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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Workshop #W57
CE Offered: BACB — 
Behavioral Leadership
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
To Be Determined
Area: OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Natalie A. Parks, Ph.D.
NATALIE A. PARKS (Behavior Leader)
Description: Leadership is a set of skills that effectively energizes followers to accomplish the mission of the company in an ethical manner. Unfortunately, many leaders are promoted due to their excellent technical skills without being provided any specific training in the skills of leadership. Behavior analysts have the specific skills necessary to motivate others, teach new skills, and maintain behavior over time; however, applying these skills organizationally can be difficult. Several questions emerge including: What is leadership in behavior analysis? Why is it important? Who can be a leader? and How do you shape the behavior of a behavior analysis leader? This workshop will discuss the Leadership in Behavior Analysis (LIBA) model and provide an outline for the ideal behavior analysis leadership formula so that you can achieve a high level of prominence within our field, establish a long-lasting positive legacy for everyone in your organization, and grow your organization.
Learning Objectives: 1. State the different components of the Leadership in Behavior Analysis model. 2. Complete the LIBA assessment and identify current leadership skills. 3. Conceptually analyze leadership in behavior analysis. 4. State how to write a vision, mission, and values that align with the BACB Code of Professional Conduct. 5. Pinpoint strategies and behavior that will lead to best performance in followers. 6. Identify how to create a performance management system. 7. State how to identify performance problems.
Activities: Instructional Strategies Include: lecture, discussion, and completion of practice activities and assessments. Workshop objectives will be met through completions of practice activities, completion of worksheets and assessments, role plays and practice, feedback from presenters, and group discussion.
Audience: Behavior Analysts (BCBAs, BCBA-Ds, BCaBAs)
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Ethical Cultures, leadership, performance management, Vision Mission



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