Definition of Racial Intelligence: “The practice of using Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI) with the RITE Tools, to treat ourselves and others fairly.”

How does the RITE model work?

RITE teaches tools and techniques that helps the Officer improve their own life, which betters the Profession, and helps to build Community trust. The RITE training for all Public Service Professionals puts Officer Wellness on the front line… because when you help the officer improve on a personal level (mentally and physically), the profession follows. We teach a 3-prong approach:

  1. Empower the Officer: Tools for Resiliency and De-escalation; to use personally and professionally
  2. Improve the Department: Recruiting, Improve morale, and Accountability
  3. Build the Community Relations: Enhance public trust

RITE Model Gold“The RITE model starts with Emotional Intelligence (EI), to improve Officer Wellness… one of the 6 Pillars in 21st Century Policing.”

Defining Emotional & Social Intelligence for the RITE Model

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is learning to become aware of our emotions, and to acknowledge that emotions drive behavior that can impact others (positively and negatively). Learning to manage our emotions, in the moment, is crucial.

     RITE teaches key components of Emotional Intelligence that includes: Emotional Self-Awareness, Behavioral Self-Control, and Ethics and Integrity to improve the public service professionals EI.

Social Intelligence (SI) is how we effectively navigate and negotiate all social relationships and situations. Learning and using your EI, is beneficial to improving your SI.

    RITE teaches key components of Social Intelligence that includes: Situational Awareness, Empathy Communication, and Conflict Management skill building lessons to improve the public service professionals SI

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Mental Resiliency

By teaching critical components of both Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI), officer’s mental resiliency improves, as well as personal and professional relationships, inside and outside department walls. There are (6) modules that are covered in every RITE Training, from our Leadership, to First-line supervisor, to Train-the-Trainer classes.

The RITE tools can be used with co-workers, family, friends and inside the community for which they serve. Learn how to apply the RITE model of EI+SI=RI in class using RITE handbook and tools. 

      • Six (6) Modules on Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI), improves De-escalation Communication, enhances mental, emotional, and resiliency health
      • RITE training improves officer’s personal life, which affects work life, and visa-versa
      • Take-a-way Tools for continued work after the training ends
      • Police Chiefs and Executive Leaders are given recruitment techniques as well as accountability tools for each employee to use after the training for continued improvement.

“In Corrections, you don’t have as many tools as the police officer on street. You don’t have a taser, or baton, or pepper spray. You have a radio, and handcuffs, and the biggest tool is your mouth. How to treat people is what RITE training is all about.  ~Sgt. Elvin Rodriguez, Lake County Corrections

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To take ownership of your thoughts and actions, improves accountability. The true meaning of accountability comes from the ability to (influence and) account for events and outcomes before they happen. RITE Academy recognizes departmental need for more proactive training and engagement, verses reactive. RITE Accountability Standards assure your department will receive the highest standard of Training.

      1. Cultural Diversity Officer Wellness Course taught by a RITE Certified Trainer
      2. Documented record with written exam (shows employee received De-escalation Training)
      3. All employees receive their own RITE Tools (for practice post-training)
      4. RITE Certificate for each personnel file (shows dept. accountability)
      5. Higher standards of building community relations and trust

The RITE programs will reinforce your department policy on reducing racial intolerance, while making positive cultural changes. By providing each employee with accountability tools, the RITE model lays the groundwork to encourage positive employee engagement. This course reinforces proper conduct as an employee of the department, and the documentation if ever needed in an employee personnel file. Officer Wellness is the pillar of strength that RITE teaches for improving employee performance. Put Officer Wellness on the Front-line for your next training class. When you improve the person, you improve the profession, the department, and build community trust.

Like a good motivational speaker, even the best training can be forgotten after 1-2 weeks. RITE training continues in your department well after the training ends, because of our unique RITE Tool Kit. Students will learn how to use these tools in the training (i.e.: De-escalation Communication & Resiliency Awareness), and continue using them well after the training ends.

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Let’s do the RITE thing today!

“We live in a world that is racially diverse, and communities need Emotional and Social Intelligence to thrive. With an increase in media attention, now is the right time for the RITE program. When you improve the person, you improve the profession.” ~ Randy Friedman

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