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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Panel #218
PDS: Tips from OBM Experts on Building your OBM Competency
Sunday, May 28, 2023
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A-C
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Sandra Alex Ruby (University of Kansas)
NICOLE GRAVINA (University of Florida)
SHANNON BIAGI (Chief Motivating Officers)
ABIGAIL BLACKMAN (Behavior Science Technology)

A growing number of students and Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) but do not know where to start. OBM is the application of behavioral principles to the workplace to improve employee performance and business outcomes. Although students and BCBAs are familiar with clinical assessment and treatment, assessments (e.g., Performance Diagnostic Checklist, process mapping) and interventions (e.g., task clarification, feedback, systems re-design) used in OBM differ from those in schools or clinics. Thus, BCBAs working in schools or clinical settings lack the skills necessary to function as competent OBM practitioners. Additionally, many individuals do not have a strategy for systematically obtaining learning opportunities. Therefore, the purpose of this Professional Development Series panel is to bring OBM experts together to describe how interested parties can expand their scope of practice to include aspects of OBM.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): OBM, Organizational Behavior, Practice Scope, Professional Development



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