Zoom Webinar
6:30-8pm ET


  • Start: 2023-07-19
  • Cost: FREE

This event is part of our Speaking of Humanism series held July 19, 6:30-8pm ET on Zoom (register here), and recorded to share on our website.

The foundation of becoming a better person is rooted in our ability to develop and put into action character competencies that support ethical leadership. This session will provide insights into the CHARACTER COUNTS! framework and The Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility fairness, caring and good citizenship) that serve over 8 million youth world-wide. From early childhood to the corporate, community and public service arena we all have the opportunity to continually develop our character competencies into ethical leadership that will positively impact the lives of others and leave a legacy of impact for generations to come.


Scott Raecker serves as Executive Director of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University.The Ray Center mission is to improve civility through character development and ethical leadership. The Ray Center has outreach to over 8 million youth as the global resource for the CHARACTER COUNTS! and Pursuing Victory With Honor (PVWH) initiatives. Through PVWH and collaborations with the Excellence With Integrity Institute, Scott has helped to build and deliver culture shaping assessments and program resources to create a culture of excellence and optional performance in athletics from youth sports to the collegiate/university level.

Scott’s commitment to positively impact the lives of others was also reflected in his 14 years of public service as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999 through 2012. Scott’s public service experience and professional passion for civility has led to his work impacting state legislative leaders and staff in all 50 states and U.S. territories as well as leaders in Canada and Mexico. Scott is a graduate of Grinnell College where he received his B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies.