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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:

 

24/05/2016 Unlock the potential of existing clients Details

Training

workshop

Client development is a vital skill that can have a massive impact on agency growth. At this half-day workshop you’ll explore how client development can be integrated into your client service approach, rather than used as a bolt on.

 

08/06/2016 Better conversations: improve your personal impact Details
Training workshop

Conversations in a creative environment can often be tricky. This half-day workshop will provide you a better understanding on how to facilitate positive conversations. You'll leave with practical techniques that you can implement immediately to help you get the desired message across to your peers.

 

09/06/2016 How to lead a creative business for innovation and growth Details
Training workshop

Are you leading your team in a way that encourages creativity? Build a culture of innovation, develop your personal leadership style and discover a clear framework to keep your agency running both creatively and commercially.

 

14/06/2016 Building a marketing strategy and plan Details
Training workshop

This full-day workshop will cover the full range of marketing activities and implementation tools. Which can be applied in your own time, as you work towards achieving your agency's business development goals.

 

15/06/2016 Presentation skills: improvers Details
SOLD OUT

Do you want to improve your skills, confidence and success rate when making those all-important presentations to clients and colleagues? This workshop is for those who are already giving presentations in their role, and explores the knowledge, skills and practical techniques needed in order to make presentations really successful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/06/2016 Using thought leadership and events to attract new business Details
Training workshop

Learn how you can use events and thought leadership to raise the profile of your business. You'll leave with greater knowledge of alternative routes you can take to build on your success and attract new clients.

 

22/06/2016 Working with clients on better briefs Details
Training workshop

A strong brief is a vital part of the business of design. Learn new ways of working that cut down on wasted time and effort, and result in good briefs that provide inspiration, not frustration.

 

28/06/2016 Presentation skills: introduction Details
Training workshop

Making presentations is an essential skill if you’re going to be successful in your career. Learn how to create the impact you want from your presentation through easy tips and techniques at this half-day workshop.

 

29/06/2016 New thinking for new business development Details
Training workshop

How would you rate your new business development techniques? Do you think they need a refresh? Move away from out dated techniques, and find out how to stand out from the crowd to attract new clients, in a more effective and approachable way.

 

19/07/2016 The power of purpose Details
Training workshop

Understand the real value of purpose, vision and direction as this half-day workshop explores ways to leverage this in your business. Which will ultimately energise your workplace, drive innovation and attract the clients you deserve.

 

05/07/2016 Managing projects efficiently Details

Training

workshop

In the design industry you need to be able to manage a variety of different projects and most likely, you'll need to manage them all simultaneously. At this half-day workshop, you'll find out about a series of essential and practical project management tools that will allow you to keep a handle on all your projects and deliver them efficiently.

 

NEW DBA Grow design management training

Intensive training programme

The DBA has partnered with Grow to bring professional design management training to UK businesses and design agencies. Find out more

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 Mia 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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