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.  


Neuromarketing World Forum – London

The Neuromarketing World Forum is the international gathering of market researchers, marketers and consumer insight professionals with an interest in neuromarketing and behavioural economics. DBA members qualify for a 10% discount.

Priorities for the UK creative industries workforce post-Brexit

Westminster Forum Projects is bringing together officials and senior representatives from across the creative Industries. This seminar will consider the priorities for ensuring the UK creative workforce remains globally competitive during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Date: 30/03/2017

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Working with clients on better briefs

Understand how to get the best briefs from your clients, and how you can write better briefs for your creative team. Attend this workshop for a clear framework and tools to help you develop robust briefs for the best results.

Date: 09/05/2017

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Unlock the potential of existing clients

Client development offers great opportunities for business growth. Find out how you can open up new revenue streams from your existing clients.

Date: 09/05/2017

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How to create high performing teams

Whether you’re in a critical role in your team, or you’re a team leader, how can you help your team thrive? Attend this workshop to understand what makes a high performing team and how you can make the best impact.

Date: 10/05/2017

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New business development: how to make marginal gains

Join this exclusive DBA member-only breakfast to understand how to break down the processes behind business development for increased success.

Date: 11/05/2017

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Cracking procurement

Understand how to make the procurement process work for both you and your clients. Attend this course to work more effectively with procurement and to create better outcomes for your agency.

Date: 11/05/2017

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Transform and grow your creative business

You may have a vision for your business growth, but how can you make this into a reality? Attend this workshop to understand how to successfully transform and grow your business.

Date: 11/05/2017

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Effective communication: the fundamentals

Communication skills are essential when liaising with colleagues, clients and suppliers. Understand how to instinctively use the right approach in different settings and gain renewed confidence in your communication skills.

Date: 15/05/2017

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Design Effectiveness 365

Join this half-day seminar with industry experts and winners of the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards to understand how to embed effectiveness into your everyday work.

Date: 16/05/2017

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