Events & Training

Training & Events Schedule Jan-March 2020 →

Along with our member workshops listed below, many of our programmes are available to book privately for your team in-house and can be delivered etiher at your offices or at a suitable location, contact for details.

Breakfast Breifing: World War Z – A Generation’s Battle to Fix the Climate Crisis

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 08:00 - 09:30
This January, join us at sunrise to learn more about what’s facing the future of business and brands, and young people’s take on what we should do. Free for all IDI Members (who have renewed their 2020 membership). Register Now.

Insights to Action – Design Research + Service Design

January 20 & 21, 2020 (Enrolment deadline Monday 13th of January).
During this 2-day workshop, we’ll jump into some intermediate work on journey maps, personas and system maps. We’ll collaborate on a design challenge in groups and use these tools on. Register Now.

Professional Diploma in UX Design

Commencing February 5, 2020 (Enrolment deadline: 5pm, 24th January)
A unique 6-month programme for Designers and Creatives, combining online learning and classroom-based workshops. Note this is the only UX Diploma that we will run in 2020. Register your interest.

Design Management Professional Diploma

Next programme commencing Feb 2020 (Enrolment deadline 23rd December 2019).This 12 month programme is created for designers professionals to empower them to take their business and careers to the next level, enabling moving into a design leadership role. Please get in touch via to register for our next programme intake. more details

Onboarding Programme: Free to Employers with new hires

Commencing Thursday, February 6, 2020, followed by 4 additoianl half-day workshops.
This unique course has been designed to smooth the transition of those new to the work environment so that their design skills can shine from the get-go. This course is entirely funded by Skillnet Ireland, at a value of €995 per participant. It is open to all recent graduates, new hires and returners. more details

Agency Development with Jonathan Kirk:
Winning Pitches; Grow Your Business; Mastering the Client Relationship

March 3rd, March 24th, April 21st.
Three half day workshops and one-to-one mentoring wiht Jonathan, aimed a Agency Owners & Account Directors and anyone involved with Business Development in your design agency. more details

4 Month Business Growth Programme for Design Business Owners

Commencing Thursday, March 5th, 2020 (Deadline for expressions of interest: 13th February, 2020).
The Business Growth & Management Development Programme is an innovative learning and development resource providing the owner/managers of Design Businesses with best practice business management skills and knowledge to support sustainability and increased revenue in their business. The 5 workshops take place from March to June, including one-to-one coaching support. More details & register your interest.


Dates subject to change, please check for up to date information.

Design Enterprise Skillnet training focuses on helping designers and creatives grow their careers and business, up-skill their teams, and attract and service clients in a rapidly changing commercial landscape. Visit our website for more upcoming events & workshops for 2020.

If you are interested in finding out more, or wish to discuss an in-house training course for your design team or agency, get in touch via