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.

Get in touch with us at if you have any queries about past or future events.

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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Project Management | Online training

In two in-depth online sessions focused on practical learning, leading project management training facilitator Trish Thurley, will share a best practice approach to project management you can apply to your own varying sized projects and equip you with neat tricks to get everything running smoothly on the right track.

Date: 02/11/2021


Negotiating Client Terms | Online training

This interactive two-part workshop with John Gleason will help you feel more confident in your negotiations. More importantly, this course will give you the skills and ability to be better prepared for your client negotiations.

Date: 09/11/2021


Marketing your Design Business | Online training

Over four in-depth sessions, DBA Expert Lucy Mann, of Gunpowder Consulting, will guide you through the building blocks required to elevate your agency marketing to superstar levels.

Date: 16/11/2021


Presentation skills | Online training

Presenting is an essential part of working in design. Love it or hate it, the way you communicate with your clients, prospects and team members will have almost as much impact as your content. The more you understand about how to present confidently and convincingly, the more successful you’ll be. Refresh your online and in-person presentation skills in this two-session online workshop with Shan Preddy.

Date: 30/11/2021


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