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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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2022

Join us to celebrate the power of design. On Thursday 30 June, from 12pm BST, our 2022 winners will find out if they’ve won Gold, Silver or Bronze at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2022 winners announcement. The online event, which is free and open to all, is a fantastic opportunity to find out what makes a DBA Design Effectiveness Award winner. Find out more and join us.

Date: 30/06/2022


DBA online learning: 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.

Date: 22/09/2022


DBA online learning: Websites with Impact

Refresh your website to quickly and effectively arm clients with the information they need with the latest insights from the 'What Clients Think' Report with Jonathan Kirk.

Date: 18/10/2022


DBA online learning: Negotiating Client Terms

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

Date: 10/11/2022


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