Welcome to the Center

We believe that in the digital age, learning and leadership are more important than ever. Our goal is to use innovative techniques to accelerate professional development and equip you with the skills you need to make a lasting impact.

As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, every organization will require a digital transformation to remain relevant. Recent research from the World Economic Forum, The World Bank, as well as McKinsey, suggests that employees in organizations need to be upskilled or reskilled in order to be successful in the digital age. With the latest insights in learning and leadership development, our center will provide you with all the benefits of our cutting edge research, education, and best practices to help you thrive.

This is the most exciting time to be in the learning and leadership development profession because there are tremendous opportunities to shape the future of people capability development.

Prof. Dr. Nick van Dam

Center Director and internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, and best-selling author of over 25 books.

Former McKinsey Partner, Chief Learning Officer and Advisor.


Our Center for Learning Innovation provides you with research insights and tools to become the best professional you can be in the digital world. You can take any one of our numerous assessments yourself or use them for your colleagues.


With the Center for Learning Innovation at IE, you can become part of a community of learning & development professionals. We give you unlimited access to some of the best publications in the field.


We offer a range of pre-recorded webinars to help you unlock the doors to mindfulness, wellbeing and happiness at work. Our experts share their insights in order to provide you with the tools you need for success.

Unlocking Vitality in the Digital Age: Health, Wellbeing and Happiness

The digital era is defined by constant transformation. Innovation, technology and globalization bring not just opportunities, but also challenges, such as a rising retirement age and new sources of stress. Noémie Le Pertel and Nick van Dam have drawn insights from the human sciences to create a model that links health, wellbeing, and happiness to vitality in the digital age.

IE center for health, wellbeing & happiness

It is our belief that higher and executive education must provide important life skills for individuals not only to survive, but to thrive amidst these challenges. Our mission is to give people the skills necessary to help them study, live and work at their very best. The IE Center takes a scientifically grounded and holistic approach to enhancing performance and happiness through simple, practical and sustainable educational programs.


Report: Learning and Leadership Development During Times of Covid-19

From the IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation we have reached out to over 60 Chief Learning Officers and L&D Leaders globally to learn about important initiatives and best practices. The report illustrates how, since Covid-19 outbreak, L&D functions have shifted their focus toward the most urgent priorities, like supporting employees in working remotely, personal wellbeing and finding the right balance on learning formats: going from Live (in-person) programs to blended or virtual ones. Exciting times are ahead for L&D functions, who work in an agile way to address the current and future development needs of their organizations.

"Carreras con mucho corazón". April 26th 2020. El País. (Original article in Spanish)

Creativity, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, leadership, intercultural collaboration, and team work among other soft skills, together with specialization and working on a complementary way with technology, are some of the key messages provided by Nick van Dam to El País newspaper.

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Along the article, experts identify which professions will accumulate the greatest demand after the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick van Dam takes the opportunity to point out the qualities that will be most valued by employers in the new reality that is coming.