Call for Authors for Upcoming ASSE Book

The editors of ASSE’s upcoming book, EHS Leadership & Professional Development, are calling for ASSE practice specialty members to contribute technical content relevant to their area of specialty. The book will teach readers how to transfer best practices in learning into professional practice.

The proposed book is edited by Oakland University professors Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP, and Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., CSP, CEP. The book aims to facilitate ASSE’s efforts to define the OSH profession and effectively prepare safety leaders through evidence-based learning and leadership theories.

The book’s four goals are geared toward students and young professionals:

Goal 1: Knowledge

  • Demonstrate the pedagogical and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in the safety profession.
  • Demonstrate the professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in the field.
  • Advance students’ intellectual curiosity, competency and skills in the professional practice of OSH.

Goal 2: Service 

  • Demonstrate willingness to apply their skills to benefit and serve society, community and world within the contexts of their work, through genuine learning, emotional development and committed effort to social safety in environments that promote value for diversity, respect and the dignity for all.
  • Understand moral and ethical implications of policy options and political environmental and occupational strategies.
  • Integrate personal professional development with the needs of communities and stakeholders.

Goal 3: Professionalism

  • Demonstrate self-reflection as mind habit, through continuous evaluation and improvement of professional practice, by building a rich repertoire of research-based skills, knowledge and attitudes for effective performance that guarantees optimal opportunities and professional growth.
  • Foster actions based on integrity and objectivity to ensure accountability toward social success.
  • Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency and ethical behavior.

Goal 4: Leadership

  • Become proficient at applying acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating personal professional performance and decision making, with respect to impact on self and/or clients, organizations and the wider community.
  • Collaboratively develop, articulate and steward a district vision, using available information to identify goals and evaluate progress toward those goals.
  • Evaluate and appreciate potential moral and legal consequences of decision making in practice and promote successful outcomes that benefit all.
  • Anticipate, recognize and assess emerging trends and initiatives to adapt leadership-based strategies in an effort to improve the performance of the workforce.

Hill and Olawoyin are accepting contributions for both the first and second edition of the book. Chapters for the first edition,which is expected to be published in 2018, must be submitted before June 30, 2017. For consideration, send an acceptance letter, a current CV and a 150-word biography with relevant experience to olawoyin@oakland.edu.

For more information, visit ASSE’s website.