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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Design Leadership Ignited: a way to strategic impact | DBA webinar

Join us for an hour online at 3pm on 19 May when we’ll be joined by former Chief Brand and Design Officer at 3M, Eric Quint. Exploring the findings from his latest book, Design Leadership Ignited, in conversation with Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive at the DBA, Eric will share his unique perspective on how designers can lead the way to getting design integrated at a strategic level in business.

Date: 19/05/2022


DBA online learning: Presentation Skills | Fully Booked

Refresh your online and in-person presentation skills in this two-part workshop with Shan Preddy.

Date: 24/05/2022

Training and events


DBA online learning: Managing People

Brush up on your people management skills and get yourself and your team firing on all cylinders with this two-part practical skills workshop with Sue Shaw.

Date: 21/06/2022

Training and events


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


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