Identifying and Mastering Pivotal Leadership Skills

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March 15, 2018 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM EST


Everyone wants to be a leader, but no one is born a leader. A leader is someone who has followers (Daniels, 2005) because they behave in a way that inspires others to follow. Those behaviors can be analyzed into pivotal skills (i.e., skills that impact multiple repertoires) and singular skills (i.e., the skill is useful but does not necessarily produce change in other behavior). The members of this panel will discuss the pivotal skills for great leadership and the repertoires that are directly or indirectly impacted by those pivotal skills. They will also discuss strategies for mastering pivotal leadership skills throughout the span of a career.



  1. Attendees will be able to define the measure of a leader.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify the difference between a singular leadership skill and a pivotal leadership repertoire.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify the direct and indirect impacts of a pivotal leadership skill on other repertoires.



I have a scheduling conflict. Can I still sign up? 
Yes! Simply register for the event as usual. Following the event, all registered email addresses will be sent an email with a link to the video recording and CEU quiz. Watch the video recording and take the quiz included in this follow-up email to earn CEUs. The video recording may be re-watched multiple times.

I registered and it's time for the event. Now what?
In the 10-15 minutes before the event, the upper right-hand corner of this page will say "It's Time To Join". Enter your email and the unique meeting password from the workshop receipt email you received when you signed up. The video player will open and begin streaming the event. Use the Live Chat on the right of the player to chat with other participants during the presentation. Use the Ask the Presenter a Question box below the player to submit a question for the presenter to answer. 

What type of continuing education is this?
DataFinch Virtual Academy is an Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Provider per the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®.) This event is classified as Type II continuing education. For more information, please visit

How do I earn my CEUs after the event? 
Immediately upon the conclusion of the event, a yellow "Quiz" button will appear in the upper right-hand corner of your browser, linking to your individual quiz URL. Registrants who did not attend live should access their individualized quiz link in the follow-up email sent after the event. Once the quiz has been completed with a percentage correct of 80% or higher, your CEU certificate will be automatically generated. Download and save a copy of the CEU certificate to your computer, and don't forget to submit the details of your attendance in the BACB Gateway.

Will I receive a copy of the presenter's PowerPoint slides and/or other material related to the presentation?
If the presenter provided supplemental materials, there will be a green "Materials" button will be in the upper right hand corner of your browser window during the presentation. Click this button to begin a download of the materials to your computer. Registrants that did not attend live will receive a link via email to download the materials. Please note, presenters reserve the right to omit proprietary materials per their discretion.

Presenter Bio: John Austin, PhD

Dr. John Austin is an internationally recognized coach to business leaders on safety and human performance. He is founder of Reaching Results, a consultancy for safety, leadership, & management. Dr. Austin was also a Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. He has consulted with organizations for 25 years to improve productivity and safety in a wide range of industries.

John and his teams have coached leaders in hundreds of companies to deliver over 10,000 safety, operations, and quality improvement projects at work that have generated millions of dollars in improvements to businesses.

John offers online courses and coaching on improving safety and human performance at work. You can get information about these at

Presenter Bio: Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D

Linda is a Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a professor at Claremont MeKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University and as the Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters on topics such as behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, behavioral gerontology, and systems development in human services. Dr. LeBlanc is an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children. She has previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Presenter Bio: Janet Lund, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Janet Lund received her PhD from Florida State University in 1999. She is a Founder and Chief Production Officer of DataFinch Technologies. Dr. Lund also spends time in clinical practice as the Director of Autism Services at Integrated Behavioral Solutions. Dr. Lund is a BCBA-D and past president of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis. She also works in the field of Organizational Behavior Management with Aubrey Daniels International where she utilizes the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to consult with organizations to improve staff performance. Dr. Lund lives in Atlanta with her husband Dr. Coby Lund and their two children.

Location Information

This workshop will be streamed live online. Attend the workshop from the comforts of your personal computer.

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