Diamond6 Learning

Diamond_6_Logo_Vert_CLEAR.pngGrow your leadership skills through a new partnership with Diamond6 Leadership! Founded by U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.), Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, Diamond6 has worked with thousands of individuals from organizations across the country in an effort to develop the next generation of leaders.


Registration for the Fall 2020 Masterclass is sold out and registration is closed.

The next cohort is tentatively scheduled for January-February 2021.  Look for registration in mid-December!


Leadership in 4 Directions Masterclass

You lead in four directions - no matter your title. You lead your boss, you lead others, you lead your peers, and you lead yourself. The key to success is leading in ALL these directions consciously, confidently, and consistently.

In this course you will learn about the fundamental leadership strategies of each direction, connect with like-minded professionals across the country, and develop your own personal blueprint for leadership success! This entire e-course is conducted online using video teleconference and other online tools. You can do everything from the comfort of your home or office.

Cost: $375 | PD Clock Hours: 18

Diamond6 On-Demand Learning
Learn at Your Own Pace

Each course allows you to learn online by watching the course content on your schedule, then complete a short quiz to test your knowledge.

Illinois ASBO members can now choose from six on-demand leadership courses
through Diamond6 and earn PD Clock Hours through Illinois ASBO.

Leadership 101

Get answers to the critical leadership questions that are holding you back. Are leadership and management the same thing? Are leaders made or born? What is a strategy and why do you need one? How do you decide where to lead your organization? Do you need tons of experience to be a great leader? Dr. McCausland answers these and other critical leadership questions. He debunks common myths about leadership and what it really takes to be a great leader.

Cost: $65 | PD Clock Hours: 1.25


Leadership in a Media Driven World

Learn how to deal with the media - in good times and in bad times. Every organization will face some kind of press at one point or another – be it the hiring of a controversial CEO, a financial crisis, the leak of sensitive information, a tragic accident, or an inadvertent “Tweet”! Dr. Jeffrey McCausland shares from his 15+ years of media experience with CBS radio and television. He shares a first-hand look at how the media really works, how you can create valuable relationships with media professionals, and the common pitfalls that put leaders and their organizations in jeopardy.

Cost: $105 | PD Clock Hours: 1.75


The Anatomy of a Crisis

Have you considered the three stages of a crisis? All leaders face crises – whether it be for themselves or their organizations. Being able to properly plan for and handle expected and unexpected crises is critical to the success of any leader and organization. In this course Dr. Jeff McCausland will examine the nature of crises and what leaders should do to prepare or “inoculate” their organization. 

Cost: $105 | PD Clock Hours: 2.0


The Elements of Positive Psychology

Live your best life by identifying your unique leadership strengths. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. Dr. Chris Maxwell explains how to identify your signature strengths, positive interventions and how to apply positive psychology in day-to-day living. 

Cost: $105 | PD Clock Hours: 1.75


Lead Like a Guide

Leadership lessons from the mountains to the board room – an intriguing approach to business and personal success. Dr. Chris Maxwell introduces the six leadership strengths of world-class mountain guides: demonstrating social intelligence; adopting a flexible leadership style; empowering others; facilitating the development of trust; managing risk in an environment of uncertainty; and seeing the big picture.

Cost: $105 | PD Clock Hours: 1.75


Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women

Secure business success in the 21st century - mentor women. Effective mentoring relationships can transform individuals and organizations. But, women still face barriers in finding and experiencing these powerful mentoring relationships. Consequently, their personal and professional growth suffers greatly. Dr. Brad Johnson draws from extensive research and years of experience in mentoring relationships and gender workplace issues to guide men on how to mentor women, deliberately and effectively.

Cost: $105 | PD Clock Hours: 1.5


Online Professional Development


Learn about a new way to show off your school business competencies! 

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IPA Online Academies

Through a new partnership, Illinois ASBO members can attend specified IPA online Administrator Academies at a special discounted rate.

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Lunch & Learn Webinars

 Illinois ASBO members can participate in these tactical webinars on school business topics for FREE and earn PD credit!