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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Your DBA training, events and coronavirus

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

In recent weeks, we’ve been joined by an eclectic mix of industry experts, including David C. Baker, Blair Enns, John Gleason, Moore Kingston Smith and PepsiCo’s Mauro Porcini to name a few, covering topics from financial strategy and new business development to client relationships and design leadership. 

Couldn’t join us at the time? DBA Members can view all past webinar recordings here by logging in with a member account.

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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


Adapting, learning and leading change: design in 2020 | DBA webinar

Recent memory has been full of unexpected and eventful twists and turns, but a global pandemic in our modern world has provided an experience unlike anything society has had to respond and adapt to before. With many months now under our belt, what have we learnt, as an industry and as individuals? How have things changed? During this explorative Q&A webinar, we will be joined by a panel of industry leaders from a range of backgrounds who will share their experiences, offer their perspectives and grapple with the bigger questions that will inform our collective thinking right now.

Date: 22/10/2020


Managing your time: taking back control to stay focused and increase productivity | Online workshop

Join creative industry expert Jenny McConnell at this essential half-day online workshop to learn the habits and hacks to propel you from being hyper-busy to becoming focused and productive. Regain control of your time and create a better balance to increase your productivity and make the most of your working day.

Date: 27/10/2020


DBA Member catch up & annual general meeting (AGM) | DBA members only

The DBA's AGM will be part of the member catch up on Wednesday 28 October from 09:30-10:30. Open to directors of all DBA members, agency and corporate with DBA experts too, this bumper member catch up is one not to miss. Click here to login and register.

Date: 28/10/2020

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Influencing at board level: how to communicate and persuade at the top | Online workshop

Join business transformation and DBA Expert Ralph Ardill at this inspiring online workshop to raise your confidence and ability to hold authoritative and impactful conversations at board level. Articulate the value of design at board level to propel your design business further and stay competitive.

Date: 04/11/2020


HR Webinars, free for DBA members

As part of your DBA membership you are able to access our HR and employment law partner, Croner's schedule of webinars. This currently includes webinars focused on workplace issues arising out of the coronavirus pandemic. Simply quote the DBA scheme number when registering. View the schedule, read further details about each webinar and register your place.

Date: 05/11/2020


Positioning for business growth: achieving your strategic point of difference | Online workshop

Standing out from the crowd is a challenge in an increasingly competitive design industry. Join creative advisor and DBA Expert Nick Gray at this online workshop where he will provide client examples and offer practical advice to illustrate how to achieve your strategic point of difference. Gain a deeper understanding of what clients want and challenge the competition with an authentic approach to positioning.

Date: 10/11/2020


Watch past DBA Friday webinars: expert advice during the coronavirus pandemic

During DBA Friday webinars, design-sector specific insight and advice is delivered to help members tackle the business challenges they are currently facing. DBA members can watch the recordings of all previous webinars here by logging in with a member account.

Date: 31/12/2020

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