Topics
Building capability around
the challenges of the day

Continually evolving, the topics we explore reflect the performance goals of outward-looking organisations as they prepare for the future of work.

From presence and resilience, to making more of meetings; coaching mindsets to owning feedback, digitally-driven leadership to design thinking — the topics outlined below, and many others too, can be explored among peers in our open learning programmes, or delivered directly to your team — scaling impact within your organisation. Sessions tailored to your teams can be delivered anywhere; and supported with actions and resources to ensure that new skills and behaviours are immediately transferred to work.

Learn among peers

Explore key topics among peers, within our open programmes across the year.

Delivered directly to your teams

We can deliver tailored, topic specific sessions to your teams anywhere.

Popular Topics

  • Building Resilience

    We'll explore the ways in which we can support ourselves holistically, to become better equipped for whatever comes our way at work.

  • Owning Feedback

    By refining our relationship with the ways we give and receive feedback, we'll enjoy more purposeful and productive relationships.

  • Unconscious Bias

    It can be uncomfortable to acknowledge, but within any mind, team or organisation — there is unconscious bias.

  • Design Thinking

    With customer expectations for seamless and personalised experiences always increasing, Design Thinking has never been a more valuable or relevant method to master.

  • Vocal Confidence

    ​We can all benefit from a stronger and more confident voice, and there are accessible and actionable methods of developing one.

  • Finding Flow

    Through changing our perceptions, and applying some basic principles, we can all increase the chances of finding flow within our everyday work.

  • Project Management Principles

    From managing stakeholders to easy elements of agile approaches, we tour the latest tools and techniques that work at work.

  • Hacking Fear

    By reframing fear as opportunity we're able to transform the way we think about challenges in front of us, and how to positively approach them.

  • Coaching Mindsets

    A coaching mindset, and methods for putting into into play, will enrich your management style in all directions

  • Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Unravelling the power of stories and how to harness their power to persuade in all kinds of modern spaces.

  • Gaining Gravitas

    There are simple and easy to action ways to boost our sense of authority, presence and gravitas at work. And by mastering them, we can quickly create influential impact.

  • Better Breathing

    By equipping ourselves with techniques for breathing more consciously, we can improve our sense of connection and wellbeing in the workplace.

  • Natural Networking

    Exploring the principles and practices that can help us painlessly and purposefully meet the people we want to meet.

  • Great Groups

    Exploring the art and science of running creative and engaging meetings, gatherings and other get-togethers.

  • Managing Up

    Refining and combining our skills of empathy, listening and questioning will enable us to purposefully manage relationships with those more senior.

  • Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

    A great presentation is really a demonstration of authenticity, and of understanding who it is we're presenting to. And of knowing how to get out of our own way.

  • Running Retros

    Popularised within the Agile movement, retrospective are a great tool for reflecting at the end of a project. What worked, what could be better — where are the opportunities?

  • Success under Stress

    The pressure to deliver more with less is a common challenge. How can we equip ourselves and our teams with tools to thrive in turbulent times?

  • Navigating Negotiation

    By mastering the art of the negotiation, we can positively and purposefully pull others towards our point of view.

  • How to Decide

    In today's fast-moving and ambiguous world of work, it's no surprise that we often feel pressured and unfocussed. Hardly the best context for making good decisions.

We build capability

We help organisations of all shapes and sizes to become more capable in pursuit of their goals.

To do this we focus on what we believe to be the three key drivers of organisational capability — People, Purpose and Partnerships. Whether through our open learning programmes, or tailored consultancy work; we love bringing together creatively-minded groups to work and learn in modern and motivating ways.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting YCN Director Nick Defty by email or on +44 (0)20 7033 2140.