Calendar
Access our 2019 programme of
talks, roundtables and workshops

Discover our weekly in-person programme — sharing knowledge and expertise across our network.

The sessions we programme every week are rooted in the learning goals of our community. We programme a variey of formats; from one-day workshops and punchy 90-minute gatherings; to conversational roundtables and inspiring talks and panels. Everything is practitioner led, drawing on the most relevant expertise across our network, and a willingness to share it.

Events are primarily accessed through our membership programme, but are sometimes open more broadly. If you've seen a session you'd like to join please email Aishath.

March

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    Workshop: Building Vocal Confidence

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

    26th March, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Breakfast Briefing: Responsible Materials

    We'll bring together a panel of specialists to find out what's happening in the increasingly conscious world of materials, from sourcing to design.

    27th March, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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. How can we ensure we're in the best frame of mind when it's time to make decisions?

    27th March, 2019 at 1:30pm— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

April

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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this new yoga class we'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and explore how yoga philosophy can give us a new perspective on our work challenges.

    2nd April, 2019 at 8:00am— 9:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Talking about Words — with David Ormondroyd

    David's learned that when great writing is part of the creative process — brands come brilliantly to life. And he's coming to the Library to show us how.

    2nd April, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Hidden women of design

    On 3rd April we'll host an evening roundtable session with Lorna Allan, the founder of Hidden Women of Design.

    3rd April, 2019 at 6:30pm— 9:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Collaborative Teams

    Learn the foundations of great creative teamwork in this interactive and practical session, with strategist, trainer and facilitator Alison Coward.

    4th April, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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.

    5th April, 2019 at 8:30am—10:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Leading Now: Fear Hack

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

    9th April, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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.

    11th April, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Project Learnings: DixonBaxi X Channel 4

    The client and creative teams behind All 4's recent rebrand will reflect on the project and share what they learned from delivering it.

    11th April, 2019 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    DixonBaxi, 5 Wharf Studios , London
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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this new yoga class we'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and explore how yoga philosophy can give us a new perspective on our work challenges.

    16th April, 2019 at 8:00am— 9:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Design for Breakfast: Lola Lely

    Our latest design-driven breakfast guest will be multi-faceted artist and designer Lola Lely.

    17th April, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Workshop: Unleash your Creative Superpowers

    Work through a proven and energising process to unblock, unlock and unleash creativity for whatever you're working on now or next.

    18th April, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Leading Now: Leading with Feedback

    Feedback is the ultimate learning tool. In this session we'll work on ways to continually and valuably give and receive it, to boost performance and enhance relationships.

    24th April, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Learning to Listen

    Explore the the impact that purposeful listening can have among our teams and leave with new tools and approaches to put into immediate effect.

    30th April, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Project Learnings: StudioXAG X Napapijri

    We'll hear from the client and creative teams behind StudioXAG's bespoke shopfit for Napapijri at their Shoreditch flagship store.

    30th April, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Napapirji, 149-150 Shoreditch High Street, London

May

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    Talk: Breakfast Briefing: Illustration – Future Trends

    We will be joined by members and friends to hear from a panel of experts on the current and coming trends in illustration.

    1st May, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Building Resilience

    In this session we'll explore ways of supporting ourselves holistically, becoming better equipped for whatever comes our way at work.

    1st May, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Leading Effective Team Meetings

    Learn the foundations of great creative and engaging team meetings in this interactive and practical session, with strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator Alison Coward.

    2nd May, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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?

    7th May, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this new lunchtime yoga class we'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and explore how yoga philosophy can give us a new perspective on our work challenges.

    8th May, 2019 at 12:30pm— 1:15pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Table: Account Management

    We'll gather a group of account directors and account managers from agencies in our network to join in a conversation about best practice.

    8th May, 2019 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

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

    9th May, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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. How can we ensure we're in the best frame of mind when it's time to make decisions?

    14th May, 2019 at 1:30pm— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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.

    15th May, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Open your mind and change your life, with Dr Tara Swart

    We'll be joined by the neuroscientist, leadership coach and author of the game-changing new brain training book: The Source.

    15th May, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: The Coaching Mindset

    Led by strategy consultant and leadership coach Liz Whitney, this hands-on full-day session is for those keen to explore coaching mindsets and methods for enriching management at work.

    16th May, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this new yoga class we'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and explore how yoga philosophy can give us a new perspective on our work challenges.

    21st May, 2019 at 8:00am— 9:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Vocal Confidence

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

    22nd May, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Collaborative Teams

    Learn the foundations of great creative teamwork in this interactive and practical session, with strategist, trainer and facilitator Alison Coward.

    23rd May, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

June

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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this new yoga class we'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and explore how yoga philosophy can give us a new perspective on our work challenges.

    5th June, 2019 at 6:30pm— 7:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Leading Now: Fear Hack

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

    6th June, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Unleash your Creative Superpowers

    Work through a proven and energising process to unblock, unlock and unleash creativity for whatever you're working on now or next.

    13th June, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: The Coaching Mindset

    Led by strategy consultant and leadership coach Liz Whitney, this hands-on full-day session is for those keen to explore coaching mindsets and methods for enriching management at work.

    18th June, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this new yoga class we'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and explore how yoga philosophy can give us a new perspective on our work challenges.

    19th June, 2019 at 8:00am— 9:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

July

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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.

    4th July, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Vocal Confidence

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

    10th July, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

August

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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. How can we ensure we're in the best frame of mind when it's time to make decisions?

    6th August, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

September

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    Workshop: Vocal Confidence

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

    4th September, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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?

    10th September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Leading Effective Team Meetings

    Learn the foundations of great creative and engaging team meetings in this interactive and practical session, with strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator Alison Coward.

    12th September, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: The Coaching Mindset

    Led by strategy consultant and leadership coach Liz Whitney, this hands-on full-day session is for those keen to explore coaching mindsets and methods for enriching management at work.

    18th September, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Unleash your Creative Superpowers

    Work through a proven and energising process to unblock, unlock and unleash creativity for whatever you're working on now or next.

    19th September, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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.

    25th September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

October

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    Workshop: Leading Now: Fear Hack

    Led by author and coach Hilary Gallo, the purpose of this punchy and energising 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 Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, 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 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

November

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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 Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: The Coaching Mindset

    Led by strategy consultant and leadership coach Liz Whitney, this hands-on full-day session is for those keen to explore coaching mindsets and methods for enriching management at work.

    7th November, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

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We help organisations of all shapes and sizes to become more capable in pursuit of their goals.

To do this we focus on what we believe to be the three key drivers of organisational capability — People, Purpose and Partnerships. Whether through our open learning programmes, or tailored consultancy work; we love bringing together creatively-minded groups to work and learn in modern and motivating ways.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting YCN Director Nick Defty by email or on +44 (0)20 7033 2140.