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CFMA: Monthly Meeting - Tuesday Oct 23rd


Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd for the October monthly chapter meeting and luncheon at the BP Energy Center at 11:30 am (a map is attached).  This month’s guest speaker is Chris Ross, of the Engagement Effect, so you want to make sure to RSVP for this event.  Some will remember the great presentation Chris gave to our CFMA group last year.  You can RSVP to jeaston@wccak.com.  The cost of the lunch is $ 20 for members and $ 25 for non-members.

Chris has more than 30 years of executive experience in management, leadership, training and human resources.  He is a dynamic and engaging speaker, highly qualified, and we’re fortunate to have him coming back to speak for our luncheon.  Let’s pack the room and show our support for the local CFMA chapter, we want everyone to turn out for this luncheon.

The Engagement Effect


Chris Ross’ Linkedin Page


Chris Ross BIO

Chris Ross has been a performance consultant, trainer, lecturer and presenter for over 30 years.

Ross founded The Engagement Effect, a consulting and training group focusing on achieving organizational results. Ross’ primary focus is on organizational performance and results. Using a wide range of tools and methodologies, he performs a through gap analysis of desired performance, determines root causes, then helps organizations to select and implement interventions designed to produce real results.

He provides consulting and training solutions in safety and health, organizational culture change, leadership and supervisory development, employee selection, strategic planning, business performance improvement, risk management, regulatory compliance and emergency response planning.

Prior to that he founded and directed NMS Training Systems for twelve years, a multi-discipline training and consulting firm in Alaska with over 800 clients throughout Alaska and the United States. NTS served such diverse clients as state and local government, native corporations, construction, mining, oilfield exploration and service companies, finance, health care organizations, non-profit agencies and many more.

His business background spans project management, labor relations in multi-union environments, human resources management, managing large-scale logistical operations, risk management and safety management. His education is in engineering and organizational development. Ross has earned professional certification in Workplace Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the American Society of Training and Development and is additionally recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a CSP and OHST. He has published over one hundred articles on leadership, human resources best practices, risk management, loss control, leadership development and safety management.

He serves on several national and local boards, including the American Society for Training and Development, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Ski Patrol. Ross is a frequent lecturer, presenter and keynote speaker at local and national conferences and has achieved the distinction of Competent Toastmaster from Toastmasters International.

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