by Linda Wieser, Nova Scotia, Canada
Do you know what Appendix 38 is?
First clue: It is found in the LLLI Policies and Standing Rules (PSR) Notebook.
Second clue: It was revised in October 2015 by the LLLI Board.
Third clue: It’s related to Leader accreditation.
If you guessed Accreditation Appeals Policies, you are correct. It is officially titled “Leader Accreditation Appeals Policies and Process” and available at: llli.org/leaderpages/psrappend38.html
As a Leader having a pre-application dialogue with a mother interested in leadership, it is important to be familiar with Appendix 38 to LLLI PSR. You will find it in the Leader’s Pre-Application Packet under “For Leaders” at: llli.org/leaderpages/lad/applicationpacket.html (LLLID and password required). If you are unable to write a recommendation for a mother interested in becoming an LLL Leader, and if the mother disagrees with your decision, give her a copy of Appendix 38 and let her know that she can appeal your decision.
Important things to know about Appendix 38:
- It gives the mother appealing the Leader’s decision the opportunity to have the application reviewed by the Leader Accreditation Department.
- It applies both to a mother who is not recommended and an Applicant whose application is stopped. (Please note that only the Director of the Leader Accreditation Department can stop an open application.)
- The appeal needs to be made within 30 days of receiving a decision.
- The final decision is made by the LLLI Leader Accreditation Review Committee.