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.

August

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    Roundtable: Becoming an audience led organisation

    We'll bring together a group of senior client-side 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 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.

    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
    Floor Five, Twentytwo Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, 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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    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.

    11th September, 2019 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.

    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: Asking Better 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.

    17th September, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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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    Walkshop: Street Wisdom

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

    25th September, 2019 at 10:00am— 1:00pm
    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: LEGO Serious Play

    Equip yourself with a powerful, purposeful and playful tool for improving thinking and communication in meetings and among teams.

    1st October, 2019 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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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: Authentic and Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this half-day session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    3rd October, 2019 at 9:00am— 1:00pm
    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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    Remote Learning: Zoom — 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 what we'll do virtually for 90 minutes.

    15th October, 2019 at 11:30am— 1:00pm
    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
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    Workshop: Authentic and Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this half-day session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    14th November, 2019 at 9:00am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, 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.