Leading for Health/Life Safety
Professional Development Credit – This micro-credential may be eligible for continuing professional development credit in your state. Contact your state affiliate association to learn more.
Overview – The Leading for Health/Life Safety – An Annual Life Safety Study requires the practitioner demonstrate the skills necessary to facilitate, prepare, engage and successfully complete the Annual Life Safety Study. These skills include: development and implementation of policies and requirements of the state-mandated Notice of Annual Inspection; provide tools, protocols, and resources to stakeholders which clarify and support implementation of the HLS codes as define; execution of a comprehensive process that complies remedies HLS Annual Life Safety Study findings; and provide a plan with strategies, timelines, and monitoring process to ensure continued improvement to establish a safe learning environment for all students.
Essential Outcomes – The Leading for Health/Life Safety – Annual Life Safety Study micro-credential includes the following four identified essential outcomes:
- Develops and implements policies and processes as outlined in the state law and requirements of the Notice of Annual Inspection.
- Provides tools, protocols, and resources to clarify the intent of HLS codes and definitions for all stakeholders and to support implementation.
- Implements a comprehensive process for meeting compliance for HLS Annual Life Safety Study and addressing remediation of deficiencies.
- Provides a plan with strategies, implementation timelines, evaluation, and a monitoring process to ensure continued improvement and success in meeting HLS, and to establish a safe learning environment for all students.
Part 1. Overview Questions
Develop a responsive narrative that answers the following questions (1,000-word minimum):
- How did you collaborate with stakeholders to develop a plan for collecting all of the required documentation prior to the HLS visit?
- How did you educate the various stakeholder groups about the requirements of the site visit and the importance of the process?
- What challenges did you experience in developing and increasing awareness to your faculty members? What did you encounter, and how did you overcome those obstacles?
- What resources did your faculty members require in order to increase trust in the process of the annual life safety inspection?
- What processes/policies/practices did you put in place to ensure that implementing annual health/life safety inspection became the foundation for measuring safety levels by decision-makers in your school (i.e., maintenance departments, department heads, security staff, etc.) according to the plan?
- What processes and/or policies did you establish in your implementation or procedural modifications to the plan(s) to ensure that good safety practices continue in the future?
Part 2. Skill Demonstration Product with Self-Analysis
Develop a portfolio that captures the essential outcomes for the Leading for Health/Life Safety micro-credential and complete the evidence self-analysis.
For each EO detail you will be required to reference an uploaded artifact(s) and guide the assessor to the specific evidence (page number, video time stamp, etc.) within the uploaded artifact(s). An explanation of how the evidence demonstrates proficiency of the outcome detail is also required. The practitioner must clearly and compellingly demonstrate proficiency of every detail under each essential outcome.
Part 3. Reflection & Application
Submit, in writing, a summary of your experience of the Leading for Health/Life Safety micro-credential (500-word minimum) to highlight and provide specific examples of how you applied all components of the essential outcomes. This could include topics covered and how the experience informed you of your personal knowledge, skills, and practice related to Leading for Health/Life Safety. Include a reflection about the impact of this skill on your professional practice and how you will continue to apply it in the future.