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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.

October

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    Workshop: Essentials for Content Creation

    In this hands-on workshop Head of Content at content and marketing agency Spoon, Jessica Pike, will share lessons on how to write great digital content, and the importance of it.

    23rd October, 2018 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Writing new business emails

    The Future Factory’s Kimi Gilbert will lead a roundtable discussion on the art of writing a successful new business email.

    25th October, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Group Coaching Session

    We'll facilitate an open and confidential discussion of individual and common leadership challenges as part of this session.

    26th October, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Communicating Creativity

    Led by Tribal Worldwide's Jade Tomlin, this roundtable discussion for marketers and creatives spotlights the best practices for communicating creativity.

    30th October, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Emma Gannon and the Multi-Hyphen method

    Author-columnist-speaker-lecturer-podcaster Emma Gannon will join us in the YCN Library to share some of the ideas in her latest book.

    30th October, 2018 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.

    31st October, 2018 at 9:30am— 4:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

November

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    Roundtable: Better Creative Briefing

    Continuing our exploration of smart approaches to creative briefing, we'll be hosting a session in the Library to compare and contrast tools and templates; and learn from each others experiences.

    1st November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Creative Directors' Learning Group

    We're bringing together a group of Creative Directors from different backgrounds to share and discuss common challenges and opportunities.

    6th November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Breakfast at Dishoom with Otegha Uwagba

    Consultant, writer and creator of the platform Women Who, Otegha Uwagba, will be joining us for breakfast at Dishoom on November 7th.

    7th November, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings, Juniors Group

    This session will see eight junior designers gather in the YCN Library, with two of the group talking through a recently completed project for open conversation and peer review.

    8th November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Group: YCN Refresher Sessions

    Join us for the second of our YCN Refresher Sessions on 8th November in the Library.

    8th November, 2018 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Preparing to Wing It

    This half-day workshop, led by ex-advertising account director and improvisation specialist, Sam Pearce, will equip you with the skills to keep your cool in any situation.

    9th November, 2018 at 9:00am— 1:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now, Hacking Fear

    Led by author and coach Hilary Gallo, the purpose of this practical and energising session is to discuss and reframe the idea of fear.

    9th November, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Learning Leaders' Learning Group

    We're bringing together our evolving group of senior L+D leaders for a latest session of sharing knowledge, challenges and opportunities.

    13th November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Group Coaching Session

    We'll facilitate an open and confidential discussion of individual and common leadership challenges as part of this session.

    15th November, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

    Join keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler for a day-long workshop to super-size your presentation skills.

    16th November, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings, Midweights Group

    Eight mid-weight designers will come together at Innocent's Fruit Towers, with two of the group sharing a recently completed project for open conversation and peer review.

    20th November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Innocent Drinks , Fruit Towers, London
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    Talk: Mastering the art of gravitas

    Catherine Allison will be offering an expert perspective on how gravitas and presence can lead to more effective, enjoyable and fulfilling relationships at work.

    20th November, 2018 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Leading Effective Team Meetings

    Led by creative strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator Alison Coward, this session is for those seeking practical tools and tips to lead productive, engaging and creative meetings.

    21st November, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Account Directors' Learning Group

    We're bringing together a group of senior account directors to confidentially share insights and perspectives on individual and collective challenges.

    23rd November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Building Resilience

    As part of the Leading Now programme we'll explore the topic of resilience, how to develop it personally, and how to build it among our teams.

    27th November, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Writer and editor Anna Kiernan joins us in the library to unravel the power of stories and how to make them work for your brand.

    29th November, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

December

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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings, Seniors Group

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

    4th December, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Reading List: Rory Sutherland

    Following in the footsteps of John Hegarty and Dave Trott, Rory Sutherland will be the next advocate of advertising to visit the Library and share a selection of books to have informed and inspired his thinking.

    5th December, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Managing Team Dynamics

    We'll explore practical techniques for dealing with different team dynamics and managing the impact on performance

    6th December, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Infographic Storytelling

    There’s more to narrative than words: get to know the basics of telling stories through infographics with Laura Knight.

    7th December, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: The Art of Negotiation

    Join us at Shoreditch House where business strategy coach Louise Hedges will be teaching us how to master the critical art of negotiation.

    11th December, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

January

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    Roundtable: Leading Now, Group Coaching Session

    We'll facilitate an open and confidential discussion of individual and common leadership challenges as part of this session.

    10th January, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: 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 January, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Pulling in Feedback

    Feedback is the ultimate learning tool. In this session we'll air and share the ways to continually and valuably pull it in to improve our self-awareness and performance.

    24th January, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

February

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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Presence

    We'll explore the popular notion of presence, and the ways in which we can authentically increase our own presence and impact in different contexts.

    7th February, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Group Coaching Session

    We'll facilitate an open and confidential discussion of individual and common leadership challenges as part of this session.

    21st February, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

Joining our Learning Network

Imaginative organisations, large and small, use YCN to build capabilities throughout their teams in modern, motivating and memorable ways.

Our peer-led membership programme is a popular starting point; giving teams open and self-directed access to a weekly calendar of in-person learning, a digital learning platform and a personal relationship with our own connective central team.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on nd@ycn.org.