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AUD hosts student empowerment programme

DUBAI, March 26, 2015

The American University in Dubai (AUD) recently hosted student success programme focusing on how it can transform tertiary-level students into globally competitive individuals conducted by motivational speaker Sean Covey.

The event highlighted the benefits of ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students’, which can guide students in unleashing their potential and discovering their personal mission and life goals that will have a lasting impact long after their graduation.

The 7 Habits process is closely aligned with Jack Mezirow’s transformative learning theory, which focuses on how we learn to act on our own purposes, values, feelings, and meanings rather than those we have uncritically assimilated from others—to gain greater control over our lives.

Covey and eight leading academic experts developed the comprehensive instructional materials for the programme, which was designed based on his father’s bestselling book, Dr. Stephen R Covey’s ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.’

The 7 Habits student success curriculum was created with student transformation as its key outcome—an experience that students would look back on and say “the principles I learned in this class made all the difference.”

Covey said: “College is such an important time for learning, both emotionally and intellectually. It's the perfect environment for college students to apply the 7 Habits to their lives to achieve success both personally and professionally. We aim to mold them into becoming a team player and equip them with key skills and knowledge that will propel them to success.”

The programme strives to empower students by teaching them how to balance all aspects of their college lives, set habits that lead to success, focus on things within their control, and develop and live by their personal mission statement.

They will also learn how to set goals and prioritize their activities, develop relationships with faculty and advisors, bond with other students in a culturally diverse campus community, and commit to self-improvement and renewal.

Some students from other universities who attended the ‘The 7 Habits’ programme testified that it motivated them to write down and prioritize their goals, while others commended that it afforded them an opportunity to meet new people and learn in a fun and interactive way.

Sean, the executive vice president of Global Solutions and Partnerships for FranklinCovey, a global company that specializes in performance improvement of organizations, is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups on topics such as leadership. – TradeArabia News Service

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