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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In-house training

Bring our leading design industry specific workshops to your office. You can save on travel costs, time and course fees when our expert trainers come to you and your team.

All of our workshops are available to be delivered in-house and they can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your team and your business. Fees cover all course materials, couriers and tutor fees. You just need to provide the space for the workshop to take place, catering and AV equipment.

Benefits of in-house training:

  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of bringing our highly regarded training courses to you. 
  • Provide a learning experience for your team which is specific to your organisation and to the needs of your business. 
  • Choose from our standard courses listed below, or chat to us about tailoring a course to your needs or creating a bespoke course. 
  • Reduce time out of the office and bring the trainer to your business. 
  • Take advantage of our in-house training discounts to save money. 

Contact us to discuss the options available on 020 7251 9229 or email bookings@dba.org.uk.

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How to create a winning business development plan


Levels of competition in the design industry are increasing. To stay ahead you need to take a proactive and targeted approach to...

Business development and new business


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New thinking for new business development


In this workshop learn why traditional new business approaches are not working. Leave with an understanding of how you can stand out from the crowd.

Business development and new business


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Presentation skills: introduction


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

Communications skills, Presentation skills


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How the law works for you


Get up to speed with your colleagues on design intellectual property rights in a global context, and find out how designs can generate income while you sleep. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

IP and understanding the law


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Design and the law


Have a successful career in design and creative businesses by playing by the rules. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

IP and understanding the law


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Managing people


Need a hand? Achieve results through managing people well, effective delegation and knowing how to set goals and standards. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

People management and leadership


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Engaging people: management and development skills


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

People management and leadership


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Developing your people


A design agency's biggest asset? Its people. Time to focus on human resources in Design. A half-day workshop with Henry Lydiate.

People management and leadership


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PR and profile raising


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.

Marketing and PR


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Make your website work harder


Is your website a proactive advertisement or a passive brochure? Are you confident that it’s communicating your agency’s true...

Marketing and PR


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