About ASBO International's High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA)

The ASBO International High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA) is an innovative, completely online 12-week program created to equip enrollees with the most practical, fundamental leadership skills. 

With a robust curriculum developed by the Professional Development Academy in partnership with Fortune 1000 executives, public sector leaders, world-renowned academics, and thought leaders, including General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, HPLA was designed for busy high-performing leaders, making this a perfect offering for school business professionals.

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I highly recommend this leadership development program to any leader seeking to enhance their skills and drive meaningful change within their organization. The program's content is exceptionally rich and tailored precisely to equip busy leaders with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel in their roles!
- Siobhán McMahon, CAE, COO/Deputy Executive Director, ASBO International

2024 Dates

Launch Credentials On-Boarding Kick-Off Graduation
April April 5, 2024 April 10, 2024 April 22, 2024 July 26, 2024
August July 19, 2024 July 24, 2024 August 5, 2024 November 8, 2024
September August 30, 2024 September 4, 2024 September 16, 2024 December 20, 2024

What makes HPLA innovative?

Unlike other webinar-based distance learning programs that emphasize solo learning, HPLA is built around interactivity and community, while retaining the convenience of self-paced learning.

An expert moderator guides the program to help keep participants on track, and a world-class faculty of prominent public, private, and academic sector leaders deliver engaging and thought-provoking sessions.

HPLA focuses on five practical skills:
  • LEAD: Engage teams and stakeholders to foster positive climates and exceed common expectations
  • ORGANIZE: Plan, lead and execute organizational change more effectively and consistently
  • COLLABORATE: Establish alignment and strong partnerships through building stronger relationships
  • COMMUNICATE: Create clarity, confidence and community
  • DELIVER: Measure projects and processes to deliver results aligned with county and community priorities

  • Who should participate?

    HPLA is designed for current and emerging leaders, particularly those who manage teams or are preparing to in the future.

    What is the time commitment?

    HPLA is built to accommodate busy work schedules with self-paced learning. Each 12-week HPLA program covers four courses on leadership which are broken down into weekly modules. Each module includes a one-hour live webinar and one-hour breakout discussion, plus daily assignments ranging from 3 to 35 minutes. (Live webinars are recorded – so don't worry if you miss one!)

    In addition to videos, reading, writing and reflection, participants are placed in a small group cohort where they'll build their network, receive support from peers facing similar challenges and opportunities and celebrate successes.

    For HPLA enrollees' supervisors

    Supervisors can receive regular dashboard reports outlining the progress of their HPLA enrollee(s). We encourage supervisors to meet with participants and review the program content as it relates to individual development plans.