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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Training & Events

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.  

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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Ceremony


The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards assess the true impact of effective design on business. This prestigious ceremony will bring together design and business leaders to announce the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Grand Prix winners and celebrate the success of effective design.

Date: 01/03/2017


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Managing projects efficiently


The ability to manage a variety of different projects is key in the design industry. Learn how to prioritise conflicting demands using a 5 step framework for effective project management.

Date: 20/03/2017


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Building a marketing strategy and plan


Understand how to create a dynamic marketing plan to achieve your business development and goals. Grow your business by using the right marketing tools to read your audience.

Date: 21/03/2017


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How to punch above your weight


As a small or medium agency, it's important to sell your strengths and use your position to your advantage. Learn how to compete with larger agencies and tick your client’s reassurance boxes.

Date: 21/03/2017


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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.

Date: 22/03/2017


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Making the most of what you own


Understand your businesss 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.

Date: 22/03/2017


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Expert client handling


Become an expert at managing high-level relationships. Join this workshop to take a proactive approach and reboot your relationships.

Date: 23/03/2017


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Sales and persuasion skills


Sales and persuasion are essential skills for any situation. Attend this workshop for practical advice to increase your confidence when communicating with clients, colleagues and suppliers.

Date: 23/03/2017


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Influencing at board level


Take your business further by understanding the unspoken rules for successful board-level relationships. Join this workshop to increase your ability to craft board level conversations.

Date: 23/03/2017


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Client relationship skills


Take a proactive approach to keeping your clients engaged. Understand how to better manage relationships more effectively to retain your clients.

Date: 24/03/2017


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