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Dr Geoffrey Cox


Design Director, RSVP Design Ltd.

Dr Geoff heads up the Learning Design business at the Scottish company, RSVP Design Ltd. He is a highly creative and skilled designer of developmental learning tools, activities and processes. His specific interests lie in the precision development of experiential learning environments within which participants can explore and experiment with the behavioural skills and competencies required to contribute effectively, either individually or in teams, to organisational development. These learning environments have proved highly effective in supporting significant organisational changes in major corporations, allowing hands-on experience of the forthcoming change.

In a 30 year career in learning and development-related roles some notable successes have been the design of widely-adopted business games including the creation of the 'Colourblind'® exercise and the behavioural simulation "Shaping the Future".

Geoff has a significant history of professional collaboration with top-flight business schools such as Harvard, IMD and CCL to design and deliver experiential programme elements and business simulations. He is also proud of his lengthy involvement with NGO’s and other NFP bodies around the world.

His Doctoral Thesis charted the iterative, experimentally-supported translation of the Grabinger and Dunlap research on the design of REALs (Rich Environments for Active Learning) model to meet the demands of experiential learning environments. This research forms the basis for many of Geoff's engagements with corporate and business school clients. Geoff considers the partnership working required to co-author these materials to be a welcome feature of much of his work.