Newleaf Training and Development Owner Selected to Prestigious Judging Group

Orlando, Fla. – The Association for Talent Development is known as the premier association worldwide for those companies and individuals who work to further the education and training of employees.

The organization has turned to Orlando’s Mark Griffiths, owner of Newleaf Training and Development, to help choose the winners of its annual awards for the best talent development programs worldwide.

“It is a great honor to have been selected to be a judge for the ATD Excellence in Practice Awards,” Griffiths says. “I am looking forward to working alongside some great learning and development professionals to review some amazing innovative talent development solutions.”

The annual awards recognize results achieved through the use of practices and solutions from the entire scope of talent development including Learning Technologies, Onboarding, Diversity and Inclusion and Knowledge Management.

The ATD Excellence in Practice Awards attracts submissions from organizations around the world, with 2016 winners including Accenture, China Telecom and IBM.

Newleaf Training and Development delivers seminars, coaching, keynotes and other training solutions, including webinar design and delivery and customized eLearning development. The company has partnered with more than 200 clients worldwide including Citrix, Boston Scientific and CBRE, to create and deliver training and development solutions aimed at increasing employee engagement and organization performance.

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For more information media should contact –

Newleaf Training and Development: Mark Griffiths, Client Partner, 407-710-7199,

UCF Business Incubation Program: Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426, or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,

About Newleaf Training and Develpment
Newleaf Training and Development deliver seminars, keynotes, coaching and online (Webinars and eLearning products) to help people and organizations, better manage themselves, lead others and build business financial intelligence.  Newleaf have partnered with over 200 organizations globally, working with corporate, government, education and non-profit clients.  Find out more at

About the UCF Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped more than 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of more than $725 million on regional GDP and more than $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit