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.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W94
CE Offered: PSY/BACB — 
Behavior Analytic Leadership: How to Use Behavioral Science to Leader Ethically in Our Field
Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Coronado Ballroom DE
Area: OBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Natalie A. Parks, Ph.D.
ADAM E. VENTURA (World Evolve, Inc.), ASHLEY TUDOR (Behavior Leader), NATALIE A. PARKS (Pulse Business Strategies LLC)
Description: When considering leadership behavior in our field, several questions emerge, namely, What is leadership in behavior analysis? Why is it important, Who can lead others, and most importantly how do you shape the behavior of a behavior analysis leader? More specifically, how do you shape ethical leadership behavior? Identifying all of the elements that yield the ideal behavior analysis leadership mixture can be challenging. Leaders in our field are made up of a variety of different behavioral particles that if heated to the appropriate temperature can create a catalyst that brings out the best OR worst in their followers. But what is the appropriate formula for developing leaders and how can current leaders help energize their followers towards accomplishing the mission in an ethical manner? This workshop will provide answers to those questions and provide details on the specific leadership behaviors that will help grow your organization, achieve a high level of prominence within our field, and help to establish a long lasting (and positive) legacy for everyone at your organization.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: (1) identify and define the definition of leadership in behavior analysis; (2) identify leadership behavioral cusps; (3) determine individual behaviors that will maximize leadership skills; (4) identify and execute steps for leading others in behavior analysis.
Activities: Instructional Strategies Include: lecture, discussion, small group discussion Workshop objectives will be met through a balanced presentation of lecture, discussion, modeling, and role plays.
Audience: Target audience include BCBAs or business administrators who are in or will transition into a leadership position and want to learn how to lead in behavior analysis and using behavior analytic principles. Participants must have an understanding of behavior analytic terms.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): ethical leadership, leadership, leading others



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