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Education expert to discuss ‘The Leader In Me’

DUBAI, March 18, 2015

FranklinCovey Middle East, a global company that specialises in performance improvement of organisations, has unveiled the first ever visit of renowned author and motivation speaker Sean Covey to the Middle East.

During his pioneering tour, Covery will discuss how ‘The leader In Me’ whole-school transformation model, developed in partnership with educators, empowers students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st Century.

The Leader In Me, builds on the work of Dr Stephen R Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and redefines what school greatness means by focusing on culture, leadership and academics.

Covey, who is also the executive vice president - Global Solutions and Partnerships and Education Practice Leader of FranklinCovey, will visit Riyadh on March 22 and 23, Abu Dhabi on March 24 and Dubai on March 25.

The youth of today have to adapt to a changing world which has a whole new set of rules, said a statement.

Key skills businesses and educators identified as vital to the futures of today’s students are developed within ‘The Leader in Me’ process. These skills include leadership, accountability, adaptability, initiative and self-direction, cross-cultural skills, responsibility, problem solving, communication skills, creativity and teamwork.
 
‘The Leader in Me’ is a school-wide process that develops staff and students as leaders and thereby transforms the culture and performance of the school. While raising pedagogical standards, The Leader in Me draws on the world-class content of FranklinCovey, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which staff, students and parents adopt as a common language.

The Leader in Me schools integrate leadership development into their daily curriculum, activities and systems; it becomes the school’s operating system. A school culture is created where every student is encouraged to set and achieve meaningful goals, to be a positive influence on others and to use his or her individual gifts to better the world. ‘The Leader in Me’ process strives ‘to build leaders, one child at a time.’

“The Middle East represents a diverse geographic spread and a fantastic opportunity to build on the engagement of students, staff and parents. The education sector in the Middle East is highly viable thanks to a population heavily skewed towards youth. The Leader in Me is producing transformational results in over 2,000 schools worldwide and we are excited to bring the process to the Middle East,” said Covey.

“Our vision is that one day our entire community will be impacted with citizens who are lifelong leaders and learners.”

In Riyadh, Covey is set to meet with officials from Saudi Arabia’s Educational sector and large corporate organisations. In the UAE, he will meet the principals, teachers and parents from various schools under the Abu Dhabi Education Council in the country’s capital and with deans and senior executives of colleges and universities to be hosted at the American University in Dubai (AUD) to highlight the '7 Habits for College Students,' which will empower them with the tools for achieving success in the future. - TradeArabia News Service




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