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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Special Event #5
Closed Meeting: Special Interest Group Leadership Training
Saturday, May 24, 2014
9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Regency Ballroom E (Hyatt Regency McCormick Place)
Chair: Kurt Salzinger (Hofstra University)
CHRISTY A. ALLIGOOD (Disney's Animal Kingdom), Mark A. Mattaini (Jane Addams College of Social Work-UIC)

ABAI is pleased to offer a Leadership Training Session for officers of ABAI Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for the purpose of providing strategies for guiding the growth of SIGs and providing services to members and constituents. This training is for SIG leaders only.Although the SIG training is free for up to three officers per SIG, registration is required. This event is closed; attendance is by invitation only.

The ABAI SIG Board: A New Resource for SIGs

Christy Alligood (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

This year, the ABAI Executive Council unanimously approved a proposal to establish a board specifically charged with furthering ABAI’s mission as it pertains to special interest groups (SIGs). The SIG Board will engage in activities to provide resources to SIGs with the ultimate goal of strategically promoting the diversity of interests within the field of behavior analysis. Board coordinator, Christy Alligood, will share the specific goals and current initiatives of the SIG Board, and lead a discussion with SIG leaders to gather input on board activities and the needs of SIGs.

The Role of the ABAI Program Committee

Mark Mattaini (Jane Addams College of Social Work-UIC)

Both new and seasoned SIG leaders often have questions about the role of the ABAI Program Committee and its relationship to SIGs. Mark Mattaini, senior co-chair of the ABAI Program Committee and chair of the Behaviorists for Social Responsibility SIG, will share the functions and processes of the Program Committee, current connections between the Program Committee and SIGs, and plans for promoting increased coordination going forward.

Keyword(s): Leadership Training, SIG



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