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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.

*SUMMER SALE* save up to 30%, starts 1 August
Book any* October workshop between:
1-5 August and save 30% 
8-12 August and save 25%
15-19 August and save 20%
22-26 August and save 15%
*excluding Presentation skills: improvers

 

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Forthcoming events and training workshops:

04/10/2016 Negotiation skills Details

Training

workshop

Being a confident negotiator helps you to achieve the best outcomes for yourself and your business. This workshop will provide practical strategies to help you hold the power during negotiations, whether its with your clients, suppliers or your team.

 

05/10/2016 How to get a flying start in design Details
Training workshop

Set yourself up for success with an in-depth induction to the design industry. Understand how the industry operates and how you can best contribute to projects in the creative process.

 

05/10/2016 Presentation skills: improvers Details
Training workshop

Do you want to polish your presentation skills? Learn how to clearly present your ideas to clients, suppliers and colleagues in this practical workshop.

 

06/10/2016 Running a creative business Details
Training workshop

Are your team working in the most efficient way? Could the systems you use to manage your business be simpler and more intuitive? Set the right operational structures so your team can spend more time delivering great creative work.

 

12/10/2016 How to frame your strategic offer and charge for it Details

Training

workshop

Positioning your offering for clients in the right way helps to reaffirm your value to them as a strategic partner. Understand how to package your strategic work, and learn from insight from hundreds of client interviews.

 

13/10/2016 People management skills Details

Training

workshop

 

Hone your personal management style to get the best work from your team. Attend this workshop to polish your management skills and motivate your team.

 

19/10/2016 Content marketing for your agency Details
Training workshop

Creating and sharing content builds your external profile. Attend this workshop to gain the tools to share relevant, timely and insightful content with your audiences to boost your presence.

 

20/10/2016 Influencing at board level Details

Training

workshop

 

 

The ability to sell your ideas to senior clients helps to progress your business. This workshop will help you hold impactful conversations at the C-suite level.
02/11/2016 DBA member meetup Details

Member social

FREE

Join us to catch up with your fellow DBA members over a drink - with the first one on us.

 

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 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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