In 2020 the field of behavior analysis was met with unprecedented challenges.  Across all levels and positions, there was a call to action for leaders to take the helm and address issues around racial injustice and a global pandemic.  These challenges have served as an impetus for stakeholders in the field of behavior analysis to move beyond the widely held conceptual understanding of leadership as a title or position and towards embracing leadership as a value that can be lived by everyone. During this continuing education event Dr. Cirinincione-Ulezi will discuss living leadership as a value in the field of behavior analysis by practicing with cultural humility, engaging in reflective practice and embracing courage.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify behaviors associated with leadership as a value.
  2. Describe variables and environmental conditions that serve to set the occasion for practitioners in the field of behavior analysis to embrace leadership as a value.
  3. Define and describe behaviors related to the terms cultural humility, reflective practice and courage in the field of behavior analysis. 

About the Presenter

Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi
Nasiah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Doctorate degree in Education from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She is a graduate of the Infant Studies Specialist program at Erikson Institute of Chicago. In addition to her BCBA credential, she is an Illinois licensed special education teacher and an Illinois Early Intervention provider and State evaluator. Professionally, she has served as a special educator, clinician, educational administrator and professor of special education. Her clinical experience spans infancy through adulthood. Currently, she is the CEO & Founder of ULEZI, LLC, Co-Founder of Pivot 2 Inclusion and serves as a court appointed special advocate, for children in the Illinois foster care system. She is also an Advisory Board member for Black Applied Behavior Analysts and a Board member for the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis. She has assisted school districts in the State of Illinois in developing meaningful educational programs to meet the needs of students with autism. Her research interests include supervision, mentoring, leadership and culturally humble practice within the field of ABA. She is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion and is deeply committed to using her skills and experiences, paired with the science of applied behavior analysis, to empower the lives of the people she supports and serves, in positive and meaningful ways.

Course information

  • Title: Leadership as a Value
  • Presenter: Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi Ph.D, BCBA-D
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes
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