Connected Learning
The antidote to tired training

We partner with organisations that believe in continually building the capability of their teams in purposeful, modern and motivating ways.

Whether global retailers or government departments, fast growing start ups or football clubs, design agencies or amazing charities —  the organisations we serve collectively believe in continually building the skills of their people so they're better able to tackle the challenges of the day.

Our social programmes bring them together, creating rich spaces for sharing knowledge and building skills among peers; while our facilitators take targetted, topic specific sessions into teams every week — tailored to tackle live challenges and opportunities.

Right Now We Are...

  • Wrapping up a 5 day learning festival as part of the new Working From co-working space in Southwark.

  • Delivering a programme of workshops to help managers across Dr. Martens globally have more productive 1-1s with their teams.

  • Working with teams at Tech Nation on bite-sized skills building sessions to support new company wide culture-drives.

  • Developing a rich remote learning programme for a community of 300 managers globally, connecting them with bright minds from outside their business.

What we offer

A snapshot of our services and the problems we help solve.

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    Social learning programmes

    Through our weekly programme of workshops and events, we bring like-minded groups together to learn with, and from, each other.

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    In-house training

    Our facilitators deliver bite-sized and energising sessions to teams every week, packed with practical tools to target real world challenges.

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    Leadership Development

    We help partners like adidas, Dr Martens and Ennismore build their leadership capability, from emerging high-potentials to the board.

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    Knowledge Sharing

    We curate talks and roundtables, bringing bright minds together to share learning around your challenges and opportunities.

  • Skills
    Capability Audits

    Through good questions and conversations, we discover where development priorities lie to focus investment and maximise return.

  • Virtual
    Remote and virtual learning

    We develop motivating, digitally driven programmes to create behaviour change among groups, wherever they are.

People, partners and community

Photographer Rob Parfitt is helping us record our team, associates and community.

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    YCN Associate Practitioner Erik Rodin
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    YCN Programme Manager Zoë Morgan
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    Author and YCN Associate Hilary Gallo, photographed at Ennismore Sessions House
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    The YCN Bar, designed by Pentagram partner Matt Willey
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    YCN Associate Practitioners Liz Whitney and Kate Rees, photographed between workshops for teams of managers from Dr. Martens
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    YCN Facilitator Ella Reynolds and Associate Practitioner Scott Morrison, facilitating Dr. Martens team workshops
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    Action for Children Digital Manager Ruth Stokes in a management training workshop
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    The National Theatre's Louise Richardson
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Contact us

To learn more about our work, and explore how we can help build capability in relation to live business challenges, please drop us a line.


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.