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Allan James Moore
Allan James Moore is an inspirational and experiential keynote speaker who helps aspiring leaders realize their potential in the areas of Leadership and Safety. Capitalizing on his background in stand-up comedy, he delivers his message and captivates his audience through humorous story-telling techniques with well-honed vocal impressions. He draws on his extensive education in Leadership, his experience with large-group facilitation, and his over 16 years of experience in Safety, to design group work exercises that get the audience engaged and excited to participate, network, and cross-pollinate their ideas. Allow Allan James Moore to entertain and harvest the collective intelligence of your audience at your next event.
Presentation Description & Topics
How to Tame your Elephant!
Safety Leadership for the Unexpected
When emergency situations arise, safety leadership is needed to direct your organization towards the safest possible outcome. And this is not just true of positional leaders such as managers, but of all employees playing a role in the emergency. For example: a front-line worker should feel empowered to stop an unsafe act from being performed by a manager. In this keynote or interactive workshop, Allan shares a vivid, hilarious, yet terrifying story about being charged by elephants in Africa where the characters involved seem to take on three different safety leadership roles of “the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. Allan likens this event to workplace emergency situations and explores how we might better prepare our personnel to make better choices when confronted with emergencies and become better safety leaders in our day-to-day execution of our safety duties.
“Learning is best achieved, when fun, laughter and challenging our minds are part of the mix. Allan’s How to Tame your Elephant keynote ensures your cheeks are sore from smiling, your abdominal muscles are sore from laughing, and your mind has opened up to a myriad of new potential approaches to managing and thinking about our collective professional OHS world. Highly recommended”.
Paul Carolan, MSc, CMIOSH, CRSP
Chartered Safety Professional, Government of Nunavut
Communicating with Safety Dissidents.
Understanding and Being Understood
According to data collected during previous Safety Leadership workshops conducted by Allan, having good communication skills was the main attribute that participants felt all safety leaders should possess and continually improve upon. This presentation is designed as a keynote or interactive workshop aimed at harnessing the collective intelligence of the audience to bring forth the communication techniques they feel have worked best in conveying or receiving the safety program in their organizations. Together with Allan, the audience will examine how communication affects safety in the workplace and explore ways to improve it.
To set the context for group work during the session, Allan will share his personal struggles conveying safety programs over his 16-year career through a hilarious, self-deprecating story he calls “Sisyphus Relationships”. This story explores the positive impact that contemporary “Interpersonal Communication Tools” can have on safety communications in the workplace. Interpersonal communication Tools such as emotional bank accounts, differentiated conversations, vulnerability-based trust and many more are discussed during this session.
“I really wondered how you would engage nearly 300 people in activities that involved communication & movement, but you did. We received great reviews, as you were able to pull people out of their comfort zone & be part of the activities, & they enjoyed it. What made your session so popular is you spoke in terms everyone understood while using humor to get a message across We look forward to working with you again.”
CEO/Founder, Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships
Fake it Till Ya Make it.
But not in Safety
“We are not survival of the fittest, we are the survival of the nurtured. Those who are nurtured best, survive best.” ~Louis Cozolino
In this session Allan shares a hilarious story about a new worker who lied about being able to operate a forklift on the first morning of his first day of his first job! This story then guides the audience into a discussion on how organizations can properly assess the competency of potential hires before putting them in Safety sensitive positions. Allan then discusses various methods of cultivating and enhancing the competency of new workers by focusing on the three pillars of competency:
- Training – initial classroom and site training to introduce the new hire to the task
- Skill development through on-the-job mentorship (i.e., new hire performing the skill in front of competent person and being provided with feedback for improvement)
- Experience through conducting the skill over and over again to develop personal mastery
“Allan provided a great presentation that kept everyone in the room engaged in the learning process. His colorful story of a real-life adventure was used to demonstrate differences in leadership styles and the ultimate outcomes. I would highly recommend Allan as a speaker to inject a positive energy into any group.”
Ken Kozakewich, MBA, P.Eng.
CEO Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Safety’s Next Top Model.
Human and Organizational Performance
For so long we have debated the best way to bring safety to our organizations. Well this debate may not be over, but we are going to examine some different safety models and vote on which one we like best. In this fun, interactive session Allan discusses the pros and cons of previous safety models to the Human and Organizational Performance Model (HOP) or as it is often referred to as “Safety Differently” or the “New View of Safety”. This revolutionary HOP model developed by Sidney Dekker and James Reason focuses on the human element of safety assuming that human error is inevitable so therefore organizations should focus more on improving their systems, processes, planning, and operations to improve safety performance and culture.
“Some people speak and you listen. Some people speak and you are truly engaged. Allan Moore has the ability to keep you engaged. You’ll find yourself smiling, and thoroughly enjoying the experience. Al’s passion for speaking will leave you wanting more!”
Cam Mitchell, CRSP
President Kasa Consulting
Hear what others have to say
Allan was great – he had the crowd engaged and laughing (which is hard ..especially first thing in the AM) .. and he got the energy going for the day and really set the tone. He was great. – Sarah Whittaker, Canadian Northern Plains Rail Services
Thank you Allan for providing an enlightening and engaging keynote at the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships Conference September 2019. I really wondered how you would engage nearly 300 people in activities that involved communication and movement, but you did. We received great reviews, as you were able to pull people out of their comfort zone and be part of the activities, and they enjoyed it. What made your session so popular is you spoke in terms everyone understood while using humor to get a message across. We look forward to working with you again.”
Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP)
“Learning is best achieved, when fun, laughter and challenging our minds are part of the mix. The Safety leadership Café ensures your cheeks are sore from smiling, your abdominal muscles are sore from laughing, and your mind has opened up to a myriad of new potential approaches to managing and thinking about our collective professional OHS world. Highly recommended”.
Paul Carolan, MSc, CMIOSH, CRSP
Chartered Safety Professional
Government of Nunavut
“A studied, well read and equally well-spoken safety professional at the height of a stellar career in the world’s most demanding safety environment, transports a room of managers, executives and staff to a far-away land and tells a personal story of danger and fear and near disaster. Allan’s story-telling abilities are captivating. His voice, presence and delivery are unique and witty. The presentation entertained and generated deep discussions around Leadership, safety and communication. Excellent job, I have recommended Allan to several strategic partners knowing that his presentation will add benefit to any organization.”
Senior Health and Safety Lead
“I have heard Allan Moore speak several times and continue to be impressed with his talents as a speaker. Al commands the stage and engages the audience through his entire presentation. His pleasant manner, ability to tell entertaining stories, use appropriate gestures, tone and humour are utilized well in supporting the message of his speeches. Al’s speeches are well organized with a natural flow between captivating introductions and conclusions. In addition, Al offers us food for thought and important insights. Al is sincere, honest and colourful. He is an authentic speaker and connects with audience members providing something to think about, in a very entertaining way. I look forward to hearing his future speeches.”
Vice President, Education
High River Toastmasters