I feel very fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated school safety experts as both paid staff members and as unpaid volunteers. Whether the topic is simple ways to improve student supervision or the dangers of overemphasizing one form of threat such as active shooter situations, the Safe Havens International team is dedicated to providing a wide array of high quality free school safety resources.
This latest free staff development tool is a new free online version of one of the most popular topics I present on – what I call “permission to live”. Plan content, training, drills and exercises and other school crisis preparedness measures are more effective if they convey empowerment of staff to make key life and death decisions without first obtaining permission from a supervisor.
This online seminar using Brainshark was developed as a pro bono effort for the Illinois Principal’s Association. I had the distinct honor and pleasure to keynote their annual conference a few years ago and have delivered a series of webinars for their members.
The association offers a wide array of web delivered seminars by numerous subject matter experts on a subscriber basis and this course is part of that service. They have kindly agreed to make the courses I author for them available free online for our readers. We hope you find this session to be helpful to you in your work.