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mindset

Learn best
practice from
industry leaders

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

May - July 2024
Managing Creatives: Workshops for Experienced and First time managers

Managing Creative People, Coaching, Managing Diverse & Remote Teams

Managing Creative People, Coaching, Managing Diverse & Remote Teams

Managing My Creativity’: Personal Effectiveness workshops for Creatives

Pitching, Project & Time Management, Communication and Facilitation

Pitching, Project & Time Management, Communication and Facilitation

Professional Certificate In Service Design
Next Intake: 17th April 2024
Professional Certificate in Service Design 2024

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Professional Diploma in Content Design
Next intake: June 6th 2024
Professional Certificate in Content Design 2024

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Professional Diploma In UX Design
Next Intake: June 4th 2024
Professional Diploma in UX Design 2024

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Professional Certificate in UI
Next intake: June 5th 2024
Professional Certificate in UI 2024

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Professional Certificate in User Research 2024

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Design Management Professional Diploma
Next intake October 1st 2024
Design Management Professional Diploma 2024

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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

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Marty Neumeier

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Professional Diploma In UX DesignRead more
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Professional Diploma in UX Design 2024
Next Intake: June 4th 2024

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.

Professional Certificate in UIRead more
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Professional Certificate in UI 2024
Next intake: June 5th 2024

Are your digital design skills holding you back? Master the key concepts and techniques of user interface design with this 3-month university-accredited programme in UI for Designers and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars.

Professional Diploma in Content DesignRead more
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Professional Certificate in Content Design 2024
Next intake: June 6th 2024

Are your content design skills holding you back? Master the key concepts and techniques of content design with this 10-week university-accredited programme in Content Design for Designers, UX/UI Professional and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars.

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Professional Certificate in User Research 2024
Next Intake: June 6th 2024

A unique 4-month university-accredited programme in User Research for Designers and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars to further develop business skills and build successful careers.

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Managing Creative People 2024
Wednesday 29th May 2024, 5th June 2024, 12th June 2024

A managers’ essential guide to effectively lead, manage and develop high-performing creative individuals or teams through the full Performance Management cycle – interview through to departure. This 3-day online workshop is an engaging and mind-shifting programme for experienced managers of Creatives and provides you with the skills needed to achieve the professional results that will help to progress your career in management.



Design West Summer SchoolRead more
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Design West Programme with Design Skillnet
June 15th-28th

Open to eligible practicing designers from all disciplines at Design Skillnet’s subsidised reduced fees, Design West is a unique two-week programme of discovery, learning, reflection, adventure and making and a fantastic opportunity for a creative refresh. Taking place at the ATU Connemara campus in Co. Galway, this critically acclaimed international design summer school will allow participants to work with leading International and Irish designers from renowned studios such as Thonik (NL), Gail Anderson (School of Visual Arts NYC) and Associate Studio (NYC) and Unthink, Studio Or and Design Factory.

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