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’re building 21st century skills within growth-oriented partners of all shapes and sizes — from Dr. Martens to Defra, The Guardian to Greenpeace.

Every week we bring groups together for pioneering, social learning programmes; take targetted workshops into our partners' teams, and facilitate tailored learning experiences to solve specific business challenges.

And our commercial ambition is matched by a social one. Through purposeful learning partnerships, we're taking creative and collaborative approaches to building the capability of community groups doing urgent work.

Ways we can help


Pioneering, social learning that motivates teams, expands minds and grows networks.


50 + topics, tailored to target performance goals, and delivered directly to your teams.


Facilitating focus on future goals, and defining the capability needed to get there.

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
"The reciprocity ring was mind blowing”
Nicola Robson, Together

What's new

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    A day of learning for Ennismore

    We partnered with the hospitality group to programme a day of learning for its teams around the world, challenging thinking on World Mental Health Day.

    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, growth oriented, organisations partner with YCN to purposefully build capability throughout their teams.

Our pioneering social learning programmes bring people together, enriching their skillsets, and growing their networks in the process too. We take targetted, topic specific workshops into our partners’ places of work, and use modern and energising facilitation to take teams towards any outcome.

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