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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The unique characteristics that make up design businesses are what sets it apart from other industries. It’s an industry that thinks differently, works differently and aspires differently, and it is made of people like you. People and businesses who choose to be Small Giants.

You’re driven by a genuine desire to the best at what you do, to create a stimulating place for your staff to work, to provide great client servicing, to make a wider positive impact beyond simply your own financial gains.

But whether you own a design business, work in one or commission design on behalf of a department or business, these skills don’t necessarily come naturally or easily. Our training programme will help you hone the skills you need to make the design business you lead or work in truly great.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out our in house training sessions here.


Webinars, free for DBA members

As part of your DBA membership you are able to access our HR and employment law partner, Croner's schedule of webinars. Simply quote the DBA scheme number when registering. View the schedule, read further details about each webinar and register your place.

Date: 25/10/2019


Fit for success: expert agency management with David C. Baker | Full day workshop

If you are in a leadership position within a creative agency and your role includes impacting your agency’s growth and performance, this intensive day is the game-changing insight you’ve been waiting for.

Date: 07/11/2019


What Clients Think…and how to make them love you | Half-day seminar

Jonathan Kirk at Up to the Light, has been conducting his ‘What Clients Think’ report every year since 2014, interviewing over 500 clients each time to lift the lid on what clients are really thinking. Join us at this half-day seminar for exclusive first access to the report, and the thinking behind it all, to help you understand what clients really want – and how you can deliver it.

Date: 27/11/2019


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