Transform schools in your community
Dear Chamber Executive,
In July 2009, I presented at the American Chambers of Commerce Executives (ACCE) National Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. Joining me on stage were ten elementary school students from A.B. Combs – a nationally recognized school whose mission is to “develop leaders, one child at a time” using The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other leadership concepts and tools. Nearly a thousand of you were at the conference and were blown away by the students’ self-confidence and abilities (I was too!).
Since that conference, FranklinCovey has conducted over 600 training engagements with schools across North America in a process called “The Leader in Me" based on the A.B. Combs model. These schools are equipping students with relevant skills for the 21st century--skills like teamwork, initiative, communication, time management, problem-solving, conflict managment, and leadership. Furthermore, schools completing the full process are reporting fewer discipline problems, better academics, enhanced teacher satisfaction and more involved parents.
Several schools that have embarked on The Leader in Me process have been sponsored by Chambers or their business membership. Several more are getting under way this year. To see a few examples of what is happening, I encourage you to view the video-case studies and read the article to the right. Then, I invite you to partner with FranklinCovey to start transforming schools in your community today!
All my best,
Stephen R. Covey