Workshop: OBM 2.0 – The PROSOCIAL Teaming Model with Dr. Thomas Szabo, BCBA-D, and Dr. Darnell Lattal

Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington
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Dr. Tom Szabo and Dr. Darnell LattalJanuary 18, 2020 - January 19, 2020 | 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

OBM 2.0 – ProSocial Teaming Model

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Dr. Tom Szabo, PhD, BCBA-D, faculty at Florida Institute of Technology and Peer-Reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trainer alongside Dr. Darnell Lattal, renowned business consultant, trainer, and former president of Aubrey Daniels, International.

Abstract

Have you ever been part of a team composed of capable, accomplished members that underachieved or failed to launch an initiative successfully? Do you work with teams where members burn out, conflict, misbehave, or act in ways that contradict the purpose of the group? Are you currently working with other people toward a common goal and aiming to ensure that every member is empowered for maximum contribution and long-term sustainable engagement?

This in-person workshop is designed for organizational consultants, performance architects, teachers, team leaders, supervisors, and executives. Attendees will learn the ProSocial model: evidence-based practices to promote employee engagement, cooperation, high-level performance, and complex organizational problem-solving. The ProSocial approach incorporates findings from Nobel Prize winning research conducted by Elinor Ostrom (Governing the Commons, 1990) with corresponding findings from research in evolutionary science (This View of Life, Wilson, 2019), behavior analysis (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999/2012), and Organizational Behavior Management (Life’s a PIC/NIC®, Daniels & Lattal, 2017). Participants will practice core skills and then implement them in a series of challenging role-plays that simulate real-life organizational behavior crises. This workshop will walk attendees through the entire process of creating sustainable team-based outcomes through expert instruction and experiential learning.

Led by renowned presenters Tom Szabo and Alice Darnell Lattal, attendees will consider the intersections of modern evolution and behavior sciences with organizational behavior management. Dr. Szabo will introduce the ProSocial model, its history, and a tool derived from the experimental analysis of human behavior called The Matrix, used to help groups identify values, specific performance objectives, and barriers. Dr. Lattal will share her extensive expertise as a business consultant skilled in the application of behavior science in organizations of all sizes and types. Together they will lead the group through exercises aimed at building fluency with the model. Follow-up sessions are offered to help attendees put these skills into practice in their organizations.

Structure of the Course:

Basic registration will include the 2-day workshop with Dr. Szabo and Dr. Lattal, snacks and lunch, and relevant handouts/materials. The ProSocial model will be discussed in-depth, and attendees will practice skills critical to successful installation of the process within the organizations they support. Each attendee will leave the workshop with a framework and skillset aimed at implementing what they’ve learned during the workshop in a real-life organizational application.

For those attendees who wish to extend their immersion in ProSocial training and implementation, we offer an optional Project Consultation with Course Content Presenters, for an additional fee. This Consultation package has the greatest research support for taking learning into practice and is highly recommended for best results, and will include:

  1. 3-hour follow-up consultation* to review progress and develop solutions. Dr. Lattal and Dr. Szabo will host these consultation sessions online, in small groups. Each individual or group will share progress from the implementation of their ProSocial-informed project, and receive individualized feedback from the original course presenters.
  2. Three 1-hour web-based follow-up consultations* to ensure maintenance and sustainability. These follow-up meetings will allow attendees to review progress, address barriers, and make needed updates to the processes they create in the initial workshop, reflecting the best training structure supported by current research trends. All follow-up events will be led by the original instructors, as well.

*Scheduling of these follow-up sessions will depend on the number of participants. As such, the dates and times will be made available closer to the workshop dates.

 

About the Presenters

Tom Szabo, PhD, BCBA-D, is a faculty member in the Hybrid Master’s Degree Program for Professional Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology, an internationally recognized Peer-Reviewed ACT trainer, a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where he studied under Steven C. Hayes and W. Larry Williams. Over the last 11 years, Tom has focused his practice on teaching people ways to ignite behavioral flexibility in their personal lives and with others in clinical practice, schools, board rooms, shop floors, and community centers. He is particularly interested in teaching people ways to use the “psyflex model” (aka ACT) to support individuals with high functioning autism and their families. With the Commit & Act Foundation, Tom has trained therapists in Sierra Leone working with individuals who’ve committed acts of gender-based violence and he is currently conducting funded research on ways to reduce intra-familial violence. With his students, Tom investigates behavioral flexibility training and clinical RFT. He has published empirical and conceptual papers, as well as several book chapters.

Dr. Darnell Lattal has served as Advisor to ABA Technologies, president and chief executive officer of Aubrey Daniels International, and President and co-founder of Context Management, providing private consulting and coaching, including strategy implementation, behavioral systems redesign, and leadership development. She is a specialist in the design and implementation of behavioral-based business strategies to achieve core initiatives. She has worked in a variety of settings on organizational redesign and change management, executive coaching, achieving high performance, performance measurement and systems design, leadership and teamwork within and across organizational structures, succession planning, ethical decision-making, and creating a solid leadership legacy based on self-awareness and self-management. Dr. Lattal is particularly effective in coaching individuals from executives to line employees to make improvements in personal style and performance execution. She has special expertise in the psychology of learning, designing sustainable and rapid change.

Darnell received her Ph.D. in 1980 in clinical psychology and behavioral systems from WVU and migrated steadily toward addressing systemic changes to influence behavior. She worked for consulting firms in Chicago and Pittsburgh before joining ADI in 1997 as head of Strategic Consulting. In 1999, she was appointed CEO and President of Aubrey Daniels International. She headed the Aubrey Daniels Institute, helping to get it up and running as a non-profit research and dissemination center. She now takes on occasional consulting with profit and nonprofit entities. In addition she coaches individuals, including many former clients across the years on both personal and professional change.

Darnell’s professional contributions have included public school and university teaching, rural mental health practice, clinical private practice, and working for the Provost and President of a higher education institution. She has written several books on ethics and issues of management inside companies. She has served on the executive boards of two national groups dedicated to reducing violence in America. She continues to serve on numerous boards including The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. In 2017, collaborating with Aubrey Daniels, they finished a new book through Sloan Publishing called “Life’s a PIC/NIC … when you understand behavior”.

Learning Objectives

Participants at this event will:

  1. Identify 2 alternate interpretations for public policy and organizational design related to The Tragedy of the Commons
  2. Discuss 3 antecedent and 1 consequent strategies Elinor Ostrom found groups using that avoided the need for zero sum or big government approaches
  3. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of organizational behavior management (OBM) strategies for generating and maintaining desired performances in groups
  4. Using the current group as a model, contribute to an ACT Matrix that identifies public v. private behaviors and negative v. positive reinforcement for behaviors emitted by members the group
  5. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, articulate 2 values, or patterns of behavior that serve both self and the group
  6. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, describe 2 private behaviors that get in the way of the group’s successful working
  7. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, list 2 publicly observable behaviors that reduce the group’s successful working
  8. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, specify 2 publicly observable behaviors that would be consistent with the group’s values and would improve the group’s successful working
  9. Describe the difference in the effects of top-down versus bottom-up organizational mission generation strategies
  10. Analyze two common organizational practices for the degree to which they foster equal distribution of group resources
  11. Describe the impact of inclusive versus remote practices for making decisions
  12. Compare two organizational practices (one PROCOSIAL) for dealing with conflicts in the group
  13. Offer 2 behavioral alternatives to monitoring performance by asking for self-report from group leaders and managers
  14. Contrast two organizational practices (one PROSOCIAL) for managing misbehavior in the group
  15. Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of allowing smaller groups to self-govern within a larger organization
  16. Identify problems groups can have with other groups and 2 strategies that they can use to improve these between-group relations
  17. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, work with an assigned group to write 2 socially significant observable behavior goals
  18. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, work with an assigned group to list 4 PROSOCIAL strategies that evoke committed action from group members aligned with the organization’s values
  19. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, work with an assigned group to write 2 socially significant private barrier behaviors that are likely to be emitted when difficulties arise during the implementation of the agreed upon strategies
  20. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, work with an assigned group to write 2 behavioral strategies for bringing about changes in overt behavior that mitigate emotional challenges
  21. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, work with an assigned group to write 2 socially significant publicly observable barrier behaviors that are likely to be emitted when difficulties arise during the implementation of the agreed upon strategies
  22. Using the model sent out in advance as the basis for role-play, work with an assigned group to write 2 behavioral strategies for bringing about changes in overt behavior that move the group toward its stated values
  23. Write a list of 8 – 10 steps to initiate upon returning to home groups
  24. Select a means of tracking accomplishments and progress from PROSOCIAL data collection models provided
  25. With an accountability partner, arrange regular weekly meetings in which to review progress, provide feedback, and set goals

Project Consultation Package Only:

26. Graph and present data from home group PROSOCIAL implementations during follow-up session

27. Offer feedback and goal-setting to others during follow-up session

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

EARLY REGISTRATION – Ends October 31, 2019

  • 2-Day Workshop Only: $499.99
    • 16.0 CEU’s (includes 3.0 Supervision and 2.0 Ethics)
  • 2-Day Workshop plus 6 Hrs Project Consultation: $749.99
    • 22* CEU’s (includes 3.0 Supervision and 2.0 Ethics)

REGULAR REGISTRATION – Ends November 30, 2019

  • 2-Day Workshop Only: $549.99
    • 16.0 CEU’s (includes 3.0 Supervision and 2.0 Ethics)
  • 2-Day Workshop plus 6 Hrs Project Consultation: $799.99
    • 22* CEU’s (includes 3.0 Supervision and 2.0 Ethics)

LATE REGISTRATION – Ends December 31, 2019

  • 2-Day Workshop Only: $599.99
    • 16.0 CEU’s (includes 3.0 Supervision and 2.0 Ethics)
  • 2-Day Workshop plus 6 Hrs Project Consultation: $849.99
    • 22* CEU’s (includes 3.0 Supervision and 2.0 Ethics)

*Full CEU count requires participation in all consultation meeting activities.

Group Discount

  • $50.00 discount per registration, for groups of three or more at a time (applies to any registration period)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

 

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