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.
Linda Wieser lives in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, with her husband, Jim. They have two grown daughters, and three grandchildren: Omar (2 1/2 years), Freya (9 months) and Lola (3 months). Linda has been a Leader since 1984. For many years she worked in the Professional Liaison Department as Area Professional Liaison for Michigan, USA, and then Atlantic Canada. In 2008, she became a member of the Leader Accreditation Department (LAD) and is currently the Administrator of Leader Accreditation for LLL Canada.  She is also the Contributing Editor of the “Preparing for Leadership” column Leader Today.
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