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. We combine the design, facilitation and coaching skills of our central team, with expertise from across our network to deliver in each instance.

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.

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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

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

Learning resources produced to support a two-day leadership event for Dr Martens

YCN Learning Partner Liz Whitney delivering a Coaching Mindsets workshop session.

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.