Association for Behavior Analysis International

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46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W28
CE Offered: BACB
An Exploration of Organizational Culture in ABA Service Delivery Settings
Thursday, May 21, 2020
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: OBM/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Robbie Fattal, M.S.
ROBBIE FATTAL (Maraca Learning), Bryant Silbaugh (The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching ), KATHRYN FATTAL (Maraca Learning)
Description: Mission, vision, values, and strategy are variables that influence organizational culture in ABA service delivery settings. By understanding the relationship between these variables and the behavior of members of an organization, leaders with control over contingencies within and beyond the organization can leverage these variables to strengthen and improve its culture. Service delivery in ABA is expanding rapidly, therefore it is necessary to equip the leaders within the industry with information that can help translate words in a mission statement into actionable plans and behavior that produce business results. As a result of completing this workshop, participants will increase their understanding of organizational culture and identify ways to positively impact their own organization by modifying their behavior to support the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategies.
Learning Objectives: (1) Participants will identify and define terms associated with organizational culture such as mission, vision, values, and strategies, and discriminate between examples and nonexamples the terms. (2) Participants will identify their organizations’ mission, vision, values, and strategies or lack thereof. (3) Participants will identify and describe how mission, vision, values, and strategy are related and impact organizational culture. (4) Participants will discuss how they might apply these concepts within the context of cultural selection to positively impact their organizations.
Activities: The workshop activities combine lecture, discussion, small group breakout, and "Mix Pair Share" activities where participants will move around the room and discuss concepts and questions with other participants.
Audience: Leaders and business owners within autism service delivery settings. Both BCBA and non-BCBA leaders and owners are encouraged to participate.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): ABA services, culture, organization, quality



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