Connected Learning
The antidote to tired training

Established in 2001, YCN (You Can Now) is a network where outward-looking organisations (like yours) access the expertise they need to stay ahead.

Organisations we support come in all shapes and sizes; from global brands like adidas 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, cross-organisational learning programmes, making timely connections to expert peers and partners and with tailored consultancy for any kind of people, culture or capability challenge.

Ways we can help


Our programmes are designed to enable the continual and collective sharing of knowledge and expertise.


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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    Talking about strategy

    A lesson in creative strategy and a morning of smart thinking and thought-provoking conversation with Jim Carroll and James Lees.

    Read the write up
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    Diversify the inputs

    Koto co-founder Jowey Roden shared some valuable learning at a recent breakfast session on building a business, including the importance of looking outward.

    See the presentation
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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