Franklin Covey Co. Hosts The Leader in Me Symposium Series in 15 Cities in North America: Keynote Speakers Are Educational

  Franklin Covey Co. Hosts The Leader in Me Symposium Series in 15 Cities in
  North America: Keynote Speakers Are Educational Leadership and School

Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me Symposium Series to Drive Transformational
Change in Education by Developing Leaders in K-12 Schools

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- January 24, 2013

Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) today announced Franklin Covey is hosting The
Leader in Me Symposium Series in 15 cities across North America. The two-day
educational leadership symposium series, that begins January 24, 2013 and
continues through May 23, 2013, will attract educators, government and
business leaders and community stakeholders who are looking to support schools
in developing 21^st-century leaders. (

Franklin Covey welcomes attendees who have a passion for leadership in
education and its impact on communities. Participants in the past have
included school administrators, school superintendents, principals, teachers
and district-level teams, local businesses, chamber executives and other
government and community leaders.

Attendees ofFranklin Covey's The Leader in Me Symposium Series will
participate in an inspiring experience of accelerated growth and development
through world-class keynotes, student leader presentations, best-in-class
breakout sessions, on-site school visits and relationship and networking

Tuition for attendees is $275 and an additional $150 for the pre-conference,
which includes a preview of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature
Program. Registration is required and seating is limited. For more
information, such as the full symposium series schedule, or to register to
attend, visit The schedule for the
symposium series follows:

January 24, 2013     Norris Conference Center       San Antonio, TX
January 29, 2013         Arapahoe Community College         Littleton, CO
January 30, 2013         Charlotte Harbor Event and         Punta Gorda, FL
                         Conference Center
February 7, 2013         Athens State University            Athens, AL
February 12,             Tulsa Tech - Broken Arrow          Tulsa, OK
2013                     Conference
February 21,             Cajundome Convention               Lafayette, LA
2013                     Center
February 27,             Suburban Collection                Novi, MI
2013                     Showplace
February 28,             Sheraton Myrtle Beach              Myrtle Beach, SC
2013                     Convention Center Hotel
March 1, 2013            New York Marriott at The           Brooklyn, NY
                         Brooklyn Bridge
March 5, 2013            Hyatt Regency Columbus             Columbus, OH
March 12, 2013           Panda Restaurant Group             Rosemead, CA
March 19, 2013           Knicely Conference Center          Bowling Green, KY
March 20, 2013           Noah’s                             South Jordan, UT
April 30, 2013           University of Alberta              Edmonton, AB,
                         Campus                             Canada
May 23, 2013             D’Youville College                 Buffalo, NY

Attendees of The Leader in Me Symposium Series will hear from an impressive
lineup of experts and speakers on various educational and inspirational
topics, including:

  *Ron Clark – “America's Educator,” New York Times bestselling author, The
    Essential 55, selling over one million copies in 25 different countries,
    named Disney's American Teacher of the Year, whose teaching experiences in
    New York City inspired the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story, starring
    Matthew Perry
  *Erin Gruwell – Educator, change agent, catalyst for education and social
    change, featured in the film Freedom Writers starring Oscar winner Hilary
    Swank as Gruwell, chronicled her extraordinary journey with 150 high
    school students who had been written off by the education system, and is
    the New York Times bestselling author of The Freedom Writers Diary
  *Muriel Summers – Principal of A.B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, North
    Carolina, original practitioner with the vision to create the leadership
    model now known as Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me process where
    Summers, the teachers, staff and students at A.B. Combs Elementary first
    incorporated The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other leadership
    skills into their core curriculum in unique and creative ways and
    experienced remarkable, sustainable results and inspired other schools and
    parents worldwide to adopt the same approach, being used by nearly 1,100
    schools worldwide
  *Salome Thomas-El – Nationally recognized educator, has transformed the
    attitudes and strategies of school staff, parents, and community to help
    troubled children graduate from high school and earn college degrees, is a
    teacher, principal and chess coach in the Philadelphia School District,
    whose students were eight-time national chess champions, is a regular
    contributor on “The Dr. Oz Show,” and author of the bestselling books The
    Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay
  *Sean Covey – Author of the New York Times bestselling The 7 Habits of
    Highly Effective Teens, which has sold three million copies in 16
    languages and The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, which has sold more than one
    million copies and is in 24 languages, authored The 6 Most Important
    Decisions You’ll Ever Make, and is Franklin Covey’s Executive Vice
    President of Global Solutions and Product Architect, as well as the
    Education Practice Leader at Franklin Covey Co.

Last year, more than 2,000 educators and community stakeholders from 30
different states and 15 countries came together to forward this
transformational work and connect with other innovative leaders in the field.
This year,The Leader in MeSymposium Series will also introduce thousands of
educators in K-12 schools to a new paradigm of 21^st-century leadership where
every student is a leader andeducators are equipped with proven leadership
methodologies and tools to instill a deep sense of responsibility and
leadership accountability in their students.

Nearly 1,100 schools throughout the world have adopted this paradigm, which is
the foundation of Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me education process, by
integrating the principles of personal leadership and effectiveness in
everyday, age-appropriate language into the core subjects and curriculum of an
elementary school. The Leader in Meis a holistic, school-wide experience for
teachers and students and creates a common language and culture within the
school built on proven principle-based leadership skills found in The 7 Habits
of Highly Effective People.

New offerings to attendees this year include:

  *Targeted breakout sessions for schools that are part of The Leader in Me
    process and for those that are discovering the model
  *Pre-conference sessions for participants to preview The 7 Habits and learn
    more about The Leader in Me process within a school
  *The ability to connect with participants through social platforms before,
    during and after the symposium
  *More opportunities to interact with student leaders
  *Table topics to share specific information and to connect with education
  *New thought leaders that will share inspiring stories and concepts during
    keynote sessions

For more information onFranklin Covey'sThe Leader in Me Symposium Series and
to register, visit For more
information on Franklin Covey Education solutions, visit

About Franklin Covey

Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global company specializing in performance
improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require a change in
human behavior. Our expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution,
productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education.
Franklin Covey clients have included 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than
75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small- and mid-sized businesses,
as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. Franklin
Covey has more than 40 direct and licensee offices providing professional
services in over 140 countries. For more information, visit


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