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RITE LEADERSHIP @University of Iowa Public Safety: DEC 9-10, 2019 (Iowa City, IA)

December 9, 2019 - December 10, 2019

University of Iowa PD


PRIVATE Training: University of Iowa Police Leaders (Invite only)

RITE Professional Workplace Leadership Training for University of Iowa Police LEADERS, will be conducted December 9-10, 2019. This training is by invitation only. Contact information below.


University of Iowa Department of Public Safety

Our mission is to provide each member of the UI community with a sense of security throughout campus by creating a safe learning environment at all times and educating students, faculty and staff in matters of protection and personal responsibility.

Scott Beckner joined the UI in July 2016 as assistant vice president and director of public safety after nearly 30 years in law enforcement and 25 in higher education.

As the public safety leader on campus, Beckner believes in a community policing philosophy. His approach to bringing community policing to the UI is layered, and includes:

  • Encouraging officers to have positive interactions with students
  • Hiring student security officers who can play an active role in peer education and enhancing campus safety
  • Implementing educational programs and activities that bring students and officers together.

Our department’s philosophy is that, by breaking down barriers between the students and police, a more meaningful channel of communication can be opened up for the department to receive candid feedback from students that will enable the department to better fulfill its mission.


CBS News interviews Georgia Police Chief…

 “Here’s how RITE Training has benefited our Officers and our Community”



RITE Leadership Training

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

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 (in this photo), makes us aware of our emotions, how we affect others, and that only we have the power to make those changes.


Anger, Hate, and Blame, lives at the bottom of the Ladder. Although we all can feel those emotions during our day, learning how to control them, is key to great leadership. Bias-free engagement, lives at the top of the Ladder with Love, Gratitude, Joy, and Confidence.


A safe workplace, free of all types of harassment starts with doing the RITE thing, and helping others do the same. Improved communication starts here.

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


RITE Professional Workplace Training

Our Professional Workplace Training is nationally recognized in creating a bias-free, harassment-free workplace. Our approach is unique and the training is actually fun and engaging, while reinforcing company values of having a professional workplace culture not just for some, but for all employees.

Each class includes Emotional Intelligence Tools everyone will learn from, and use in class with each other. These are designed to share with loved ones at home, and at work well after we are gone.


Workplace Culture Breakdowns include:

  • Unprofessional Behavior
  • Elements of Entitlement
  • Mental Looping and Negative Banter
  • Implicit Bias and Hot Buttons
  • Rumors and Gossip


RITE helps to reinforce the company culture of treating everyone fairly, in a professional manner. Learning to Value others, is key to building a professional workplace culture, that will be passed on for years to come.



RITE in the Media: 

TEDx on RITE – Use of Voice not Force by Sgt Jones
CBS 8 Selma, Alabama DOC – the missing link to officer training
Fox 19 News – Middletown officers train in Racial Intelligence

LINK to more Media


RITE Articles: 

Policing is affected by Officer Implicit Issues – Article Link
6 Signs a Bully is causing your Workplace Harassment Issues Article Link
Professional Workplace Culture is Reducing Police Misconduct – Article Link

LINK to all Articles


Training Site:
Iowa City, IA 52242


Lucy Wiederholt, Associate Director and Chief, Police Division
University of Iowa Department of Public Safety
808 University Capitol Centre
200 S. Capitol St.
Iowa City, IA 52242



University of Iowa Department of Public Safety
808 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242-5500 United States
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