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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Special Event #7
Closed Meeting: Special Interest Group Leadership Training
Saturday, May 26, 2012
9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Aspen (Sheraton)
Chair: Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

At the special interest group (SIG) leadership training, learn strategies for building and growing vibrant SIGs. Network and brainstorm with other leaders—from SIGs of all sizes, types, and locations. Christy Alligood, of the Applied Animal Behavior SIG, will make a presentation on “Legal and Financial Aspects of SIG Management,” describing the benefits of formally incorporating your SIG as a nonprofit organization, and will detail the steps and tools needed to establish your SIG legally and financially. Joshua K. Pritchard, of the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG will present “Policies and Procedures for Ensuring Organized Succession Planning: Learning From Our Mistakes.” This presentation will provide some important techniques to ensure institutional memory, codify important aspects of your SIG and create the foundation for a successful organization gleaned from mis-steps, hiccoughs, and a few successes over the course of a SIG’s development.

Training will conclude with presenter/audience beakout sessions. Join Drs. Alligood or Pritchard in moderated discussions on the development strategies outlined in their presentations.
Although the training is free for up to three officers per SIG, advance registration is required.

This event is closed; attendance is by invitation only.




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