New Directions designs and delivers skills development programmes for all sizes of organisations, from core communication skills in multi-national companies to management development for complete management teams in SMEs and not-for-profit organisations.

How we work:
We always start where you are by researching your needs and the needs of the target group. Then we design workshops and events that utilise well researched and practical models, exercises and case studies; developing new exercises and activities to simulate the real working environment where necessary. We follow a learner centred and practical approach in all of our designs to ensure the best transfer of learning into the workplace.

Key Benefits
• Tailored programmes designed to meet your needs
• Well researched and practical models, exercises and designs
• Learner-centred approach

Core Capabilities - Click on the menu to see examples of our core programme designs and case studies of tailored and bespoke designs we have developed for clients across the public and private sector spectrum.

Working in Remote Teams; Managing Remote Teams; Managing Change; Conflict and Negotiation; Getting Results Without Authority; Matrix and Project Management; Personal Leadership - examples of webinars that we have designed and are ready to run for your organisation at short notice.

Influencing and Negotiation
Getting Results Without Authority™ - our flagship programme which helps individuals and organisations to survive - and thrive - in matrix and project based organisation structures where authority does not work.
Win:Win Negotiation - handling conflict through the use principled negotiation practices to create win:win outcomes that build relationship as well as resolving the issue at hand.
Focus on Influence - an intensive 3.5 day residential interpersonal skills and personal development programme.

Talent and Performance Management
Talent Management - bringing together experience and expertise in a number of leadership and management skills, we design and lead integrated talent management programmes using workshops, assessment and development centres, action learning and coaching.

Performance Management - with experience in implementing performance management processes in a number of multinationals, we offer tailored courses in Communications Skills, Coaching and Feedback, Assessing and Evaluating Performance, using professional actors to enhance the learning process.

Management and Supervisory Skills
Management Skills - we develop management and leadership skills workshops either as integrated management development programmes or to meet specific skill needs. Go to the Management & Supervisory Skills page for some examples.

Testimonials for our training services:

"During a meeting in the company I managed to influence hard opponents to listen to each other and the meeting ended with much better feelings and results." Product Manager, LHS Telekommunikation GmbH

"Geof is a knowledgeable first rate presenter who uses his experience and knowledge to present a first rate course" Plant Engineer, BNFL

"'The event was a huge success" Programme Director, Management Centre Europe

* …an excellent, well organised and highly relevant course." Practice Team Manager, West Lothian Council

"The ratings you achieved were excellent." Director, The Oxford Group