Association for Behavior Analysis International

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49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Panel #337
CE Offered: BACB
Practical Strategies to Implement the Performance Management Process
Monday, May 29, 2023
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A-C
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Abigail Blackman, Ph.D.
Chair: Abigail Blackman (Behavior Science Technology)
BREANNE K. HARTLEY (LittleStar ABA Therapy)
DETERRENCE DEON ALLEN (Behavior Analyst Association of Mississippi)
CORTNEY KEENE (Keene Perspectives)

Our field is in a staffing crisis due to a shortage of qualified providers and extremely high turnover rates. Organizations are spending a lot of money on recruiting, hiring, and training, while most will not recuperate those costs due to the likely short tenure of that staff. Research suggests that support from supervisors and the quality of training technicians receive are variables that contribute to their turnover (Kazemi et al., 2015). Organizational leaders should focus on creating sustainable systems to support their supervisors in providing high-quality training and supervision to technicians. This presentation will outline practical strategies to create and implement a performance management process at organizations that will ultimately enhance the organizational culture and decrease turnover and its associated costs. The panelists will briefly review the performance management process and describe how they’ve successfully developed and implemented systems at their organizations. There will be ample time for questions from the chair and audience members to ensure attendees have practical suggestions to implement in their practice.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

The audience should be supervisors or aspiring supervisors in behavior analytic service organizations.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) describe what the performance management process is; (2) describe at least two practical strategies to developing efficient and effective systems at their organization; and (3) describe at least two practical strategies for implementing the developed system at their organization.
Keyword(s): OBM, Performance Management, Process, Supervision



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