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Autumn 2018 Training Schedule – workshops for designers & design business owners

September – November 2018

Upcoming training programmes & workshops include: Professional Diploma in UX Design; Two Day Service Design Bootcamp; Presentation Skills Workshop; Design Thinking for Innovation. Reduced cost training is available to all IDI members.

For more information or to book any of our upcoming courses please contact

HR Strategy Programme for Design & Creative Agencies

Is your design or creative business maximising on talent management?
Workshop dates 11th September 2018, 3rd October 2018, 17th October 2018
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Graduate on-boarding Programme to support Design & Creative Agencies

Business Owners Workshop: 6th September  2018
Employee Workshops: September 12th & 26th, October 10th & 24th, November 7th
full details

Mentor Programme for Agency Owners & Senior Design Leaders

Design Enterprise Skillnet Mentoring Programme partners industry leaders with senior design and creative agency owners & directors for a 12-month one-to-one mentoring relationship.

Launching Friday, September 14, 2018
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Developing High Performance Creative Teams Workshop

How efficient is your desgin team? Is it operating to its full potential, and what can you do to improve it?

Closing Date for Applications – 14th September 2018
September 27th, 9am – 1pm
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Presentation Skills Workshop for Designers and Creatives

A full day intensive training workshop that is aimed at client facing designers, account managers and creative teams who pitch and present work regularly.

Tuesday 16th October, 9am-5pm
full details & booking


Two Day Service Design Bootcamp

This workshop is an active and participatory introduction to the practices, tools, methods and core principles of Service Design.

October 18th & 19th, 2018
full details & booking


Design Thinking for Product and Service Innovation

Never before has the pace of change been so rapid, competition so fierce and customer expectations so high. Through their unique and practical approach to design thinking, Trevor Vaugh and Martin Ryan of Think Actionable incorporate key concepts from behavioural science, strategic decision making and wider disruptive innovation theories to deliver a best in class workshop in human-centered innovation.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 09:00 - 17:00
full details & booking


Professional Diploma in UX Design

The future deserves world-class UX design. And it needs more world-class UX designers. The Professional Diploma in UX Design is available to study online via our best-in-class learning management system, which we handpicked due to alit of its user experience design.

Enrolment deadline – 19th October 2018
Course commences: 1st November 2018
full details & booking


Design Leaders Conference 2018

A one day conference for design agency owners, creative directors and design team leads.

Thursday November 8th, Light House Cinema, Smithfield.
Tickets now on sale – book before 27th October

In-house Training for your Creative Team

Many of our training programmes are available to book privately for in-house workshops for you company. Please contact us for details.


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