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2023 Training Conference
A Celebration of Success for Thirty-Five Years

Registration opens at 7:30 am each day.

Vendor booths will be open on Friday only, from 8:30 until conference closing. Click here for a vendor form.

  • The conference & luncheon will be held at MetroTech Springlake Conference Center, 1900 Springlake Drive, OKC. The building is near the corner of Springlake Drive & M.L. King. There is ample free parking in the adjacent lot.

  • Click here for map & directions.

Steven Harpe, Director
Oklahoma Department of Corrections


MetroTech Business Conference Center

NABCJ Student Day March 23, 2023

8:30 to 9:30 a.m: Opening Session:
Welcome remarks by Kelly O’Bryan, Professor Langston University NABCJ-Ok Student Chapter Advisor


9:45am-11:00am: Chapter Opening Session, Main Auditorium.  Speaker Sache Primeaux Shaw, Constituency Coordinator, Oklahoma Democratic Party, & Genealogist


11:00am-11:30am: Main Auditorium: How To Take Care of Your Mental Health, Paula Stafford, M. ED, Director Of Affiliate Relations, NAMI Oklahoma, INC

11:45am-1:00 pm: Lunch - Main Auditorium

1:15-2:30 pm: Five Voices Greater Self Awareness, Room A.  Learn your voice and understand what it’s like to be on the other side of your leadership.
Ashley Johnson, Learning and Development Specialist for the State of  Oklahoma Health Care Authority


1:15 - 2:20 pm: Preparing a resume and Interviewing techniques, Room B. Presented by Renee Reed of MetroTech.

2:30 - 4:00 pm: Job Fair -Main Corridor


FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023

MetroTech Business Conference Center

8:30 - 9:30 am: Opening Session

Welcome remarks, Posting of the Colors, National Anthem

Vendor booths open on Friday from 8:30 am until closing.

Click here to pay for a vendor booth.


​Morning Workshops - 9:45 - 11:45 am

Main Auditorium: Legislative Update

Auditorium:  9:45 am - 3:45 pm, Special All-Day Session: Leadership Training. Dept. of Corrections senior staff only. Presented by Belinda Stewart, National Institute of Corrections (NIC)

Room B:  Does Prison Ministry Work? Presented by Donna Thompson, Executive Director, OK Baptist State Convention Prison Ministery / OK Dept. of Corrections Volunteer

Room C: Mental Health (CLEET)  Some Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health, Presented by Paula Stafford, M.Ed. Director of Affiliate Relations, NAMI Oklahoma, Inc.

​Ted Logan Scholarship Banquet

12:00 - 1:15 pm, Big III Banquet Hall

Music provided by Little Light Christian School

Afternoon Workshops, 1:35 - 3:34 pm

Room A: Oklahoma Department of Education - Office of School Safety & Security (CLEET). Presented by Ms. Cindy Swearingen, Assistant Executive Director. Moderated by Rita Cooksey.

Room B: Five Voices: Greater Self Awareness: Learn your voice and understand what it's like to be on the other side of your leadership. Presented by Ashley Johnson, Learning & Development Specialist, Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Room C:  Navigating Multicultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice. Presented by Romona Curtis, Director of Workforce Programming, Tulsa Community College.

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