Best-Selling Author Stephen M.R. Covey to Keynote EKU’s 2024 Pedagogicon Conference

Published on April 04, 2024

By Sarah Bashford

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in collaboration with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) will host the 2024 Pedagogicon conference beginning on May 15 through May 17, 2024. The conference theme Student Engagement & Experiential Learning encourages higher education professionals to consider the ways classroom environments can promote engaging learning experiences. 

Esteemed author and former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, Stephen M.R. Covey, will deliver the keynote address at EKU's Center for the Arts. Covey led the Covey Leadership Center to become the biggest leadership development company in the world. Additionally, Covey spearheaded the strategy that propelled his father Stephen R. Covey’s book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," to become one of the most influential business books of the 20th century, according to CEO Magazine. In his most recent book, "Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others," Covey explores how the world has changed drastically but leadership styles have not. 

“EKU and the CPE have worked tirelessly to ensure this year’s pedagogicon conference enlightens, strengthens and empowers educators across the Commonwealth,” said EKU President David McFaddin. “Stephen M.R. Covey and his unparalleled insights on leadership are profoundly relevant to our mission of shaping the next generation of leaders and thinkers. With his expertise, we anticipate an enriching conversation that will empower our community to embrace integrity-driven leadership and foster positive change in our educational landscape.”

2024 Pedagogicon Conference Schedule:

  • Pre-Conference Keynote Address delivered by Stephen M.R. Covey - 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 - EKU Center for the Arts

  • Pedagogicon Conference, Concurrent Sessions - 8 a.m. Thursday, May 16 - EKU Business & Technology Center

  • CPE Graduate Profile Sessions - 8 a.m. Friday, May 17 - EKU Business & Technology Center

Admissions for the pre-conference keynote address are free but registration is required to reserve seats. Groups of more than 10 people will need to call EKU’s Center for the Arts box office to reserve tickets. The keynote address will be open to the public.

Individuals wanting to attend the Pedagogicon conference can register online. Registration to attend the conference is $50 per person. For additional information or questions regarding registering for the conference, email