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January 17, 2013

Leadership expert to speak at CCS

The Cooperstown Central School District has announced plans to host speaker Tim Elmore on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an organization that provides public schools, colleges, civic organizations and corporations with the tools needed to develop leaders who will transform tomorrow’s society, according to a media release.  Elmore has written several books titled “Habitudes,” one of which is being used in the district’s freshman seminar class with all ninth-grade students. “Habitudes” are books based on the tenets of character education that identify the steps to effective leadership. In addition to the students in freshman seminar, a group of athletes is studying the “Habitudes” lessons with the district’s athletic director.

Elmore will be in Cooperstown to present to students, faculty and staff as well as parents and community members. According to a media release, Elmore plans to speak and interact with students during eighth and ninth periods. His focus of discussion will be how students can tap into their innate strengths to become leaders. After school, Elmore will meet with faculty and staff to set the stage for further implementation of the leadership philosophy espoused by the “Habitudes” series. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elmore will host an informational forum for parents and community members on how to raise leaders and how to effectively work with our upcoming generation of adults. The public is invited to the evening session to be held in the Nicholas J. Sterling Auditorium at the middle/high school at 39 Linden Ave.

For more information, visit the Growing Leaders website, www.growingleaders.com.

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