Despite a cold, heavy rain, more than 200 people packed into the Training Academy's Ary Auditorium Nov. 5 for Transforming Leadership Day.
The day began with Rollin Cook, former Utah DOC Executive Director, presenting about changing the culture of corrections and how to bring a positive mindset into the field.
It continued with Cindy Beers, owner of Red Head Yoga in Mechanicsburg, who presented on the importance of self-care. She even led the attendees through a brief—but quite relaxing—meditation session.
Maj. William Nicklow providing an intelligence briefing on drug introduction into facilities, including the various avenues the DOC has seen and shut down.
The final speaker was Dr. Christian Conte, who provided a motivational speech to encourage the attendees and help change their thinking.
It was a successful first installment of a series DOC Secretary John Wetzel said he hopes to do more frequently to develop the department's leaders.