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).

Event Details

Previous Page


Panel #226
CE Offered: BACB
The Struggle Doesn't Have to be Real: Establishing and Maintaining Training Initiatives Within Autism Service Providers
Sunday, May 30, 2021
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Layla Sump, Ph.D.
Chair: Layla Sump (DAXTA)

Effective training is crucial to ensure that professionals know how to execute their jobs and, consequently, to increase the quality of services within a professional organization. Training topics within an autism service provider organization are typically related to clinical, compliance, operations and professionalism and are necessary to be completed across job functions (e.g., clinical staff, human resources staff, etc.) during initial onboarding and ongoing training. Depending on the size, clinical model, and available resources within an organization, training needs may differ. That said, independently of these variables, every organization has a need to build and maintain training systems to: (a) ensure that training content is identified, (b) determine the training audience across function areas, (c) produce high quality training content, (d) implement training using best practices, (e) re-train staff when needed, and (f) verify training completion. The panelists will discuss topics related to establishing and maintaining training initiatives within small, medium, and large organizations, including themes related to training infrastructure needed and integration of companies within a larger organization.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the presentation participants will be able to: (1) identify training needs within an organization, (2) identify training infrastructure used to establish and maintain training systems, and (3) identify best practices for training delivery.

Keyword(s): OBM, Training



Back to Top
Modifed by Eddie Soh