Calendar
Our year-round programme of
peer and practitioner led learning

Learn among like-minds with our stimulating year-round programme of workshops, classes and talks.

The sessions we programme every week are rooted in the learning goals of creatively-driven organisations across our network. We programme a variey of formats; from bite-sized workshops 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.

July

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    Talk: Meet your Brain, and Phil Dobson

    We've invited Phil Dobson to visit the Library and share his expertise on neuroscience, and how we can enhance our productivity, creativity, and resilience.

    16th July, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    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.

    17th July, 2019 at 8:00am— 9:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Building Resilience

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

    18th July, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Asking Great Questions

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

    22nd July, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    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.

    24th July, 2019 at 8:30am—10:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Keynote Masterclass

    Supersize your keynote skills for higher impact presentations, at this hands on and practical workshop led by Livvy Moore.

    25th July, 2019 at 10:00am— 1:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Influencing IRL

    If you know you deserve to be heard, and want to make a difference, actively working on your influencing skills is important. That's the focus of this session, led by negotiation maestro Louise Hedges.

    25th July, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Learn to live your values

    When our actions align with our values, work and life become more fulfilling. This two hour workshop will extend your personal toolkit, through focus and authenticity at work.

    30th July, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: LGBTQ-inclusive Advertising with PrideAM

    Join PrideAM as they present key findings from their recently published report Outvertising 2, and learn about the value of LGBTQ + inclusive advertising.

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

    31st July, 2019 at 6:30pm— 7:30pm

August

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    Workshop: Asking Great Questions

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

    1st August, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Remote Learning: Zoom: Better Breathing

    This practical ninety minute session, held remotely on Zoom, will explore techniques for breathing more consciously, aiming to improve our sense of connection and wellbeing in the workplace.

    7th August, 2019 at 12:30pm— 2:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

    This practical session will focus on introducing the technique and benefits of Mindfulness meditation practice, in relation to our life and work

    13th August, 2019 at 9:00am—10:30am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this 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.

    14th August, 2019 at 6:30pm— 7:30pm
    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?

    15th August, 2019 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Panel: Breakfast Briefing: Animation Today

    To complement popular past sessions on trends and best practice in photography and illustration; we'll next explore smart animation applications within modern communication.

    20th August, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Becoming an audience led organisation

    We'll bring together a group of senior marketers to share experiences, and explore opportunities, around audience led strategies.

    22nd August, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    The Guardian, Kings Place, London
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    Remote Learning: Zoom — Presence & Gravitas

    In this ninety minute Zoom session, we'll learn theory and techniques for improving our confidence and sense of presence in any situation.

    22nd August, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Class: Yoga for work

    At this 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.

    28th August, 2019 at 8:00am— 9:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London

September

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    Workshop: Tiny Habits: Massive Changes

    Tiny Habits® coach Mike Coulter will teach a game-changing method of behaviour design.

    3rd September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    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.

    4th September, 2019 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Presence & Gravitas

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

    5th September, 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?

    10th September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: David Rowan's Reading List

    September's reading list comes courtesy of WIRED UK's founding editor and, more recently, author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds.

    10th September, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Walkshop: Street Wisdom

    Join Scott Morrison on the streets of Shoreditch to discover that answers to your most pressing challenges are everywhere.

    11th September, 2019 at 10:00am— 1:00pm
    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.

    12th September, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Rivington Rooms, 58-60 Rivington Street, London
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    Remote: Books on ZOOM — Atomic Habits

    We'll bring a group together remotely to discuss, explore and commit to applying some of the sharp thinking on getting things done in James Clear's best-selling book.

    12th September, 2019 at 2:00pm— 3:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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.

    13th September, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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: Building Resilience

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

    24th September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Panel: Is workplace wellness working?

    We'll hear from a panel of workplace wellness experts to examine the benefits and challenges of health and wellbeing initiatives at work.

    26th September, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

October

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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.

    2nd October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings

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

    2nd October, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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?

    8th October, 2019 at 1:30pm— 5:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Sketchnoting with Scriberia

    Led by Scriberia co-founder Dan Porter, this session is all about building new skills for capturing, visualising and sharing information in ways that stick.

    9th October, 2019 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Learn to live your values

    When our actions align with our values, work and life become more fulfilling. This two hour workshop will extend your personal toolkit, through focus and authenticity at work.

    10th October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Jamie Catto's Reading List

    At this autumnal reading list event we'll learn what's inspired Jamie's diverse, collaborative and multi-disciplinary work and it's link to his professional practice today.

    15th October, 2019 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Coaching Cultures

    Thriving organisations are putting coaching conversations at the heart of their culture, using people-centred strategies to drive commercial growth. We'll explore these approaches, and examine their impact.

    17th October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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.

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

December

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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?

    3rd December, 2019 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

Partner with us

Creatively-driven organisations partner with YCN to continually build capability throughout their teams.

Our open, year-round learning programme brings people from across these organisations together, enriching their mindsets and skillsets, and building their networks too. We take targetted, topic specific sessions into members’ teams at their places of work; and, when required, help our members to connect with the smartest thinking from across our network in relation to specific business challenges.

Find out more about membership in this PDF, by emailing YCN Director Nick Defty or calling +44 (0)20 7033 2140.