Course Overview

The John R. Wooden Course is a professional leadership and character development program for schools, corporations, individuals and teams. It was designed based on the values, principles, life lessons and wisdom of legendary UCLA basketball coach and teacher John Robert Wooden.

The foundational elements of The Course are the core, ethical, exemplary, (25) character building behaviors defined on Coach Wooden's renowned Pyramid of Success. This course, along with Wooden inspired and approved diagnostic and sustainment tools, (Team Success Assessment, Individual Success Assessment, and Wooden's Wisdom), creates a development path leading to strong character, higher performance, and true success.

We describe this path as The Wooden Way, The Way of a great Coach, As thinker, example, teacher, leader and mentor.


"Working On It"

Infiniti of Beachwood builds team culture with the John R. Wooden Course 2 day launch event at the Ritz Carlton, Cleveland Ohio.

"Best training in the business with a focus on both personal and professional development. This is my fifth John R. Wooden Course experience. It keeps getting better. It plays a huge part in helping us build a srtong team culture."

Peter Mapp
General Manager and Partner
Collection Auto Group

Team Member Comments:

  • "It truly helped me to see things clearly."
  • "Helps to make you think if you are doing the best that you can."
  • "I really enjoyed the whole course experience. The presentation and the materials were TOP SHELF!"
  • "Opportunity to evaluate and reflect on what we perceive as our success and or failures as a team."
  • "Wonderful spirit, insightful, and authentic."
  • "Lynn was awesome. I am a better man for having attended."
  • "Not just about sales, but strengthening core values based on true success in all areas of life"
   

Ann Arbor Michigan Skyline high school athletic director and coaching staff come together for "Coaching Greatness" Day.

"As a high school athletic director, and leader of coaches, I would highly recommend the Wooden Course to any athletic leader who wants to inspire growth, instill greater purpose, and promote solidarity with his/her coaching staff. Not only are all of Coach Wooden's timeless values shared in the course through multiple forms of media, but Lynn Guerin's presentation has the power to inspire and set clear objectives for effective leadership. Our staff came away from this summer event as a closer group with a zeal and excitement for the upcoming school/sports year and a commitment to use Coach Wooden's principles in their daily approach to coaching."

Jeremy Barkey
Athletic Director
Skyline High School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Coach's Comments:

  • "Excellent info on foundations! Ideas on which to build a program and mentor youth."
  • "Makes you think and want to be a better coach, person, friend, etc."
  • "Motivational, directs life in a positive way in all parts of life with family, friends, work."
  • "Great content! Nice to hear stories from someone so close (and who has worked) with Coach Wooden. Wish we had more time."
  • "Great presenter! Enthusiastic and inspirational."
   

Schools recently launching a new year, building character and teaching success behavior using the John R. Wooden Course Teachers Kit and Tools.

  • Ontario MontClair School District - Ontario, California
  • Sabine High School - Gladewater, Texas
  • East Nicolaus High School - Nicolaus, Georgia
  • Jesuit High School - Carmichael, California
  • Belle Vernon Area School District - Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
  • Oak View High School and Education Center - Yucaipa, California
  • Barbers Hill Independent School District - Mont Belvieu, Texas


Swansboro Teachers Camp
See why team members from companies like Chick-Fil-A, General Mills, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, and In-N-Out Burger describe this as "the best management team development experience we've ever had.".

Learn how and why some of America's best schools use the John R. Wooden Team Camp as an exciting way to develop teachers, coaches, and students.

This in-service experience will provide the inspiration and insights needed to create a culture of caring, character, high performance, and enthusiastic team spirit.

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Case Study: What is the best way to prepare and inspire a team to successfully launch a state-of-the art Mercedes Benz retail store?

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Team Camp Testimonials

Best experience I've had in any type of business development seminar in last 20 years. It focuses on the things that are truly important to build a better team, a stronger team, a team with integrity and character. M. Slagter - V.P. of Sales, Mercedes Benz, North America

My best learning come from great men and women. It was a pleasure to invest my time with such good people and passionate teachers. Keep up the great work and spread the wisdom coach has left for us, We will all be better off. Pat Cooley - President, RelianceNet

Awesome experience - once in a lifetime. It made me a better person and better leader. Great mix of teambuilding and leadership skills. Mark Taylor - CEO, IN-N-OUT

The team camp is encouraging, inspiring, and energy filled; just as powerful the second time around.I am looking forward to tracking our performance next year. Bernie Moreno - President, Collection Auto Group

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Build Character - Teach Success Behavior

"I am Just a Teacher"
Teachers Tool Kit

Teachers package includes:
  • One - John R. Wooden Course Coaching Guide
  • One - 24 x 36 Pyramid of Success Poster
  • One-Pyramid of Success DVD
  • Thirty (30) - 8.5 x 11 Pyramid of Success Laminates
  • Thirty (30) - Character Wallet Cards

$425.00 retail value - $225.00 (Save $200.00)
$7.50 per student for a class of 30

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Wooden's Wisdom
Weekly Coaching E-Newsletter

52 weekly lessons delivered in e-newsletter format including John R. Wooden course content, Coach Wooden video messages, Wooden Maxims (Example: "Make each day your masterpiece"), favorite poems, and personal application exercises.

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Annual Subscription - 52 Weekly Issues - $39.95

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Wooden's Wisdom Testimonials

Great teaching tool for training coaches. Should be required reading in state certification programs for coaches. I am trying to get United States Sports Academy to include in their on-line Basketball Coaching course. Thanks for your good work Glenn Snyder

Another great way to start the day with "Wooden's Wisdom". I feel so good and excited after reading something about Wooden and what he stood for. Arthur Hamm

I love the Wooden Course and the emails that you send. These stories are relevant and always motivational. Alton Clark

I stepped down from being a high school head coach this year to focus on other things. I am also a school counselor and they are perfect for my character classes with young people! Keep them coming! Charlie Pope

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TEAM SUCCESS ASSESSMENT (TSA)

HOW GOOD IS YOUR TEAM?

FIND OUT NOW!

How important is a culture of excellence, teamwork and leadership to the success of your business or organization?

How good do the members of your team think they are? How do they feel about the attitude, skills, behavior and performance of their teammates and peers?

How does your team feel about the effectiveness of leadership, the vision and goals they have created, the example they are setting for maximum effort, high performance, character and integrity?

What are the strengths of your team and your best opportunities to improve the attitude and behavior that produces extraordinary performance and sustainable success?

DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS?

DO YOU HAVE A FAST, AFFORDABLE WAY TO GET THE ANSWERS YOU NEED?

Now you do with --- THE TEAM SUCCESS ASSESSMENT
from the John R. Wooden Course!

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