Training, Coaching, Facilitation, Consultancy

About Stephen

During my 23 years in the public service, I facilitated a range of development events for people and organisations across the UK, Republic of Ireland and throughout Europe.  I have designed, delivered and evaluated participative workshops, training courses and programmes, seminars as well as executive coaching sessions / one-to-one tuition, and conference sessions for different levels of staff.  In recent times, I have delivered several virtual learning interventions through a range of digital platforms from home.

Operating as a freelance training consultant and associate across all sectors since 2006, I continue to work directly with individuals, teams and organisations.  Past participants at my events have included elected representatives, board members, Chief Executives, Directors, senior and middle managers, front line staff, industrial staff, charity workers, mixed learning groups, individuals with diverse needs and large conferences.  As an experienced HR professional, I also continue to support in-house experts in policy development and specific HR-related projects.

I have regularly designed, contextualised and delivered programmes accredited by:

  • Institute of Leadership and Management,
  • NEBS Management,
  • Chartered Management Institute, 
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development,
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Others have been designed in line with:

  • Investors in People UK standards,
  • Organisational and Departmental competences and behaviours,
  • Government Reform initiatives,
  • Organisational initiatives, 
  • results of the Northern Ireland Reform of Public Service Administration, 
  • Individual Learning styles,
  • Individual and Departmental needs.      

My service is provided with:

  • customer focus
  • credibility
  • dignity
  • integrity
  • inspiration

Testimonials from clients / organisations I have worked with, or sample materials can be provided on request.


  • I have wide experience of co-delivering with Associates from National School of Government / Civil Service College, staff from a number of European public service training agencies, and consultants from the public, private and voluntary sectors.  As a past Secretary / Treasurer and Executive Committee member of SCEPSTA (Standing Conference of Public Services Training Agencies), I have facilitated several sessions at conferences across Europe.
  • I hold a BA degree from Queen's University, Belfast, 
  • an ITD (Institute of Training and Development) Diploma in Training, 
  • along with Associate and Graduate Membership of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) through completion of assignments, assessment and a portfolio of 'electives'.  
  • Since 2001, I have been a Chartered Fellow of CIPD.  


  July 2020