Member Since: 13th Jul 2000
Rod is co-founder and Commercial Director at Glasstap® (www.glasstap.com), the company behind Trainers' Library® (www.trainerslibrary.com) and Managers' Library (www.managerslibrary.com).
Rod has overall responsibility for the Glasstap brand and the day to day operations of the business.
Through its innovative Trainers' Library® service, Glasstap® provides trainers with easy access to its unique range of innovative, experiential learning materials, including detailed trainer's notes, handouts, participant briefs etc. The service is used by professional trainers in over 50 countries.
The recently launched Managers' LIbrary aims to help line managers become better at fulfilling their part in the leraning and development cycle providing loads of short training activities that can be used in team meetings and lots of self-development tools for the managers themselves.
Rod is the author of an extensive catalogue of experiental training materials, available through Trainers' Library®, which includes teambuilding games like Murder at Glasstap Grange and Jack Fruggle's Treasure. He now works with a team of authors who continue to develop new material for Trainers' Library and Managers' Library.
In his spare time, Rod enjoys creative writing, reading, walking, cycling and spending time with his horses and dogs. He's currently creating a new board game.
Commercial Director, Glasstap Limited Glasstap Limited
14th Jan 2020
Great article. One of the key principles I cover in my Creative Training Essentials course is the need to engage learners at an emotional level. This is vital for retention and inspiration. And, at the end of the day, the actions we take and the behaviours we adopt are driven not by knowledge alone, but by attitude and feelings.
22nd Feb 2016
Thanks Karon. :-)
11th Mar 2013
Thanks for the lovely feedback and sorry I've not responded before. I didn't realise I wasn't set up to receive alerts when someone commented on my blog.
All the very best,
4th Oct 2000
It wasn't clear from your message, which Bank you are referring to. I know that at least two major banks are already progressing this idea using our partners technology and I certainly believe it has enormous potential.
Our partner is the worlds leading provider of e-learning (independently verified by the IDC) - if you were interested in progressing this idea further, they can not only provide the tested ability to do so, but link you into other organisation already using e-Learning in a similar way and give you a real indication of cost and other benefits and help you with the all important benchmarking.
They will also help with marketing the idea and building support for it.
Give me a ring and I'll get someone to contact you without obligation and provide you the sort of help you are looking for. My number is 01423 546958. Alternatively you can contact us via our website at www.pdc-online.co.uk
4th Oct 2000
Our partner is the worlds leading supplier of e-learning with over 1,750 course titles available, including many business skills courses. (These courses are also all available in cbt format). Courses titles include Budgeting and Financial Management, Business Fundamentals, Business Law and Contracting,
Developing Marketing Strategy,Human Resource Management,Interpersonal Skills, Leadership and Project Management to name but a few.
For more information give me a call on 01423 546958 or visit our website at www.pdc-online.co.uk
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2nd Oct 2000
Concerns over cost and a reluctance to release people to attend training due to cost, are very good arguments for moving towards e-Learning, particularly if you have an Intranet or your staff have access to the Internet.
Our partner is the worlds leading supplier of E-Learning (independently verified by IDC reports) with over 1,750 course titles including IT and business skills, 400 online mentors and what are in our view the best software simulations on the market.
E-Learning can provide savings of anything up to 90% when compared to the costs of conventional classroom training, which is bound to please business managers concerned with cost!
For more information visit our website at www.pdc-online.co.uk
2nd Oct 2000
You might want to consider our Murder at Glasstap Grange exercise, which has been specifically designed for teambuilding events and has been used to tremendous effect on numerous ocassions.
The group is split into teams of 4-6 and each person within the team gets a copy of a murder mystery story. However, there is a catch and only by working together, sharing information effectively and using effective problem solving skills will the delegates have any chance of solving the mystery.
For more details visit our website at www.pdc-online.co.uk. The exercise costs £95.00 and comes complete with template stories accessible from CD, full instructions and trainer notes.
29th Sep 2000
Our Training Needs Analysis Toolkit not only contains an easy to use job description template but also helps you to assess current skills and identify training needs. For more information visit our website at www.pdc-online.co.uk and click on toolkits.
29th Sep 2000
Our Effective Presentation Skills course is tailored to the individual requirements of the delegates attending and we use video to help us provide effective feedback. Delegate groups are kept small to ensure objectives are met, with an absolute maximum of 6 delegates on any one course. The price for a 2-day course is £1,300 plus vat (or you can apply our new pricing structure, which comes into formal effect from 1/1/2001, of £500 per day plus £45 per delegate if this is more advantageous to you).
Full details of the course are included on our website at www.pdc-online.co.uk or please give us a ring on 01423 546958.
29th Sep 2000
At pdc online we can create tailored training solutions and could certainly help to develop an interactive, enjoyable and thorough induction programme. Prior to joining pdc online, I worked as a training manager for NatWest where, (after considering the Xebec option) we developed and introduced our own new 3 day induction course. I also have extensive experience of more long term induction programmes too.
For more information, visit our website at www.pdc-online.co.uk or telephone me on 01423 546958.