The Illinois ASBO Leadership Institute originated from the leadership passion of Michael Jacoby, Ed.D., SFO, CAE, Illinois ASBO Executive Director/CEO. The mission behind the program is leadership through the development of others. With the ever increasing demands of the workplace, developing yourself as a leader will empower you to move your organization forward more successfully. This includes learning to develop others and alleviate stress through better relationship management.

School and Service Associate members can begin a lifelong and potentially career changing journey through 360-degree feedback, goal setting and self-reflection, coaching and experiential activities, emotional intelligence and situational leadership.

Leadership Institute - 2019 Cohort

A New Cohort has Formed. Registration is closed for 2024!

Thank you to all who registered for the 2024 Illinois ASBO Leadership Institute. Information regarding the first series of the cohort will be sent out soon. If you have any questions regarding the Leadership Institute or would like to be put on the waiting list for the 2025 cohort, please contact Jennifer Corbin at jcorbin@iasbo.org.

Leadership Institute Information & Resources

Leadership Institute

Learn how the Institute came about, reasons to apply and updates on the latest cohort.

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Meet the experienced facilitators whose passion for leadership drives the continued success of the Institute.

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 Only 20 members can participate, so register early!


More About LPI®

Included in the Leadership Institute, the Leadership Practices Inventory is the most widely used 360-degree leadership assessment tool available today.


More About LIFO®

Included in the Leadership Institute, Life Orientations is an academy that allows each participant to identify their own unique combination of the four basic behavioral styles.

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Review all Leadership Center offerings available to you to build on your leadership through Illinois ASBO!

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Jennifer Hermes

The Single Best Investment of My Time

The Leadership Institute was no question the single best investment of my time and professional development dollars. What made it different for me was the insight I received on myself and my leadership tendencies.”

– Jennifer Hermes
Chief Operation Officer, CSBO
Lake Forest SD 67 & 115