidarity to uplift the corrections profession. Together we will learn and share best practices as we collaborate to envision cutting edge solutions that align with the expectations of 21st century corrections.
Outdoor Screening of OVU film
Fri, April 287p - 9pWatch the premier of OVU's film documenting their experience in Norway. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director and participants featured in the film. There will also be popcorn, fire pit and s'mores.
I will not be attending any sessions
I am unable to attend but am interested in supporting OVU's mission by making a donation below.
your name will be included in the event program
your name will be included in the event program + you'll receive OVU's commemorative 2023 challenge coin
your name will be included in the event program + you'll receive OVU's commemorative 2023 challenge coin + an opportunity to win spa package at Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Must register by 3/15 to participate. Winner will be notified by April 1.)
By checking the box above, I am confirming I would like my donation to be anonymous and not be included in the event's printed program as a supporter of OVU.
The One Voice United National Medal of Honor seeks to promote excellence in the field of Corrections by recognizing the brave individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty while protecting public safety. Awardees are selected through a national nomination process.
Nomination deadline: February 24, 2023
To learn more and to nominate a deserving individual go here.