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December Chapter Meeting.

  • December 11, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Courtyard Marriott 75 Railroad St., Keene, NH ( Guests may register below )


  • No charge for this meeting for Chapter Members
  • $15 fee for meeting for Non Chapter Members. Register online or at meeting event check in table.

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Psychological Safety @ Work: 

Non-members welcome Registration, networking, and a light breakfast begin at 7:30 am; meeting and educational session run from 8:00-9:30 am.

Session Overview - 

Psychological Safety @ Work: Increasingly, organizations have come to understand that one of the true keys to organizational and business success is increasing the level of Employee Engagement within their organizations. There is plenty of research and documentation to support this understanding. In this session, we will go a little deeper and look at the most critical factor in employee engagement, better performing teams and increased retention rates: Psychological Safety. Learn what diverse industries such as airlines, healthcare, nuclear power operators and companies like Google have found: organizations with higher levels of psychological safety have more engaged, more empowered and more connected employees.  In this interactive, fast-paced session, we will learn more about how to identify and increase psychological safety within our organizations. Attendees will leave with three key take-a ways that are applicable in any organization:

- Setting the Stage by establishing clearer expectations

- Inviting Participation by developing better listening skills

- Responding Productively by acknowledging and appreciating contributions


Ross Gibson is a leadership and organizational development consultant and facilitator. As the Director, Benefits Consulting at The Richards Group, Ross works with organizations to help develop positive leadership growth. Prior to working as a consultant, Ross was Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at World Learning, a global academic institution and Non-Governmental Organization based in Brattleboro, Vermont.  Ross has held other several senior level positions including Vice President, Learning and Organizational Development at Charles River Labs and Vice President, Human Resources at both American Superconductor and Cambridge Neuroscience, Inc.  He is active in several local and regional Human Resources and training organizations and is a past president of the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA). Locally in Brattleboro, Vermont, he is a Board member of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce and President of the Brattleboro Swim Team.  Additionally, he is the Director-elect of the Vermont State Council of SHRM.

Meeting Sponsor    

 The Richards Group

The Richards Group is a full-service insurance and financial services firm that provides comprehensive risk management, employee benefits and investment services.  We’re more than answers, we provide solutions.  At The Richards Group, we work alongside our clients to develop and implement long-range plans to lower their total cost of risk. We pride ourselves in our professionalism, experience and providing proactive service to protect all the things you value - because we know that it's not only what you do, but how you do it.  Our independence means we represent you, not the interests of an insurance carrier.  And we handle your claims in-house, with the authority to settle most routine claims on the spot.  Since 1867, we've delivered results for clients throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts and we welcome the opportunity to earn your business as a trusted advisor.

Networking & Informal Discussion Afterward

You are encouraged to stay to chat with fellow GMSHRM members and, perhaps the speaker when available, at the Marriott until 10:00 am.  This is in response to member requests to connect with fellow GMSHRM members after the monthly meetings to continue networking and have informal discussions regarding whatever hot topics you are facing.  Help yourself to whatever food is still there, but please understand that the Marriott staff will be working to clear the room by 10:00.

RSVP & Guest Policies

Bring an HR friend or colleague!  Non-member guests may attend our monthly educational sessions for the nominal charge of $15 each.  If you wish to save time that morning, guest registration is available in advance at  No advance registration is required for this meeting; please join us!  Come share information with fellow HR professionals.   

Winter Weather

Just a reminder that education sessions are held regardless of weather, as we cannot reschedule meetings due to room and speaker constraints.  We hope you can join us!

Credit Hours

·        Greater Monadnock SHRM is certified by SHRM as a Preferred Provider to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program has been registered for 1 PDC in the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

·        Programs are submitted for 1 General HR Credit Hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

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Greater Monadnock SHRM Chapter #683
P.O. Box 1817
Keene, NH 03431

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