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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Timely and relevant insight from leading industry advisors and trusted experts to help you tackle your current business challenges.

Our faculty includes an eclectic mix of industry experts, covering everything from financial strategy and new business development to client relationships and design leadership.

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Webinar gallery

austin-distel-vcfxt2yt1eq-unsplash-copyCouldn’t join us at the time? DBA Members can view all past webinar recordings here by logging in with a member account.

Stay up to date on upcoming DBA webinars and online training by signing up to our mailing list here and regularly checking our listing below.

I’m finding the webinars and support from the DBA invaluable at this time. It helps to feel connected, they focus the mind and highlight simple action points that are all achievable. – Helen Noel, Client Services and Creative Director, Brand+Soul

Online learning at the DBA

tim-mossholder-we_kv_zb1l0-unsplash-1Interested in industry-specific training for you and your team? Head over to the DBA Design Business Academy, our brand new online learning platform.

You can see what’s coming up and book your spaces now, or browse our course library and register your interest in anything you like the look of and we’ll let you know when they’re available again. DBA members receive discounts of 40% on the standard prices.

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Growing existing clients and referrals with Lucy Mann | Online training

Maximise the potential of your existing client relationships with some inspiration, confidence and tried and tested processes from DBA Expert and Director of Gunpowder Consulting Lucy Mann in this inspiring and energising 90-minute workshop.

Date: 25/05/2021


Owning the comeback: taking control of your business’ future | DBA member exclusive webinar

It’s been a long a time coming, but the economy is finally waking up. In March, the UK Treasury forecast growth in 2021 at 4.8% – just one month later this had increased to 5.7%. Positivity is back and it’s time to act. Join us on Thursday 27 May at 3pm BST for this DBA member exclusive webinar when our panel will be looking at the characteristics of businesses that did well during the pandemic and what we can learn from them.

Date: 27/05/2021


Design your culture with Aliya Vigor-Robertson | Online training

A strong and relevant business culture prioritises the behaviours essential to the success of your business. Book your space on this two-part workshop with Aliya Vigor-Robertson, DBA Expert and Co-Founder of JourneyHR, to take practical steps to help you build a strong learning environment which encourages diversity and inclusion.

Date: 08/06/2021


Immerse yourself in effectiveness, celebrate the power of design: DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021

The wait is almost over: on Tuesday 15 June our 2021 winners will find out if they’ve won Gold, Silver or Bronze at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021 winners announcement. Tune in from 12.00-13.30 to join the celebrations.

Date: 15/06/2021


The joy of creative teams with Emma Collins | Online training

Creativity is at the heart of your business and there is so much joy when a team is living its full creative potential.​ Make some space and invest some time in re-connecting with your creative team at this three-part workshop with DBA Expert, Executive Leadership & Creative Team Coach, Emma Collins.

Date: 17/06/2021


Influencing at board level with Ralph Ardill | Online training

Explore how to design winning arguments that influence, persuade and truly engage your senior clients at this high-impact 90-minute workshop with DBA Expert and Brand Experience Specialist, Ralph Ardill.

Date: 22/06/2021


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