Newleaf Associates

Newleaf Associates

Description

Established in 2005, an independent training provider based in Scotland close to Edinburgh, working with clients from public, private and education sectors. Highly experienced Consultants, CIPD qualified and committed to providing first class training solutions and quality service. We specialise in the design and delivery of tailored and bespoke in-house courses on a wide range of subjects relating to Management, HR Skills, Personal Development, Customer Service and Trainer Training. Also public/open courses scheduled throughout the year. Our top ten most popular courses are: Speed Reading; Business Writing; Report Writing; Time Management; Effective Meetings; Essential Skills for Managers; Recruitment & Selection; Presentation Skills; Train the Trainer; Customer Service. We provide one-to-one coaching to supplement certain courses or as an alternate to classroom-based training e.g. Presentation Skills; Business Writing; Assertiveness & Confidence Building; Time Management & Organisational Skills; Preparing for Job Interviews (for candidates). We also undertake ad hoc consultancy projects relating to HR & Training . See our website for client testimonials and reviews from course delegates.

Top courses

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Essential Skills for Managers course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 19 Apr 2021
  • 2 Days

...Managers who are fairly new to their role. Also used refresher for more experienced managers. After the initial euphoria of gaining a promotion... Learn about: Performance Management, Feedback skills, Coaching Skills... More


£ 490
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Business Writing course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 6h - 1 Day

...like to improve and develop their written communication skills. Anyone who would like to be able to write better emails, letters or reports... Learn about: Writing Skills, Report Writing, Spelling correction... More


£ 245
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Time Management course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 28 May 2021
  • 6h - 1 Day

...about real change leading to less frustration, more progress and increased success. In order to gain the most from the course, participants are asked... Learn about: Organizational Skills, Time management, Self management... More


£ 245
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Presentation Skills course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 10 May 2021
  • 2 Days

...To deliver a presentation clearly and with a good level of confidence. To plan and use visual aid in ways that enhance a presentation and avoiding bad practice... Learn about: Speaking at meetings, PowerPoint Presentation, Presentation Skills... More


£ 490
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Chairing Meetings course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 14 Jun 2021
  • 1 Day

...It is widely recognised that meetings can be a waste of time and source of frustration, mainly because they are often planned and managed ineffectively... Learn about: Contributing at meetings, Answering questions, Handling Conflict... More


£ 245
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Assertiveness Skills course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 22 Jan 2021
  • 1 Day

...To provide an understanding of different behaviour types and how they can affect other people To analyse own assertiveness skills and identify situations... Learn about: Interpersonal Skills, Assertiveness skills, Assertive Behaviour... More


£ 255
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Report writing course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 1 Day

...importance of planning and creating a structure that helps the reader Use of grammar and puncutation Choice of language and achieving the correct level... Learn about: Report editing, Report preparation, Plain English... More


£ 255
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Customer Service course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 08 Mar 2021
  • 1 Day

...To explain the main elements of professional customer service. To identify the needs and expectations of internal and external customers. To identify... Learn about: Customer Care, Continuous Improvement, Dealing with difficult customers... More


£ 255
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  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 25 Feb 2021
  • 2 Days

...to reserve a place on the course. We will then send a booking form for you to check, sign and return. This course is intended for professionals... Learn about: Instructional techniques, Learning and Development, Delivering training... More


£ 490
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Dealing with Difficult People course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 08 Feb 2021
  • 6h - 1 Day

...admin. or support staff, and many others will find this course highly beneficial. You will gain insights into your own behaviour and communication style... Learn about: Problem Solving, Communication Training, Building Confidence... More


£ 255
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Business Writing course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 6h - 1 Day

...The course takes a practical approach with lots of short writing exercises, each designed to illustrate particular points and to provide constructive feedback on use of language... Learn about: Writing Skills, Letter Writing, Spelling correction... More


£ 245
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Report writing course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 1 Day

...build their skills and confidence. Managers, supervisors, administrators etc who are required to write reports. Definitions and purposes of reports Parts... Learn about: Plain English, Writing Skills, Report writing for Management... More


£ 255
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Customer Service course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 08 Mar 2021
  • 1 Day

...To explain the main elements of professional customer service. To identify the needs and expectations of internal and external customers. To identify... Learn about: Selling skills, Customer Service, Problem Solving... More


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  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 25 Feb 2021
  • 2 Days

...To handle difficult behaviour or unexpected situations constructively. To carry out evaluation of training through formal and informal methods. The course... Learn about: Learning and Development, Learning Styles, Facilitation Skills... More


£ 490
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Dealing with Difficult People course in Edinburgh
Newleaf Associates
  • Short course
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Intermediate
  • 08 Feb 2021
  • 6h - 1 Day

...as well as learning techniques and strategies for handling difficult people more effectively. The course is intended for anyone who would like to develop... Learn about: Listening Skills, Communication Training, Interpersonal Skills... More


£ 255
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Teachers and trainers (1)

Margaret  Johnston
Margaret Johnston
Training Consultant

Highly experienced Trainer, Facilitator & Coach with a background of some 25 years in various roles within public, private and Further Education sectors. Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD); Fellow of the Institute of Training & Occupational Learning (ITOL); Post-graduate Teaching Qualification (Further Education); Associate Member of the International NLP Trainers Association. Ability to work in partnership with clients and willing to 'go the extra mile'. Friendly learner-centred training style ensuring full participation and transfer of learning.

History

Newleaf Associates was set up by Margaret Johnston in 2005 following a career spanning approximately 20 years as a Training and Development professional in private, public and further education sectors.

Advantages of studying here

All courses are learner-centred and delivered to small groups allowing plenty of opportunity for interaction and feedback in a friendly and relaxed environment. Most courses are supplemented by tutor support via e-mail for a period of 4 weeks after course completion.High quality courses materials are included for future reference.Public/open courses are scheduled at easily accessible city centre locations.

Areas of specialisation

General ManagementHR/People ManagementPersonal DevelopmentTrainer Training