Connected Learning

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

Organisations we partner come in all shapes and sizes; from global brands like AXA and Lush, 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 and collective capability building.


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

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    Customer Insights

    Insight specialists Chris Arning and Dr Adam Gill joined us in the YCN Library to share their complementary approaches.

    Read the write up
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    Drink, read and learn with Sam Bompas

    Sam will be visiting the YCN Library on 25th September to share five books that have influenced his exuberent enterprises.

    Save a seat
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    You with skill

    We've announced new dates for Mark Shayler's hugely popular one-day session on authentic presenting in the Library at Shoreditch House.

    More on that and 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