ASTD Suncoast January Meeting Topic: What Rudolph The Albino Lab Rat Taught Me About Training

  • January 17, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Feather Sound Country Club, Sandpiper Room, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater


What Rudy  the Albino Lab Rat Taught Me About Training

Presented by

Jennifer Clayton

An interactive evening program on how to use training to effect behavioral change: Let shaping, chaining, and discrimination training put you ahead of the rat race.



Do you strive to apply the best practices in training and development to your everyday work? Would you like to be able to sift through the vast body of knowledge on topics such as instructional design, teaching, training, and coaching, to get at the root of what works and doesn’t work? Are you wondering how to be more efficient and effective at what you do? If so, take it to the Skinner box! Whether you are a learning strategist, business partner, project manager, or professional specialist, the ultimate goal of your work is to affect behavior – to get people to do something they would not have otherwise done. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn how understanding a rat’s behavior can help you understand a person’s behavior. Rudolph the albino lab rat will show you how to analyze behavioral contingencies, put reinforcement to work, extinguish unwanted behavior, and produce more of the behavior you want to see. Let shaping, chaining, and discrimination training put you ahead of the rat race.



Jennifer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with 10 years of diverse experience helping leadership teams to create measurable, sustainable change in education, health, and human services. Initially working with children with severe behavioral problems, Jennifer began to train the adults that surround them, and was soon asked to provide organization-wide consultation on initiatives such as creating a safety culture in education, decreasing physical and chemical restraint in healthcare, and decreasing placement disruptions in the FL foster care system. In her latest position, Jennifer created the Implementation Department’s professional development and consulting model for Newell Rubbermaid’s interactive teaching technologies, Headsprout and Mimio. With experience in instructional design, training, and consulting, Jennifer has conducted over 600 needs analyses, 1600 implementation planning sessions, 1700 on-site and remote trainings, and 11,000 coaching sessions…and as a self-proclaimed “data geek” -- yes, she’s counting.

Cancellation:  at least 72 hours prior to the event, or be subject to the program fee.


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