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CEU Workshop: "OBM Applied!" Bootcamp

  • 27 Oct 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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  • This rate is only available through 10/1
  • This rate is only available through 10/1

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Join us for this great opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) and authors of "OBM Applied!" - Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez,  Daniel Sundberg, and Shannon Biagi. 

This workshop includes 8.0 CEUs for BCBAs and a free copy of the 4-book series "OBM Applied!" - an $80 value.  See below for a workshop description and instructor bio.  All participants are also invited to join us for the "Friday Night After Party" at Aunt Chilada's restaurant!  (walking distance) 

To view the event flyer, click here. 

The early registration discount period has ended.  The registration fee for all participants is $200.  The deadline to register is October 15th.

This intensive 1-day workshop is designed to help participants design an organizational behavior management (OBM) project that can be implemented within their place of work. By focusing on application, OBM Applied! Bootcamp participants will walk through several OBM process steps, with the guidance of experienced OBM practitioners, including determining the business opportunity, defining the behaviors and tying them to business results, conducting performance diagnostics for existing issues and selecting the best evidence-based solutions, engaging the "doers"in the project, using data to guide decisions, assessing social validity, and setting up the performance improvements to sustain beyond the project. OBM is a science seldom covered in depth in ABA master's programs or certification series, let alone a concept that students are able to practice; but by using ABA applied to business, BCBAs can have a great impact on the behaviors of their employees and leaders within their organizations. 


Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez, M.S.
With over fifteen years of experience, Manny has worked with many organizations across the globe. He is an accomplished practitioner in the field of Behavior Analysis, highly regarded by his customers, and colleagues alike. He has earned a reputation for his quick grasp of behavioral challenges and how to solve them offering a practical “real-world” approaches. He has held positions both as an external consultant at the largest behavior based consultancies, Aubrey Daniels International and the Continuous Learning Group, and as a Global Environmental Health and Safety leader within FMC Corporation, an international specialty chemicals company, and today is Vice President of ABA Technologies, Inc.Manny’s experience spans various industries working with some of the largest organizations in the world such as Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Kraft Foods, Syncrude, Cigna, Heinz, Canadian National Railway, Duke Power, ADM, Blair, Bell Canada, Stewart Enterprises, and FMC Corporation. Manny has led large scale change efforts, providing one-on-one coaching with executives and senior managers, developing and delivery engaging professional development learning events, and led teams of professionals to achieve significant performance. His leadership in the science of human behavior has impacted the lives of thousands leaders and employees nationally and internationally. Manny has worked with organizations across the globe, lending his expertise in behavioral science to make a difference in the workplace. Manny's experience spans various industries such as human services, nuclear power, government, oil and gas, transportation, telecommunications, banking, and chemical within the Fortune 1000. Today, he focuses his time on bringing behavior analysis to executives and leaders through online learning, consulting, and training practitioners. Through his leadership, Manny has consulted to various clients, launched Operant Leadership, the business consulting service division of ABA Technologies, co-authored with his Operant Leadership colleagues Daniel Sundberg and Shannon Biagi the four volume series OBM Applied! a practical guide to implementing organizational behavior management, and most recently co-authored with Dr. Paul Gavoni the book Quick Wins! Accelerating School Transformation through Science, Engagement, and Leadership.In addition, Manny volunteers his time as the current Executive Director of the OBM Network, and as a member of the board of directors of the Space Coast Human Resource Association.

Daniel Sundberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Daniel B. Sundberg is a behavior analyst dedicated to creating meaningful change for individuals and organizations using the science of human behavior. From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, he sheds light on the question: “why do people behave as they do?” and then finds solutions that work. Dan works with companies in a wide array of industries including health and human services, manufacturing, restaurant, retail, recreation, banking, insurance, education, and health care to help them create work environments that promote effective behavior. These projects have ranged from redesigning organizational work processes, and consulting with senior executives on employee performance initiatives, to designing and developing employee training. Additionally, Dan spent two years as a university lecturer, teaching undergraduate students how to improve the workplace with behavior analysis. Throughout these experiences Dr. Sundberg has earned a reputation as a dependable, insightful, and well-spoken individual whose ideas and actions help to make people’s world a little better. Dan first learned about the practical applications of the science of human behavior at age 6 by training his dog to play dead on command. He went on to earn his B.A. in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley where he learned even more about human behavior as captain of the sailing team, and about business as a bystander of the Great Recession. This interest in behavior and business took him first to the Florida Institute of Technology for a M.S. in Organizational Behavior Management, and then Western Michigan University for a Ph. D. in Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management. During this time some of the best thinkers in behavior analysis and organizational behavior mentored Dr. Sundberg as an academician and business professional. Dan is currently the Director of People and Culture at Kendrick Realty, Inc. in Sacramento California. Through his leadership, Dan has consulted to various clients, launched Operant Leadership, and coauthored with his Operant Leadership colleagues Manuel “Manny” Rodriguez and Shannon Biagi the four volume series OBM Applied! a practical guide to implementing organizational behavior management. In his spare time Dan creates behavior-based products that allow people to manage their time and accomplish their goals. He also has a special interest in building effective work practices and cultures for start-up companies, and increasing the positive effects of organizations working towards an environmentally sustainable future.

Shannon Biagi, M.S., BCBA
Firmly rooted in the science of human behavior applied across all areas of life, Shannon Biagi is passionate about organizational behavior management (OBM) and novel strategies to disseminate behavior analysis across the globe. She is a creative, self-motivated instructional designer for professionals, not only in behavior analysis, but in organizations of all kinds, as well as for parents of children with Autism and members of the community. From applying behavior analytics strategies to individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, to working with adults with developmental disabilities, and with children with special needs and their parents, Shannon has had a wide array of experiences that have contributed to her view of the world. Currently, Shannon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a PhD student in the Florida Institute of Technology’s Behavior Analysis program. She received her Master of Science degree in early 2016, in a dual major of Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management, and received accolades as the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year in her program. During her master’s, she also was president of Florida Tech’s Society for Performance Management and vice president of the Behavior Analysis Student Association for the 2014-2015 academic year. During this time, Shannon began her role as an internal OBM consultant for the Office of Continuing Education at Florida Tech, receiving the Student Worker of the Year award in the department for outstanding contributions including developing behavioral skills training systems, managing the performance of student workers, coordinating several large process improvement projects, and conducting behavioral systems analyses. In 2015, Shannon began her work as a product development specialist at ABA Technologies, Inc., and now serves as the role of Business Innovation and Design. In this role, Shannon manages a broad portfolio of work, driving business thinking to evaluate, propose, and implement projects, products and services aligned with the mission of Operant Leadership. Her work entails product development, marketing and business development, and managing our consumer experience through the active use of social media. In addition, Shannon is a subject matter expert of one of ABA Technologies main product lines: the continuing education program offered in partnership with Florida Tech’s ABA Online Program, and is the project manager of Florida Tech’s OBM Certificate program, for which she also serves as an assistant instructor. Additionally, she is a co-author on the four-volume book series titled OBM Applied! A Practical Guide to Implementing Organizational Behavior Management, along with her colleagues Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez and Dr. Daniel Sundberg of Operant Leadership.

After this bootcamp, students will be able to:

  1. Define organizational behavior management
  2. Describe the OBM process in the context of OBM Applied!
  3. Write a business opportunity for their organization
  4. Determine the relationship between behavior and business results
  5. Conduct an evaluation of a performance issue using ABC analyses and the PDC
  6. Select an appropriate intervention given the results of the diagnostic process
  7. Describe several methods to increase engagement during and beyond the project, including feedback and coaching best practices
  8. Select an appropriate data display to engage stakeholders
  9. Determine how to increase the likelihood of the OBM intervention and effects sustaining
  10. Describe who to solicit social validity data from, when to assess, and the best course of action given a particular response