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.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Panel #206
CE Offered: BACB
Expanding Service Footprint Through New Clinic Openings
Sunday, May 30, 2021
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Diana Baekey, Ph.D.
Chair: Rohit Verma (Kadiant)
Abstract: The need for Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) services is experiencing rapid growth. Provider companies face the question of growing at their existing locations, through acquisition, or by establishing presence in new geographies. Given the increasing premiums for acquisitions, the latter is an important, cost-effective option for pursuing growth. And, if executed well, will typically lead to an increase in value of the provider company. This panel will assess considerations for executing a successful strategy for establishing service locations in new geographies. Including, what aspects make one location more attractive than another, defining success and establishing metrics to measure success, and the organizational structure and work effort necessary to help ensure success. Participants in this panel include leaders that have successfully established locations in new geographies and will discuss their contrasting experiences due to differences in local conditions.
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss and review foundational principles for clinic expansion and no prerequisite skills are required.
Learning Objectives: At conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) describe the process for identifying new locations to build clinics, (2) define expansion success and establishment, and use metrics to measure success, and (3) analyze existing organizational structure and timelines to plan for company growth.
Keyword(s): ABA services, Expanding services, new clinics



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