Courtney Associates are a dynamic Management Development and Training Organisation based in the North West of England. We specialise in all aspects of Leadership, Management and Supervision and deliver training both nationally and internationally to both Public and Private sector organisations across all industry sectors. We deliver regular Public/Open courses across 4 major city centre locations throughout the UK and we also deliver customised, tailored and bespoke training programmes for all sizes of company on a global basis. The company is headed up by Tom Courtney who has almost 30 years experience delivering Management training to all levels of employees, from newly appointed supervisors to experienced senior level executives.


We specialise in providing training solutions for both "Employers" and "Individual Learners" in the areas of Leadership, Management and Supervision and we deliver training courses in the areas listed below. The training can either be delivered on an "In-Company" basis where we design tailored/bespoke training for your managers which is delivered on your premises, or on a "Public/Open Course" basis where you can select individual members of your team to attend any of our courses which are held in 4 key city centre locations throughout the UK from January through to December. Please check our website for further details of the dates and venues for each course.

- Managing Change

- A Masterclass in Effective Communication
- Advanced Communication Skills for Managers

- Leading High Performing Teams
- Essential Skills for Supervisors and Team Leaders
- Introduction to Management

- Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating Skills

- Managing People Performance and Appraisal Skills

- Assertiveness at Work Masterclass

- Delivering Presentations with Confidence
- Delivering Powerful Presentations

- Delivering Winning Sales Pitches

- Train The Trainer

- The Secrets of Effective Time Management
- Running Effective Meetings


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Education History

  • Tom has specialised inTraining and Development Consultancy since 1986 and has provided successful business solutions to clients across a broad spectrum of industries in both the public and private sectors. He gained membership to the Chartered Institute of Training and Development in 1987 and worked as both a Management Trainer and Change Agent within the Scottish Health Service in Edinburgh, Ayr and Aberdeen, liaising closely with Price Waterhouse Coopers in major organisational change programmes. Following on from this post, he moved into the world of Consultancy, becoming a Director of an integrated HR & Recruitment Consultancy. His role enabled him to build and develop the Training function and deliver training and development interventions nationally and internationally, working in a diverse range of countries such as France, Belgium, Azerbaijan, the Middle East, the Far East and the USA as well as to a range of multi national groups throughout the UK. In addition to the delivery of training Tom has extensive experience in the field of Mentoring as well as setting up and Project Managing a range of Mentoring initiatives. He was integral in the development of the first Business to Business Oil Sector Mentoring initiative co-ordinated by the Department of Trade and Industry. He is also an accredited Belbin practitioner and in 2002 enabled his consultancy to become Scotland’s first agent for the delivery of Belbin Services. In 2006 he also became accredited to practice the DISC behavioural profiling tool. Tom has held Non-Executive Directorships within the Education Business Partnership arena, he actively supports Social Enterprise initatives and has worked with the BBC, appearing in two series of the educational, training and personal development programme – “One Life to Live”.

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