Connected Learning
Building capability, achieving goals

YCN is a learning network. We help people, teams and organisations to build the capabilities they need to achieve their objectives — in modern and motivating ways.

Since 2001, we've partnered with creatively-driven organisations of all shapes and sizes; from big global businesses like The Body Shop 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 engage throughout their teams; from seasoned leaders at the top, to their brightest apprentices — changing behaviour, driving performance and solving problems. 

To do this we design and deliver peer-and-practitioner led learning programmmes, make timely connections to expert partners and provide tailored consultancy and facilitation around any kind of business challenge.

Ways we can help


Our pioneering programmes enable continual capability building among cross-organisational groups.

Live Learning

We design learning experiences that bring groups together around real-world challenges.


Partnering with clients to support internal capability programmes or launch new ones.

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 the 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
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    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