Using OBM Assessments to Develop Staff Interventions – 6/19/19

Using OBM Assessments to Develop Staff Interventions

Nicole Gravina PhD

Live Event Information:

  • Date: Wednesday, 6/19/19
  • Time: 10am-12pm eastern standard time

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Behavior analysts often use assessments to identify reinforcers, performance targets, and intervention components when working with clients.  Yet, assessments aren’t always employed with staff when attempting to improve staff performance and results. In this webinar, Dr. Nicole Gravina will review common assessment strategies used in organizational behavior management including historical assessments, preferences assessments, assessments aimed at choosing a performance target, and assessments aimed at selecting an appropriate intervention.  I will provide examples of these assessments employed with staff in human service organizations from research and my consulting experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will identify the importance of assessment in organizations and when they are useful.
  • Attendees will identify to describe the most common assessments for identifying potential solutions for performance issues in organizations.
  • Attendees will be able identify other types of assessments used in organizations, such as preference assessments and historical assessments.

Continuing Education:

  • Behavior Analysts: 2 type II CEUs Live or Recording
  • Psychologists: NA
  • Social Workers and Certified Counselors: NA
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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Live webinar begins
11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form

Nicole Gravina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Florida.  She earned her doctoral degree from Western Michigan University in 2008 under the advisement of John Austin.  In addition to working in academia, Dr. Gravina spent four years as a full-time consultant with Reaching Results, improving safety and leadership practices in Fortune 500 organizations.  Dr. Gravina specializes in organizational behavior management and her research interests include behavioral safety, interventions for improving service delivery in hospitals and human service organizations, consulting and leadership skills, and time management. She has published over 20 articles and presented at national and international conferences.  Dr. Gravina is currently on the editorial boards for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The presenter(s) and/or presenters’ family members do not have financial arrangement or affiliation with any of the
products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk. Dr. Gravina earns speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.

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