Goals for 2015
As I am waiting for my flight back to Sydney (in the middle of a massive storm :s) I thought I should make another blog post. This one is on some goals for 2015. I usually avoid creating goals for myself, because if I have nothing ‘set in stone’ then if nothing happens, I can’t be disappointed! (I know, that is terrible of me, I need practice what I preach more!)
However, it definitely is something I need to keep in mind to help keep Great Start ES going and moving along, and I think the goals I have are achievable. I’m sure everyone creates goals, and keeps things moving, but I did see a few others post goals, including Tiffany at The Behavior Station, and Tricia-Lee from Behaviourist At Play post goals for 2015, so it did prompt me to get moving.
1. Continue with at least one more subject towards my BCBA coursework.
2. Get back into supervision for my BCBA certification.
3. Attend at least 2 conferences.
4. Read at least 2 research articles a month on ABA technology.
5. Learn about a different application of ABA (i.e. not related to Autism).
6. Collaborate with other behaviour analysts and disseminate information about ABA
I think 6 is enough. They are sort of ongoing for the year anyway. I do really want to get back into study. I am much more motivated when I start studying, and I really need to get cracking on my supervision. I did do the online supervision training module, which was informative. And I really want to see different applications of ABA. Just like finding everyday examples helps me to understand it better, I think seeing it in another field would be not only beneficial, but interesting. I’m quite interested in the application of ABA to prisons and the justice system.
There are already two conferences I can go to this year, possibly three. I don’t know if I am quite ready to present (or have the time to prepare) just yet, but that may become goal 7.
I think 2015 is definitely going to be a good year. It is definitely off to a great start… (I’ve been waiting all year to do that!)