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 bookings@dba.org.uk 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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Inclusive design – where are we now? | DBA webinar


Join us for an hour online from 3pm on 27 January to explore the shifting dynamics of inclusive design and get a dose of inspiration. We’ll be joined by the co-founder of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Jeremy Myerson, to discuss what we have learnt as an industry over the last 30 years and how this can influence your day to day work for clients today. Take a fresh look at inclusivity and how we can use design to make a positive change to the world.

Date: 27/01/2022



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DBA online learning: Managing Your Time


Spring clean your calendar and set yourself up for optimum productivity by attending this lively 90-minute online workshop with Jenny McConnell. 

Date: 01/02/2022


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DBA online learning: 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: 10/02/2022


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DBA online learning: Developing New Business and Growing Revenues Bundle


Sharpen your new business techniques with three 90-minute business development modules and save up to £50. Get serious about growing your profits, portfolio, and team morale. Bundle includes Developing a Pipeline and Nurturing Leads on 10 February, Selling Skills and the Art of Closing on 17 March and Growing Existing Clients and Referrals on 26 April.

Date: 10/02/2022


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DBA online learning: Leading People


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

Date: 24/02/2022


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DBA online learning: Reimagining Leadership


Transform your approach to leadership with three bitesize, 90-minute modules and save up to £50. Designed to stretch you; get ready to lead your teams with authority, focus and understanding. Bundle includes Leading People on 24 February, Gravitas and Influence on 24 March and Resilience on 28 April.

Date: 24/02/2022


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DBA online learning: Influencing at Board Level


Explore how to design winning arguments that influence, persuade and truly engage your senior clients at this high-impact 90-minute workshop with Ralph Ardill.

Date: 10/03/2022


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DBA online learning: Selling Skills and the Art of Closing


Don’t shy away from selling: embrace your role as the ‘salesperson’ and open your mind to closing at this fast-paced, practical and interactive 90-minute workshop with Adam Graham.

Date: 17/03/2022


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DBA online learning: Gravitas and Influence


Develop your personal gravitas and communicate with greater confidence, influence and authority to transform your presence as a leader with this 90-minute workshop with Catherine Allison.

Date: 24/03/2022


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DBA online learning: World Class Client Servicing


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

Date: 05/04/2022


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