Higher Education Partnerships
A valuable partnership with two Cedar Valley higher education institutions has been established to nurture the leadership work in our Pre-K-12 schools. The University of Northern Iowa and Hawkeye Community College prepare our future educators in their respective teacher-preparation programs. Both institutions are instrumental in helping our future teachers understand and apply The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Leader in Me, through infusion into course content, but also through supplemental workshops.
Hundreds of pre-service teachers have been trained through workshops in the 7 Habits and Leader in Me.
Additionally, the partnership has spawned a wonderful renewal opportunity for educators in local Leader in Me schools. Each summer, a three-day 7 Habits retreat is held at Hawkeye Community College, in which educators can earn graduate credit from the University of Northern Iowa and renew their passion for the 7 Habits and Leader in Me. Since its inception, 250 educators have attended this wonderful learning and renewal opportunity.
Several instructors and professors from both institutions also are certified 7 Habits facilitators. They provide a valuable resource and co-facilitate 7 Habits sessions for our schools implementing Leader in Me.