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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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

'My Life in Design' Podcast

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

Browse Series Two, Three & Four episodes, tune in and find out here. New episodes land weekly.

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

Failsafe methods for new business success

Three new business experts will be in conversation with Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive at the DBA at our next DBA webinar. Join us online for an hour at 3pm GMT on Thursday 29 February as we explore and unpack three critical areas of new business.

Date: 29/02/2024


Members Forum

The next DBA Members' Forum will take place on Monday 4 March, 4-5pm GMT.  In our January Members's Forum, Blair Enns shared his insights into the top three habits he sees in businesses that can weather any storm. In this month's meeting, Deborah will be shining a light on some DBA Members who are living this reality in their day-to-day work.

Date: 04/03/2024


Managing Your Time

Spring clean your calendar and set yourself up for optimum productivity by attending this lively online workshop with Jenny McConnell.

Date: 14/03/2024


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: 19/03/2024


Managing Prospects and Closing the Deal

Turn your prospects into projects by closing more deals. A fast-paced, practical and interactive 90-minute workshop with Jeremy Davies.

Date: 26/03/2024


What Clients Think Report 2024 Official Launch Webinar

Reserve your place for the launch of 2024 What Clients Think Report. In this eye-opening hour long webinar, Jonathan Kirk, author of the report and DBA Expert, will explore the latest findings.

Date: 28/03/2024


Reimagining Leadership Bundle

Transform your approach to leadership with three bitesize, 90-minute modules. Designed to stretch you; get ready to lead your teams with authority, focus and understanding.

Date: 18/04/2024


Leading People

Create and sustain a culture of high performance that your team will want to follow at this inspirational 90-minute workshop with Anne-Marie Gough.

Date: 18/04/2024


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: 23/04/2024


World Class Client Service

Great client service will put your business ahead of the competition. Discover what clients need and how you can meet and exceed expectations with Jonathan Kirk.

Date: 25/04/2024


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