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First Steps for Engaging Your School Safety Network

1 credit


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It can be challenging to identify and engage your network, but partnering and getting buy-in from a wide variety of people within your school community is key to successfully implementing safety initiatives.

By completing this self-paced training, you will be able to identify your school safety network and plan effective engagement strategies. You will also learn relevant key terms related to influencing your network, and understand the steps needed to create a network map and influence grid to help successfully engage others.


Superintendents, principals, teachers, school administrators, and others working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence program

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose of identifying and influencing your network
  • Create a network map and influence grid
  • Recommend actions to take based on prioritization


Brent Allen Miller, MA, PMP, Training Manager at the National Center for School Safety


Dany Zemmel, MPH; Allison Schreiber, MAIR; Carolyn Seiger, MA; Emily Torres, MPH; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES

Continuing Education Credit

This self-paced training is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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