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2/07/20 – ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents: Dysfunctional Practices That Kill Your Work Culture (and What To Do about Them)


LIVE WEBINAR: Friday, 2/7/20

Recording Closes: 2/12/20 at 11:59pm eastern

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General Information

Title:  ABACLive Cambridge Center Series: Dysfunctional Practices That Kill Your Work Culture (and What To Do about Them)

Presented By: Dr. Timothy Ludwig

Date:  Friday, 2/7/20 

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability Ends2/12/20 at 11:59pm eastern



Our tendency is to blame workers and label their personal failings as the cause of errors. Labeling does not solve problems that cause error. It is an illusion of human perception leading us to false conclusions resulting in dysfunctional practices that hurt the effectiveness of our workers and the impact of the systems we put in place to manage them. Learn a better way to analyze the behaviors of your employees to understand how they were put in a position to make the error in the first place.

Learning Objectives

1) Participants will be able to identify the dysfunctional practices that harm cultures.
2) Participants will be able to define behavior in the context of the work environment.
3) Participants will be able to describe sources of Behavioral Variance such as those alternative competing, often undesired, behaviors that put work at-risk.
4) Participants will be able to discriminate the context when analyzing the causes of behavior. .
5) Participants will be able to identify the system variable(s) that need adapting to change behavior on a permanent basis across all workers.

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

Timothy Ludwig earned his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech researching the benefits of employee-driven behavioral safety programs under E. Scott Geller continuing his post-doctoral work in industrial engineering studying applications of W. Edwards Deming to quality and safety improvement.  His popular website Safety-Doc.com is a content-rich resource of safety culture stories, blogs, research, videos, and services.  Dr. Ludwig was cited in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) “50 Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”. Dr. Ludwig serves on the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies’ Behavioral Safety Accreditation Commission that reviews best-in-industry safety practices and offers objective feedback on safety programs. 

Dr. Ludwig is the author of dozens of scholarly articles that empirically document the successes of methods to improve safety and quality in industry through behavior-based solutions. His books include Intervening to Improve the Safety of Occupational Driving (2001), Behavioral Systems: Understanding Complexity in Organizations (2010), Behavioral Science Approaches to Process Safety: A Response to Industry’s Call (2018), and Dysfunctional Practices that Kill your Safety Culture (2018).  Dr. Ludwig has over 30 years experience in research and practice in behavioral safety where he integrates empirical findings into his safety consulting. Within his consulting practice Dr. Ludwig has helped assess, design, and implement safety and quality improvement programs in over 50 companies.  Dr. Ludwig has delivered over 50 of his popular keynote presentations in 15 countries worldwide.

Dr. Ludwig does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. These fees are donated directly to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (TM).  Dr Ludwig will recieve royalities from the sale of his book. 

Credit Hour Information

Behavior Analysts: 2 CEUs Live & Recording 
Social Workers/ Counselors/ Psychologists: NA

  • Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes
  • CEs not available for other professions

For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page


10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Webinar begins
11:45 am: Q&A session
12:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms