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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Workshop #W19
CE Offered: BACB
Using Behavioral Systems Analysis to Design Sustainable Interventions.
Friday, May 23, 2008
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Area: OBM; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Caio F. Miguel, Ph.D.
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), LORI H. DIENER-LUDWIG (Ardent), CAIO F. MIGUEL (California State University, Sacramento)
Description: This workshop will equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply behavioral systems analysis tools to design sustainable performance improvement interventions in their organization, classroom, team, and/or other systems the participants choose to impact. This workshop contains three parts: (1) Part One will focus on the value of using behavioral systems analysis tools, an overview of the tools, and building fluency in the fundamentals of system thinking; (2) Part Two will include guided practice in the use of behavioral systems analysis tools to design a clear performance management system to sustain relevant behaviors of various individuals in the organization connected to a performance improvement intervention with a critical business need; (3) In Part Three, participants will develop an action plan for transferring the tools and skills learned in the workshop to their work environment.
Learning Objectives: � Describe the value of using behavioral systems analysis tools � Fluently identify the components of a system and the impact of disconnects � Ask the right questions to focus on the right performance variables at various levels using behavioral systems analysis tools � Align management team missions, functional team missions and job missions with the organization�s mission � Design an effective performance management system to support a performance improvement intervention � Apply behavioral systems analysis tools immediately following the workshop to your own organization
Activities: The aim of this workshop is to ensure that participants will be able to accurately apply behavioral systems analysis tools to their own organization. To meet this aim, the workshop will include fluency building exercises and numerous practice opportunities in analyzing, specifying and designing appropriate performance management system components through large and small group work on case studies. Participants will complete human performance system diagrams, identify disconnects, write effective mission statements, and identify competing factors in achieving missions, resulting in a realistic design of a comprehensive performance management system.
Audience: Teachers, managers, trainers, anyone interested in behavioral systems analysis
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic



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