Learning that works
Building capabilities, solving business challenges

Since 2001, we've been building our network of open and outward-looking organisations, and designing ways to share knowledge, and develop capability, among their teams.

Organisations we partner with come in all shapes and sizes; from global businesses like AXA and adidas, to fast-growing tech stars like WeTransfer and Farfetch, amazing charities like Greenpeace and Scope to award-winning design consultancies like forpeople and Koto. And we create value throughout their teams — from the leaders at the top to their newest hires.

We do this by providing access to ongoing, peer-and-practitioner led learning programmes, making timely connections to experts and with tailored consultancy for any kind of capability challenge.

Ways we can help


Our pioneering programmes are designed to enable continual capability building among peers.


We can introduce you directly to subject experts, for projects and partnerships.


Curating the most relevant parts of our network around any business or capability challenge.

Who we work with

We partner with organisations across all kinds of industries where collaboration, curiosity
and an openness to learning from outside of them is welcomed.

"Feels like the antidote to so much unimaginative and unmemorable training”
Charlotte Emmerson, The Guardian
"Partnering with YCN has connected our future leaders with inspiring peers from around the world”
Sonia Thorel, adidas Group
"So beautifully personalised, with every group I’ve joined hugely engaged”
Laura Corbett, Everyman Cinemas
"Unmissable events and a brilliant digital layer”
Robert Arbuthnot, Red Bull

Recent learning

  • Main
    Coach and facilitate with YCN in 2019

    We'd love your help in delivering our ever-growing learning programme throughout next year.

    Find out more
  • Main
    First Time Leaders

    A unique 12 week accelerator to provide newly promoted managers with vital, practical and immediately applicable skills

    Read more about the programme
  • Main
    Hilary Gallo Coaching Groups

    A transformative space for senior leaders to self-reflect, connect and solve their individual and collective challenges.

    Find out more
  • Main
    Knowledge transfers

    We're helping the file-sharing supremos at WeTransfer to build key capabilities among their central team, through peer led sessions.

    More on such partnerships

Call, come by and borrow a book

Our central team works from a renovated warehouse on Rivington Street in London, combining
a ground floor lending library, two floors of workspace and a rooftop too.


72 Rivington Street, London
EC2A 3AY Map

+44 (0)20 7033 2140


Joining our Learning Network

Imaginative organisations, large and small, use YCN to build capabilities throughout their teams in modern, motivating and memorable ways.

Our peer-led membership programme is a popular starting point; giving teams open and self-directed access to a weekly calendar of in-person learning, a digital learning platform and a personal relationship with our own connective central team.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on nd@ycn.org.