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.


Interested in industry-specific training for you and your team? Head over to the DBA Design Business Academy, our 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. Get in touch with us at if you have any queries about past or future events.

DBA members receive discounts of 40% on the standard prices. 

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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

'My Life in Design' Podcast

How did some of the world’s best designers, strategists, and agency leads, get into design?

Browse episodes, tune in and find out here. 

“The DBA is delighted to be partnering Red Setter on the ‘My Life in Design’ Podcast. Featuring industry role models, the series explores their fascinating, wide-ranging journeys into a life in design.” – Deborah Dawton, CEO, DBA


Build on your personal resilience and stay true to yourself to transform the way you lead your teams with Anne-Marie Gough.

Date: 25/06/2024


DBA Annual General Meeting 2024 | DBA Members only

Sign up to join us on the 27 June for our Annual General Meeting. The AGM is a valuable opportunity for members and experts to meet and discuss their views with the Board of Directors.

Date: 27/06/2024


Members Forum

The next DBA Members' Forum will take place on Monday 1 July, 4-5pm BST.  We will be joined by Moore Kingston Smith's Esther Carder as we discuss right-sizing a business or team given the complex and uncertain context we find ourselves operating in today.

Date: 01/07/2024


Developing a Pipeline and Nurturing Leads

Sharpen your proposition, hone your approach and embed the right processes to grow new opportunities at this practical 90-minute workshop with Kimi Gilbert.

Date: 19/09/2024


Growing Existing Clients and Referrals

Maximise the potential of your existing client relationships with some inspiration, confidence and tried and tested processes in this energising 90-minute workshop with Lucy Mann. 

Date: 01/10/2024


The Design Effect

An inspiring day of talks, debates, case studies and dinner discussions – including the 2024 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards – curated to illuminate the ways effective design can shape business, society and the world. 8 October 2024 | The British Museum, London | 13:30-22:00

Date: 08/10/2024


Marketing your Design Business

Focus your attention on the right marketing tactics and stand out from the crowd. Understand marketing best practice for design businesses with DBA Expert Lucy Mann in this 3-part  online course.

Date: 15/10/2024


Websites with Impact

Refresh your website to quickly and effectively arm your clients with the information they need. This online 90-minute workshop with DBA Expert Jonathan Kirk is packed full of the latest insights from the 'What Clients Think' Report 2024. 

Date: 07/11/2024


Negotiating Client Terms

Don't shy away from negotiations - develop your skills and confidence with DBA Expert John Gleason at this interactive, online workshop and you'll relish the next opportunity you have to negotiate on your own terms.

Date: 12/11/2024


Powerful Presentations

Build your presentation skills and deliver more powerful and effective presentations, both online and in-person, that get the results you need with this two-part course with Catherine Allison.

Date: 19/11/2024


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