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

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Managing Diverse & Remote Teams 2024
Tuesday 2nd July 2024 (10am to 1pm)

Enhance the performance of your diverse teams’ performance in the dynamic landscape of remote working environments. This workshop will focus on sharpening leadership skills to support managers with the nuances of managing diverse, remote and/or hybrid teams. It will cover virtually navigating team development stages, managing performance and productivity in a virtual setting and provide managers with a toolbox for remote conversations and maintaining a strong team connection despite remote conditions.



Managing Diverse & Remote Teams 2024
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Facilitation Skills 2024
Thursday 27th June 2024 (9:30am to 4pm)

Achieve successful outcomes as a Facilitator. Tailored for designers and creatives, this workshop on facilitation skills delves into essential facets of Facilitation skills.

Participants will learn about intervention design, stakeholder contracting and diverse facilitation methodologies and equips you with practical tools such as brainstorming and problem-solving techniques as well as focusing on your self-awareness and personal development as a facilitator.

Facilitation Skills 2024
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Handling Difficult Conversations 2024
Wednesday, 19th June 2024 10am to 1pm

An online workshop for Designers and Creatives to navigate crucial conversations with peers, senior managers, colleagues, important stakeholders and clients confidently, providing them with the fundamentals of how to communicate clearly.

It will empower participants to engage assertively in critical discussions, assess conversation dynamics, present their case effectively and know when to assert themselves or remain silent. Includes exercises to put into practice.

Handling Difficult Conversations 2024
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Design West Programme with Design Skillnet
June 15th-28th 2 weeks

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.

Design West Programme with Design Skillnet
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Project Management for Creatives & Designers 2024
Thursday 13th June 2024 & Thursday 20th June 2024 9:30am to 4pm

This workshop will help participants to gain valuable insights and practical knowledge on efficiently and effectively managing projects from inception to completion.

Throughout the workshop, attendees will be immersed in dynamic sessions that demystify the intricacies of project lifecycles, offering practical insights into the initiation, planning, execution, and closure phases and developing crucial skills for effective team leadership and communication along the way.

Project Management for Creatives & Designers 2024
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Managing Creative People 2024
Wednesday 29th May 2024, 5th June 2024, 12th June 2024 9:30am to 4pm

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.



Managing Creative People 2024
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Designers FORUMS
May 2024

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.⁠

Designers FORUMS
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Work Smarter Not Harder 2024
Thursday 23rd May 2024 (10am to 1pm)

Discover effective time management strategies to maximise productivity and achieve your professional goals. From prioritising and planning techniques to tackling time eaters and leveraging technology effectively, this workshop equips participants with the tools needed to navigate the unique challenges of the creative industry.

Work Smarter Not Harder 2024
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Innovation and Creativity for Commercial Success 2024
2nd, 9th & 16th May 10am-11:30am

Leverage your Innovation & Creativity for commercial success with these 3 x 90-minute interactive webinars with Russell Beck, Director of Inspiration at ImagineThinkDo and the Founder of ImagineThinkDo, Alison Beck.

Innovation and Creativity for Commercial Success 2024
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Presenting With Impact 2024 [SOLD OUT]
Tuesday 30th April 2024 (10am to 1pm) & Wednesday 8th May 2024 (10am to 1pm)

In these engaging two-half-day workshops, attendees will delve into the nuances of pre-presentation preparation, conquering nerves, structuring captivating presentations, mastering the art of body language, storytelling and leveraging visual aids and digestible content effectively. They will provide hands-on experience and practical feedback empowering individuals to deliver compelling and impactful presentations with ease and confidence.



Presenting With Impact 2024 [SOLD OUT]
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Essential Coaching Skills For Creatives [SOLD OUT]
Wednesday 10th April, Tuesday 14th May & Tuesday 23rd April Weds 10th, Tues 23rd 10am-1pm | Action Learning Set on Tuesday May 14th 2024 (3pm to 4.30pm)

Develop the practical skills to Coach your Creatives & Designers to unleash the results you require for your business or in-house team performance – creativity, managing clients and stakeholders, managing projects, aligning to business goals.

Essential Coaching Skills For Creatives [SOLD OUT]
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Taking the Lead With Creatives 2024
Wednesday 17th April & Friday 19th April 9:30am-4pm

This 2-day online programme is a manager’s how-to for managing, leading and developing a high-performing creative individual or team, delivering the business results you have been looking for. This program equips you with fundamental people management skills, practical tools and techniques crucial for success for those stepping into or returning to a managerial role overseeing Creatives.



Taking the Lead With Creatives 2024
Professional Certificate In Service Design Read more
Professional Certificate in Service Design 2024
Next Intake: 17th April 2024 Duration: 6 Weeks

The Service Design programme seeks to empower students from fields such as design, business, sociology, systems thinking, education, banking, technology and the public sector to shape the services of the future through design thinking and doing.

The course will not only provide students with the core principles of Service Design, but will also equip them with practical experiences, tools and the theory necessary to excel in their future career.

Professional Certificate in Service Design 2024
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Professional Certificate in Service Design information session
Thursday, 11th April 2024 1pm-2pm

An information session in partnership with NCAD for our Professional Certificate in Service Design, with Programme Lead Jennifer Groarke.

Professional Certificate in Service Design information session
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What Clients Think 2024
Friday 22nd March 2024 10 am -11 am

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 2024 ‘What Clients Think’ report, as well as trends over the last 10 years and how client issues have shifted.

What Clients Think 2024
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Designs on Growth
Next intake 22nd February 2024 (six-month duration)

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

Designs on Growth
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Events
Living West Designers Forum 2024
Wednesday, February 7th : North West (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim) Wednesday, February 14th: Mid West (Mayo, Galway, Roscommon) Wednesday, February 21st: West (Clare, Limerick, Tipperary)

Are you a designer living & working in the West of Ireland? Are you looking to connect with other designers working along the Atlantic region?

Living West Designers Forum 2024
Design For Sustainability And Circular Economies Certificate Read more
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Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies 2024
14th February 2024 (12-weeks duration)

Invest in the Future of your design practice and continue your professional development with a Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies.

Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies 2024
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Designs on Growth 2024 - Information Sessions
Various dates (from Tuesday 12th December to Thursday 8th February)

Join the course trainer Jeannette Naughton of the Designs on Growth programme for information sessions on the programme’s background and context, answer questions on the content, as well as share insights on how it can transform your business.

Designs on Growth 2024 - Information Sessions
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Design Leaders Conference 2024
Thursday, February 1st 9:45am-5pm (Registration from 9am - Reception afterwards)

A day of exploring design; process, practice and culture with international speakers, panellists, discussions and Q&As for those leading or aspiring to successfully lead design teams and design studios to take a deep dive into the topics that matter most right now. 

Design Leaders Conference 2024
Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies Cert info sessions Read more
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Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies 2024 - Information Session
Jan 12th, Jan 17th, Jan 23rd and Jan 26th 2024 Various times

Join us for an information session on the Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies Certificate programme 2024.

Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies 2024 - Information Session
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Professional Diploma in UX Design and Content Design, UI, User Research Certificates - Information Session
Thursday 30th November 1pm-2pm

Join Design Skillnet at their next information session and put your questions to the UX Design Institute’s advisory experts about Design Skillnet’s co-funded (subsidised) UI, UX, Content Design and User Research university-accredited courses. Ask everything you want to know (course content, Structure, work schedule, payment plans, eligibility, career opportunities, etc.).

Professional Diploma in UX Design and Content Design, UI, User Research Certificates - Information Session
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Living West Designers Forum 2023
Wednesday, October 11th 2023 12-1pm

Are you a designer living & working in the West of Ireland? Are you looking to connect with other designers working along the Atlantic region? Join us for our “Living West” Designer’s forum hosted by IDI President Mary Doherty and newly appointed IDI Regional Development Officer Deirdra Mc Beth as we discuss the opportunities, challenges & ways to support designers looking to grow their business in the West of Ireland. ⁠

Living West Designers Forum 2023
Professional Diploma in Design Leadership and Management Read more
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Professional Diploma in Design Leadership and Management
1st October 2024 8-month duration (10 days away from the office)

The Professional Diploma in Design Leadership and Management has been developed for busy working professional designers and design function managers (not all design managers are designers) to empower them to take their careers to the next level and bring direct return on investment to their business.

Professional Diploma in Design Leadership and Management
Design Management Professional Diploma Read more
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Design Management Professional Diploma (now Professional Diploma in Design Leadership and Management)
Last intake September 2023 (See new Professional Diploma in Design Leadership and Management for new intake) Duration: 10 days over 9 months

Developed for busy working professional designers and design function managers (not all design managers are designers) to empower them to take their businesses and careers to the next level with the tools, processes and methodologies to successfully manage design as a key business resource.

Design Management Professional Diploma (now Professional Diploma in Design Leadership and Management)
Design Summer Sessions 2023 Read more
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Design Summer Sessions 2023
August 16th to 18th 2023 Several sessions per day

The Design Summer Sessions is a four-day festival of learning and creativity with interactive workshops, forums and webinar sessions.

Design Summer Sessions 2023
Design Management Professional Diploma taster session Read more
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Design Management Professional Diploma - Taster Sessions
July 20th 12pm-1pm

Join our Design Management Professional Diploma light bite taster events that will give you taster sessions that will give you a chance to experience the programme from a practical viewpoint.

Design Management Professional Diploma - Taster Sessions
Colour Futures: Colour Now, Global & Local Trends Read more
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Colour Futures: Colour Now, Global & Local Trends
Thursday, July 13th 2023 12pm-1pm

Discover how you can predict the hottest colours in design in 2023 with Dulux Academy Lead, Creative Consultant and interior designer Cora Collins. Gain insights into the process of colour trends and forecasting to market to new and your existing clients and identify the colour trends of 2023.

Colour Futures: Colour Now, Global & Local Trends
Chris Merrington Increase your profitability Read more
Multi-week course Workshop
Increase Your Profitability - 3 workshops with Chris Merrington
June 28th, July 5th & July 12th 10am to 11.30am

A Chris Merrington’s series of three workshops to ‘Increase Your Profitability. Maximise your profitability and pricing. Get Better Briefs and Budgets. Retain and Grow your Clients. All in 3 x 90-minute workshops.

Increase Your Profitability - 3 workshops with Chris Merrington
Better UX Design with AI Read more
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Better UX Design with AI
Wednesday, 28th June 2023 2-5pm (3 hours)

An AI + UX Expert hands-on, practical Workshop with Nick Babich showing you how to use AI to become a better designer. Covering the full design lifecycle, from product research to prototype design to usability testing.

Better UX Design with AI
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Gail Anderson in conversation with Grace Enemaku
Thursday, June 22nd 2023 5-7pm

Join us for an intimate discussion between New York-based designer and illustrator Gail Anderson and award-winning Irish designer and illustrator, Grace Enemaku. Together they will discuss career journeys, what it is to be a woman of colour working in design, and how to influence change for good.

Gail Anderson in conversation with Grace Enemaku
Innovation and Creativity for Commercial Success Read more
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Innovation & Creativity for Commercial Success
June 7th, 21st and July 7th 2023 12-1:30pm

Leverage your Innovation & Creativity for commercial success with these 3 x 90-minute interactive webinars with Russell Beck, Director of Inspiration at ImagineThinkDo and the Founder of ImagineThinkDo, Alison Beck.

Innovation & Creativity for Commercial Success
Managing Creatives Read more
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Managing Creatives: People Management Short Programme
May 17th, 24th and 31st 2023 9:30am-4:30pm

This 3-day online programme is a manager’s how-to for managing, leading and developing a high-performing creative individual or team.

Managing Creatives: People Management Short Programme
Attracting Clients Thought Leadership marketing Read more
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Attracting Clients
Thursday 11th May 2023 9:30am-12pm

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.

Attracting Clients
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What Clients Think 2023
Thursday 16th February 2023 8:30 am -10 am

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.

What Clients Think 2023
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Design Management Professional Diploma 2023 - Information Sessions
January 12th, 27th & February 2nd, 14th, 28th (various times available)

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.

Design Management Professional Diploma 2023 - Information Sessions
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Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies - Information Session
Monday, January 30th 2023 1-2pm

Join the Course Director, Adam de Eyto of the Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies Certificate programme for an information session on the programme’s background and context and answer questions on the content, structure, career impact and opportunities.

Certificate in Design for Sustainability and Circular Economies - Information Session
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Design Leaders Conference 2023
Thursday, January 26th 8:45am-4:45pm (Registration from 8am - Reception afterwards)

A day of exploring design; process, practice and culture with international speakers, panellists, discussions and Q&As for those leading or aspiring to successfully lead design teams and design studios to take a deep dive into the topics that matter most right now. 

Design Leaders Conference 2023
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Make your Career FLOW in 2023 - Webinar
Friday, 20th January 10:00am-11:30am

A 90-minute webinar with Executive Coach Jeannette Naughton and Adam de Eyto, Head of Design at LSAD, (TUS) discussing how to drive, shape and gain fulfillment in creative careers.⁠ Brought to you in conjunction with FLOW, the interactive skills & career development tool.

Make your Career FLOW in 2023 - Webinar
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FLOW - Career Pathways Launch
Wednesday 14th December 1:30-3pm

The IDI and Design Skillnet are delighted to launch FLOW, a tool for designers and employers to engage and plan career development, together. FLOW is an interactive competency framework and ​​career development tool, designed to help designers and managers understand the expectations of design roles and help guide designers to grow in their careers.

FLOW - Career Pathways Launch
Cyber accountability for Creative Businesses Read more
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Cyber Accountability for Creative Businesses
Thursday, 20th October 2022 9:30am-12:30pm

A workshop for design team leaders/creative business owners – responsible for ensuring that their organisation demonstrates cyber accountability (business and clients’ data protection & response to cyber-attacks and security breaches).

Cyber Accountability for Creative Businesses
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Winning the Market - Position your agency as a thought leader
Thursday, October 13th 9:30am-11am

A workshop to master thought leadership marketing and win your target audience with agency new business and marketing strategist, mentor and host of the Small Spark Theory® podcast Lucy Mann.

Winning the Market - Position your agency as a thought leader
Make Your Website Work Harder Read more
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Make Your Website Work Harder
Thursday, September 29th 9:30am-12pm

This workshop will support you in gaining a deeper perspective on your own website with an expert overview of agency websites, bang up-to-date information and insightful advice from the founder of Up to the Light and publisher of the influential ‘What Clients Think’ report, Jonathan Kirk.

Make Your Website Work Harder
Hooked on Books with Ebow Read more
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Hooked on Books Creatives: A Book Club for Design BookBuffs
Friday, August 26th 2022 (rescheduled from Friday 19th August) 12-12:45pm

In this first ‘Hooked on Books Creatives: A Book Club for Design BookBuffs’, David Douglas, MD of Ebow shares the book(s) that have influenced him on his journey to building his creative business.

Hooked on Books Creatives: A Book Club for Design BookBuffs
Fire Up Figma UX Design summer session Read more
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Fire Up Figma: Coffee, UX & Collaboration
Saturday, August 20th 2022 10:30am-12pm

Fire Up Figma is a Coffee, UX & Collaboration workshop, part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions. Pair up with Peers and Prototype with George Longwill of UXTalks.

Fire Up Figma: Coffee, UX & Collaboration
Lettering for designers with Max Phillips Read more
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No, Not Like That. Learning Lettering with Max Phillips
Friday, 19th & 26th August 2022

Get to grips with lettering at this high-rated two-part introductory workshop to Lettering for Designers ‘No, Not Like That’, led by Max Phillips of Signal Foundry.

No, Not Like That. Learning Lettering with Max Phillips
Sustainable Solutions For Your Design Practice Read more
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Forum: Sustainable Solutions for Your Design Practice
Thursday, August 18th 2022 1-1:45pm

A kickstart design community discussion on how to introduce circularity and sustainability into your design or creative business. Join a panel of your Irish design peers to discuss projects and solutions to make real changes now in your design practice.

Forum: Sustainable Solutions for Your Design Practice
Colour essentials for creatives Read more
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Colour Essentials for Creatives
Thursday, August 18th 2022 12pm-1pm

Feed your creative soul with this 60-minute online workshop and Q&A with Cora Collins.  Ideal for any design professional interested in the psychology of colour, branding and generally interesting facts about colour.

Colour Essentials for Creatives
Peer Peeks Design Summer Sessions Read more
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Peer Peeks Sessions
Thursday, August 18th 2022 8:30am-9am & 5-5:30pm

Take a peek at some of your Design Peers. Leading creative minds share their professional stories and pieces of advice. Part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions, featuring Jonathan Kirk and Vanessa Power.

Peer Peeks Sessions
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DesignOpp Creative Creatures
Wednesday, August 17th 2022 5-6pm

Presenting ‘DesignOpp Creative Creatures’ as part of the Design Summer Sessions. Enjoy short ‘creativity in colour’ talks from DesignOpp members Grace Enemaku, Ashwin Chacko & Holly Pereira on Diversity in Design and their creative journeys.

DesignOpp Creative Creatures
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Client-Catching Colours: Levelling Up your Colour Knowledge
Wednesday, August 17th 2022 12pm-1pm

Level up your Colour Knowledge in this 60 minutes workshop for interior designers, architects and colour specialists. Learn about designing for Independent Living, Part M of the building regulations with Cora Collins, Dulux Academy Lead.

Client-Catching Colours: Levelling Up your Colour Knowledge
Food For Thought Talks Read more
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Food for Thought Talks Sessions
Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th August 2022 30 mins per sessions

Get professional tips and tricks from subject-matters experts and dig into various topics such as agency website optimisation, creative career growth and business startup as part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions.

Food for Thought Talks Sessions
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Design Summer Sessions 2022
August 17th to 20th 2022 Several sessions per day

The Design Summer Sessions is a four-day festival of learning and creativity with interactive workshops, forums and webinar sessions.

Design Summer Sessions 2022
Software and coding for Ux Certificate Read more
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Certificate in Software and Coding Fundamentals for UX
Starts Thursday 14th July 2022 (6 weeks)

A university-accredited short course demystifying software development for UX designers to optimise their collaborations with developers and create smarter designs.

Certificate in Software and Coding Fundamentals for UX
UX Fundamentals certificate Read more
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Certificate in UX Design Fundamentals
Starts Tuesday 12th July 2022 (6 weeks)

A university-accredited introductory course to UX Design. Learn the key principles and concepts behind the UX process and get certified as a UX professional.

Certificate in UX Design Fundamentals
The Future of Work Russell Beck Read more
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The Future of Work: Future-proofing your business and your career
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 12pm-1.30pm

Russell Beck will equip you with a toolkit to future-proof your creative business, based on global megatrends that are redefining the world of work.

The Future of Work: Future-proofing your business and your career
HR and People Leadership workshop Read more
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HR & People Leadership - 2 Workshops for Design Owners/Managers
May 12th & June 30th 2022 9.30am to 12.30pm

A two-part workshop series for Design Agency and Studios owners and Design team managers on HR & Legal “Musts” & “How Tos” and Effective People Practices, both with one-hour one-to-one coaching session options.

HR & People Leadership - 2 Workshops for Design Owners/Managers
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Women in Design: Communicating with Executive Presence
June 2nd 2022 9:30am-12:30pm

A workshop with expert facilitator and coach Paula Mullin on how to communicate with Executive Presence for ambitious women working at mid and senior-level in Design, keen to take the next step in their careers or aspiring

Women in Design: Communicating with Executive Presence
Setting Yourself Up for Success Read more
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Setting Yourself Up for Success - Workshop series
6th April - 1st June 2022

In this series of six workshops – Setting Yourself Up for Success, Chris will share his strategies to build a profitable business, have stronger senior client relationships and grow your success.

Setting Yourself Up for Success - Workshop series
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Data Visualisation with Valentina D'efilippo
May 25th & 26th 2022 8:30am-12:30pm

This online workshop provides an introduction to data visualisation’s potential as a storytelling medium as well as the principles behind the construction of effective and compelling visual displays of information.

Data Visualisation with Valentina D'efilippo
Tendering Read more
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Successful Tendering
Wednesday 11th May 2022 9:30-12:30pm

A practical workshop session, aimed specifically at business owners who want to successfully manage tenders, with insights on how to evaluate, complete tenders so you only bid on tenders you have the best chance of winning.

Successful Tendering
Design on Growth info session Read more
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Designs on Growth - Information Session
Next Tuesday, May 10th 2022 (various sessions available)

Join the course trainer Jeannette Naughton of the Designs on Growth programme for an information session on the programme’s background and context, answer questions on the content, as well as share insights on how it can transform your business.

Designs on Growth - Information Session
What Clients Think 2022 Read more
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What Clients Think 2022 – Navigating Uncertain Times
Thursday February 17th 2022 9 am -10 am

Design strategist Jonathan Kirk will explore what designers and creatives can do better to master the client/agency relationship including strengthening pitches, collaboration, client growth and retention, based on the 2022 ‘What Clients Think’ report.

What Clients Think 2022 – Navigating Uncertain Times
Mentoring Masterclasses with David Clutterbuck Read more
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Mentoring & Nurturing Talent | Masterclasses with David Clutterbuck
Thursday, 10th February 2022 Mentors: 10 am - 12.30 pm | Mentees: 1.30pm - 4.00 pm | Mentoring Session (Mentor + Mentee): 4.15pm to 5.15pm

A unique masterclass for aspiring mentors and mentees to work with Professor David Clutterbuck, one of the pioneers of developmental mentoring.

Mentoring & Nurturing Talent | Masterclasses with David Clutterbuck
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A Universal Design for All Approach | Methods for a culture of Co-Design
Monday, 29th November 2pm - 3pm

A must for design businesses tendering for public sector contracts and design organisations seeking to expand their customer base.

A Universal Design for All Approach | Methods for a culture of Co-Design
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Design Leaders Conference 2021
Thursday, November 18th, 9am

A half-day conference with a series of international speakers, panellists, discussions and Q&A’s for those leading design teams and design studios to take a deep dive into the topics that matter most right now. 

Design Leaders Conference 2021
HR and Finance Leads Forum Read more
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Finance & HR Leads Forum
Friday November 12th, 12noon

The agency finance and HR leads Forum is a members event and an opportunity for agency finance and HR leads designers to virtually meet, set their own agenda and discuss the issues that matter most to them.

Finance & HR Leads Forum
Freelance Designers Forum Read more
Freelance Designers Forum
Friday, 5th November 12pm - 1pm

The Freelance Designers Forum is a members event and an opportunity for freelance designers to virtually meet, set their own agenda and discuss the issues that matter most to them.

Freelance Designers Forum
Forum In-House Designers Read more
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In-House Designers Forum
Friday Oct 22nd, 12noon

The In-House Designers Forum is a members event and an opportunity for in-house designers to virtually meet, set their own agenda and discuss the issues that matter most to them.

In-House Designers Forum
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TNN Training & Events
Making LinkedIn Work for You
October 2021

Don’t let LinkedIn let you down! Make sure your LinkedIn Profile is as impressive as your portfolio by attending this master webinar.

Making LinkedIn Work for You
Ethics in Design Innovation and Technology Read more
Ethics in Design, Innovation & Technology
23rd September, 2021

Designers – gain an understanding of the ethical implications of your work, taking responsibility for the things you create.

Ethics in Design, Innovation & Technology
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Intelligent Creativity: Owning & Monetising Assets & IP
September 14th, 2021

Discover the range of untapped value in your business, recognise what you give away and how managing IP can springboard growth.

Intelligent Creativity: Owning & Monetising Assets & IP
Data Viz With Valentina D'efilippo Read more
Data Visualisation with Valentina D'efilippo
September 7th & September 8th 2021

This online workshop provides an introduction to data visualisation’s potential as a storytelling medium as well as the principles behind the construction of effective and compelling visual displays of information.

Data Visualisation with Valentina D'efilippo
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Get Hired!
Wednesday, 21st July 2021

Get the skills you need to secure your dream design job at our fully funded webinar series.

Get Hired!
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No, Not Like That. An Introduction to Lettering for Graphic Designers
Friday, 9th July 2021

Get to grips with lettering at this two-part workshop, led by Max Phillips of Signal Foundry.

No, Not Like That. An Introduction to Lettering for Graphic Designers
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Getting Hired in a Virtual World
Thursday, 1st July

This unique workshop series has been designed to help those looking for a new design role and covers all of the elements required to get there successfully.

Getting Hired in a Virtual World
June Agency Owners Forum Read more
June - Agency Owners Forum
Friday, 25th June 2021

The Agency Owners Forum is a members’ event and opportunity for agency owners to virtually meet and discuss the issues that matter most.

June - Agency Owners Forum
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No, Not Like That. An Introduction to Lettering for Graphic Designers
Friday, 18th June 2021

Get to grips with lettering at this two-part workshop, led by Max Phillips of Signal Foundry.

No, Not Like That. An Introduction to Lettering for Graphic Designers
Getting Hired In A Virtual World Read more
Getting Hired in a Virtual World
Monday, 14th June

This unique workshop series has been designed to help those looking for a new design role and covers all of the elements required to get there successfully.

Getting Hired in a Virtual World
Roisin Buckley Agency Owners Forum Read more
May - Agency Owners Forum
Friday, 28th May 2021

The Agency Owners Forum is a members event and opportunity for agency owners to virtually meet and discuss the issues that matter most.

May - Agency Owners Forum
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Sustainability Strategy Workshop
27th May 2021

In this workshop you will uncover the top-down considerations needed to define a Sustainable, Circular Design, or Zero Waste company plan.

Sustainability Strategy Workshop
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The Green Deal Design Manifesto: A Designer's Guide
May 6th 2021
See how sustainable strategy, process and product experience can be implemented by designers to create a greener future.

The Green Deal Design Manifesto: A Designer's Guide
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Agency Owners Forum
Thursday, 29th April 2021

A members event and opportunity for agency owners to agency owners can gather together, set their own agenda and discuss the issues that are most pressing. 

Agency Owners Forum
Successful Tendering Read more
Successful Tendering
April 28th 2021
Learn how to manage tenders, with insights on how to evaluate tenders so you only bid on tenders you have the best chance of winning.

Successful Tendering
Setting You Up For Success Read more
Setting You Up For Success
March 31st 2021

Join Chris Merrington for a set of three workshops tackling key areas such as charging what you’re worth, and see the changes you can make.

Setting You Up For Success
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Data Visualisation with Valentina D'efilippo
March 23rd & March 24th 2021

This online seminar provides an introduction to data visualisation’s potential as a storytelling medium as well as the principles behind the construction of effective and compelling visual displays of information.

Data Visualisation with Valentina D'efilippo
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Converting and Closing Opportunities in a Virtual World
Wednesday, 17th February 2021

How can you continue to drive and convert new business while operating in a virtual environment due to the Covid-19 pandemic? In this exclusive, interactive 90-minute event, Derek Howard,  CEO of ‘The Customer’, will share his insights and best practice ideas.

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Service Design Programme Information Seminar
February 11th 2021

Course Trainers, Marc Stickdorn and Gerry Scullion , will join us for an information session to give background and context to our newest programme, the Service Design Diploma, and answer questions on the course content, as well as sharing insights on how it can transform your career or business.

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Tuesday, 9th February 2021

Learn how to more effectively package and articulate your strategic offer in this two-part webinar with Jonathan Kirk.

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Designs on Growth - Information Seminar
January 27th 2021

Join past participants as well as the course trainer of the Designs on Growth programme to hear how it is impacting their careers and businesses, and learn how they managed their study with work.

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Agency Owners Forum - January 2021
January 21st 2021

A monthly forum held by a series of hosts, this is a space for agency owners to connect, share ideas and discuss the matters that are most pressing, particularly in the current climate.

Agency Owners Forum - January 2021
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What Clients Think 2021
January 19th 2021

How has Covid impacted upon client/agency relationships and what do clients think will be the lasting effects?

Join us for a breakfast seminar on January 19th , for the launch of the 2020 ‘What Clients Think’ report.

What Clients Think 2021
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Leading Change in Times of Disruption
Wed, Nov 18 2020 16:00 - 18:00

In this two-part online workshop incorporating discussions, breakout exercises and “hands on” assignments, we’ll learn how to apply design thinking techniques to lead or manage change during challenging times.

Wed, Nov
18
Leading Change in Times of Disruption
Agency Owners Forum Read more
Agency Owners Forum - Monthy Series
Fri, Nov 13 2020 13:00 - 14:00

The Agency Owners Forum is an opportunity for members and agency owners to connect, set their own agenda and discuss the issues that matter most. 

Fri, Nov
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Agency Owners Forum - Monthy Series
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Design Leaders Conference 2020
Thu, Oct 22 2020 08:30 - 18:00

Design Leaders Conference is a half-day virtual symposium with a series of international speakers in the morning, with live Q&A’s and breakout sessions followed by workshops and live panels in the afternoon.

Thu, Oct
22
Design Leaders Conference 2020
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Brand Masterclass with Marty Neumeier
Mon, Oct 05 2020 16:00 - 19:00

Marty Neumeier is back by popular demand, delivering a virtual 5-day brand masterclass, delivered in half-day sessions and will deep dive into modern brand-building disciplines, definitions, and methods.

Mon, Oct
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Brand Masterclass with Marty Neumeier
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Event Workshop
Getting hired in a virtual world
September 29th, October 2nd, 6th 2020 12 -1.30 pm

 If you are a new design graduate or are looking to find a new role in the design sector, why not avail of this 100% funded, practical series of modules to get the job you want and deserve!

 

Getting hired in a virtual world
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Creativity in a Remote World with Thierry Brunfaut
Tue, Sep 15 2020 08:30 - 09:30

What are the tools that facilitate real creative collaboration? Thierry Brunfaut is back to give his insights on how to collaborate creatively in this new remote world.

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Creativity in a Remote World with Thierry Brunfaut
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Onboarding Programme
Five half-day workshops starting Tuesday 8th September 2020

Successful onboarding can be challenging and costly. Avail of the 100% funded practical onboarding workshops for new graduates and hires

 

 

 

Onboarding Programme
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Event Workshop
Getting hired in a virtual world
June 23rd, 29th, July 3rd 2020 10 -11.30 am

 If you are a new design graduate or are looking to find a new role in the design sector, why not avail of this 100% funded, practical series of modules to get the job you want and deserve!

 

Getting hired in a virtual world
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Event Workshop
Do you charge what you're worth?
Thu, June 18th 9.30 -11.00am

Chris Merrington, one of the UK’s leading creative industry advisors will help you be more successful and profitable in this interactive and practical webinar.

Do you charge what you're worth?
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Event Workshop
Negotiating Opportunities in a Virtual World
Tue, June 16th 9.30-10.30am

Navigating the virtual world of business requires a different emphasis. We’ll cover best practice and share the tools to help you navigate the remote landscape.

Negotiating Opportunities in a Virtual World
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Write a Creative Brief that Works
Thu, June 11th 9.15-10.15am

Jonathan Kirk, founder of Up to the Light, will share insights on the Creative Brief, which is the all important bridge between the client’s world and the creative world.

Write a Creative Brief that Works
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Teams, Client Relationships & Negotiation 
Tue, June 9th & 16th 9.30-10.30am

Navigating the virtual world of business requires a different emphasis, from virtual team relationships to managing client projects and negotiating new business.

Teams, Client Relationships & Negotiation 
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Positioning your business to capture opportunities 
Thu, May 28th 9.30 -10.30am

Following requests, we have engaged Chris Merrington, one of the UK’s leading creative industry advisors to deliver a series of webinars on the topics you’ve told us matter most to you at this time.

Positioning your business to capture opportunities 
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Event Workshop
HR Guidance for Employers
Wed, May 27th 11.00 am -12.00pm

Caroline McEnery, founder and MD of The HR Suite will share advice on how to design and communicate reasonable and prudent protocols in the workplace based on up-to-date government advice. 

HR Guidance for Employers
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Event Workshop
Forever employable with Jeff Gothelf
Tues, May 26th 8.30 -9.30am

How to ensure your career stays as agile as your work. Jeff will share insights and case studies as well content from his upcoming book, Forever Employable

Forever employable with Jeff Gothelf
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Innovation After Corona
Wed, May 13th 8.30 -9.30am

Kevin McCullagh, Founder of the influential product experience consultancy Plan, will lay out a framework to help you identify some of the key changes and the continuities in the business landscape that lies ahead. 

Innovation After Corona
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Positioning your Agency | Jonathan Kirk
Thu, Apr 30 2020 09:30 - 10:30

The world as we’ve known it has changed, unrecognisably for many, and in many cases too, it will take a long time at best to arrive at a new normal, if ever in certain industry sectors.

 

Thu, Apr
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How should I be preparing for life after Covid-19?
Thu, Apr 23 2020 11:30 - 12:30

This is the final webinar in our 3-part series of “Leading your business in a crisis”. Jeannette will focus on – How should I be preparing for life after Covid-19

Thu, Apr
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How should I be preparing for life after Covid-19?
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Mastering the Client Relationship | Jonathan Kirk
Tue, Apr 21 2020 09:30 - 13:00

Arguably, the biggest variable between agencies lies not in levels of creativity but in the quality of their business relationships. Understanding what makes these relationships tick and how they can be strengthened is the key to client retention, development and commitment.

Tue, Apr
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Mastering the Client Relationship | Jonathan Kirk
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Focus on the Figures - Optimising Financial Health for your Agency
Fri, Apr 17 2020 09:00 - 10:00
Join Peter Czapp, co-founder of The Wow Company and The Agency Collective, at 9am on Friday 17th April for a live webinar where he’ll be sharing tips to help you.
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Focus on the Figures - Optimising Financial Health for your Agency
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Agency Development | Jonathan Kirk
Tue, Mar 03 2020 Full day

Back by demand, Jonathan Kirk will deliver a series of 3 half day workshops in February, March and April 2020,  including a 1:1 mentoring session.

 

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