Leader in Me™ is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer—it improves the performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me™ equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy. It was launched in 2011 at the Fort McMurray Public School Division - with École Dickinsfield School and Westview Public School the first to implement the program.
Leader in Me™ process was designed to help teachers develop leadership skills in their students. Helping students discover their own unique strengths allows teachers to find opportunities for every child to shine—to be a leader. Incorporating the common language of the 7 Habits (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids) into all curriculum areas deepens student understanding and acknowledges what the school and teacher believe to be important.