Events & Training

Whether junior designer or design leader, account handler or MD everyone benefits from fresh perspective, knowledge-share, new insights and debate.

Our events and training courses are renowned within the industry for their quality, relevance and proven capability to boost the confidence and performance of individuals and teams.

From lively networking events to skills development workshops, from in-depth business growth programmes to stimulating round-tables, our extensive range of events and training has something to offer every member of your team, across all roles and levels within your business.

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In-house training

Bring our leading design industry specific workshops to your office. If you have a group of 6 or more people you can save on travel costs, time and course fees when our expert trainers come to you.

All of our workshops are available to be delivered in-house and they can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your team and your business. Fees cover all course materials, couriers and tutor fees. You just need to provide the space for the workshop to take place, catering and AV equipment.

Benefits of in-house training:

  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of bringing our highly regarded training courses to you. 
  • Provide a learning experience for your team which is specific to your organisation and to the needs of your business. 
  • Choose from our standard courses listed below, or chat to us about tailoring a course to your needs or creating a bespoke course. 
  • Reduce time out of the office and bring the trainer to your business. 
  • Take advantage of our in-house training discounts to save money. 

Contact us to discuss the options available on 020 7251 9229 or email bookings@dba.org.uk.

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New thinking for new business development


In this workshop learn why traditional new business approaches are not working. Leave with an understanding of how you can stand out from the crowd.

Business development and new business


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How to get a flying start in design


This introductory workshop will help your team understand how the design industry works, and how they can make the best impact in their role.

Core business skills


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Working with design agencies on better briefs


Discover how to make real improvement to the way you brief in design. You'll be able to get better results for your business from the design work you manage and commission. Interactive full-day workshop with Chris Holt.

Client relationships, Working with design agencies


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Managing design agencies and teams


Build on the theory and your on-the-job experience and become the driving force in your agency relationships. Discover how you can get exactly what you need from your agencies every time. Full-day workshop with Jan Casey.

Working with design agencies


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Presentation skills: advanced


Do you regularly give successful presentations to clients, prospects and colleagues? Do you want to push these excellent skills even...

Communications skills, Presentation skills


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Presentation skills: improvers


Understand how to prepare, structure and deliver a presentation effectively. Limited to 5 attendees, this practical workshop will increase your confidence for successful presentations.

Communications skills, Presentation skills


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Presentation skills: introduction


Presenting gets easier with preparation and practice. Join this workshop for essential tips and knowledge to create a great impact in your next presentation.

Communications skills, Presentation skills


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Your design work and intellectual property


The work you create as a design agency belongs to you. At this workshop, with Keith Arrowsmith you'll find out how, by understanding the power of IP, you can negotiate higher fees, command respect and build long-lasting mutually beneficial client relationships.

IP and understanding the law


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Making the most of what you own


Understand your business assets and how you can retain and monetise them. Join this workshop to understand more about IP, and come away with a toolkit you can use to explore all your asset opportunities.

IP and understanding the law


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How the law works for you


Get up to speed with your colleagues on design intellectual property rights in a global context, and find out how designs can generate income while you sleep. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

IP and understanding the law


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