Robert Rettmann

Robert Rettmann is the Director of Research and Communications for CPI and the editor of the Journal of Safe Management of Disruptive and Assaultive Behavior and the Supportive Stance. Rettmann holds a Master of Science in Exceptional Education, and served as a newspaper editor before joining CPI.

Posts by Robert Rettmann

What IBM's Watson Thinks About CPI Certified Instructors
Watson, a program that analyzes writing styles, uncovered some intriguing trends about our customers’ personalities. Read more »
A 3-Step Response Strategy for Any Difficult Question
Whether someone's trying to pull you into a power struggle or they're just looking for information, take these steps to make your response a breeze.  Read more »
What to Say to Stop Someone From Bullying
How do you help someone realize the harm they’re causing? Start with one very important first step. Read more »
What’s the Difference Between an Individualized Education Plan and a 504 Plan?
These supports—and all the jargon that goes with them—can be tough to unravel, especially when you’re already overwhelmed. But here’s some help. Read more »
Beating the Goldfish: 4 Strategies for Keeping Your Learners’ Attention
8 seconds. I have 8 seconds to get your attention. Goldfish have 9-second attention spans, and ours average 8 seconds. But we can trump 'em and FOCUS! Read more »
The Most Important Tool for Police Officers Responding to a Person With Mental Illness
Police work is hard. Often the situation is already getting out of hand by the time the cops are called. What if a person with mental illness is involved? Read more »
Where Do We Go From the Middle of the Road?
By Robert Rettmann | Posted on 12.17.2014 | with 2 comments
Families affected by police use of force feel immense pain, and it's also true that the job of a police officer is incredibly difficult. Read more »
Bridging the Generation Gap in Training
By Robert Rettmann | Posted on 12.16.2014 | with 2 comments
How do you make training relevant and fun for four different generations of learners? Read more »
How Do You Define Bullying?
By Robert Rettmann | Posted on 10.25.2014 | with 0 comments
There’s a reason why what we call bullying in one school should match what we call it in another. We need consistency for external validity. Read more »
It’s Pronounced Ole-VA-us
Schools around the world love the Olweus bullying prevention program, and they like pairing it with CPI training too! Read more »
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