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Thumbnail : New Directions Provides 2-Day Leadership Boot Camp Based on Bee Book

New Directions Provides 2-Day Leadership Boot Camp Based on Bee Book

Leadership Firm Launches Survival of the Hive Leadership Boot Camp for Companies New Directions, an innovative team-building and leadership development firm, launched their newest service focused on providing an intensive ‘boot camp-style’ course on organizational leadership.  The course, a 2-day immersive workshop, uses the firm’s recently published book Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons […]

Thumbnail : Harrington to Present at the Vermont Human Resource Association on the Millennial Generation Worker

Harrington to Present at the Vermont Human Resource Association on the Millennial Generation Worker

Leadership Speaker and Author Set to Address the Vermont HR Association about the Largest Generation of Workers in the Workplace (Colchester, VT) –– Matthew Harrington, leadership speaker and author specializing in the Millennial generation (1980-2001), will present for the Vermont Human Resource Association at their program “Fine Tuning Your Employees’ Acumen around Engagement and Effectiveness” […]

Thumbnail : Mackin Presents Leadership Secrets from a Beehive and New Adaptive Coach Competencies to Vermont State SHRM Conference

Mackin Presents Leadership Secrets from a Beehive and New Adaptive Coach Competencies to Vermont State SHRM Conference

Deborah Mackin, renowned team-building and leadership author, presented two presentations today at the annual SHRM Vermont State HR Conference.  Her first presentation was based off of her recent co-authored book, Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive entitled Leadership Secrets from the Beehive, while the second presentation focused on The Adaptive Coach: […]

Thumbnail : New Directions Adds A Second Office in Albany, New York

New Directions Adds A Second Office in Albany, New York

Leadership & Team-Building Firm to Open A Second Office in Albany  Leadership development & team-building firm New Directions is adding another location at 920 Albany Shaker Road in Albany, New York at the beginning of the 2014 year.  New Directions’ headquarters is currently located at 5 Bank Street in North Bennington, Vermont.  The Albany location […]

Thumbnail : Local Authors of New Leadership Book Present Seminar at Vermont Bookstore

Local Authors of New Leadership Book Present Seminar at Vermont Bookstore

MANCHESTER, Vt. – Northshire Bookstore of Manchester, Vermont will host a seminar and reception on Friday, November 8th for local Vermont authors, Deborah Mackin and Matthew Harrington, and their recently released leadership book, Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive.

Thumbnail : New Directions To Offer Five Professional Development Workshops in Albany This Fall

New Directions To Offer Five Professional Development Workshops in Albany This Fall

New Directions will be hosting five professional development workshops open to the public this fall season.  The workshops, held at the Quality Inn on Troy Schenectady Road in Latham, will focus on key development skills needed in the workplace for managers, supervisors and leaders. Starting on Thursday, November 7th, workshop one will be How to […]

Thumbnail : Leadership author and workplace specialist to be on panel discussion for technology and learning

Leadership author and workplace specialist to be on panel discussion for technology and learning

Matthew Harrington, co-author of the recent leadership book Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive and thought leader on the millennial generation will be part of a learning panel for the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development event titled: The Technology Edge – The Experts Share! Harrington is […]

Thumbnail : Harrington, Author and Young Professional Advocate, Featured Story in Albany’s Capital Magazine

Harrington, Author and Young Professional Advocate, Featured Story in Albany’s Capital Magazine

The September/October edition of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce’s magazine, CAPITAL, features Matthew Harrington, of New Directions, on the front cover and in the magazine’s featured story, The New Wave, on the Capital Region’s up and coming talented young entrepreneurs and business leaders. In the article, Harrington is highlighted for his recent co-authored book […]

Thumbnail : Local Manfred Real Estate School Offers Fall Sales Seminars

Local Manfred Real Estate School Offers Fall Sales Seminars

The Manfred Real Estate Learning Center Offers New Fall Classes  The Manfred Real Estate Learning Center will offer a series of five classes on relationship selling for local real estate professionals.  Classes are open to the public and will be held at the Learning Center located on Albany Shaker Road. The Manfred Relationship Selling Seminar […]

Thumbnail : The Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development Endorses Workforce Training Series of Albany

The Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development Endorses Workforce Training Series of Albany

Local Chapter and Local Workforce Training Series Team Up To Address Immediate Workforce Training Need  The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and its affiliated local chapter, Hudson-Mohawk, has endorsed and will sponsor the recently launched Workforce Training Series of Albany workshops.  Designed to be practical and affordable training workshops in the Capital Region, […]

Thumbnail : New Directions Commemorates 29 Years of Leadership Services

New Directions Commemorates 29 Years of Leadership Services

Local workforce training and leadership development firm New Directions celebrates its 29th year of business on July 18th 2013.  The firm, started in 1984 by Deborah Mackin out of her spare bedroom with a $500 loan from her mother, now is a global firm that works with vast array of local and global organizations looking […]

Thumbnail : Local Author to Host Four Do-It-Yourself Marketing Workshops for Small Business (*New Dates)

Local Author to Host Four Do-It-Yourself Marketing Workshops for Small Business (*New Dates)

Do-It-Yourself Marketing Series Focuses On Real World Social Media Application for Small Businesses (Albany, NY) ––Matthew Harrington of The New Directions Group, will host four open-to-the-public workshops focused on practical social media and marketing best practices for small businesses which will be held at the Regional Chamber office. The Do-It-Yourself Marketing series will focus on […]

Thumbnail : Local Workforce Training Series In Albany Kicks Off To Address National Statistic

Local Workforce Training Series In Albany Kicks Off To Address National Statistic

Developing the area’s workforce, WTS unveils 2013 training and development workshops (Albany, NY) –– Last month Gallup polling released that 7 out of 10 employees hate their job.  The CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, indicated that 70% of American workers are disengaged at work as a direct result of poor management and leadership.  The Workforce […]

Thumbnail : Leadership advice from honeybees? Experts give us seven lessons from the hive

Leadership advice from honeybees? Experts give us seven lessons from the hive

Leaders can inspire and engage, or they can disappoint and disillusion employees. Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive takes the lid off a beehive and provides a fun, relevant and reflective look at effective leadership through the eyes of one of the world’s most industrious creatures, the honeybee. Deborah Mackin and […]

Thumbnail : President of CAP COM Federal Credit Union Endorses Survival of the Hive Book

President of CAP COM Federal Credit Union Endorses Survival of the Hive Book

Paula Stopera, President of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, endorses the Survival of the Hive book written by Deborah Mackin and Matthew Harrington and talks about why she “thinks it’s one of the best tools she’s seen in a long time  for leadership training.”

Thumbnail : Veteran Business Coach and Trainer Joins New Directions

Veteran Business Coach and Trainer Joins New Directions

Founder of the Virtual Internship Program Joins Global Workforce Development Firm (Albany, NEW YORK) — Robert Braathe is the newest addition to the New Directions team, as both a business partner and trainer.  New Directions is a global workforce development firm located in southern Vermont since 1984 and works with various organizations on staff training, […]

Thumbnail : SEDC Breakfast Leadership Series: Building an Innovative, Multi-Generational Workplace in Tech Valley

SEDC Breakfast Leadership Series: Building an Innovative, Multi-Generational Workplace in Tech Valley

Leadership Authors Set To Talk at Saratoga Economic Development Council’s Leadership Breakfast in May (Saratoga, NY) –– Deborah Mackin, renowned team-building author and featured 2013 SHRM Talent Management Conference speaker, will be presenting on Building an Innovative, Multi-Generational Workplace in Tech Valley for the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Breakfast Leadership series on Thursday, May […]

Thumbnail : New Directions Presents on Creating a Social Media Roadmap for the  Business Council of Cohoes

New Directions Presents on Creating a Social Media Roadmap for the Business Council of Cohoes

Harrington Gives Practical Social Media Advice to a Full Room of Business Professionals (Albany, NY) –– On May 9th, 2013 Matthew Harrington of New Directions presented Creating a Social Media Marketing Roadmap for the Business Council of Cohoes.  Harrington led a packed room of business professionals through a practical and pragmatic small business approach to […]

Thumbnail : Bennington Workforce Training Series Attendee Testimonial

Bennington Workforce Training Series Attendee Testimonial

Nikki, one of the attendees of Bennington’s Workforce Training Series (WTS), talks about the session she attended, Dynamic Supervision, and how she liked the engagement and tools she gained in just one day.

Thumbnail : Bennington’s Workforce Training Series Gears Up For Second Workshop

Bennington’s Workforce Training Series Gears Up For Second Workshop

WTS Focuses Second Workshop on Employee Fundamentals  The Workforce Training Series will be holding the second of four scheduled workshops on May 10th at the Mount Anthony Country Club.  The second workshop titled, Employee Fundamentals: The Skills for Exceptional Employees, will be presented by Lisa Dunbar of New Directions and will focus on helping employees […]

Thumbnail : Willette and Harrington Promoted at New Directions

Willette and Harrington Promoted at New Directions

New Directions, an innovative training and workforce development firm, announces the promotion of Penny Willette and Matthew Harrington.  Willette moved from Office Assistant to Office Manager and Harrington moved from Business Development Manager to Director of Business Development and Operations. Willette of Pownal, Vermont was formerly the Office Assistant at New Directions, having come on […]

Thumbnail : Mackin to Present at the National SHRM Talent Management Conference

Mackin to Present at the National SHRM Talent Management Conference

Vermont Woman Business Owner & Leadership Coach Set to Talk at the Society for Human Resource Management Talent Conference in Las Vegas  (Las Vegas, NV) –– Deborah Mackin, founder and principle leadership coach at New Directions, an innovative workforce training and development firm in North Bennington, Vermont, has been chosen to speak at the Society […]

Thumbnail : Team-Building Author to Be Feature of SEDC Breakfast Leadership Series

Team-Building Author to Be Feature of SEDC Breakfast Leadership Series

Team-Building Guru and Leadership Coach Set to Talk at Saratoga Economic Development Corporation Deborah Mackin, renowned team-building author and founder/principle leadership coach at New Directions, an employee training and development firm in North Bennington, Vermont, will be speaking on Cross-Cultural Teaming in the Tech-Valley Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Empire State College from 7:30-9:00 am. To […]

Thumbnail : Harrington, Subject Matter Expert on the Millennial Generation, Spoke to a Packed Room of Professional Organizations

Harrington, Subject Matter Expert on the Millennial Generation, Spoke to a Packed Room of Professional Organizations

The Professionals Collaborative Learns About the Millennial Generation Matthew Harrington, Performance Strategy Consultant at New Directions, a workforce training and development firm in North Bennington, Vermont spoke at The Professionals Collaborative’s January networking event, Thursday January 31, 2013 at the Double Tree Hotel Williston Road South Burlington, VT. The presentation, titled, “How to Excite, Engage, […]

Thumbnail : Mackin to Present at Vermont Women’s Leadership Conference in 2013

Mackin to Present at Vermont Women’s Leadership Conference in 2013

Vermont Woman Business Owner & Leadership Coach Set to Talk at the Vermont Women in Higher Education’s 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference Deborah Mackin, founder and principle leadership coach at New Directions, a workforce development firm in North Bennington, Vermont has been chosen to speak at Vermont Women in Higher Education’s 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference […]

Thumbnail : For Holiday Season Innovative Firm Uses eBook Download to Raise Money for Sandy Victims

For Holiday Season Innovative Firm Uses eBook Download to Raise Money for Sandy Victims

New Directions, an employee training and development firm in North Bennington, Vermont has released a five dollar eBook, what they call a Toolkit, on their website this holiday season with proceeds going to Superstorm Sandy victims.

Thumbnail : Bennington rolls out work force training  I  Rutland Herald

Bennington rolls out work force training I Rutland Herald

Thumbnail : Want to help us with our next toolkit?  Send us your best holiday recipes!

Want to help us with our next toolkit? Send us your best holiday recipes!

  So what is New Directions going to do THIS holiday season?? A video? A cartoon? A creative holiday card? It seems like every year we ratchet up the fun and the creativity and this year is no different.  Except, this year we need YOUR help!  We are putting together another one of our popular […]

Thumbnail : Workforce Training Series to Kick Off in Bennington, VT

Workforce Training Series to Kick Off in Bennington, VT

A collaborative effort to ensure area workforce training and development. New Directions, a training and development firm in southern Vermont has partnered with area businesses, the Bennington Economic Development Task Force, the Workforce Investment Board and the Town of Bennington to offer convenient and affordable employee training to the Bennington area in a new program known as […]

Thumbnail : SLIDER – innovative leadership guide

SLIDER – innovative leadership guide

Thumbnail : SLIDER – team building samples kit

SLIDER – team building samples kit

Thumbnail : New Directions Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

New Directions Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

New Directions, Inc. received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Center for Women & Enterprise is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site […]

Thumbnail : A New Certification for Leadership Firm New Directions

A New Certification for Leadership Firm New Directions

Mackin Completes Certification in the MBTI Step II Deborah Mackin, Founder/President and Principal Performance Strategist for New Directions, Inc. of North Bennington, Vermont completed certification to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Index Step II, an advanced capability in the use of the personality tool.   The Myers-Briggs Type Index (MBTI) is an assessment designed to measure psychological […]

Thumbnail : SLIDER – Comm. skills guide

SLIDER – Comm. skills guide

Thumbnail : New Directions Commemorates 28 Years of Training and Development Services

New Directions Commemorates 28 Years of Training and Development Services

Employee training and development firm New Directions of North Bennington, Vermont celebrates its 28th year of business on July 18th 2012.  The firm was started in 1984 by Deborah Mackin out of her spare bedroom with a $500 loan from her mother.  The international firm now has 4 employees, including Mackin’s son, Matthew Harrington, and […]

Thumbnail : Tool Kit Published In the Polish Language

Tool Kit Published In the Polish Language

Mackin Seen As An International Authority on Teaming Deborah Mackin and her best-selling book, The Team Building Tool Kit, Second Edition (AMACOM 2007) has been published in the Polish language through the publisher Rebis. Mackin, seen by many in the industry as an authority on teams, has coached and provided insight to workplace teams across […]

Thumbnail : NDCBlogger Partners with American Society for Quality As An "Influential Voice"

NDCBlogger Partners with American Society for Quality As An "Influential Voice"

Mackin Chosen As An ASQ Influential Voice: A social media initiative from ASQ entitled Influential Voices will feature Deborah Mackin, founder and Principal Performance Strategy Consultant at New Directions Consulting, as an ongoing quality thought leader for the series.  Influential Voices, a global network of bloggers, is a way to increase awareness of quality around […]

Thumbnail : Mackin Featured in Inc. Magazine's Premier BUILD Magazine

Mackin Featured in Inc. Magazine's Premier BUILD Magazine

Deborah Mackin, founder and principal Performance Strategy Consultant at New Directions Consulting, was a featured author in the premier issue of BUILD Magazine from the creators of Inc. Magazine. The article entitled, “Six More Reasons for Team Dysfunction,” works off Patrick Lencioni’s famous The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by highlighting six other areas of […]

Thumbnail : New Directions Partners with the Entrepreneur Boot Camp

New Directions Partners with the Entrepreneur Boot Camp

New Directions Consulting recently partnered with the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp for a fourth class season this fall.  The Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a 12 week course for budding entrepreneurs looking to gain critical skills necessary for starting a business in the capital region. The Entrepreneur Boot Camp is presented in conjunction […]

Thumbnail : New Hire – Penny Willette, Office Assistant

New Hire – Penny Willette, Office Assistant

The New Directions Team would like to welcome Penny Willette to our organization.  Penny’s official title will be Office Assistant. She will handle the day-to-day operations of the firm, as well as the production of the firm’s employee training and development workshops. Penny formerly worked for Mezze Restaurant Group out of Williamstown, MA as their […]

Vermont Disaster Relief – A Message From Deb and the NDC Team

As many of you know, our state of Vermont was severely hit from last week’s Hurricane Irene.  North Bennington, Vermont, where New Directions is headquartered, was spared much of the Hurricane’s devastation; however the rest of the state is still dealing with the real-life crisis of the hurricane’s aftermath.

Thumbnail : Team-Building Author Hosts Webinar for ExecSense

Team-Building Author Hosts Webinar for ExecSense

Team-Building Author Hosts Webinar for ExecSense Deborah Mackin, author of the team-building tool kit series, including The Team-Building Tool Kit, Second Edition in 2007 (AMACOM), recently partnered with Execsense to host a webinar for consultants looking to gain a competitive edge. Mackin presented on The 7 Professional Skills Most Critical to the Success of a […]

Thumbnail : New Directions Launches Training & Service Catalogue

New Directions Launches Training & Service Catalogue

[Download Catalogue] New Directions Consulting launches the 27th edition of their Training and Service Catalogue.  Seen as a roadmap for many of our clients in developing a rich and robust training and development program, we hope the newest edition provides as much guidance and direction for the next generation.

Thumbnail : Harrington Presents at the Young CPAs Conference

Harrington Presents at the Young CPAs Conference

(Albany, NY) –– Michael Harrington, Director of Client Relations & Services at New Directions Consulting, presented Navigating the Workplace at the Young CPA Conference put on by the New York Society of CPAs.  The conference was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, NY on Tuesday, June 14th.

Thumbnail : IN THE NEWS: New Directions Announces May as Team-Building Month

IN THE NEWS: New Directions Announces May as Team-Building Month

This month we’re celebrating the concept of team-building.  Our very own Lisa Dunbar will be presenting The Road To Top- Notch Teaming at this year’s Bright Ideas Conference on Friday, May 21st.   Being an organization that focuses much of our work and passion on the collaborative spirit of teaming, we thought we’d take this month and […]

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