Making the transition from design practitioner to design leader is key to your career progression.
Our hands-on course gives you the practical skills, actionable knowledge, and confidence to become an effective design leader and embed design thinking within your organisation.
What you'll learn
Our design leadership training course will teach you how to:
Develop the qualities of an effective design leader:
Learn the behaviours that make a design leader, approaches to leading an impactful design team, and how to tackle key challenges in creating a culture of design.
Bring strategic thinking and vision to design:
Get practical advice and a step-by-step process on how to develop and embed a design vision that aligns with your organisation's objectives.
Influence the C-suite to embrace and implement design thinking in business challenges:
Through practical exercises and role play, find out how to gain senior management backing for design initiatives, including how to demonstrate the value of design.
Create compelling business cases for design initiatives:
Take our 60-minute introduction to how different businesses work to increase your commercial awareness. You will get to devise and pitch a design initiative before receiving feedback.
Build a high performing product design team:
We'll show you how to evaluate the skills and make-up of your team. We'll share ways to upskill your team and provide tips on how to attract and recruit design talent.
Develop the soft skills for design leadership:
We'll give you a crash course in building empathy and how to foster collaboration with your team and business stakeholders.
The behaviours of successful leaders
Finding your leadership style
Communicating why design matters
Evaluating UX and design maturity
How to become a killer problem solver
Ways to create and embed a design vision
How to make the best use of your resources
How to become and stay strategic
Growing design advocates across a business
Getting space and time to innovate
Speaking the language of your stakeholders
How businesses create value
A guide to business models
Measuring ROI and design impact
Creating and selling a persuasive business case
Evaluating the skills of your team
Mentoring and upskilling your team
Attracting and retaining design talent
How to give positive design critiques
Fostering organisation wide collaboration
Is this the right course for you?
This course is particularly suitable if you are:
In a mid- to senior-level design practitioner (working in-house or in an agency) looking to progress their careers
A user interface, product or service designer wishing to work across a bigger canvas
In a senior management role with responsibility for developing design thinking and creative practices
Like what you see but want to learn something slightly different? We can tailor any of our training courses to your team’s needs. Get in touch to find out more.
The current situation with COVID-19 means we’re currently not running any of our training courses face-to-face. This course can be run remotely for teams upon request.