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ABACLive Webinar with Ramona Houmanfar, PhD

August 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

Ramona Houmanfar, PhD  presents: “Management of Wellbeing in Organizations and Beyond: From Rule Governance to Value Based Governance”

Wednesday, August 19,, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  (Eastern/NY)

This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for the discounted price of $50 with 2 BACB® Learning CEUs.

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Wellbeing in organizations can be discussed in terms of the level of aversive stimulation in one’s environment, individuals’ level of choice, access to positive reinforcement, and the degree to which one operates in the context of positive reinforcement contingencies for others. A growing body of scientific evidence suggest biases can be deleterious and throw decisions off course just enough to harm others (e.g., women and minorities) or unjustifiably protect special interests. In many ways, leaders’ design and implementation of contingencies can bear positive or negative influences on the wellbeing of the organizational members plus the external environment (including the physical and social environment). This webinar will provide an overview of ways behavior science can contribute to the design of healthy environments that promote well-being of workers and consumers. Moreover, an overview of values-based governance, as a means of developing and maintaining healthy, and adaptive practices in organizations will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • The audience will identify behaviors and associated outcomes that align with a behavior analytic discussion of wellbeing.
  • The audience will identify the behavior analytic account of implicit bias as related to emerging socio-cultural issues.
  • The audience will identify the foundation (concepts and principles) underlying value-based governance in organizations.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Ramona A. Houmanfar is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). She currently serves as the trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Chair of the Organizational Behavior Management Section of Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and editorial board member of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and Behavior & Social Issues. Dr. Houmanfar recently completed her seven-year term as the editor of Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. She has served as the former senior co-chair of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Director of the Organizational Behavior Management Network and President of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Houmanfar has published over 70 peer reviewed articles and chapters, delivered more than 100 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences in the areas of behavioral systems analysis, cultural behavior analysis, leadership in organizations, rule governance, communication networks, instructional design, and bilingual repertoire analysis and learning. Her expertise in behavioral systems analysis and cultural behavior analysis has also guided her research associated with implicit bias, cooperation, situational awareness, decision making, and value based governance. Dr. Houmanfar has published three co-edited books titled Organizational Change (Context Press), Understanding Complexity in Organizations, and Leadership & Cultural Change (Taylor & Francis Group).

Dr. Houmanfar does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM). Dr. Houmanfar has a financial arrangement or affiliation with the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) and The Performance Systems Technologies Lab at UNR.

*This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price for CEUs (Learning). (Register on ABAC website) Behavior Analysts may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.Behavior Analysts: 2 CEUs (Learning) (Visit ABAC website for complete information.)

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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August 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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