UK-SBA Special Event: OBM Workshop with Leah Fennema Hall and Dr Sarah Flaherty, Lux Consulting 

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CEUs:             6 UK-SBA/BACB CEUs  (included in the registration fee)


Date:               21 February 2020

Time:              9:30am – 5:00pm (registration begins at 9:00am)

Location:        University College London, G03 – Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, 26 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AP



9:00-9:30 – Registration

9:30-11:30 – Morning Session

11:30-12:30 – Lunch

12:30-2:30 – Afternoon Session 1

2:30-3:00 – Break

3:00-5:00 – Afternoon Session 2


Putting the Practitioner Back into the Scientist-Practitioner Model: Application of Organisational Behaviour management Principles to Improve Non-Technical Skills and Client Outcomes


Most behaviour analyst training programmes subscribe to the scientist-practitioner model which provides applied practitioners with a foundation in research and scientific practice. While this model is and has been essential for the development of the field, many applied positions require substantially more industry-specific professional skills than are typically mastered by graduates before they accept a professional role. This workshop will review the implications of these common skill gaps as well as literature that evaluates the promotion, translation, and dissemination of behaviour analysis. This is done with a view to better understand how practitioners can use a competency-based approach to teaching and learning both technical and non-technical skills relevant to successful applied practice. Discussion topics will include common behavioural and systems problems present in organisations as well as organisational behaviour management strategies for self- and performance management which can be used to promote greater impact in service delivery.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  1. Identify common behavioural and systems problems present in organisations.
  2. Understand the importance of systems planning and role clarification for self-management and active performance management.
  3. Identify best practices for giving positive and constructive feedback at all levels within their organisation.
  4. Identify barriers to promotion and dissemination of behaviour analysis within their organisation as well as with non-behaviour analysts and external stakeholders.
  5. Understand the difference between technical and non-technical skills.
  6. Understand the difference between espoused vs. demonstrated values within organisations.
  7. Create practical solutions they can employ to have a greater impact with their clients in the future.


Leah Fennema Hall is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 10 years’ experience in motivating people to engage in behaviours needed to meet their personal goals as well as those of their organization. She has practiced applied behaviour analysis in multiple capacities including 1:1 coaching, training, mentoring, and organizational behaviour management (OBM) consulting. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Behaviour Analysis, and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology. Leah is a Director of UK-based Lux Consulting, specializing in behaviour and culture change, organizational systems analysis and behavioural leadership development. Lux offers organizational performance improvement services to safety critical industries using a unique approach based on extensive experience in the fields of human factors and behavioural science. She is also the owner of US-based Collaborative Behavioral Services where she has served as Executive Director since 2010. Collaborative provides 1:1 behaviour analytic therapy, coaching, training, and organizational behaviour management consulting services.

Leah Fennema Hall


Dr Sarah Flaherty is a human performance specialist with a broad experience across the aviation, rail and petrochemical industries, having held posts in Compliance, Safety, Human Factors and HR. Sarah has spent the last 27 years working with both civil aviation and military organizations, fixed wing and rotary, around the world, providing consulting, coaching and training to operators, regulators, manufacturers, ground service providers and airports.

She has a first degree in psychology from the University of Manchester and a PhD from Cranfield University.  She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology as well as sitting on a number of EASA, Royal Aeronautical Society and industry working groups.

Dr Sarah Flaherty

Registration Fees:

UK-SBA Members: £80

UK-SBA Student Members: £35

Non-Members: £200

If you are a BCBA or BCABA living outside the UK, please contact us about registration.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refund requests must be received in writing to [email protected] no later than 10 working days prior to the first day of the event.  All refunds are subject to a £15 administration fee.  We will not refund registration fees for requests received after the deadline.

  • February 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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