Connected Learning
Building capability with purpose

Established in 2001, YCN (You Can Now) is an award-winning learning network. We help creatively-driven organisations build the capability they need to achieve their goals.

We partner with global retailers and growing design groups, tech-stars and fast-food favourites, high-impact charities and government departments; supporting their learning cultures and enhancing performance throughout their teams in modern and motivating ways.

Every week we bring people together for pioneering learning programmes; take bite-sized workshops into our partners' teams, and design tailored learning experiences that support specific business challenges.

And our commercial ambition is matched by a social one. Through purposeful learning partnerships, we're building skills and capacity among vital groups doing urgent work.

Ways we can help

Open programmes

Pioneering, social learning that motivates teams, drives performance and grows networks.

Tailored programmes

Designed to solve performance and capability challenges, and delivered directly to your teams.

Genius Groups

We curate and facilitate groups for all kinds of purposes; blending your team with external experts.

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

What's new

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    First Time Leaders

    A rich 12 week learning experience to set newly promoted managers up for success among a supportive community of peers.

    Find out more
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    Building the capacity of London community groups

    Pictured is Emmanuel. He's part of the amazing team at Fat Macy's, one of over 50 community groups we're partnering with to share knowledge and build resilience.

    Read on
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    Get ahead here

    We're currently recruiting for key, new positions in the team including a Head of Learning Partnerships

    Find out more and apply
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    Developing people managers with Dr.Martens

    Our ongoing work with the footwear and culture makers focusses on building managers' capability globally.

    Find out more

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


Partner with us

Creatively-driven organisations partner with YCN to continually build capability throughout their teams.

Our open, year-round learning programme brings people from across these organisations together, enriching their mindsets and skillsets, and building their networks too. We take targetted, topic specific sessions into members’ teams at their places of work; and, when required, help our members to connect with the smartest thinking from across our network in relation to specific business challenges.

Find out more about membership in this PDF, by emailing YCN Director Nick Defty or calling +44 (0)20 7033 2140.