Be tutored online by Neil as part of the Avenue Professional Development Programme

Neil has developed an innovative online learning community based on principles of self-directed collaborative learning and reflective practice, the Avenue Professional Development Programme. The SILVER version allows members of the people professions to be part of a supportive online learning community, with Neil as the tutor. The GOLD version includes all the facilities of the SILVER pathway, but with the addition of one-to-one e-mentoring with Neil. Find out now how you can be part of this important innovative online learning programme at a surprisingly low price! Download the full-colour brochure here

Education and training

Neil has been involved in the world of education and training for over twenty five years, having been a practice teacher, training officer, lecturer, professor and independent trainer. He has a passion for helping people learn and is therefore strongly committed to the importance and value of workplace learning.

Neil is a qualified training officer (Local Government Management Board Certificate in Training and Development) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was the founding editor of the British Journal of Occupational Learning.

Neil was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts on the basis of his contribution to organisational learning. Indeed, learning is a key part of Neil’s work, whether in a direct education and training role, through his consultancy work or through his publications.

Neil has extensive experience of teaching and training across a broad range of subjects in the fields of human services and human relations, with a particular emphasis on the following areas:

Equality and diversity

Stress, staff care and dignity at work


Conflict management and dispute resolution

Supervision and Leadership skills

Time and workload management

Loss, grief and trauma

Reflective practice

Neil has worked with a broad range of people – from basic grade practitioners to senior managers at board level across the public, voluntary and commercial sectors. He has worked as a coach and mentor at a one-to-one level, as well as providing training courses and seminars for small and large groups. His in-depth knowledge, sensitivity, skill and relaxed approach, combined with his emphasis on blending theory and practice, make him a well-respected learning facilitator.

Conference speaking

Neil is a very experienced and sought-after conference speaker. He has contributed to conferences in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Italy, the Czech Republic, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Hong Kong, India, the United States and Australia.

Neil’s services can be booked through Avenue Consulting Ltd