On November 9, 2017, USOR held its annual training conference for more than 300 staff members at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo.
Presentations included topics on working with difficult clients, improving organizational skills, disability etiquette, working with LGBT clients, and ways to assist clients with accessing health care services.
An awards ceremony was held during lunch to honor employees for their work this past year. Each assistant director provided awards to two individuals within their program who have gone above and beyond in serving their clients and the agency.
The highlight of the awards luncheon was the Best of The Best awards. These are peer-nominated awards where staff members are given an opportunity to nominate peers for their contribution to their office and to the agency.
The closing keynote was Jeremy Holm, an Olympic bobsled racer and coach to the Paralympic bobsled team. He talked about overcoming adversity in order to achieve goals.
Below is the list of award winners for 2017:
USOR Director Award
DSDHH Director Awards
DSBVI Director Awards
DRS Director Awards
Best of the Best