This week
Connect and learn with others,
wherever you're working from

An ongoing programme of online, social and energising learning — connecting and enabling people and teams, wherever they are.

Our weekly learning programme of live, interactive workshops and interactive talks is delivered entirely virtually. These social sessions are helping our partners' teams — including those currently furloughed — to stay connected and learning among a supportive community of peers. Hosted on Zoom and expertly facilitated — sessions build critical 21st century skills across personal effectiveness, creative thinking and wellbeing.

To open up access individually, for your teams or to learn more about packages to support furloughed team members, please email hello@ycn.org or call +44 (0)20 7033 2140.

August

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    Remote Learning: Selling Ideas

    This remote session is aimed at those who have to actively present and pitch ideas within their roles, and keen to continually improve their ability to do so.

    6th August, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote Learning: Yoga for Work

    We'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and experience how yoga philosophy brings new perspectives to our working challenges.

    10th August, 2020 at 12:30pm— 1:30pm
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    In Conversation: Unravelling unconscious bias, with Dr Pragya Agarwal

    Join us for a thought-provoking session, drawing out and discussing key themes on bias and behaviour from the brilliant book Sway.

    11th August, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Connect with Nature

    In this thought provoking session we’ll explore the restorative benefits of time in nature and learn new practices to help us feel revived, focussed and well.

    12th August, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote learning: Influencing IRL

    Pick up and practice smart approaches for more positive and purposeful influence on others — moving hearts and minds towards your point of view.

    12th August, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Having Difficult Conversations

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

    13th August, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote Learning: Yoga for Work

    We'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and experience how yoga philosophy brings new perspectives to our working challenges.

    17th August, 2020 at 12:30pm— 1:30pm
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    Remote learning: Owning Feedback

    By the end of this session you'll feel more confident and capable to effectively give and receive feedback, for stronger and clearer relationships.

    18th August, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: Tools for Trust

    Discover why consciously building more trust into your relationships will help them to thrive, and learn proven and practical ways to do so.

    18th August, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote learning: Purposeful Presenting

    This two-hour, virtual session is for those seeking to continually improve their presentational skills, with lots of practical new approaches to take away, try and apply right away.

    19th August, 2020 at 9:30am—11:30am
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    Remote learning: Asking Better Questions

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

    19th August, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Are you Listening?

    Take your listening skills to the next level, for transformative impact on your most important relationships.

    20th August, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: Charm School

    We'll deconstruct the notion of charm, unpack the behaviours of those that possess it — and learn ways we can effectively dial up our own charm for positive and purposeful impact.

    21st August, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote Learning: Yoga for Work

    We'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and experience how yoga philosophy brings new perspectives to our working challenges.

    24th August, 2020 at 12:30pm— 1:30pm
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    Remote learning: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

    This bite-sized, online session will focus on the benefits of making a mindfulness meditation practice part of your routine.

    25th August, 2020 at 4:30pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote learning: Managing Up

    Sharpen up your skillset, and build your confidence, to more purposefully engage and influence those working in more senior roles.

    26th August, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Lazy Book Club: Radical Candor

    We'll dig into and discuss the big ideas at the heart of Kim Scott's book on feedback and relationships, and leave with practical ways to put them to the test.

    27th August, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: Introducing Appreciative Inquiry

    Arm yourself with new understanding around a proven positive approach to solving problems, building teams and strengthening organisations.

    27th August, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote Learning: Yoga for Work

    We'll physically counteract the effect work has on our bodies, and experience how yoga philosophy brings new perspectives to our working challenges.

    31st August, 2020 at 12:30pm— 1:30pm

September

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    Remote learning: Out of Autopilot

    Boost your creativity, beat bias and reveal more opportunities — by avoiding the pitfalls that our default modes of thinking and routines can lead us to.

    2nd September, 2020 at 4:30pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: How to Decide

    In these fast-moving and ambiguous times, how can we ensure we're smartly approaching the key decisions we're faced with?

    3rd September, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: 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.

    8th September, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Be: Calm and Centered

    Drawing on a variety of movement practices, you'll learn simple and purposeful exercises for keeping calm, present and focussed.

    9th September, 2020 at 9:00am— 9:30am
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    Remote learning: Building Confidence

    An often elusive feeling, confidence is something we can all learn, practice and intentionally improve. In this session we'll demystify the idea of confidence and pursue practices for getting more of it.

    9th September, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote learning: Seeking psychological safety

    We'll share current thinking on this popular topic, before working through practical techniques for bringing more psychological safety into our own teams and cultures.

    9th September, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Better Business Writing

    Sharpen your skills with the written word; and learn smart approaches for clear, compelling and persuasive communication.

    10th September, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: Clicking with Customers

    Pick up proven approaches to building stronger and more purposeful relationships with the customers that matter most to you.

    10th September, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote learning: Virtual Impact

    Together, we'll learn ways to immediately increase our presence and impact in virtual meetings and presentations.

    15th September, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: A Brand called You

    We'll focus on the concept and value of a personal brand, introducing a practical and purposeful approach to defining our own.

    15th September, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote learning: How to Have Ideas

    In this fast-paced and hands on session we'll take on a variety of tools and techniques to enable creative thinking — both solo, and among our teams.

    17th September, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Start with strengths

    Discover and define your strengths, so that you're able to put them into practice daily — and support others around you in doing the same.

    22nd September, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: Behave Yourself

    A hands-on and creative exploration of the principles of behavioural insights, giving you the tools and confidence to apply them to your own work.

    22nd September, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote learning: And.... Breathe

    Learn practical, pleasing and energising breathing techniques to reduce our stress and increase our sense of focus and connection.

    23rd September, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:00pm
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    Remote learning: Asserting yourself

    We'll explore the notion of assertiveness, learn effective ways to be more purposefully assertive and recognise our individual past and current blockers.

    24th September, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote learning: Constructive Conflict

    Learn practical and empowering approaches to purposefully addressing the inevitable conflict that arises in our work and lives.

    24th September, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote learning: Vocal Confidence

    Vocal coach Ingrid Gray will share techniques for growing authority and impact when speaking in all kinds of situations.

    29th September, 2020 at 9:30am—10:30am
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    Remote learning: Purposeful Presenting

    This two-hour, virtual session is for those seeking to continually improve their presentational skills, with lots of practical new approaches to take away, try and apply right away.

    30th September, 2020 at 9:30am—11:30am
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    Remote learning: Making Time

    In a little over an hour, you'll reboot your relationship with time — taking away practical tools for feeling more in control, and getting more done.

    30th September, 2020 at 4:30pm— 5:45pm

October

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    Remote learning: Managing Up

    Sharpen up your skillset, and build your confidence, to more purposefully engage and influence those working in more senior roles.

    1st October, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: Are you Listening?

    Take your listening skills to the next level, for transformative impact on your most important relationships.

    7th October, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Facilitating Groups

    Being able to facilitate groups, whether a virtual team meeting or project workshop, is a critical skill for the modern world of work. We'll cover proven tools and concepts that you can immediately put into practice.

    13th October, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote learning: Delegation, Done

    Master the art of successful delegation, arming yourself with proven tools and techniques and becoming more aware of what your blockers to delegating are.

    14th October, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: Rethinking Resilience

    We'll explore the principle of resilience and discover practical ways for bouncing back from challenges, managing stress and using our energy more effectively.

    14th October, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Influencing IRL

    Pick up and practice smart approaches for more positive and purposeful influence on others — moving hearts and minds towards your point of view.

    20th October, 2020 at 9:30am—10:45am
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    Remote learning: 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?

    21st October, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Charm School

    We'll deconstruct the notion of charm, unpack the behaviours of those that possess it — and learn ways we can effectively dial up our own charm for positive and purposeful impact.

    22nd October, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm
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    Remote learning: Having remote 1-1s

    Regular and purposeful 1-1s with team members is all the more important for people managers, when working remotely. In this practical session we'll cover some principles for relational success you're not in the same room.

    27th October, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:30pm
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    Remote learning: Owning Feedback

    By the end of this session you'll feel more confident and capable to effectively give and receive feedback, for stronger and clearer relationships.

    29th October, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm

November

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    Remote learning: Tools for Trust

    Discover why consciously building more trust into your relationships will help them to thrive, and learn proven and practical ways to do so.

    3rd November, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote learning: A Brand called You

    We'll focus on the concept and value of a personal brand, introducing a practical and purposeful approach to defining our own.

    4th November, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote learning: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

    This bite-sized, online session will focus on the benefits of making a mindfulness meditation practice part of your routine.

    10th November, 2020 at 9:30am—10:30am
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    Remote learning: Purposeful Presenting

    This two-hour, virtual session is for those seeking to continually improve their presentational skills, with lots of practical new approaches to take away, try and apply right away.

    17th November, 2020 at 3:00pm— 5:00pm
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    Remote learning: Behave Yourself

    A hands-on and creative exploration of the principles of behavioural insights, giving you the tools and confidence to apply them to your own work.

    18th November, 2020 at 9:30am—11:00am
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    Remote learning: 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.

    19th November, 2020 at 4:00pm— 5:15pm

Partner with us

We provide growth-oriented organisations of all shapes and sizes with social, motivating and behaviourally-driven approaches to building capability throughout their teams — wherever they’re working from.

With an emphasis on virtual and remote delivery; our pioneering programmes bring people together to build skills among peers, and immediately apply them to the commercial and cultural challenges of the day.

To learn more about our transformative work with partners ranging from Dr. Martens to Dishoom, Adidas to Action for Children; and to explore ways we can support your teams — email Nick Defty or call +44 (0)20 7033 2140.

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