12th Conference of B-BS & Performance Management - AARBA

On June 14th and 15th in Como, Italy, will take place the XII edition of the European Conference on Behavior Based Safety and Performance Management. The new edition of the biggest event in Europe dedicated to the effective management of safety behavior, is organized as every year by the scientific association AARBA – Associate Chapter of ABA International, the world association of behavior analysts.

The 12th European Conference of Behavior-Based Safety brings to the attention the following theme: the dark side of the work, which will be discussed by the best known international speakers in the largest congress in Europe about the Behavior-Based Safety management at work .

How to get the desired behaviors from themselves and from their collaborators? How can we be good leaders and above all in an effective way? How to reorganize one’s life and work environment to achieve professional goals? Are punishment and the sanction system effective? How can you manage a work group without constant supervision? How to transform work-related stress into eu-stress? How to save the lives of millions of workers? If I want to introduce a BBS process, what critical issues should I prepare to face and how do I overcome them?

The congress has asked its international speakers to answer these questions and we will find their answers in the 12th edition of the European Conference of Behavior-Based Safety. This event has already been awarded three times with a commemorative medal by the President of the Republic, for its high moral value and a great social impact.

International speakers at the 2018 Conference

Janis Allen

Janis Allen
Performance Leadership Consulting

Rob Holdsambeck

Rob Holdsambeck
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

Jonathan Krispin - 2018 Congresso

Jonathan Krispin
Valdosta State University

Mike McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts
Safety Performance Solutions


When: 14 e 15 Giugno 2018
Where: Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
Address: Via Cernobbio, 41A, 22100 Como CO

The program of the 12th European Conference of Behavior-Based Safety:

• June 14th:

– 10:00 – 10:30 AM Registration of participants;

– 10:30 – 10:45 AM Opening of the works and greetings from the authorities

– 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM  Master’s lectures “The dark side of work: self-management strategies"

– 12:45 – 12:55 PM Delivery of the Ettore Caracciolo scholarship

– 12.55 – 2.30 PM Lunch break

– 2:30 – 6:00 PM Parallel sessions

– 6:00 PM Closing of the first day of the congress

• June 15th:

– 09:00 – 09:30 AM Registration of participants

– 09:30 AM – 12:45 PM Master’s lectures “The dark side of work: strategies for managing a working group and the whole company"

– 12:45 PM Closing of the congress

The afternoon of June 15th is dedicated to parallel monothematic specialist workshops. Participation in post-congress workshops is subject to payment for non-AARBA members.

Janis AllenJanis Allen
Performance Leadership Consulting

Janis Allen’s workshops, retreats, and training are known for their grounded, immediately usable skills which have participants looking forward to the next session. Steeped in manufacturing and service business experience, Janis was previously a human resource manager, corporate training director, performance consultant, and vice president of operations. She founded Performance Leadership Consulting in 1990.

Rob HoldsambeckRob Holdsambeck
Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

Dr. Holdsambeck has over 35 years of clinical experience delivering ABA services to people with developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum. He served his country as a Captain in the USAF-R; his community as a professor of behavior analysis for over 25 years; and his field as Executive Director of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Jonathan Krispin - 2018 CongressoJonathan Krispin
Valdosta State University

Jonathan Krispin is Assistant Professor of Management at the Langdale College of Business, Valdosta State University. Additionally, he is a speaker and consultant based in Valdosta, GA, working primarily in the areas of strategic planning, business process improvement, organizational development, and leadership development. The list of clients he has served includes the Ritz Carlton Hotels, the Hardin Construction Company, Cooper Tire Corporation, Smith-Northview Hospital and Regal Boats.

Mike McCarthyMichael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy blends his decades of experience in manufacturing and service industries to successfully integrate and sustain the gains from Lean Process and Kaizen Events, using Process Behavior Maintenance. Mike was a manager in the Change Management Practice of Accenture and was the Lead Judge for the Manufacturing Excellence Awards for Buncombe & Madison Counties in North Carolina.

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts
Safety Performance Solutions

Co-founder and senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions Inc., he earned an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from West Chester University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied/Experimental Psychology with a focus in Organizational Behavior Management from Virginia Tech under the guidance of Dr. Scott Geller. Steve has published articles in a number of peer reviewed academic journals and, lately, serves as a consultant to a wide variety of industries and is a regular speaker at both public and corporate sponsored events.

BASE® is the network of consultants composed by trained and experienced B-BS professionals. BASE® professionals implemented the protocol several times by using the well proven tools and the data management software provided by FT&A. This ensures high quality standards and the continuous presence of consultancy in the companies’ territory.

Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A. is a Leader company in centralized air conditioning systems, in IT Cooling, with production facilities in Italy, China and India. With the aim of protecting the health and safety of its employees and achieving the goal “zero accidents", the company have decided to first certified its processes according to BS OHSAS 18001, and subsequently to launch a Behavior Based Safety process in order to increase safe behavior of their employees.

The 12th European Conference of B-BS is organized under the patronage of:

The Lombardy region

The Union of Copanies of Como

The Italian Council of Engineers

The Italian Association of Metallurgy

Media partner:

Coffee breaks

  • Thanks to the sponsors of the conference, the participants will have free access to 3 coffee breaks:
    • On the afternoon of June 14th
    • On the morning of June 15th
    • On the afternoon of June 15th (only for the ones that will attend the post-conference workshops)

Lunch breaks

Lunches are free, so each participant will have to organize by himself independently.

The Sheraton Lake Como Hotel organizes a buffet light lunch based on fresh leafy and cooked vegetables, 3 types of first courses, 2 second courses with 1 side dish, fruit salad and fruit basket. Mineral water is included. Glass of wine € 6.00 – Soft drinks € 5.00 – Coffee € 2.00.

The cost of this light lunch is of € 25.00. Reservations are not required and each participant will pay for himself at the end of the lunch.

Otherwise we suggest to reserve a seat in advance in one of the restaurants close to the conference venue. Here are some of them:

– Vecchia Tavernola: via Cernobbio, 33 – Como, +39 031571475 (350m)

– L’Ancora: via Conciliazione, 11 – Como, +39 031340769 (400m)

– Materia: via V Giornate, 32 – Cernobbio, +39 0312075548 (600m)

– Nisciolano: via Privata Perlasca, 17 – Cernobbio, +39 0312251774 (620m)

– Osteria del Beuc: via Cavallotti, 1 Cernobbio, +39 031341633 (1 km)

– Lido di Cernobbio: piazza Risorgimento, 5 Cernobbio, +39 0314446437 (1 km)

The 12th European Conference of Behavior-Based Safety will be held at the Sheraton Lake Como Hotel

When: June 14 and 15, 2018
Where: Sheraton Lake Como Hotel
Address: Via Cernobbio, 41A, 22100 Como (Italy)

How to get here with public transportation (more details on www.sptlinea.it/content/en/home and www.navigazionelaghi.it/eng/index.asp)

–  Walking from San Gottardo Square through Tokamachi road, turn left into Innocenzo XI road (200m) and reach the bus station S. Rocchetto. From here, the buses n. 6 and n. 11 leave every 30 minutes, and in about 10 minutes reach the bus stop Como-Spalato, on the road in front of Sheraton Hotel (€ 1.30)
–  OR from San Gottardo Square, the Bus ASF Autoline n. C10 leaves every hour, and in 6 stops arrives to Como-Pontile Tavernola, on the road in front of Sheraton Hotel (€ 1.30)

– Next to the station there is the shipping service. The boats n. 402, 404, 406, and 308 reach in about 10 minutes the boat stop Pontile Tavernola, on the road in front of Sheraton Hotel (€ 1.30)
– OR from Giacomo Leopardi Road, turn right in Giacomo Matteotti square, and go to the bus stop. The bus ASF Autoline n. C10 arrives in 9 stops to Como-Pontile Tavernola, on the road in front of Sheraton Hotel (€ 1.30)

You can reach the bus stop Como-Vittoria (square). The bus n. 6 and n. 11 leave every 30 minutes, and after 16 stops they arrive to Como-Spalato, on the road in front of Sheraton Hotel (€ 1.30)

How to get here by taxi

The main taxi services in Como are:

–  Radio taxi Como: +39 031261515

  • –  Taxi Como: +39 0318118

For the ones that will use the car

The Sheraton Lake Como Hotel has a free parking for about 70 cars. You will find signs when you arrive at the hotel.
Otherwise the hotel has a garage, that costs € 15.00 per day.

Albergo Ristorante Giardino

Via Regina, 73

22012 – Cernobbio (CO)

– Double room single use: € 70,00 (per room, per night) + 1€ tax


– Double room: € 85,00 (per room, per night) + 1€ tax

For reservations:

*Tel: 0039 031 511154

*Email: info@giardinocernobbio.com


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B&B Hotel COMO

Via Pasquale Paoli, 21

22100 – Como (CO)

– Double room single use: € 72,00 (per room, per night) BREAKFAST INCLUDED

– Double room: € 81,00 (per room, per night) BREAKFAST INCLUDED

For reservations:

*Tel: 0039 031 3390034

*Email: como@hotelbb.com


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Hotel Engadina

Viale F.lli Rosselli, 22 22100 Como, (CO) Italia

– Single room: € 75,00 (per room, per night)

– Double room: € 120,00 (per room, per night)

For reservations:

*Tel: 0039 031 570008

*Email: info@hotelengadina.com


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Hotel Il Loggiato dei Serviti

Via Vincenzo Barelli, 4 22100 Como (CO)

– Single room: € 76,00 (per room, per night)

– Room with french bed: € 105,00 (per room, per night)

– Standard double room: € 110,00 (per room, per night)

– Double room: € 120,00 (per room, per night)

– Triple room: € 135,00 (per room, per night)


THE  2,00 TOURIST TAX (per person, per night) IS NOT INCLUDED

For reservations:




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Borgo Antico Hotel Como

Via Borgovico, 47

22100 Como – Italy

– Double room single use: € 120,00 (per room, per night) 

– Double room: € 130,00 (per room, per night) 

THE  2,00 TOURIST TAX (per person, per night) IS NOT INCLUDED


For reservations:

*Tel: 0039 031 3380150

*Email: info@borgoanticohotelcomo.it 

This rates are available until May 20th.


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