Allan James Moore

Employee Engagement, Leadership, Security

Travels from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Allan James Moore Profile

  • Allan James Moore is an inspirational and experiential keynote speaker who helps aspiring leaders realize their potential in the areas of Leadership and Safety.

  • He uses humorous story-telling techniques to deliver his message and captivate his audience, drawing on his background in stand-up comedy.

  • Throughout his career, he has held various leadership roles in esteemed organizations such as Stanley Tools and Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions.
  • Allan James Moore is an inspirational and experiential keynote speaker who helps aspiring leaders realize their potential in the areas of Leadership and Safety. He uses humorous story-telling techniques to deliver his message and captivate his audience, drawing on his background in stand-up comedy.

    He draws on his extensive Leadership education, experience with large-group facilitation, and 17 years of Safety experience to design group work exercises that engage and excite the audience to participate, network, and cross-pollinate their ideas. Allan’s Master of Leadership degree and his current position as the Western Canada Geotechnical, Environment Materials Health, Safety, Security and Environment Manager make especially qualified to present on the topics of Leadership and Safety.

    Furthermore, while working in the United States, Taiwan, China, and Canada, he gained experience with large group facilitation through the various presentations, speeches, and workshops he delivered in Mandarin and English. This has helped him design group exercises that entice his audience to participate and network.

    Allan James Moore has been a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) since 2010 and has served on the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals -Professional Conduct Committee since 2017; and is now the chair of that committee. His entertaining and engaging delivery style combined with in-depth knowledge, experience and experiential approach makes him a favorite with clients who want to move from boring to exciting and unforgettable events.

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    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.

    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.

    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:

    1. Training – initial classroom and site training to introduce the new hire to the task
    2. 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)
    3. Experience through conducting the skill over and over again to develop personal mastery

    Allan concludes this keynote by sharing a story about Free Solo climber Alex Honnold to demonstrate what can be achieved when the highest levels of competence, planning, and preparation are woven into a project.

    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

    What People are Saying about Seeing Allan Speak

    Rating Entries

    “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.”
    – Carol Ross, CEO/Founder, Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP)

    “Allan spoke with passion, enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject of effective safety communication. His unique speaking style combines humour, real life experiences and an obvious depth of knowledge about life as a safety professional. I left that presentation with some solid insight about how to improve my own safety communication. If you get the chance I would highly recommend attending one of Allan’s presentation. In addition to being engaged and entertained you will acquire some very useful and valuable information.”
    – Rob Watt, HSE Manager, On Site Services, Secure Energy Services

    “Allan spoke to our Gensco Managers, Operations Team, and Regional Managers on Safety Culture and ‘I got your back’ mentality. Allan was engaging and told a great story that directly tied into the message we wanted our Managers to hear from his own experiences. Allan had a great approach to Safety and brought in the entire audience to gain our thoughts/feelings on certain situations. Al was personable and made sure to keep the crowd engaged with his stories. I would recommend Al to any company looking to have a safety speaker come in and talk!”
    – Blade Durbin, Commercial Risk Management and Claims Specialist, Gensco, Inc.

    “Allan’s commitment, preparations, delivery and leadership to the Safety Leadership for Extraordinary Executives workshop at the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) 2018 Professional Development Conference (PDC) in Niagara Falls was a highlight for myself and other safety professionals attending the annual PDC. The caliber of the delivery of the introductory seminar was on par with addresses from Keynote speakers with an intensity that engaged attendees and was skillfully designed to elicit discussion and debate within small groups. The facilitated group discussions on the Good, Bad and Ugly safety leadership styles led participants to identify the most desirable leadership attributes and innovative ways to improve these attributes and foster development of safety leaders. The Socratic Circle provided a unique social arrangement that could be applied to facilitate the discussion of any strategic topic in a moderately sized group, which encouraged a free flow of opinions, and debate from all participants. The summary report was a useful output from the workshop, which was beneficial to document key conclusions and carry ideas forward as part of strategic planning. Allan’s workshop and approach were clearly aligned with Wood’s expectations to Listen Up, Show Up, Speak Up, Team Up, Never Give Up, and Lift Others Up. The overall Wood HSSEA Program would certainly benefit from Allan Moore’s facilitation experience, skills and workshops.”
    – Philip W Neville BSc CRSP, Wood Senior HSE Manager, Canada, E&IS

    “Allan Moore is a captivating storyteller who makes great use of humour to engage his audiences. He is the champion of accents.”
    – Christina Kruis, DTM, District 42, Toastmasters International

    “Allan Moore has a gift. It’s that simple. He is eloquent, witty and sincere. It is a pleasure to listen to him as he weaves vivid imagery, humor and personal stories into his message which keep the audience glued to their seats with smiles on their faces. Allan possesses a confident presence that sets him apart on the speaking stage.“
    – Lisa Branch, ACG ALB Area D23 Director Fluor Communicators

    “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.”
    – Paul Chamoun, Senior Health and Safety Lead, Clifton Associates

    “Al led one of our 3 workshops focused on leadership as part of a multi-day training for 80 global leaders. I knew Al was great because I can read the attendees body language, but I also received positive affirmation on Al’s effective way of galvanizing the audience about safety through his creative story telling. Al also seamlessly entered into our work family by attending our entertainment event and incorporated present day safety challenges into his own story telling. Al will remain a connection for us during our safety journey.”
    – Ted Clineff, Director, Strategy & Business Development DSM Biomedical

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