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Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)

 Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Executive Networking and Dinner Event


Annual Board Elections

Keynote Topic

“Winning or Losing? How Communication Plays the Vital Role”

Chris Chapman 

Vice President, Operations 

Mosaic Companies



Century Center Office Park

2200 Century Parkway 

Suite #0003 

Atlanta, GA 30345




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5:30 PM

Registration and Networking

6 PM

Dinner (LoyalQ BBQ - Beef Brisket and Chicken)

6:30 PM

Special Presentation for Job Seekers and Career Management Advice

Dave O'Farrell, O'Farrell Career Management

7 PM

Chapter Announcements

7:25 PM

Keynote Speaker

8:15 PM

Conclude and Adjourn 


Members: $25 

Non-Members: $40  
Students: $10

Limited Seating Available!

Register Early To Reserve Your Place!


This month’s PDM will dive into how the trajectory of our future is easily impacted by effective or ineffective communication. This topic appears to be self explanatory but every day businesses and people struggle to achieve results because intent is lost, misunderstood, or worse our ego’s get in the way. 


Chris has over 20 years of experience in end-to-end supply chain with highly effective relationship-building and change management skills in developing people and executing and sustaining change quickly.


As a transformational leader, Chris will walk us through examples of projects and objectives that were either achieved or not and how communication played a role in the results. Some of these projects include system and process implementations such as WMS and SIOP. Chris attributes successes and opportunities to the communication and change management plans.



Chris has provided servant leadership for over 300 people across multiple sites. He has developed and led organizational initiatives in safety, people, quality, delivery and cost. He has launched a number of lean principles that elevated efficiency and effectiveness, accelerated order fulfillment and order-processing time, improved service levels, and helped retain customers and employees.



In his free time Chris enjoys running, hiking, camping, spending time with his family and dogs.

Special Guest Speaker


Dave O'Farrell

O'Farrell Career Management


Learn How You Can Accelerate Your Career Opportunities

Dave O’Farrell helps supply chain leaders like us (among others) manage our careers. His 10K first level connections on LinkedIn include 800 supply chain and logistics professionals.


He serves as a board member, VP of Marketing, and social media manager for ASCM Atlanta. He also teaches a 25-minute career management topic at all nine PDM meetings each year.


Dave is a keynote speaker, outplacement consultant, and executive recruiter. He helps employers on both ends of the employment life cycle – when they’re hiring and when they’re firing.


On the front end, he provides executive recruiting services. On the back end, Dave helps employers soften the blow when they let employees go by offering the best outplacement services on the planet.


His services are a coveted employee severance benefit. 


In addition to O’Farrell Career Management and ASCM Atlanta, Dave volunteers as the leader of a job search ministry, he’s a local and national member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and he manages social media for another HR group in south metro Atlanta.


He’s collaborated with clients across the USA – and a few overseas.


In September 2023, one of his clients landed a dream job at his #1 target company, a company regarded as the best employer in Georgia. He earned a 90% raise.


Join us each month for our “Career Management Moment.” Learn how to:


  •  Launch your career

  •  Land a dream job

  •  Get a raise

  •  Earn a promotion

  •  Avoid the layoff list


Career Management Curriculum » 2024


January: Energize Your Career: Supercharge Your Career in the New Year


February: Crushing the Behavioral Interview: From Both Sides of the Conference Table


March: Crushing the Interview Q&A: From Both Sides of the Conference Table


April: 7 Career Management Tips for Turbulent Times » 7 Things You Must Do Before You Are Laid Off


May: 16 Ways to Make Your Message More Persuasive


Reach out to Dave by email or through his LinkedIn page.

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