Events & Training

Training Schedule 2019


Training Schedule 2019

Design Enterprise Skillnet is a learning network the design sector, developing the skills of design professionals and design practices all over Ireland.

Design Management Professional Diploma

12 month programme beginnning September 2019 (Enrolment deadline: Friday, 26th July 2019)
This 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. apply now

UX Design Professional Diploma

6 month programe beginning September 2019 (Enrolment deadline: 30th July 2019)
The Professional Diploma in UX Design has been developed for designers to further their skills and build a successful career in UX. The course is suitable for designers, software developers, product designers, project managers, digital marketers, account managers, and content managers. apply now

New Employee Onboarding Workshops

Five half-day workshops from 12 September 2019 (Employer breifing: 10th September)
If you are taking on a new hire, especially a recent graduate, and would like to avail of a 100% funded, practical onboarding workshops for them and you – apply now

Concious Leadership - 3 Module Programme

September 19, October 3, October 17, 9am – 1pm
This tailored programme for leaders of design agencies/teams is designed to enable you to take time out in a safe, confidential, challenging and supportive space to reflect on and develop key leadership skills that will help you develop and strengthen an effective and creative culture for your business. apply now

Design Leaders Conference 2019

Thursday, November 7, 8:30am – 5pm
A one day conference to recharge design agency owners, creative directors, design account managers, and anyone leading a design team or creative studio. Book Tickets

In-Company Training

Most 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.


2019 Past Events

Leaders Breakfast of 2019 with with Alan Cox, CEO Core

8am - 9:30am, Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Our first Leaders Breakfast of 2019 on January 29th with Alan Cox, CEO Core, will present the '10 Most Important Marketing Truths for 2019’. From scientific research that proves that market penetration is more profitable than loyalty, and how creativity-awarded campaigns are six times more efficient, Alan will give expert insights on choosing the right communication channels, deploying the correct multi-media mix, and why taking the long view in marketing campaigns is important.

Professional Diploma in UX Design – 6 month programme

Next course commences: February 6, 2019
Bespoke 6-month Professional Diploma in UX Design. Learn to think like a UX designer, and build the skills that will give your business the edge to deliver for clients. This course is available to study predominantly online with two classroom-based workshops.

Design & Creative Agency Business Development

5th Feb, 5th March & 9th April 2019
Following on from your feedback, and requests from the Design Leaders Conference 2018, we’re delighted to let you know that Jonathan Kirk will deliver a series of 3 half day workshops, including a 1:1 session.

Chris Do – How to set your business up for success in 2019

9am–1pm, Thursday, February 14, 2019
In this half day workshop Chris will walk you through exercises to gain clarity on your business goals and from there, build your own blueprint for success. You’ll leave equipped with a plan to make a real difference to your business and career in 2019. This is proving to be an extremely popular event, so we recommend that you book as early as possible.

Developing High Performance Creative Teams

9am - 2pm, Thursday March 1, 2019
To be part of a team that produces the absolute best creative work, you need to work with your team in a dynamic way that enables it to function at the highest level. At this half-day workshop with creative business expert Emma Collins, you’ll explore the essential workings of an effective creative team, what makes a great team tick and how to make it happen.

Responsive Web Typography Workshop with Richard Rutter

9am – 5pm, Thursday, March 7, 2019
In this intimate day-long workshop – with one of the most respected names in web typography – you will learn to create websites with engaging, appropriate, distinctive, expressive and readable web typography.

Recent Hire Onboarding Programme

Beginning March, 2019, Limerick
A new five-module onboarding programme to support employers in the Limerick region.

Presentation Skills Workshop for Designers

9:30am – 5pm, Thursday, March 14, 2019
A full day intensive training workshop that is aimed at client facing designers, account managers and creative teams who want to learn or improve their presentation skills. The Workshop covers every aspect of presentation skills and begins with how to profile your audience to produce the presentation they want to hear.

Winning & Running Successful Design Projects

9am – 5pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019
For design agencies, having successful client projects leads to happy clients, more referrals, a proven track record, and valuable experience and knowledge that can be used in future projects. But there is a lot that goes into making a project a success, and simply completing the design on time is not enough.

Mastering The Client Relationship

9am – 1pm, Tuesday, April 9
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.

Circular Economy Workshop

Thursday, April 11, 9am – 5pm
This one-day workshop will introduce design and creative professionals to the theories that make up Circular Design. Participants will also put into practice some of the tools and techniques to enable circularity across all aspects of the design process.

Customer Journey Mapping Essentials Workshop

Tuesday, April 16, 9am – 5pm
During this one-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 pen and paper. Afterwards, we’ll transition into why and how to digitize a journey map using software. Lastly, we’ll analyze the journey maps and use the 6 different typologies to consider.

Designs on Growth 2019

May 2 & 3, followed and one monthly workshop in June, September, October.
The Business Growth & Management Development Programme is an innovative learning and development response providing the owner/managers of design businesses.

Presentation Skills Workshop for Designers

Wednesday, May 29, 9:30am – 5pm
A one-day intensive training workshop aimed at client-facing designers, account managers and creative teams who pitch and present work on a regular basis.

Negotiation Skills

Friday, June 14, 9:30am – 1pm
For anyone who is client facing and has a whole or partial responsibility for agreeing price.

Developing High Performance Teams with Emma Collins

Wednesday, June 19, 1:30pm - 5pm
How efficient is your design team? Is it operating to its full potential, and what can you do to improve it?

Onboarding Workshops

Five half-day workshops from June 2019
If you're hiring or taking on a Summer Intern, don't missour Onboarding Workshops for 2019. This is a fully-funded unique programme that has been designed to enhance the success rate of onboarding new hires.

The Future of Design – Developing Leadership Capability

Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30am - 9:30am
Join a panel of international and local design leaders for a discussion on the future of design and the need for strong leadership as we launch our Professional Diploma in Design Management.

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 2019.