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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Events & Training

Our programmes are highly regarded across the industry, consistently receiving excellent feedback.

Our events and training calendar is regularly updated with new dates for our most popular and valued programmes, and we frequently introduce new events and workshops to inspire and inform your team too.

Competitively priced, DBA members benefit even further from highly subsidised rates to attend our programmes and members traveling from more than 60 miles outside of London receive additional discounts to workshops on top.

Keep an eye on our calendar, and don’t forget that we also work with partner organisations to identify events of interest to you, securing discounted ticket prices for members to these.  


DBA member networks discuss… business growth (Bristol)

DBA Members are invited to join us in Bristol to explore the topic of business growth. We'll discuss opportunities for business growth and the leadership qualities needed to thrive.

Date: 14/06/2017

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Talking creative: communicating design better

Communicating effectively about your creative work can open up a world of opportunity and success. Attend this half-day seminar on talking creative and help your business stand out from the rest.

Date: 27/06/2017

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Engage and retain your talent | DBA member breakfast

Our July member breakfast explores what's involved in engaging and retaining top talent to your business. Covering culture, salary and the other more hidden factors, you'll leave fresh with ideas that will have lasting impact.

Date: 11/07/2017

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DBA member networks discuss…business growth (Manchester)

DBA Members are invited to join us to explore the topic of business growth. We'll discuss the opportunities for business growth and the leadership qualities needed to thrive.

Date: 12/07/2017

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People management skills | Half-day training workshop

Take this workshop to assess your own personal management style and when you leave you will be equipped with new skills to confront people management challenges with confidence.

Date: 03/10/2017

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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 incorporate new tactics into your business and stand out from the crowd.

Date: 03/10/2017

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Managing projects efficiently

This workshop will cover how to prioritise conflicting needs, pitfalls to avoid and how to prevent things going wrong through exercises and discussion. When you leave you'll be armed with a 5 step framework for effective project management.

Date: 04/10/2017

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How to create a winning business development plan | Half-day workshop

Levels of competition in the design industry are increasing. To stay ahead you need to take a proactive and targeted approach to developing new business. Applying a coherent strategy to your new business effort will help you to set long term plans, safe in the knowledge that you have a healthy flow of work through the business.

Date: 04/10/2017

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Turning clients into advocates | Half-day training workshop

Where does the majority of your new business come from? For most design agencies the answer is almost always ‘referrals’. If this is the case for you, then why not focus more of your marketing and business development efforts on promoting referrals from existing clients and advocates, rather than solely on generating new (mostly cold) business opportunities?

Date: 05/10/2017

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Make websites work harder | Half-day training workshop

Is your website a proactive advertisement or a passive brochure? Are you confident that it’s communicating your agency’s true strengths? Does it stand out against your competitors? Does it tell clients what they want to know and in the right way? Agency websites and client expectations of agency websites are changing. We will be reviewing agency websites to understand trends and developments.

Date: 05/10/2017

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