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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Workshop #W55
CE Offered: BACB — 
Planning for Organizational Growth: Data-Based Decision Making
Friday, May 27, 2022
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
Meeting Level 2; Room 257B
Area: OBM/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Tiffany Kristin Mrla, Ph.D.
TIFFANY KRISTIN MRLA (Learning & Behavior Solutions, LLC)
Description: This workshop will address various aspects to consider when planning to scale your organization and service delivery model. It is focused on the small business owner, providing solutions for all aspects of growth to include managing referrals, assessments, and treatment planning for clients; tools for maintaining connections to your families and caregivers; staff onboarding and retention strategies, ongoing training, coaching and mentoring of direct care staff; developing student supervision models and mentorship programs for behavior analysts, students of behavior analysis and direct care staff; as well as utilizing organizational data to monitor all areas of organizational success through a data dashboard. In addition, examples of simple measures for financial modeling and forecasting, developing a plan for site development, recruiting and marketing plans, and monitoring staff performance from afar will be shared with the audience.
Learning Objectives: Learners will leave this workshop with tools for planning and monitoring growth initiatives. Ethical considerations in scaling your organization will be discussed with solutions identified for addressing concerns. Models for RBT, Student, and BCBA supervision and mentorship will be shared to ensure consistent, high quality service provision occurs across sites, as well as tools for developing client outcome measures. Financial metrics and measures will be shared, as well as systems for monitoring service delivery, and systems for monitoring quality assurance.
Activities: This workshop will utilize aspects of BST to assist in developing and utilizing various tools to monitor growth and ensure organizational sustainability, facilitate client and staff performance and growth, maintain a positive culture across sites, and ensure compliance in practices through systems design and analysis. Activities will include a combination of lecture, group discussion, small group breakout and guided practice for developing tools and plans for organizational growth. Some video presentations will be included. All materials will be available to participants electronically for assistance in processing and accessing learning materials post-conference.
Audience: Target audience includes small to medium size autism service provider organizational leadership teams. Necessary prerequisite skills include a basic understanding of spreadsheets, data and graphing tools, organizational behavior management, leadership development, as well as supervision, mentorship and training models, and basic financial metrics.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Autism Providers, Data Dashboards, Innovative Pathways, Organizational Growth



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