About the Reading Club

What are we up to?

The OBM/Management Skill Share Facebook Group, sponsored by Chief Motivating Officers, is excited to begin our OBM Skill Share Reading Club! Each month, a short reading from popular OBM practitioners and researchers will be featured (usually between 8 and 20 pages long). On the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM EST, we will be meeting for one hour via Zoom to recap the content of the reading, and discuss how what was read can be applied in our current work. Conversations will be facilitated by Shannon Biagi, MS, BCBA, an OBM practitioner and avid disseminator of behavior science applied at work, and CEO of Chief Motivating Officers, LLC.

For as long as possible, we will ensure the readings for each month are accessible for free (i.e. not locked behind a journal paywall or require the purchase of reading materials) in order to limit barriers to participation. We will also be contacting literature from pioneers in the field, to allow new prospective OBMers to become familiar with where we began as a science and who came before us. Most of the readings do not necessarily build upon one another, allowing for folks to join or skip meetings as needed without losing a lot of value.

Participation in the reading club is FREE, and meetings will be held February through October 2020. BACB CEUs may be available for participation in the future, and will be noted prior to the meeting. Please look for reminder posts in the OBM Skill Share Facebook group, and come prepared with questions and discussion points!

We've also opened up the option of becoming a Supporter for a small donation each month. For less than the price of one fancy coffee drink, you'll enable us to continue to host these meetings and share valuable information with our growing community of practitioners interested in OBM, and we'll highlight you at the beginning of each meeting as someone who makes what we do happen.

How Does It Work?

Interested in learning more about organizational behavior management, but don't know where to start?

  • Sign Up Here

    Register for this course to get access to the meeting schedule, the reading assignments, and recordings of our past meetings. Registration is free, or you can become a supporter with a $5 monthly donation to keep us going.

  • Attend the Meetings

    Make sure to review the content in the course, including the readings selected for each month, prior to the meeting. We'll get on zoom and have an active discussion about how we can apply what we read, so come prepared with questions!

  • Review Past Content

    Couldn't catch the meeting live due to prior commitment or time zone issues? Each meeting is recorded and will be made available for review after each session. We hope this will help everyone access quality OBM content with as few barriers as possible!

What's In The Course?

The Plan for 2020

  • 01


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    • About the OBM Skill Share Reading Club

    • About Your Host

    • Zoom Meeting Room Launcher

  • 02

    February Reading (Meeting 2/26/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • Overview Three Levels of Performance by Rummler-Brache

    • February Reading Club Meeting Recording

    • February Reading Club PPT

  • 03

    March Reading (Meeting 3/26/2020 - Postponed to 4/1/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • The Organization Level of Performance by Rummer-Brache

    • March Reading Club Meeting Recording

    • March Reading Club PPT

  • 04

    April Reading (Meeting 4/22/2020at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • The Process Level of Performance by Rummler-Brache

    • April Reading Club Meeting Recording

    • April Reading Club PPT

    • Brief Process Map Tutorial

  • 05

    May Reading (Meeting 5/27/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • The Job/Performer Level of Performance by Rummler-Brache

    • May Reading Club Meeting Recording

    • May Reading Club PPT

    • PDC - Extracted from Pampino, et al.

  • 06

    June Reading (Meeting 6/24/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • Integrating Organizational-Cultural Values with Performance Management by Binder

    • June Reading Club Meeting Recording

    • June Reading Club PPT

  • 07

    July Reading (Meeting 7/22/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • Creating a High Performance Organization through a "Free Operant Workplace" by Abernathy

    • July Reading Club Meeting Recording

    • July Reading Club PPT

  • 08

    August Reading (Meeting 8/26/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • On the Compatibility of Organizational Behavior Management and BACB Certification by Luke, Carr, and Wilder

    • August Reading Club Meeting Recording

    • August Reading Club PPT

    • August Reading Cl

  • 09

    September Reading (Meeting 9/23/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • Assuring the Quality of Your ABA Interventions via Organizational Behavior Management: A Tutorial by Sulzer-Azaroff

    • September Reading Club Recording

    • September Reading Club PPT

  • 10

    October Reading (Meeting 10/28/2020 at 6:30 PM EST)

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    • The Role of the Establishing Operation in Performance Management by Agnew

    • October Reading Club Recording

    • October Reading Club PPT