OBM Supervision

What makes supervision with CMO different?

Our original service offering and greatest passion! With our supervision program, you will be able to meet the supervision requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination, while learning to apply the science of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) from experienced practitioners.

See below for all the details...

Learn about our remote supervision program, which is 100% online, 100% applied, and 100% OBM-based in content and design.

We have supervised individuals in the following industries:

  • Human services/ABA
  • Psychological services
  • School districts
  • Business consulting
  • Architecture/Public works
  • Visual pharmaceuticals
  • e-Commerce and logistics
  • Charter fishing
  • Non-profit advocacy
  • Correctional institutions
  • Animal care professional training
  • Large-scale scouting organizations
  • And many more!

OBM Skill Share Reading Club

What is the OBM Skill Share Reading Club?

Each month, we host a free online Zoom reading club as part of our OBM facebook group. Readings are selected each month from seasoned OBM practitioners, and we provide an overview and answer questions for fellow readers during each meeting. Recordings and other references and resources are available in Motivate U, and will always remain free for our community. If you would like to support our continued free support for the community, we also offer supporter roles for just $5/month, which ensures that we can keep giving our time so freely to those interested in this wonderful science. Check out the Reading Club course below, and the OBM Skill Share Facebook group here.

OBM Applied Research Support

Are you a masters or doctoral student seeking research assistance?

We're delighted to always support the research that makes the practice of OBM possible, and also understand the lack of resources for folks who are not attending universities with strong OBM programs. Let us help you navigate the literature and collaborate on ideas that make for a quality thesis or dissertation. We can also help connect you to doctoral-level researchers in the field who may be able to provide additional assistance and support in exchange for publication credit as well. The opportunities are limitless!

Need some organization and accountability?

We can do that, too! Let us help you draft timelines, set goals, and create systems of accountability to help you get done on your schedule. It's hard to go it alone, and can become expensive for students who are consistently delayed. Let us help motivate and coach your way towards completing your research, getting your paper or book written, with the added bonus of having a subject matter expert on board for performance management and OBM. You CAN finish: let us help!

OBM Supervision

An OBM Supervision Experience

Practicing What We Teach

Our Organizational Behavior Management supervision experience is designed for teaching the science of OBM, using the science of OBM. We provide clear expectations, lots of feedback, coaching, goal-setting, and will be monitoring and evaluating the data associated with our supervision practice. And most importantly, we listen to our supervisees feedback and assess satisfaction/social validity throughout the experience to ensure you are getting exactly what you need to be successful.

Less Talking, More Doing

We firmly believe that the most effective way to learn OBM is to apply the science! This experience has specific projects and assignments for the supervisee to complete, culminating into a portfolio of work for resume building and professional development. These activities will directly benefit their supporting organizations in numerous ways, creating value and improving business outcomes. We also include many books and peer-reviewed journal articles to support these activities as well!

Designed for Your Success

  • Meets Your BACB Supervision Requirements
    All of our CMOs are board-certified and eligible to supervise. The experience is designed with the BACB® supervision standards, task list, and ethics code as the first priority. All requirements, including direct observation and unrestricted activities will be met with us, easing the stress of meeting those complicated certification requirements!
  • Special OBM Curriculum
    Our supervision experience is structured and organized to help ensure that supervisees meet the requirements for the BACB®, as well as reach their overall professional development goals. Using your current role, we help you connect the concepts and principles of behavior analysis to real-world examples and cases.
  • Virtual/Distance Supervision
    Regular individual and group meetings are scheduled between the CMO and supervisee to fit their busy schedules, and are completed 100% online. Develop your OBM skills from anywhere in the world*!
  • We Meet You Where You Are
    Are you a business owner seeking ABA certification? In operations roles or human resources? Want to start something new, like a non-profit or even an independent consulting business? Not in a human service company? We have worked with all of these things and WAY more. OBM can and should be practiced everywhere, so don't hesitate to speak to us about your unique situation and where we fit!

Check out this quick video about what it's like to do OBM Supervision with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Selecting a supervisor is a huge commitment, so to help give you an idea of what the process is like, what the details of the program are, we put together some FAQs for you! If we missed anything please feel free to reach out to us!

What does a supervision experience with CMO look like?

Each experience will look a little different depending on your interests! Early on you will work with your supervisor to outline your professional development goals and priorities, and they will customize your experience to help achieve those goals. However, some activities will be required regardless of your interests; typically those that are very common practice in OBM, or those that support the BACB® task list items necessary for you to (hopefully) pass the BACB® examination. A curriculum with additional materials and references is provided. We also integrate some additional online instruction and engagement with other supervisees through group supervision and other activities.

Which task list will you be using for my supervision experience?

Our curriculum is designed with the upcoming 5th edition BACB® task list in mind; however, the supervision experience will meet 4th edition standards as well.

How much does supervision with CMO cost?

Our hourly supervision rate is on par with other individuals offering distance supervision for behavior analysts, typically between $100-120 per supervision hour (only those hours in which we meet directly). This rate may be on the higher end of the market average; however, there are far fewer supervisors offering opportunities in OBM, and supervision pulls us away from OBM consulting work (which often pays three-times as much as what we charge our supervisees). Additionally, we encourage individuals seeking certification to discuss getting some monetary support from the organizations in which they work, who will ultimately benefit from gaining a BCBA and OBM practitioner.

What technical systems do you use during the supervision experience?

Individual and group meetings will be held via Zoom, a free video conferencing platform. Our supervisors communicate extensively through email and via phone/text when necessary as well. File management will be taken care of through DropBox, or Google Drive when preferred. Note: While businesses do not require the same level of regulatory compliance as clinical practice (i.e. HIPAA or FERPA), we encourage our supervisees to protect client confidentiality exactly as if they were working clinically. We additionally maintain supervisee-supervisor confidentiality, as you are our clients as well. Therefore, the systems we use to conduct supervision will be selected to ensure confidentiality.

Do you supervise individuals outside the United States?

Absolutely! In fact, we have affiliates/clients in Australia, the UK, Switzerland, and more! We will want to ensure that we follow any laws or regulations of practice for your area, but we are open to (and have greatly enjoyed working with) international supervisees. Contact us today and we’ll see what we can do to meet your needs!

What if I'm already certified or not interested in certification?

That's fine! You'll want to check out our For Professionals offerings for coaching and mentorship services instead, but your similar can be very similar to that of a supervisee if you choose. 

Do I need to be employed by an organization when I begin my supervision?

We highly recommend that you work for (or own) an organization that is familiar with the practice of OBM (the concept of “buy-in” and stakeholdering will be stressed early on in your experience). This is to ensure you are able to get the practice hours necessary to meet the BACB®'s requirements, and to also ensure you do not drop from the program due to financial hardship. However, we understand that this is not feasible for some, and that perhaps you will be seeking freelance OBM consulting experiences. An arrangement like this will need more planning, and may require more hours of supervision (and in turn increase the cost). 

I'm ready! What do I need to have in place before beginning my supervision experience?

You will need to:

  • Have started your coursework towards BCBA certification (Documentation will need to be provided).
  • Have an organization selected in which to do your practice.
  • Have the support of senior management to practice OBM in their organization (We require a “sponsor” that we will contact regularly throughout the experience to ensure you are given the resources and opportunities necessary to achieve your goals).
  • If you will be working in a clinical context as well, we require an ON SITE clinical supervisor. Exceptions may be made in rare cases.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are planning to do OBM in human service settings, we HIGHLY prioritize individuals with 500 or more hours of clinical experience prior to working with us.
  • Be prepared and willing to purchase readings and gain access to the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. This can be done inexpensively through membership in the OBM Network.
  • Have the necessary “tech savvy” to communicate regularly online and upload media and documents as requested.
  • Be aware that for the BCBA exam, there may be information we cover only briefly that is specific to the test. You will need to get supplemental knowledge from your course sequence to ensure you are prepared for the exam.

Your OBM supervision experience is not out of reach!

Use the form below to help us get to know you and determine some potential options for your work with us. After you submit, we will follow up via email to schedule your free exploratory meeting, in which we will start to build rapport and learn about your unique interests, abilities, and determine if our services are right for you.

Interested in any of the services described above?

Don't hesitate to reach out to us today to see how we can support you!