"Leadership 101" for Illinois ASBO members

with Dr. Jeff McCausland

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?

In this seminar 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 (hint, hint - you can be a great leader too!). You will learn practical strategies and tactics to confront and overcome your own leadership challenges - personally and professionally. Jeff's clear explanations, powerful examples and straightforward answers to these pressing questions will give you the clarity and confidence you need to stretch your leadership muscles!

This seminars workbook includes a step-by-step guide for creating a strategy for any situation. Plus, a simple quiz to help you assess if your organizations mission statement is effective!

This course includes:
  • A video presentation
  • Audio recording
  • Workbook with course overview, note-taking guide, questions for reflection and additional resources
  • 10 question quiz to test your knowledge
  • Certificate of completion (awarded after watching all video content and receiving a minimum of 80% on the quiz)

PD Clock Hours: 1.25

How to receive professional development credits from Illinois ASBO:

1. Watch all video content and complete the quiz with a minimum of 80% to receive your Certificate of Completion via email from Diamond6.

2. Submit the Certificate of Completion to Jennifer Corbin from Illinois ASBO at [email protected].

3. You will receive a survey via email from Illinois ASBO. Once you submit your survey, your PD clock hours will be awarded.

Your Instructor

Dr. Jeff McCausland, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeff McCausland, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeff McCausland is the Founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership & Strategy, LLC. Since 2000, both domestic and internationally, Dr. McCausland has conducted numerous executive leadership development workshops and consulted for leaders in public education, US government institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds both a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Dr. McCausland is a Visiting Professor of International Security at Dickinson College, serves as a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. He is also an adjunct fellow at both CSIS and the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC.

Dr. McCausland is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and former Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army War College. He was a Visiting Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Graduate School of International Affairs.

During his military career Dr. McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe during the Kosovo crisis and Operations Desert Shield and Storm.

Dr. McCausland has both published and lectured broadly on military affairs, European security issues, the Gulf War, and leadership throughout the United States and over thirty countries. He has been a national security consultant for CBS television and radio since 2003. Consequently, he has been a frequent commentator on the ongoing conflicts in both countries as well as other stories focused on national security. Dr. McCausland has also appeared and been interviewed by news stations and publications such as: MSNBC, CSPAN, CNN, the CBS Evening News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe.


2010-2015: Distinguished Visiting Professor of Research and Minerva Chairholder, U.S. Army War College

2002-2004: Class of 1961 Chair of Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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