CPD Training for Design Professionals - IDI Design Enterprise Skillnet

Design Enterprise Skillnet offers subsidised training that is tailored specifically to the needs of Irish designers and design practices across the country.

The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) has just launched an exciting CPD training programme IDI Design Enterprise Skillnet. It is focused on meeting the training and skills needs of designers and design businesses.

Developed in close collaboration with the IDI and its members, the Skillnet training focuses on helping designers and design SMEs grow their business, up-skill their teams, and attract and service clients in a rapidly changing commercial landscape.

This formal training initiative of the IDI is a voluntary network of established design businesses and practitioners that delivers focused and tailored training that responds to the needs of the design sector. Supported by Skillnets funding, the training is subsidised for member companies and individuals with IDI memberships.

The Design Enterprise Skillnet has a multi-year agenda to provide subsidised cross-discipline, whole of career training that has been created specifically for the needs of designers and design practices.

Through our IDI Education Committee, we will also attempt to guage the skills deficits in our industry at graduate level as experienced by employers - this will give us an insight into how we need to better target CPD and training among recent graduates.

Further information and details of our upcoming CPD training programme vist www.designenterprise.ie

To keep up to date as courses and events are announced follow you can sign up to the dedicated email newsletter from the website or follow @DesignEnterprise on twitter.


See here for all details on Upcoming Training ( June - Nov 2017)



Presentation Skills Workshop

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
09:30 - 17:00
Dublin, Venue tbc
Member cost: €195
Non-member cost: €495
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Grow Your Design Business – The Customer

Derek Howard & Niamh O’Conor PWC Training

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Cork, Venue tbc
Member cost: €125
Non-member cost: €195

For further information on upcoming training sign up to the mailing list at  www.designenterprise.ie

Are We Too Cheap? Pricing Design Services-

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on June 14th

How can you develop deep, trust-based relationships with your clients,

on June 15th, 2017

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For further information on upcoming training sign up to the mailing list at  www.designenterprise.ie


Previous Training 2017

Designs on Growth - Business Growth & Management Development Programme 2017

Six month programme beginning April 2017

The Business Growth & Management Development programme is an innovative learning and development response providing the owner/managers of Design Enterprises with best practice business management skills and knowledge to support sustainability and increased revenue in their business. This bespoke programme is sector specific and designed to fully support you to develop a winning growth strategy for your business. You need to be in business in excess of one year. Application to the programme selection process, and applications are to be made directly to manager@designenterprise.ie

Successful Tendering Workshop

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8am - 1pm
5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Course Content A practical workshop session, aimed specifically at business owners that have never successfully completed a tender before. It aims to demystify the procedures around pitching for, and ultimately winning tenders that Local Authorities and other Government Bodies/Agencies contract out, in a market worth €90 billion annually. Participant Numbers: 15 participants. Background of Trainer Peter Brennan will deliver the training and mentoring. Peter specialises in bid management and public procurement, and has significant international bid management experience, having worked…

Decoding Craftsmanship – Joseph Walsh Studio – Talks and Workshops

Friday, 24 March 2017, 8am – 5pm
Fartha, Riverstick, Co Cork

Presentation Skills – Masterclass

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 8:30am – 10am
Times Building. D'Olier St, Dublin 2

At this Master Class, Rowan Manahan will demonstrate the keys techniques to focus on and share ideas that will transform your approach, your narrative, your delivery and above all, your attitude to public speaking.

Data Visualisation & Information Design

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 10am – 5pm
Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2

This Workshop is Aimed at designers who wish to learn more about working with data, presented by Heather Griffin, an information designer, working across digital and print formats.