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.



Wall Street Journal has just released this early November 2020 an article about the Future of Education. In order to do so, they have gathered the opinions of international experts in the field, including Nick van Dam IE Chief Learning Officer, to share insights on how to get better returns, from early childhood to on-the-job training. The hypothesis is served: Getting a college degree is no longer the only way to invest in human capital. Those who think more broadly will prosper in the years ahead.

Liquid Learning on Times of Liquid Modernity

Dr. Nick van Dam and Dr. Noémie Le Pertel

Liquid Learning is a transformational, comprehensive, holistic and interactive educational experience that transcends single learning methodologies and platforms by blending together physical and digital learning ecosystems in innovative ways. This is how students obtain the highest quality of education no matter where in the world they are and what their current situation might be. Nick van Dam and Noémie le Pertel invite you to dive into the article and explore the 5 guiding principles of Liquid Learning: multi-channel, an experience created for the real world, with faculty excellence as an asset, designed with an active and social approach and a solid focus to get a personalized experience.

Learning & Development Keys For Businesses Post-Coronavirus

Corporate Learning and Leadership Development is changing at the speed of business deeply influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out the views of 60 CLOs and Senior L&D Leaders globally who analyze challenges and opportunities for corporate development on these challenging times. The article gathers the main conclusions drafted by the report: ‘Learning and Leadership Development During Times of COVID 19 Survey Report’ developed by Prof. Dr. Nick van Dam, IE University Chief Learning Officer and Director for the IE Center for Corporate Learning Innovation, and former CLO and HR Executive at McKinsey & Company. Corporate Learning and Leadership Development is changing at the speed of business deeply influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak.