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RITE Leadership for FDC Conference – May 22, 2017 (Orlando, FL)

May 22, 2017

RITE Leadership for Corrections


Teaching critical components of both Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI), improves resiliency awareness, as well as personal and professional relationships, inside and outside department walls.

Emotional Intelligence is being aware of our emotions, and to acknowledge that emotions can drive behavior that impacts others (positively and negatively). Social Intelligence is how we effectively navigate and negotiate all social relationships and situations.

RITE Tools, like the Emotional Energy Ladder (instructor’s banner-size seen in the photo), that participants in this training receive, makes us aware of our emotions, how we affect others, and that only we have the power to make those changes. Great leadership starts with doing the RITE thing, in order to help others do the same.


Goal: To learn to use Emotional and Social de-escalation and accountability Tools that improve Officer wellness, enhance department morale and recruiting, and build community trust.



  • Learning how to use EI and SI tools help to avoid the Block-Out Syndrome
  • De-escalation communication awareness – The 3-EI approach
  • Improving Employee Wellness – Communication Keys to Career Resiliency
  • Building Community Inclusion and Trust – Working with community leaders using RITE Training


Who will BenefitTraining and Command Staff, Members of the FDC

  1. In the department (leading others inside the department)
  2. For continued training and growth (training and mentoring others)
  3. At home (with family, friends, to improve health and wellness)


RITE Leadership Training Overview:

  • Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI) for leaders
  • Cultural Diversity and Inclusion for cultural change with Racial Intelligence
  • Strengthening Departmental Accountability Standards the RITE way
  • Increasing your Diversity Recruiting
  • Using the Millennial Mindset for employee retention
  • Biased Policing Vs. Racial Intelligence – Skills to de-escalate situations
  • Incorporating Racial Intelligence into your Social Media Campaigns
  • Improved documentation that strengthens departmental standards

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

WHAT: FDC Annual Conference
WHEN: Monday, May 22, 2017
WHERE: Orlando, FL

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About FL Department of Corrections

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the third largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.4 billion, approximately 98,000 inmates incarcerated and nearly 140,000 offenders on active community supervision. Over 80% of its staff of 21,948  employees are either certified correctional officers or probation officers. The average DC employee is 41 years old and has been with the agency for approximately nine years. There were no prison escapes from a major prison last fiscal year.


FDC Headquarters:

501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Main: (850) 488-5021


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