FranklinCovey is a training and consulting company that teaches business professionals to execute strategy, build customer loyalty and develop their individual and leadership competencies. Its clients include nine out of top 10 Fortune 100 companies and more than three-quarters of the Fortune 500 companies. FranklinCovey is a global company in the truest sense--it offers its services in more than 140 nations worldwide.
A 1992 merger between Franklin Quest and Covey Leadership Center created FranklinCovey. Franklin Quest is best known for the Franklin Day Planner it released in 1984 and the time management workshop that followed. Stephen R. Covey authored the 1989 blockbuster book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and training programs based on the book.
FranklinCovey executes its training and leadership programs around a proscribed set of foundational beliefs and values. The company believes that people have an innate ability to achieve greatness and a natural desire to do so. FranklinCovey's holistic approach emphasizes commitment to proven, results-oriented processes that help individuals develop their capabilities.
A set of core offerings provide the foundation of FranklinCovey programs. They include: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program; Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results; FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities; The 4 Disciplines of Execution; and The xQ Service. Special programs include sales training, time management, customer loyalty and communication courses. Specialty programs covering diversity and generational issues are also available. Programs can be tailored to specific industries, such as law enforcement, government, sales and education.
Program delivery methods vary. Participants can attend public workshops for many of the courses. In addition, companies can bring a FranklinCovey consultant in to do onsite training, or have their own employees train for certification as consultants in order to create ongoing, in-house training programs. Online training is also available, via webinar workshops and through self-guided Internet and software-based programs. Many programs include evaluation tools, course materials such as workbooks, as well as benchmarks for measuring results.
FranklinCovey still offers the planning tools that made Franklin Quest famous, only now they include desktop and mobile software. The company also offers home and family solutions that include effectiveness training for teens, marriages and families that are taught by a workshop facilitator.
A number of FranklinCovey workshop training programs qualify for continuing education units. Continuing education unit (CEU)-eligible workshop topics include diversity, personal achievement, leadership, meeting facilitation, presentations, project planning, stress management and healthcare. The number of CEUs awarded depends on the credit hours assigned to each individual workshop.
Consumers interested in participating in training or purchasing books and audiobooks can do so on the FranklinCovey website. The site has an online store with its print and audio training materials as well as the full line of planning products. The site also allows consumers to download audio and video products and register for public workshops.