Events
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.

January

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    Roundtable: Lessons in Launching: Second Studios

    For agency founders, the opportunity to open another studio in another part of the world can be an appealing one for many reasons. And the challenges are plentiful too, as we'll explore at this session.

    22nd January, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Studio Koto, 10A Lant Street, London
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    Talk: Design For Breakfast: Patternity

    In our first design-led breakfast conversation for 2019, we'll sit down in Dishoom's delightful Verandah with Patternity co-founder, Anna Murray.

    23rd January, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly 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 January, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    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.

    29th January, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Design as an Attitude: Alice Rawsthorn

    The award-winning writer and critic will visit the Library on 29th January to talk us through the design-driven ideas at the heart of her new book.

    29th January, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: The Art of Negotiation

    Master the art of the negotiation, equipping yourself with a whole new range of tools and techniques that will purposefully pull others towards your point of view.

    30th January, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

February

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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.

    5th February, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Writing effective new business emails

    Led by the Future Factory’s Kimi Gilbert — the focus of this workshop will be on on how to craft more persuasive, compelling and commercially effective emails.

    6th February, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Smarter Customer Connections

    On 7th February at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, we’ll bring together a panel to explore how open approaches to capturing and sharing data are enabling purposeful and valuable customer experiences.

    7th February, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    WIELS Contemporary Art Centre , Avenue Van Volxem 354, Brussels
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    Workshop: Leading Now: Presence & Gravitas

    This workshop, led by Catherine Allison, is for those aiming for a greater sense of authority, presence and impact at work.

    7th February, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    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.

    12th February, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Leading Now: Coaching in Practice

    A half-day workshop with Liz Whitney to build on and practice skills learnt in our Coaching Mindsets workshop.

    13th February, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN, 72 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.

    21st February, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: The Joy of Work, with Bruce Daisley

    From the importance of a lunch break to the value of laughter — Bruce will be setting out his practical lessons for better and more creative cultures at work.

    22nd February, 2019 at 9:00am—10:30am
    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.

    26th February, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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.

    27th February, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings, Midweights Group

    Eight mid-weight designers will come together in the YCN Library, with two of the group sharing a recently completed project for open conversation and peer review.

    28th February, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

March

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    Workshop: Selling your ideas

    The purpose of this practical, full-day session is to build confidence, presence and effectiveness when pitching to, or persuading others — whether colleagues, clients or family members.

    5th March, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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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.

    7th March, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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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.

    12th March, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 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.

    13th March, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN, 72 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.

    14th March, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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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

April

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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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    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.

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

May

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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: 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, 72 Rivington Street, London

June

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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

September

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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.

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