We design and deliver learning experiences to develop new skills, behaviours and ways of working in modern, motivating and memorable ways.

Alongside our open and ongoing programmes, we work directly with clients to develop tailored learning experiences that build capability throughout their organisations in relation to specific challenges; 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.


Some testimonials:

"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, and the impact the missions YCN designed had on their teams"
Chloe Palmer, Secret Escapes

"Energising sessions that directly link in-to the work we're doing before and after, with plenty of emphasis on how we transfer, apply and measure what we've learned."
Charlotte Howe, Lush Cosmetics

“Our partnership keeps professional development front of mind among my team, and gets us among like-minds facing similar challenges.“
Sara Stark, Dishoom


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

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.