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The DBA is a valued hub for the national design community, providing opportunities for professional development and networking with a series of stimulating events and professional development workshops for all levels, that focus on both long-standing and emerging industry issues.

 

Our workshops are taught by design industry experts and have been developed specifically for design agency staff, so we can guarantee you'll see the benefit for your staff and your business.

Discounts on training workshops are available for members travelling from more than 60 miles from London.

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Forthcoming events and training workshops:

30/11/2016

- 2/12/2016

 

FUSE London Details

Partnership event

An event where creatives and brand leaders share their passion and make the case for design to be infused into every element of your organisation. Deborah Dawton, DBA Chief Executive, will be chairing a session. DBA members will find a 30% discount code on the member's area of the DBA website when they login.

 

01/03/2017 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Ceremony Details
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.

 

20/03/17 Managing projects efficiently Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

21/03/17 Building a marketing strategy and plan Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

21/03/17 How to punch above your weight Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

22/03/17 Presentation skills: improvers Details
DBA workshop

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

 

22/03/17 Making the most of what you own Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

23/03/17 Expert client handling Details
DBA workshop

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

 

23/03/17 Sales and persuasion skills Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

23/03/17 Influencing at board level Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

24/03/17 Client relationship skills Details
DBA workshop

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

 

09/05/17 Working with clients on better briefs Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

09/05/17 Unlock the potential of existing clients Details
DBA workshop

Client development offers great opportunities for business growth. Find out the opportunities and constraints of client development to enhance your existing relationships.

 

10/05/17 How to create high performing teams Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

11/05/17 Cracking procurement Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

11/05/17 Transform and grow your creative business Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

15/05/17 Effective communication: the fundamentals Details
DBA workshop

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.

 

16/05/17 Presentation skills: introduction Details
DBA workshop

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

 

17/05/17 PR and profile raising Details
DBA workshop

Take advantage of all opportunities to extend your reach to potential clients. Understand how to build successful PR campaigns to get your name out there and keep your profile raised.

 

17/05/17 How to frame your strategic offer and charge for it Details
DBA workshop

Your agency may already offer strategic services. Join us to explore how to more effectively package and articulate your strategic offer and turn it into a real revenue stream.

 

18/05/17 Engaging people: management and development skills Details
DBA workshop

Everyone has their own management style. Join this workshop for practical advice on engaging your team to get the best work from them.

 

18/05/17 Negotiation skills Details
DBA workshop

Negotiation skills help you get the best from any situation. Understand the top qualities of a good negotiator to get the results you need from any negotiation situation.

 

Exclusive prices on books

Buy Blair Enns' book - 'The win without pitching manifesto' for an exclusive price of £10. To place your order please get in touch with us on 020 7251 9229 or email bookings@dba.org.uk

For more special discounts on design related books see our Gower Publishing page.

 
 
On-demand webinars:
Developing an export strategy - Details
Free pitching - problems and solutions - Details
How to run a successful design business - Details
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards - how and why to apply - Details
Managing cash-flow and getting paid - Details
From Integration to Transmedia - Details
Top 10 Tips for Surviving 2012 - Details
Driving Profitability - Details
Networking at work: possibilities, pitfalls, pleasures - Details

Pricing: An art or a science? - Details

Package Design: Design ROI and Effectiveness Details
View all on-demand webinars

Footage from previous DBA events:
An evening with Luke Johnson - Details
Directory Launch - Details

Seminar write-ups

All events in our seminar series are written up into reports which you can access in the featured guides section. You can also follow the live twitter feeds from all DBA events at @dbaHQ

 

Presentation Skills
The DBA offers training in presentation skills at three levels depending on your experience and requirements. Compare the courses and see which one is right for you?

 

Funding opportunities:

There are a variety of schemes available for funding. Click here to view some funding schemes that the DBA have found.


Previous Events:

For the archive of previous events click here
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