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.


Competitive advantage with a human dimension: From lifelong learning to lifelong employability

By Beth Davies, Connor Diemand-Yauman, and Nick van Dam

Learning is key to professional success. As people keep working later in life, it is increasingly important for L&D professionals to capitalize on the Lifelong Learning model to keep more seasoned workers, as well as younger employees, productive and engaged.

Don’t stress out: How to build long-term resilience

Jacqueline Brassey and Nick van Dam

Authentic confidence through emotional flexibility is the key to combating stress in the workplace. There are six factors individuals and organizations should have in mind to overcome anxiety and fear on the path towards lasting professional success.

Seven Essential Elements of a Lifelong-Learning Mind-Set

Jacqueline Brassey, Nick van Dam, and Katie Coates

Organizations everywhere are feeling the effects of a rapidly changing world. In order to stay relevant in this increasingly competitive environment, lifelong learning is more necessary than ever. There are seven keys that businesses can capitalize on in order to foster this mentality in the workplace.