Association for Behavior Analysis International

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48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Panel #216
CE Offered: BACB — 
Using Organizational Behavior Management to Navigate Crisis in a Behavior Analytic Organization
Sunday, May 29, 2022
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Meeting Level 1; Room 153C
Area: OBM/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Paul "Paulie" Gavoni, Ed.D
Chair: Pierre D. Louis (Brett DiNovi & Associates)
PAUL "PAULIE" GAVONI (Professional Crisis Management Association)
JASON GOLOWSKI (Brett DiNovi & Associates)

For many, a crisis may be an insurmountable challenge that results in a failed business as many individuals and organizations tend to engage in habits that allow for the sustainability of a “comfort zone,” which may be in conflict with organizational success and survival. While we all seek balance, the comfort zone is often contradictory to the optimal performance zone desired where individuals and organizations are able to realize their greatest potential. However, those equipped with Organizational Behavior Management tools are far more prepared to adapt and systematically navigate crisis. In fact, “crisis equals opportunity” can ring true as those with an OBM toolbox can pivot and leverage the occasion to improve performance and business outcomes.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Junior BCBAs Behavior analysts within their first 5 years of practice, including practitioners, supervisors, etc. BCBAs and BCBA-Ds Licensed or certified individuals

Learning Objectives: 1. The participant will be able to describe various challenges related to leading during crisis 2. The participant will be able to describe critical components to increasing rapid and accurate response during crisis. 3. The participant will be able to describe 5 behavioral components for sustaining or increasing performance
Keyword(s): OBM, Performance Management, Process Improvement, Systems Analysis



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