Buffalo State’s School of Education partners with Franklin Covey as a Leader in Me/LEAD Training Center and in the Educational Leadership Program.
Based on Stephen R. Covey’s book The Leader in Me, schools engage in a process that emphasizes leadership development of staff and students as much as academic success, seamlessly integrating leadership into the curriculum, activities, and culture. The benefits are profound, meeting the needs of the whole child, developing "21st Century Skills" such as initiative and collaboration, and engaging students to use their unique gifts to better their school and their world. Buffalo State has become the first outside training center for Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me/LEAD school process". Local districts and individual schools will now be able to work directly with Buffalo State to become certified as Leader in Me/LEAD Schools. Schools may contact EPIO, the School of Education, or BOCES for further details.
It has long been known that strong, effective school leadership is a critical component of successful Pre-K to Grade 12 schools. However, simple capability in management is not enough to turn around a struggling school. Great leaders need to continuously focus on the development of their own character and competence.
Buffalo State now incorporates Franklin Covey’s principle-based leadership development process into the mandated coursework leading to a recommendation for New York State certification in school building and school district leadership. It is anticipated that the Buffalo State graduate school leadrs who appky the framework and tools of the Covey focus on integrity, trustworthiness, and personnal effectiveness can help engage others to successfully achieve the goals of their school and the school districts. Please contact the Buffalo State School of Education to obtain more information about this unique school leadership program or for admissions procedures.
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