Illinois ASBO is partnering with the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) to deliver online professional development! Stay relevant and keep up your license through a selection of convenient online academies, specifically identified as relevant to school business professionals. Online academies offer the opportunity to get administrator academy credit without having to leave the district. Lasting 3 hours in the morning, plus additional pre- and post-academy work, IPA’s online academies gives busy administrators a great way to get their annual administrator academy credit. The academies will include pre-and post homework, so watch your registration for additional details. Difficult conversations are unpleasant, but they don’t have to be unproductive. Veteran administrator Don Anderson shares techniques on how to make sure difficult conversations yield positive results for everyone involved. Keep checking Illinois ASBO’s event listings for more relevant online offerings throughout the year. Registration will take place through the IPA website. To ensure you receive the discounted IPA rate of $199 enter the discount code: 20IASBO in the discount box on the IPA registration page and click, "apply". If you have any questions or difficulty applying the code, please contact Beth Broyles at firstname.lastname@example.org.