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practice from
industry leaders

We deliver training programmes and workshops tailored to the unique needs of professionals in the design industry.

Design Management Professional Diploma
Next intake in September
Design Management Professional Diploma

Programme Duration 10 months programme…

Programme Duration 10 months programme…

Launched since 2022

A tool for designers & employers to plan career development, together.

A tool for designers & employers to plan career development, together.

For those leading design studios or design teams, learn how to:

  • lead business-focused conversations
  • manage creative environments
  • build a sustainable culture
  • take charge of your career

Learn from global
subject matter experts


Marty Neumeier



Emily Cohen



Chris Do


Upcoming Training & Events

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Attracting Clients Thought Leadership marketingRead more
Attracting Clients
Thursday 11th May 2023

Join Design strategist Jonathan Kirk of Up to the Light (authors of the What Clients Think Report) for an online workshop on redefining your agency’s marketing approach from selling to drawing clients through Thought Leadership.

IDI ForumsRead more
Designers FORUMS
Next series: May-June

IDI’s Monthly Forums are all about giving you the opportunity to set your agenda to discuss the topics of most relevance to you with the people who understand most.⁠ ⁠The IDI’s Forums series give you a safe space to discuss the topics that are most pressing in your field of work, with others in the same position.⁠

Professional Diploma in UXRead more
Professional Diploma in UX Design
Next intake: 2023 (TBC)

A unique 6-month university-accredited programme in UX for Designers and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars to further develop business skills and build successful careers.

Design Management Professional DiplomaRead more
Design Management Professional Diploma
Next intake in September

Developed for busy working professional designers and design function managers (not all design managers are designers) to empower them to take their business and careers to the next level.

Designs on GrowthRead more
Designs on Growth
Next intake 2023/2024 (TBC)

An innovative learning and development response providing owner/managers with best practice business management skills to support sustainability and increase revenue in their business.

certificate in design for sustainability and circular economiesRead more
Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies
January/February 2024

Invest in the Future of your design practice and continue your professional development with a Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies, delivered by LSAD and accredited by TUS in partnership with Design Skillnet.

We’ve delivered training to over
2,000 design professionals across Ireland

The Design Leaders Conference was an opportunity to benchmark my thinking on design as a profession

Stephen McGilloway, Bigsmall Design

An unmissable opportunity to build your network, get exposed to new ideas and learn up to date industry trends and best practice.

Design Leaders Conference 2018

‘It was great to bring away knowledge I could apply instantly in our studio’

Charlotte Barker, Dynamo

"The programme helps you take the first hand, in-depth knowledge of your own business, structure it, assess it, set realistic goals, and create a road map for growth”

Oran Day, Atelier David Smith

“There was great solidarity seeing other studios on the course also facing similar issues. It has had a positive impact on how we’re now developing our studio.”

John Gavin, Creative Director, True Output