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OBM in Health and Human Services Conference; Denver, CO; 2017

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Invited Paper Session #6
CE Offered: PSY/BACB

Evidence-Based Performance Management: Applying Behavioral Science to Support Practitioners

Friday, May 26, 2017
2:40 PM–3:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom D
Area: OBM; Domain: Applied Research
Instruction Level: Basic
CE Instructor: Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Ph.D.
Chair: Donald A. Hantula (Temple University)
FLORENCE DIGENNARO REED (University of Kansas)

Performance management involves the application of behavioral principles to manage the performance of staff. Despite serving as effective change agents for clients, behavior analysts often struggle with motivating and supporting the staff they supervise. This presentation will propose a three-term model for targeting staff behavior, describe evidence-based performance management procedures, and share experimental data and case studies supporting the effectiveness of a behavior analytic approach to staff training and professional development.

Target Audience:

Board certified behavior analysts; graduate students; psychologists.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) describe why targeting staff performance is important; (2) identify and describe the components of behavioral skills training and an evidence-based approach to performance management of staff; (3) discuss results of studies evaluating the components of behavioral skills training.



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