Submit Training Proposals

 How to Submit Training Proposals

Class Proposal PDF

What We Are Looking For

  • Classes that address issues, challenges, best practices or innovations in the corrections field.
  • Presenters that present practical and evidence-based information that exhibits relevance to the corrections field.


Summer Training: June 13, 2024
Proposal deadline: March 1, 2024
Training Location: Liberty Mountain Conference Center; Lynchburg, VA

Fall Conference Sessions: September 10-11, 2024
Proposal deadline: May 12, 2024
Conference Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA

Presentation Submission Instructions

Class Proposals must be sent by the deadline for review and approval. Class proposals must include:

  • Class Title
  • Class Outline: detailing what will be addressed
  • 3-4 Learning Objectives
  • List of speakers of (3) Speakers maximum (1 Speaker must be a practitioner in the field)

Speaker Biography

  • Speaker’s Name, Current Title; Place of Employment
  • Synopsis of employment history
  • Description of educational background
  • Other professional affiliations or awards
  • Additional brief comments, and a synopsis of your qualifications as it pertains to the position

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Presentation Criteria

  • Duration: Proposals should outline a presentation that spans a 2-hour time frame, allowing for in-depth exploration and meaningful engagement.
  • Relevance: Submissions should clearly demonstrate how the proposed presentation addresses current challenges or opportunities within the correctional system.
  • Interactive Elements: We encourage presentations that include interactive elements such as case studies, group discussions, or Q&A sessions to enhance participant engagement.
  • Practical Application: Presentations should offer practical insights, tools, or strategies that attendees can apply within their respective roles to employ the best practices in corrections.

Other Things to Know

  • All Important deadline dates and submission resources will be sent out once the class is approved.
  • All class submissions must contain the requested information to be considered for approval by the committee. Please submit the complete workshop proposal and BIOs to
  • PowerPoint presentations or lecture outlines must be submitted for review and approval 90 days after the approval notice is received.
  • If a PowerPoint will not be used a complete Outline must be submitted for review and approval

 Seeking Proposals Addressing These Topics and Others

  • Strategic Inmate Management
  • Risk Liability & Legal Updates
  • Leadership Development
  • Agency Culture
  • Classification
  • Jail Technology
  • Emerging Issues
  • Medical & Mental Health
  • Staff Wellness
  • Jail Safety and Security
  • PREA
  • Special populations
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Officer Wellness


View SAMPLE Class Proposal here.


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