Franklin Covey Co. Partners with CPS Onderwijsontwikkeling en advies to Take The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly

  Franklin Covey Co. Partners with CPS Onderwijsontwikkeling en advies to Take
  The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to Schools in
  the Netherlands

Franklin Covey Grants Dutch Educational Consulting and Training Organization,
CPS, Exclusive Licensing Rights to The Leader in Me Process and The 7 Habits
of Highly Effective People

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- June 19, 2013

Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) announced today a partnership with CPS
Onderwijsontwikkeling en advies, granting the Dutch educational consulting and
training organization exclusive licensing rights to The Leader in Me® and The
7 Habits of Highly Effective People®  for implementation in schools in the
Netherlands.  The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey’s whole-school education
transformation process, which teaches leadership principles to students in
K-12 schools and has been adopted by nearly 1300 schools in 35 countries, with
more than 600,000 students and 50,000 school staff having been trained,
worldwide. (

“We believe that this partnership with CPS will contribute to the continued
significant growth that Franklin Covey’s Education Practice has been
experiencing worldwide and we are so honored to be working with them,” said
Bob Whitman, CEO of Franklin Covey Co. “The Leader in Me process, together
with CPS’s significant reach in the education market in the Netherlands, will
raise a generation that will not only perform well academically, but will also
develop 21^st century life skills based on a foundation of high standard of
personal values.”

Suzan Koning, CEO of CPS Onderwijsontwikkeling en advies, said, “CPS has been
involved in education for over sixty years and we are proud to have it in our
DNA. I am delighted to be partnering with Franklin Covey and adding their
extraordinary The Leader in Me process and the training programs for The 7
Habits of Highly Effective People to the list of things that we offer to Dutch
schools and students. It will certainly make a very positive difference.”

Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation process
that emphasizes personal leadership skills development and creates a culture
of student empowerment. Included is content from The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective People, authored by Stephen Covey, which is integrated in everyday,
age-appropriate language into the core subjects and curriculum of a school. It
is a holistic, school-wide experience for school staff, students and parents
and creates a common language and culture within the school. It inspires young
students at elementary schools to develop the skills and self-confidence to
lead their lives and succeed in the 21^st century. Principles from Stephen
Covey’s book, The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World are
Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time, are also included. The book
chronicles how extraordinary elementary schools are teaching the same
leadership principles, which have guided corporate and government boardroom
decisions for years, to elementary school age children.

Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me process continues to receive noteworthy
praise from administrators, staff, parents, and students and is producing
extraordinary results and having a significant impact on the lives of children
of all ages, socio-economic levels, learning capacities, and cultural

Sean Covey, Executive Vice President, Global Solutions and Partnerships and
Education Practice Leader, Franklin Covey Co., said, “We at Franklin Covey are
thrilled to partner with CPS to localize and deliver this powerful process to
educators and millions of students throughout the Netherlands. They are the
most qualified partner to work closely with us to deliver the high-quality
standards needed to appropriately facilitate The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits
of Highly Effective People to schools in the Netherlands.”

Koning said, “In our consultancy projects, we connect the primary processes
(teaching) with the secondary process (leadership). Leadership is the
operating system through which all our goals are reached in education. If
leadership is there, the students will benefit and eventually develop their
talents and find their place in society. The books of Stephen Covey, such as
The 7 Habits, have certainly influenced our vision. So, this partnership feels
like we’ve just connected to our family.”

For more information on Franklin Covey Education Practice solutions for
elementary, secondary, and higher education institutions, visit or

About Franklin Covey’s Education Practice

The Franklin Covey Education Practice is dedicated to helping educational
organizations build the culture that will produce great results. Our offerings
address all grade levels and help faculty and students develop the critical
leadership and effectiveness skills they will need to succeed in the 21^st
century—a knowledge-based networked world. For more information, 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

About CPS Onderwijsontwikkeling en advies

CPS Onderwijsontwikkeling en advies is one of the leading companies in
educational training and consulting in the Netherlands. The office of CPS is
based in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Founded in 1946, CPS has a rich
tradition in research, consulting and training. The research and development
department has over the years published many reports that were used in the
Dutch public debate on education, whereas published authors in the field of
teaching skills and parent-teacher involvement are thought leaders in
educational development in the country. In 2012 about 20% of all school boards
used a CPS consultant in some form of consultancy project.


Franklin Covey Co.
Debra Lund, 801-244-4474
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