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.


How COVID-19 is changing corporate wellbeing standards

Dr. Els van de Helm

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been rapid changes in working conditions on a global scale, challenging the wellbeing of millions of employees around the world. This report investigates the short and long term effects of COVID-19 on employee wellbeing and urgent changes needed regarding the topics and delivery formats of corporate programs.

Boost Digital Learning during times of travel restrictions

Nick van Dam

IE has been recognized as a leader in blended and digital learning as we have been developing and launching sophisticated learning technologies and advancing our learning pedagogy for the last 25 years. In this article, IE's Chief Learning Officer; Nick van Dam, offers a detailed description of IE tools being already implemented to allow an efficient learning experience on times of travel restriction as the ones we live these days. Take a look to find out about the different blended and online possibilities IE is offering to its community: Online lessons through IE's Wow room platform, top ranked online and blended programs, online learning journeys, high impact online programs (HIOPS) and Digital Learning resources.


Nick van Dam and Eileen M. Rogers

By adopting a unique set of value-creating strategies and embracing a culture of ‘Truly Human Leadership,’ Barry-Wehmiller has created a robust organization that delivers value to all of its stakeholders—from its almost 12,000 global team members and their families, to their customers, shareholders, vendors and suppliers, and to the communities in which they conduct business. While proud of achieving more than 18% compound annual return for its shareholders since 1987, Chapman and his team had come to see that true success should be measured by the way they touch the lives of people.