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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W82
CE Offered: BACB — 
Will Work for Reinforcement: Creating Organizational Alignment to Enable Robust Management Across Systems, Processes, and Behaviors
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Columbus Hall AB, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Area: OBM/PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Adam E. Ventura, M.S.
ADAM E. VENTURA (World Evolve, Inc.), DENNIS URIARTE (Florida Intstitute of Technology), MANUEL RODRIGUEZ (ABA Technologies, Inc.)
Description: The driving force behind every business is its employees. Too often, we forget that just like the individuals we serve and provide services to, employees are products of their environment. Unfortunately, many businesses today are afflicted with common issues such as poor mission statements and misaligned job responsibilities and roles, all of which amount to a detrimental work environment for employees. Organizational behavior management (OBM) provides the fundamental principles of behavior analysis applied to business, offering the business leader steps to creating organizational alignment from mission statements, balanced scorecards, to job matrices and performance management systems. This hands-on workshop will instruct attendees on how to create an organizational mission statement based on both behavior and results, align job responsibilities and roles in part to help ABA supervisors provide ethical supervision with this mission statement, and design employee scorecards based on objective measures to help create a performance pay system for your organization. This workshop will also address how the ethical considerations involved in assigning job responsibilities can be addressed using OBM. In addition to receiving feedback for their performance in the workshop, attendees will also receive supplemental materials to carry on what they have learned about OBM.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) define a mission statement; (2) describe the features of a mission statement; (3) create a mission statement based on behavior and results; (4) define a behavior-based pinpoint; (5) create behavior-based pinpoints based on objectives measures; (6) develop scorecards and job matrices.
Activities: Lecture and discussion: Instructions and examples provided on how to identify the organization and individual job missions using both behavior and results. Instructions and examples on how to create balanced scorecards and develop performance matrices. Video presentations will be provided to compliment traditional direct instruction. Small group breakout: Guided practice sessions will be conducted where small groups will be able to develop their own mission, measures, and pinpoints. Feedback will be provided to each group based on their performance. Group presentation: Each group will present their work to the class for feedback. Supplemental material: Each learner will be provided with materials to take with them to continue their education on OBM concepts and specific material presented during the workshop.
Audience: The workshop level is Intermediate. This workshop will target BCBA-level business owners, administrators, and behavior analysis entrepreneurs.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Mission statements, Performance matrices, Performance Pay, Scorecards



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