BET-C 2019 is November 7, 2019 in Phoenix

We are excited to announce our 2019 keynote speaker, Heather Peshak George, Ph.D.

Heather GeorgeDr. Heather Peshak George is a Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).  Her areas of interest include positive behavior support, school-wide discipline, systems-level change, implementation and function-based behavior support planning, and international applications of PBIS.

Dr. George is a Primary Investigator or Co-Primary Investigator on a number of Positive Behavior Support Projects that she Co-Directs including:

  1. Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project: A Multi-Tiered System of Support (FLPBIS:MTSS), funded by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.

  2. National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS Center), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

  3. Florida’s School Climate Transformation (Florida SCT) grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students.

Dr. George brings extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance in PBIS across the continuum across a variety of settings and in coordinating systems change efforts at the local, state, national and international level to promote an integrated approach to implementing evidence-based practices through a multi-tiered framework.  She is the past-President (2014-2017) of the international Association for Positive Behavioral Support (APBS; and has served on the APBS Board of Directors since 2009 where she currently is serving as an Emeritus Ex-Officio.  She teaches the graduate level course, Behavior Consultation and Collaborative Systems Change offered through the online PBS Certificate program at USF and serves as a Consulting Editor for Preventing School Failure. She has directed over $25 million dollars in external funding, delivered more than 150 national and international presentations and facilitated more than 300 trainings and workshops. Dr. George has published over 30 peer reviewed research articles and book chapters, more than 40 technical reports, and over 15 instruments and training curricula related to PBIS.

BET-C is November 8, 2018 in Phoenix

BET-C 2018 Keynote Address

We are excited to announce our 2018 keynote speaker, Kent McIntosh, PhD. Dr. McIntosh is a Professor at the University of Oregon’s College of Education. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing discipline disparities, and integrated academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 50 publications and principal or co-investigator of over $20 million in federal grant funding.

He is Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS and lead of the Center’s Disproportionality Workgroup. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education. Kent will be discussing overcoming barriers to sustainability within PBIS implementations. Walk away from this talk understanding four principles for sustaining school-wide practices and being able to implement concrete strategies for keeping them going strong.

Registration Opens April 2!