18 July 2020
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Organizational Behaviour Management
To change behaviour within an organization, we first need to understand it. Only then can we effectively improve leadership, motivation and culture, creating a more productive workplace with happy staff and managers. That may seem obvious, but organizational behaviour remains a much-misunderstood topic. A field muddied by esoteric social scientific theories based upon non-replicable research.
The one proven technique in this domain – backed by more than 60,000 replicable experiments – is Organizational Behaviour Management (OBM), a sound practical application of the behaviour analysis approach pioneered a century ago by Ivan Pavlov. VU Amsterdam is the first European institution to offer a degree in OBM, and this is the first course in Europe to teach it in a summer school setting.
You learn the principles and techniques of applied behaviour analysis (ABA): using systematic interventions derived from learning theory to improve socially significant behaviours, then demonstrating that those interventions are indeed responsible for the improvement. Amongst topics covered are the ABC model (antecedent-behaviour-consequence), the four behavioural consequences and a protocol for shaping new behaviours. You also learn to use the OBM Optimizer, a practical tool for enhancing organizational performance, including such factors as quantity, quality, safety and attendance.
Dr. Marius Rietdijk
Students and professionals in the field of social, exact or technical sciences who want to know more about changing organizational behaviour through positive reinforcement. Our courses are multi-disciplinary and therefore open to students and professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds.
At the end of this course you will:
•Understand the importance of organizational behaviour for excellent results.
•Understand how OBM and ABA can help change organizational behaviour
•Be familiar with the ABC model and ABC analysis.
•Understand the major concepts in OBM/ABA and how they can help improve performance.
•Be able to apply the OBM protocol to a real-life behaviour and use the OBM Optimizer computer program.
Contact Hours: 45
Do you want to make the most out of your summer? You can combine this course with a course in session 2 to create a 4-week programme.
EUR 1150: The tuition fee of a two-week course is €1150. This tuition fee includes:
- Airport pick-up service
- Course excursions
- Orientation programme and welcome
- On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance
- A transcript of records and certificate of attendance after completing the course
- Meal vouchers to be spent at the university restaurant for either lunch or dinner
- A discounted access to our sport facilities
VU Amsterdam Summer School offers three kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship, the Photographer Scholarship and the Vlogger/Videographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.Register for this course
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