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. (www.TheLeaderinMe.org). “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 backgrounds. 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 www.TheLeaderInMe.org or www.franklincovey.com. 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 theleaderinme.org. 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 www.franklincovey.com. 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. Contact: Franklin Covey Co. Debra Lund, 801-244-4474 Debra.Lund@FranklinCovey.com
Franklin Covey Co. Partners with CPS Onderwijsontwikkeling en advies to Take The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly
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