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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.

November

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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—11:00am
    Innocent Drinks , Fruit Towers, London
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    Roundtable: Talking about listening, with Bobette Buster

    Why is it that we feel astonished, even grateful, when someone really hears us? Join us to learn more about the power of listening, and how to listen well.

    20th November, 2018 at 11:00am—12:30pm
    Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, 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 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    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.

    21st November, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Brexit, Briffa and your IP

    In the latest of a series of sessions, legal expert William Miles will be answering questions and talking over a series of case studies relating to intellectual property and the ownership of ideas, with a post-Brexit focus.

    23rd November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, 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
    Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, London
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    Workshop: 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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    Roundtable: Lessons in launching: second studios

    We will be gathering a group of people from different agencies to compare notes on the challenge of opening a second studio.

    27th November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Studio Koto, 10A Lant 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.

    29th November, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, 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
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    Project Learnings: Reinventing Shakespeare's Globe

    We’re joined by the client and agency teams behind the rebranding of Shakespeare's Globe, where old meets new.

    29th November, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 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.

    30th November, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, 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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    Workshop: Collaborative Teams

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

    6th December, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, 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 Sessions 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
    Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, London

January

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    Workshop: Vocal Confidence

    Come and build your vocal confidence at YCN in this three-hour session with vocal coach Ingrid Gray.

    8th January, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN, 72 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.

    15th January, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: How to begin: strategies for creativity

    A practical workshop exploring strategies for generating new ideas and moving projects rapidly forward, led by Michael Atavar.

    15th January, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Breakfast Briefing: Photography – Future Trends

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

    16th January, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, 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.

    17th January, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    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.

    24th January, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    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.

    29th January, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, 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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    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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    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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    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.

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

March

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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.

    6th March, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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

May

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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.

    9th May, 2019 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, 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.