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

Design Leaders Conference 2023
Thursday, January 26th
Design Leaders Conference

Design Leaders Conference Inspiring Today,…

Design Leaders Conference Inspiring Today,…

Friday, 20th January
Make your Career FLOW in 2023 - Webinar

Taking control of your own…

Taking control of your own…

Design Management Professional Diploma
22nd March 2023
Design Management Professional Diploma

Programme Duration 10 months programme…

Programme Duration 10 months programme…

Designs on Growth
Thursday, 23rd February 2023
Designs on Growth

6-Month Business Growth & Management…

6-Month Business Growth & Management…

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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Design Management Professional Diploma - Information Session
Monday, January 12th, 27th & February 2nd

Join Design Skillnet for an information session on the Design Management Professional Diploma programme’s background context, structure, content, and gain insights on how it can take your business and career to the next level.

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Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies
Wednesday 15th February 2023

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.

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What Clients Think 2023
Thursday 16th February 2023

Design strategist Jonathan Kirk will explore what designers and creatives can do better to master the client/agency relationship including sharpening new business activity and pitching, improving collaboration and a sense of partnership, and growing their clients’ business, based on the 2023 ‘What Clients Think’ report.

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Redefining Thought Leadership
Thursday 16th February 2023

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

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Designs on Growth
Thursday, 23rd February 2023

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

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