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Training & Education Committee (TEC)

Description of Committee

The Training & Education Committee (TEC) is charged with creating, curating, and facilitating the delivery of content to support effective implementation of positive behavior support. The primary activities of the TEC include: planning for and hosting the annual APBS conference, providing APBS webinars, and facilitating the various awards given by APBS (E.G. Carr Memorial Awards, APBS Leadership Awards, and Student Awards).

Training & Education Committee meeting in March 2022

Picture of the Training & Education Committee meeting in March 2022

List of members

TEC Quad-Chairs

Rose Ivanone
Kaci Fleetwood
Jennifer Jeffrey-Pearsall
Stephanie Martinez

APBS Staff Serving TEC

Gretchen Hess
Ilene Page

TEC Members

Ashley Rila, David Rotholz, Karen Robbie, Katie Conley, Kiki McGough, Laura Kern, Mara Power, Nikki Grasley-Boy, Sarah Wilkinson, Susan Barrett, Virginia Walker

Sample of work occurring and resources

Year round, the members of the TEC are involved with organizing APBS’ annual conference. Facilitating the process to offer and provide continuing education units for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and School Psychologists through NASP are ongoing endeavors to support our conference attendees with ongoing professional development requirements. APBS Members can support the various conference-related efforts directly by joining the TEC, or by serving as proposal reviewers after the call for papers closes each September. Another opportunity to become involved (regardless of APBS member-status) is to volunteer at the on-site conference each year! For more information about the annual conference, please visit https://www.apbs.org/conference.

Each year, the TEC hosts webinars relevant to the broad range of implementation efforts across the field of positive behavior support. Webinar access is a FREE benefit for APBS members. To register for an upcoming webinar, or watch our previously recorded webinar events on demand, please login to the membership area of the APBS website and visit https://www.apbs.org/membersarea/member-webinars

The TEC also coordinates the nomination and review process for the various awards given by APBS. For more information on the variety of APBS awards, and prior recipients, please visit https://www.apbs.org/about/awards

Upcoming events and meeting dates and contact info to get involved

The TEC meets twice a month; recurring on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 11AM Eastern Time (United States).

APBS members who are interested in volunteering or serving on the TEC should email volunteers@apbs.org to express their interest.