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; Online; 2020

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Panel #376
CE Offered: BACB
PDS: Networking and Making Connections: Advice From Experts on How to do it Right!
Monday, May 25, 2020
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Area: CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Jonathan C. Baker, Ph.D.
Chair: Adrienne Jade Bohlen (Western Michigan University)
DENISE ROSS (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
JONATHAN C. BAKER (Western Michigan University)
P. RAYMOND JOSLYN (Utah State University)

The panel session will provide ABAI student members pivotal perspectives from three professionals in navigating and communicating with the professional world of applied behavior analysis (ABA). This 50-minute panel session will allow ABAI members to interact with professionals in a conversation-like format. As well as ask questions regarding effective networking styles. The three professionals, Dr. Ross, Dr. Baker, and Dr. Joslyn, come from diverse backgrounds of ABA, including areas such as special education in PK-12 schools, behavioral gerontology, and crime and delinquency. The panel will address topics such as why networking is an important skill to acquire, how to make a great first impression with big names in the field, and tips and tricks on how to develop and improve one’s skill set. Discussions of interactions will not be limited to interacting with professionals in the field of ABA but also prospective mentors, employers, and clients. This panel intends to address questions we may have when networking with professionals. The panel seeks to aid students in learning how to make strong connections to increase their success as professionals in the field of ABA.

Target Audience:

ABAI members, graduate students, and other individuals who want to learn how to network and communicate with other professionals in the field effectively.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) state the essential elements of networking with various individuals in the field of ABA, (2) identify different networking opportunities, (3) describe possible outcomes of networking and communicating with professionals.



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