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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W85
CE Offered: BACB
Enhancing Organizational Training: A Review of Melmark’s Training Program
Friday, May 22, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: OBM/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Shawn P. Quigley, Ph.D.
SHAWN P. QUIGLEY (Melmark), JENNIFER RUANE (Melmark), JILL HARPER (Melmark New England)
Description: Behavior analytic care models often rely upon a tiered model of credentialed practitioners (see BACB, 2014 as an example). Training requirements and practices vary, but organizations often play a large role in ensuring training needs are met. The science of behavior analysis has provided guidance on how to effectively train and support employees (e.g., Parsons, Rollyson, & Reid, 2012). The purpose of this workshop is to review how a mid-size human-service provider has structured training supports for its employees. Aspects of orientation training (sometimes referred to as onboarding training), on-the-job training (i.e., post-orientation training), and continued professional development (i.e., training to enhance skills and promote professional growth) will be discussed. The discussed training practices will be discussed in relation to organizational behavior management literature specific to training.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will describe application of performance-based instruction strategies Attendees will describe application of active student responding to employee training Attendees will describe metrics for evaluating training supports
Activities: Instructional strategies will include lecture, discussion, and small group practice. All lecture activities include components of active student responding (e.g., guided notes, choral responding). Handouts that exemplify training supports (e.g., crosswalk of training requirements, fidelity checklists) will be provided to attendees.
Audience: Attendees should have a basic understanding of organizational behavior management (e.g., contingencies are selected at multiple levels) and training philosophies (e.g., performance-based training). Practitioners responsible for organizational training practices may benefit from this workshop.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Performance Management, Training



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