RODNEY CHAPMAN BA, MCS
17 Montclair Avenue
Rod Chapman lives with his wife and two children in Canada where he is an editor of numerous books on personal and business achievement. He has written widely for magazines and newspapers. Rod also writes and edits corporate reports, case studies and other publications relating to sustainable development within the oil and gas industry.
From 2006 to 2010 Rod lived in Paris, France where he was a book editor and a project manager for a major oilfield services company. Prior to that Rod was principal investigator with Knowledge Navigators Inc., a company he founded specializing in competitive intelligence and research. Knowledge Navigators assisted corporate clients, government agencies and non-governmental organizations with product development and strategic planning. During this time Rod was a distance education instructor with the University of Toronto Faculty of Information Studies, where he co-taught web-based courses called Current Awareness Services on the Net and Internet Competitive Intelligence. Rod was also an instructor at MKS Learning Centre in Calgary, where he taught market research and effective web searching.
Rod has served in a number of organizational roles, including Director of Public Affairs at the University of Calgary. His work in higher education earned many public relations awards for media relations, event promotion and issues management. Prior to that he served as Publications Manager with the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee in Calgary, where following the Winter Games in 1988 he directed editorial content for the 712-page Official Report to the International Olympic Committee. Following the Winter Games Rod was invited to join the 1988 Olympic Games organizing committee in Seoul, Korea, where he spent six months working in the World Press Centre.
A life-long volunteer, Rod was a founding member of the Ecole Active Bilingue Parent Association in Paris. In Calgary he served as newsletter editor for six years with the inner-city community of Bridgeland-Riverside, and as a member of the Board of Directors for four years he led community participation in a major redevelopment project on the site of the former Calgary General Hospital.
Rod is a member of the Editors' Association of Canada (EAC) and a former member of the Calgary Association of Freelance Editors (CAFE) and the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP).