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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Invited Paper Session #33
CE Offered: BACB
5 Steps to Supercharge Results in Any Organization
Saturday, May 25, 2024
12:00 PM–12:50 PM
Convention Center, 300 Level, Ballroom B
Area: OBM; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Sharlet D. Rafacz (Western Michigan University)
CE Instructor: Lori Ludwig, Ph.D.
Presenting Author: LORI LUDWIG (Performance Ally)

Vital Behaviors are the select powerhouse actions that propel groups to astonishing success when consistently practiced together. When a core percentage of a population collectively adopts the critical few Vital Behaviors, a tipping point is reached, and the culture shifts – the new habits become "just the way we do things around here." Do you need that to happen for your project, initiative, or organization? Do you want to establish Vital Behaviors as habits on a large scale across your organization or work unit, or maybe even in the populations you serve? This presentation will walk through the foundations for building a Vital Behavior Network and real life stories of how this approach has transformed organizations.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Leaders and influencers in an organization who want to increase behavioral consistency on a large scale.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the value of identifying Vital Behaviors; (2) Describe why behavioral consistency can improve organizational results; and (3) Describe the 5 steps for building a Vital Behavior Network
LORI LUDWIG (Performance Ally)
Dr. Lori Ludwig is renowned for her extraordinary skill in guiding organizations to align strategy with processes, roles, behaviors, and results. With 20+ years of consulting experience spanning diverse sectors, from Fortune 500 titans to nonprofits and local startups, Lori’s work has had a transformative impact globally. Her projects—from pioneering performance-based learning strategies to fostering collaborations around shared goals—have elevated countless organizations. Serving as Chief Performance Architect at Performance Ally, her mission is to disseminate the science of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) to create large-scale positive change. Lori simplifies its application, empowering organizations to unleash human potential, amplify impact, and navigate complexity effectively. Lori also currently serves as a Board member of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and Executive Director of the Organizational Behavior Management Network.



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