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Expand your mind and network
within our weekly programme

Learn among like-minds by accessing our stimulating year-round calendar of workshops, classes and talks.

Our ever-evolving programme of bite-sized, topic specific workshops and other energising events, enables hundreds of people every week to build new capabilities, think differently and try out practical new tools and techniques for work and life. We design safe, supportive and social spaces where people can build their skills and their networks.

• Diary friendly, topic specific sessions emphasising the transfer of new skills
• Organisations give their teams access through our membership programme
• Learn among supportive cross-organisational groups of peers
• Sessions are hosted in spaces across London and beyond
• All workshops can also be delivered directly to your teams anywhere

September

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    Workshop: Rethinking Resilience

    In this session we'll explore ways of bouncing back from challenges, managing stress and using our energy effectively.

    24th September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Walkshop: Street Wisdom

    Join Scott Morrison on the streets of Shoreditch to discover that answers to your most pressing challenges are everywhere.

    25th September, 2019 at 10:00am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Owning Feedback

    This pacey and interactive two-hour session is all about getting into the habit of giving and receiving valuable feedback in the right way and at the right times.

    26th September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

October

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    Workshop: LEGO Serious Play

    Equip yourself with a powerful, purposeful and playful tool for improving thinking and communication in meetings and among teams.

    1st October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Remote Learning: Speed Reading

    In this punchy, remote session, speed reading expert Greg Tyndall will take us through proven approaches for faster and more effective reading.

    1st October, 2019 at 1:00pm— 2:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Learning to Listen

    Join an open and informative discussion on the value and virtues of listening, and the impact that purposeful listening can have among our teams.

    2nd October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings

    This roundtable will see eight designers gather in the YCN Library, with two of the group debriefing on a recently completed project.

    2nd October, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Authentic and Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this half-day session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    3rd October, 2019 at 1:30pm— 5:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

    This bite-sized session will focus on introducing the technique and benefits of Mindfulness Meditation practice, in relation to our life and work

    8th October, 2019 at 9:00am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: How to Decide

    In today's fast-moving and ambiguous world of work, it's no surprise that we often feel pressured and unfocussed. So how can we ensure we're confidently and strategically approaching important decisions?

    8th October, 2019 at 3:15pm— 5:15pm
    Floor Five, Twentytwo Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, London
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    Workshop: Sketchnoting with Scriberia

    Led by Scriberia co-founder Dan Porter, this session is all about building new skills for capturing, visualising and sharing information in ways that stick.

    9th October, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Learn to live your values

    When our actions align with our values, work and life become more fulfilling. This two hour workshop will extend your personal toolkit, through focus and authenticity at work.

    10th October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Remote Learning: Influencing IRL

    If you know you deserve to be heard, and want to make a difference, actively working on your influencing skills is important. That's what we'll do virtually for 90 minutes.

    15th October, 2019 at 11:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Jamie Catto's Reading List

    At this autumnal reading list event we'll learn what's inspired Jamie's diverse, collaborative and multi-disciplinary work and it's link to his professional practice today.

    15th October, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Coaching Cultures

    Thriving organisations are putting coaching conversations at the heart of their culture, using people-centred strategies to drive commercial growth. We'll explore these approaches, and examine their impact.

    17th October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Fear Hack

    Led by author and coach Hilary Gallo, the purpose of this popular session is to discuss and reframe the idea of fear — so that we can do more of what we want to do.

    22nd October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Natural Networking

    How can we reframe networking from a painful cliché, into a purposeful endeavour that enriches our community and wins us new work and collaborations?

    23rd October, 2019 at 9:15am—11:15am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Having Difficult Conversations

    There are certain conversations we dread. But with the right mindset and techniques to hand, these can become positive and transformative learning experiences.

    24th October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Floor Five, Twentytwo Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, London
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    Remote Learning: How to Decide

    In today's fast-moving and ambiguous world of work, it's no surprise that we often feel pressured and unfocussed. So how can we ensure we're confidently and strategically approaching important decisions?

    24th October, 2019 at 12:00pm— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: LEGO Serious Play

    Equip yourself with a powerful, purposeful and playful tool for improving thinking and communication in meetings and among teams.

    29th October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Understand the age-old power of stories, and how to practically harness their potential to persuade in all kinds of modern channels.

    31st October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

November

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    Workshop: Better Breathing

    This practical ninety minute session will explore techniques for breathing more consciously, aiming to improve our sense of connection and wellbeing in the workplace.

    5th November, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Vocal Confidence

    Vocal coach Ingrid Gray will share techniques for gaining authority and relieving tension when speaking.

    6th November, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: The Coach Approach

    In this session you'll learn the value of a coaching mindset and how to apply proven coaching approaches to your most important relationships.

    7th November, 2019 at 9:00am— 1:00pm
    Floor Five, Twentytwo Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, London
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    Workshop: How to have Ideas

    In this fast-paced and hands on session we'll take on a variety of tools and techniques for powerful creative thinking.

    12th November, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Floor Five, Twentytwo Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, London
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    Workshop: Authentic and Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this half-day session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    14th November, 2019 at 9:00am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Great Groups

    Pick up practical and proven approaches to more creative and engaging meetings, gatherings and other get-togethers.

    19th November, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Remote Learning: Asking Better Questions

    Smarter questions can transform the way we communicate. And that's the purpose of this remote session — to enable better questioning, for more influence and better outcomes.

    20th November, 2019 at 12:00pm— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: LEGO Serious Play

    Equip yourself with a powerful, purposeful and playful tool for improving thinking and communication in meetings and among teams.

    21st November, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Owning Feedback

    This pacey and interactive two-hour session is all about getting into the habit of giving and receiving valuable feedback in the right way and at the right times.

    28th November, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Floor Five, Twentytwo Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, London

December

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    Workshop: How to Decide

    In today's fast-moving and ambiguous world of work, it's no surprise that we often feel pressured and unfocussed. So how can we ensure we're confidently and strategically approaching important decisions?

    3rd December, 2019 at 9:15am—11:15am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Natural Networking

    How can we reframe networking from a painful cliché, into a purposeful endeavour that enriches our community and wins us new work and collaborations?

    5th December, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Having Difficult Conversations

    There are certain conversations we dread. But with the right mindset and techniques to hand, these can become positive and transformative learning experiences.

    5th December, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Remote Learning: How to Decide

    In today's fast-moving and ambiguous world of work, it's no surprise that we often feel pressured and unfocussed. So how can we ensure we're confidently and strategically approaching important decisions?

    10th December, 2019 at 12:00pm— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

January

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    Workshop: How to have Ideas

    In this fast-paced and hands on session we'll take on a variety of tools and techniques for powerful creative thinking.

    8th January, 2020 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Understand the age-old power of stories, and how to practically harness their potential to persuade in all kinds of modern channels.

    9th January, 2020 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: LEGO Serious Play

    Equip yourself with a powerful, purposeful and playful tool for improving thinking and communication in meetings and among teams.

    14th January, 2020 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Better Breathing

    This practical ninety minute session will explore techniques for breathing more consciously, aiming to improve our sense of connection and wellbeing in the workplace.

    15th January, 2020 at 9:00am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: The Coach Approach

    In this session you'll learn the value of a coaching mindset and how to apply proven coaching approaches to your most important relationships.

    16th January, 2020 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

    This bite-sized session will focus on introducing the technique and benefits of Mindfulness Meditation practice, in relation to our life and work

    21st January, 2020 at 9:00am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Owning Feedback

    This pacey and interactive two-hour session is all about getting into the habit of giving and receiving valuable feedback in the right way and at the right times.

    22nd January, 2020 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Fear Hack

    Led by author and coach Hilary Gallo, the purpose of this popular session is to discuss and reframe the idea of fear — so that we can do more of what we want to do.

    23rd January, 2020 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

February

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    Workshop: Having Difficult Conversations

    There are certain conversations we dread. But with the right mindset and techniques to hand, these can become positive and transformative learning experiences.

    5th February, 2020 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

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.