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Franklin Covey Co.’s “MBA In A Day Client FED Series” To Feature Best-selling Personal Finance Author, Jean Chatzky, And Other Business Experts; Professional Development For Client Facilitators

Franklin Covey Co . (NYSE:FC), a global performance improvement company, announced today that best-selling personal finance author and expert, Jean Chatzky , and other renowned business experts will headline Franklin Covey’s “ MBA in a Day Client Facilitator Enhancement Day (“FED”) Series ."

These live professional development events for Franklin Covey facilitators will run November 15, 2012 through June 12, 2013 in 48 cities throughout North America, and feature live presentations by Franklin Covey consultants combined with recorded video segments from Chatzky and other experts.

For more information, and to register, visit www.franklincovey.com/fed .

Best-selling authors and business experts who are featured in the Franklin Covey FED Series include:

For organizations seeking cost-effective ways to implement performance improvement solutions involving large populations of managers and frontline workers, Franklin Covey certifies on-site client facilitators to teach the company’s content and adopt it to their organizations’ needs. Client facilitators are certified to teach Franklin Covey curriculums in such a way that ensures the delivery of Franklin Covey content in a professional and meaningful manner. Franklin Covey has more than 100,000 client facilitators worldwide who are certified to teach in more than 40 different content areas.

Scott J. Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Franklin Covey, said, “Every year, our FED Series offers our client facilitators a day of professional development designed exclusively to enhance their business acumen and expand their expertise. This year, Franklin Covey client facilitators have the opportunity to be taught best-in-class practices by the experts on various MBA-related topics. The subject matter will not only be of great benefit to our highly valued Franklin Covey facilitators and clients, but to anyone in the business world who wishes to invest in expanding their business knowledge, skills and influence in the workplace.”

Presentations will focus on the topics of visual communication, creativity, personal finance, business finance, personal branding, project management, and leadership. Those invited to attend include Franklin Covey’s 100,000-plus facilitators and current and potential Franklin Covey clients.

Participants may attend live events , a live webinar , or participate at their own pace through a recorded webinar . The cost to attend a live, one-day event is $199. Paid attendance at a live event enables participants to have access to the recorded webinar content. The cost to attend a live or recorded webinar, which will be offered January 18 through August 30, 2013, is $139. Webinars will feature the same content as the live events but offer reduced time, travel investment, and environmental impact. To register, please visit www.franklincovey.com/fed .

Attendees at the Franklin Covey FED Series will learn the following:

Visual communication: Highly effective leaders master both verbal and visual communication. The words you use can be brought to life (or undermined) by your ability to illustrate thoughtfully. This session will increase participation, animate meaning, focus attention, grow understanding and create unity. Learn seven key frames and central figures that comprise the language of visual communication, and practice them in real time.

Creativity: We tend to think that creativity is reserved for those with the natural ability to paint, compose a sonnet, or play a musical instrument. Nothing could be further from the truth. We all have the ability to be tremendously creative. Like anything else in life, creativity (or developing your creativity) takes practice, persistence, and discipline, but it can be a lot of fun too. Challenge your thinking about creativity by destroying common myths and the idea that you aren’t creative. Learn the eight C’s of our creative process and increase your competitive advantage in both your personal and professional lives by putting this creative approach into practice.

Personal Finance: Our personal and professional lives are inseparable. Financial fluency starts with your own checkbook and directly contributes to your business acumen in the workplace. We will demystify the world of CD’s, 401(k)s, ORAs, and insurance, and explain the must-haves of your personal financial portfolio.

Business Finance: Most wish they knew about business finance; however, we tend to run for the door when the CFO pulls out the spreadsheets and speaks in what seems like a foreign language. Attend this session and stay comfortably seated during the next financial review and, more importantly, contribute! Explore the five basic building blocks of any organization’s money-making model. Whether working in a nonprofit, for-profit, or government organization, these five elements are at the heart of your financial success.

Personal Branding: What one word would your colleagues use to describe your brand? What word would you like them to use? Do you think there’s a gap between the two? This session will teach you the fundamentals of marketplace branding and how to effectively leverage them in the many facets of your life. Discover the value of a powerful brand and how brands develop, evolve, and at times, implode. Harness the elements of successful branding to craft your personal brand.

Project Management: Achieve success around your projects by applying the mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets to consistently produce high-quality projects on time and on budget. Learn to clarify expectations of those with whom you work, both directly and indirectly. Practice accountability throughout the project to ensure that expectations are met around time, budget and quality. Explore how to build team confidence and increase morale through the four foundational behaviors necessary to achieve success in your current and future projects.

Leadership: Dr. Stephen R. Covey said it well, “Leadership is the highest of the arts, simply because it enables all the other arts and professions to work.” Become a great leader by embracing Dr. Covey’s timeless words with our latest thinking on the subject of leadership. Learn what it means to lead yourself, to lead a team and, ultimately, to lead an organization. Understand the value of leadership competencies and learn how to structure a leadership-development plan in partnership with your colleagues.

For more information and to register to attend the Franklin Covey FED Series, visit www.franklincovey.com/fed .

About Franklin Covey

Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global company specializing in performance improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Our expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education. Franklin Covey clients have included 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small- and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. Franklin Covey has more than 40 direct and licensee offices providing professional services in over 140 countries. For more information, visit www.franklincovey.com .

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