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For 27 years, New Directions has been offering classical-style and round table learning for all levels of employees in diverse organizations.  Most classes are focused on practical skills that can be quickly transferred into the workplace and the job.  Organizations purchase our trainings because of several factors:  they respect adult intelligence, are fun and interesting, engage the learner in simulations and activities, and share stories about practical real-life experiences and successes.  This is particularly important when 85% of information taught is typically lost within two weeks and 93% of people distort some information provided by the trainer.


Many of our clients also express appreciation that we always show up on-time, fully prepared, with excellent workbooks and learning materials.  In other words, we are a high quality, "trouble-free" solution for your organization.

In the past few years, we have added a new area in training focused on helping organizations build their own in-house training teams and providing proven training modules and materials that raise the quality of in-house training dramatically.  Our Train-the-Trainer series fully equips your trainers in adult learning theory, instructional design, presentation skills and learning evaluation.

Our top training sessions include, but are not limited to team building, presentation skills, meeting effectiveness, change management, conflict resolution, communication styles, quality customer service, and leadership and supervision skills.  We provide a free catalog that lists the 58 different training opportunities for your organization.

Some Clients Using This Service: Coca Cola, Sanofi Pasteur, Knowles Atomic Power Laboratory, SI Group, Alcoa, Catholic Charities, Bennington College, Plasan North America, Lockheed Martin, Paul Smith’s College, National Bank of Middlebury.

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Who We Are

An innovative training and employee development firm located in southern Vermont since 1984, we specialize in helping organizations get the most out of their people by raising the bar, inspiring potential and partnering with organizations to build a people-centered, high-engagement culture.
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