Boosting performance around
the challenges of our community

The topics we build capability around in our programme and partnerships reflect the ever-evolving challenges of our community.

From presence and resilience, to making more of meetings; coaching mindsets to owning feedback, digitally-driven leadership to design thinking — all of these topics can be explored among groups of peers at sessions in our open learning programme, and we can bring them to you too. Energising and tailored sessions can be delivered to your teams anywhere; and supported with resources, challenges, pledges and nudges to ensure that new behaviours are immediately and repeatedly applied.

Learn among peers

Explore the topics here among groups of like-minds in our core programme throughout the year.

Delivered to your teams

We can deliver workshops and resources on these topics, directly to your teams anywhere.

Popular Topics

  • Owning Feedback

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

  • Vocal Confidence

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Project Management Principles

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

  • Coaching Mindsets

    A coaching mindsets, 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.

  • Natural Networking

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

  • 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.

  • Great Groups

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

  • 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.

  • Managing Up

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

  • 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?

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