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Where Excellence Starts with Training: Recognizing Richard Geaither’s 26 Years of Service

The acronym for the WEST Region of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Academy Division where Richard Geaither spent the last six years, “Where Excellence Starts with Training” means just that.

In working toward achievement of NIC’s mission, Geaither’s work as a correctional program specialist always focused on achieving excellence in the field by providing training and development to fellow NIC professionals and others connected to the corrections field, including police departments, lawmakers, and involved community members.

Richard’s 26-year tenure at NIC builds on a career of experience and expertise that began over 40 years ago. Richard joined NIC unofficially in November 1987 on loan via the Intergovernmental Personnel Act from Jefferson County Jail in Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as the deputy chief. In 1989 he officially became a federal employee as part of NIC’s Jails Division. When NIC moved its headquarters from Colorado to Washington, D.C., in 2007, Richard remained in Colorado and transitioned to NIC’s Academy Division with a focus on management and development training for executives and senior-level corrections professionals.

Richard’s service contributed to many NIC advances, including most notably:

  • Inside the Mexican Drug Cartel – Training with jurisdictions on how to address Mexican drug cartel issues in their community. The training not only addressed the problem within communities, but also highlighted NIC’s role in ensuring that corrections officials were addressing topics appropriate to meet the needs of their immediate community.
  • Facility Development Program – Training, assessment, and development for identifying needs and solving problems at the facility level, including restructuring and new jail planning.
  • Regional Training Initiative – Providing funding and vetting volunteers for regional training throughout the country, as well as developing training programs and resources for state and local agencies.
  • Credibility, Commitment and Dialogue: Cornerstones of Leadership – An essay included in Corrections Today, Feb 1, 2012, providing a case study on the “Develop Leadership Credibility and Follower Commitment through Strategic Dialogue” training program, from the annual training conference of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice in 2011.

When asked what he thought of as his most important contribution to the field, Richard modestly mentioned his ability to identify problems at their root, to get to the true need, and develop a suitable solution. His strengths remain in training others to differentiate symptoms from problems, to enhance their ability to identify needs and build capacity for finding solutions to problems.

Though he is retiring, Richard keeps high hopes for NIC, and most specifically, the Academy Division as they continue in the process of internal strategic planning, the development of new and creative perspectives on training, and the promotion of a positive influence on the corrections field in the next five years and beyond.




Posted Tue, Dec 31 2013 12:00 PM by Donna Ledbetter
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Madeline Ortiz wrote re: Where Excellence Starts with Training: Recognizing Richard Geaither’s 26 Years of Service
on Fri, Jan 31 2014 10:20 AM

Best of Luck. Richard was great working with you.  Thank you, for sharing your thoughts and expertise with me!!! Madeline

Denisporter wrote re: Where Excellence Starts with Training: Recognizing Richard Geaither’s 26 Years of Service
on Fri, Jan 31 2014 11:38 AM

Looking back at the last four years working with Richard in the Regional Training Initiative, I believe I have never worked with a kinder more professional individual.  It has been a great pleasure.  Thank you, Richard.  Be save and enjoy!

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