We design and deliver tailored training and capability programmes to build new skills in modern and motivating ways.

Alongside our open, social learning programmes, we work directly with clients to develop tailored training and learning experiences that build capability throughout their organisations in relation to specific business objectives. From single sessions to ongoing blended programmes, we combine the design, facilitation and coaching skills of our central team, with expertise from across our network to deliver to our partners internationally.

Some recent work in this area:

— Designing and delivering a series of 90 minute workshops, with supporting resource, to drive performance among a 120 strong global management team from Dr. Martens over the course of a two day gathering.

— Developing a branded high-potentials development programme, Secret 12, for Secret Escapes' team members across functions in the London Head Office.

— Boosting the strategic skills of a newly formed team of marketers at Amsterdam based file sharing platform WeTransfer.

— Equipping future sporting leaders at adidas with new ways of working, aligned to live challenges — and pulling in best practice from outside of the business in the process.

— Enabling store leaders from Lush Cosmetics to be better empower their teams to surprise and delight customers.

— Helping groups of civil servants from within the Department of Transport to more confidently deploy storytelling techniques in their internal and external communications.

— Boosting the soft-skills of apprentices across The Telegraph Group, to complement the on the job training they receive in their different departmental roles.



"YCN has supersized our network and enabled us to connect the leaders of our business with like-minded peers around the world. A perfect fit with our culture."
Sonia Thorel, adidas Group

"We were blown away with the level of engagement we saw from the leadership team."
Leanne Convery Secret Escapes

"YCN was able to directly link the sessions we ran in-to the customer service work we we doing before and after, with lots of detail on how learning would be transferred and kept going."
Charlotte Howe, Lush Cosmetics

“Probably the best time we've spent together as a team."
Damian Bradfield, WeTransfer


To discuss ways of working with YCN around your objectives, please contact Director Nick Defty via email or on +44 (0)20 7033 2140.

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We provide growth-oriented organisations of all shapes and sizes with social, motivating and behaviourally-driven approaches to building capability throughout their teams — wherever they’re working from.

With an emphasis on virtual and remote delivery; our pioneering programmes bring people together to build skills among peers, and immediately apply them to the commercial and cultural challenges of the day.

To learn more about our transformative work with partners ranging from Dr. Martens to Dishoom, Adidas to Action for Children; and to explore ways we can support your teams — email Nick Defty or call +44 (0)20 7033 2140.

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