Leadership in a time of crisis: a conversation with GAI members Carlisle Brass and d line

The GAI has released a new video looking at how architectural ironmongery organisations are approaching staff development and training during the pandemic.

The series, titled ‘Leadership in a time of crisis’, interviews business leaders from within its membership about the steps they are taking to look after their teams and invest in people while the market remains uncertain.

Angus Grant, managing director of Carlisle Brass, and Paul Martin, managing director of UKI d line, discuss:

  • Leadership style and practises
  • Keeping staff engaged and motivated
  • The influence of external factors, such as competency, on their approach training and development
  • Addressing training requirements
  • Preparing for 2021

Certificate in Architectural Hardware

The GAI education programme is offering a Certificate in Architectural Hardware as a self-led, online course and examination in two stages.

It is particularly useful for those working in:

  • related warehouse and trade counter roles
  • scheduling and estimating
  • customer service
  • technical support
  • sales and administration

Those who complete Stage 1 will be fully competent in making informed decisions when working with particular products and materials, and will have a good understanding of best practices and industry standards.

Stage 2 shows learners how to apply product and industry knowledge. It also gives a more in-depth understanding of the industry and its components such as fire door hardware, access control systems and intermediate scheduling.

The GAI Diploma

Once the Certificate in Architectural Hardware has been completed, students can continue their professional education with the GAI Diploma.

The diploma focuses on the skills needed for scheduling the architectural ironmongery, electric hardware and key control for a project. This is of particular importance for architectural ironmongers working on projects constructed to UK and European standards.   

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The GAI education programme has been developed over 50 years to prepare door hardware professionals for a range of scenarios they may face in their career. It is the only recognised programme in the world that leads to a qualification in architectural ironmongery to British and European standards.    

Enrolments will close on 18 December 2020. To find out more about the GAI Education programme visit: www.bit.ly/GAI-Education-Hub