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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #414
CE Offered: BACB
The Path to Entrepreneurship: Building a Behavioral Repertoire for Expanding the Field
Monday, May 27, 2019
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Hyatt Regency West, Ballroom Level, Toronto
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Janet Vasquez, M.S.
Chair: Janet Vasquez (weTherapy)
GIANNA BISCONTINI (Biscontini Behavior)
KARELIX ALICEA (Lotus Behavioral Interventions)
SHANNON BIAGI (Chief Motivating Officers)

The BACB ethical code calls for behavior analysts to disseminate our practice beyond its current reach. Practitioners and researchers alike have made an enormous impact on the treatment of autism and related disabilities, but what about other areas? We are vigorously trained to understand behavior and the conditions under which it is governed. However, the ways in which our unique repertoire position us to bring behavior analysis to other markets remains unaddressed. This panel will explore several key questions related to entrepreneurship, such as: What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? What separates those that attempt entrepreneurship from those that don’t? What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur, and how can one prepare to bring behavior analysis to the masses? With a focus on dissemination of behavior analysis into new markets, each panelist will contribute their own unique experiences as it pertains to mentorship, networking, education and self-management—all critical components to building a successful enterprise.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Behavior analysts looking to start their own business in the field.

Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will be able to operationalize entrepreneurship 2. Attendees will learn the skills required to be an entrepreneur 3. Attendees will learn how to position themselves to be an entrepreneur



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