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talks, roundtables and workshops

Discover our weekly in-person programme — sharing knowledge and expertise across our network, among nice people and in nice spaces.

The sessions we programme weekly 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 from 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 something you'd like to come along to — please email Kirsty.

August

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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 relationships at work.

    August 21st, 2018 at 9:30am— 4:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Workspace Design and Creativity

    We'll visit Scope's new office to explore how a new workspace can help a team to interact and create more effectively.

    August 22nd, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Scope, Here East Press Centre, London
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    Learning Group: Studio Managers

    We'll be bringing a group of studio managers together to air and share learnings, and highlight future topics of conversation.

    August 23rd, 2018 at 9:30am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Design Learnings, Junior Designers' 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.

    August 30th, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

September

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    Talk: Libby Sellers discusses her new book, Women Design

    On 6th September, we will be joined by Libby Sellers in the YCN Library to hear about her new book, Women Design.

    September 6th, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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.

    September 7th, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Design Learnings, Midweight Designers' Group

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

    September 11th, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Fedrigoni, Clerkenwell House, London
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    Talk: Approaches to Customer Insight

    Specialists Chris Arnings and Dr Adam Gill will be joining us in the YCN Library to discuss their differing approaches to gathering customer insights.

    September 11th, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Building Resilience

    As part of the Leading Now programme we'll open up conversation around the topic of resilience; how to develop it personally and among our teams.

    September 14th, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, 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.

    September 14th, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Leading Now: Negotiation and The Power of Soft

    As part of the Leading Now programme we'll share learning on modern modes of negotiation, picking up on key ideas in Hilary Gallo's popular book on-point to the topic.

    September 18th, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: The art of negotiation

    On 20th September, we will host a full-day workshop on how to master the critical art of negotiation with business strategy coach Louise Hedges.

    September 20th, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Talk: Project Learning: Commissioning illustration

    Sunshine's Simon Holmes and illustrator Eve Lloyd-Knight will draw on their experiences of working together to spotlight the best practices for commissioning illustration.

    September 20th, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
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    Roundtable: Design Learnings, Senior Designers' Group

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

    September 25th, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Reading List – Sam Bompas

    Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr will be visiting the YCN Library to share five books that have played a significant role in his career.

    September 25th, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    At this half-day workshop, writer and editor Anna Kiernan will guide a group through the core principles of storytelling and their application to modern digital channels.

    September 27th, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Making events work, at Airbnb

    We'll bring together an expert trio to discuss best practice when it comes to building events into your brand or business strategy.

    September 27th, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    Airbnb, Compton Courtyard, London

October

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    Roundtable: Briefing: Tools and templates

    Continuing our focus on best practice in creative briefing, we'll be hosting a session in the Library to compare and contrast tools and templates.

    October 2nd, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Making Great Teams

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

    October 3rd, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Talk: Talking Shop: Sustainability

    Join us at Hammerson's offices in King's Place for an in-depth discussion of how retail brands today are finding greener, cleaner and more ethical ways of doing business.

    October 4th, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    Hammerson, Kings Place, London
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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.

    October 9th, 2018 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Motivating charity and CSR partnerships

    Join a group of members from different brands to share knowledge, experiences and questions related to modern and meaningful CSR and charity partnerships.

    October 10th, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    PROPERCORN, 1 Royle Studios, London
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    Workshop: Strategic Social Media Marketing

    A half-day workshop led by social communications consultant Paul Sutton, to develop a strategic approach to marketing in social channels.

    October 18th, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: June Sarpong: Diversify

    Join us in the Library to hear June Sarpong discuss the ideas and arguments in her new book, Diversify.

    October 18th, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Content creation for beginners

    In this hands-on workshop, Founder of Southerly, Shelley Hoppe, will share lessons on how to write great digital content, and the importance of it.

    October 23rd, 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.

    October 25th, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, 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.

    October 30th, 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.

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

November

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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.

    November 7th, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, 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.

    November 8th, 2018 at 9:30am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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.

    November 16th, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, 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.

    November 22nd, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    At this half-day workshop, writer and editor Anna Kiernan will guide a group through the core principles of storytelling and their application to modern digital channels.

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