Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W22
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Leadership in Behavior Analysis: How to Use Behavioral Science to Lead Ethically in Our Field
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom F
Area: OBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Adam E. Ventura, M.S.
Description: When considering leadership behavior in our field, several questions emerge, namely, What is leadership in behavior analysis? Why is it important, Who can lead others, and most importantly how do you shape the behavior of a behavior analysis leader? More specifically, how do you shape ethical leadership behavior? Identifying all of the elements that yield the ideal behavior analysis leadership mixture can be challenging. Leaders in our field are made up of a variety of different behavioral particles that if heated to the appropriate temperature can create a catalyst that brings out the best OR worst in their followers. But what is the appropriate formula for developing leaders and how can current leaders help energize their followers towards accomplishing the mission in an ethical manner? This workshop will provide answers to those questions and provide behavioral skills training on the intricacies of preparing to lead, leading others, and leading leaders in behavior analysis that will help grow your organization, achieve a high level of prominence within our field, and help to establish a long lasting (and positive) legacy for everyone at your organization.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify and define the definition of leadership in behavior analysis; (2) identify and execute steps for preparing to lead in behavior analysis; (3) identify and execute steps for leading others in behavior analysis; (4) identify and execute steps for leading leaders in behavior analysis.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through the use of behavioral skills training and precision instruction utilizing a combination of the following activities: 1. Instructor presentation and group discussion 2. Individual and small group activities 3. Individual and small group competency building exercises 4. Individual and small group fluency building exercises
Audience: Workshop target audience is ABA Managers, ABA business owners, ABA Supervisors, ABA program directors, ABA clinical directors, and ABA administrators.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Ethics, Leadership, LIBA, OBM



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