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.
Meet one of your trainers,
As head of experience design at Inviqa, Andy has more than 15 years' experience in digital and user experience design. He's an expert in developing products based on user research and business requirements, and helping our clients understand the rationale behind our design and strategy decisions.
A UX veteran, Andy has led projects for Brompton Bicycles to redefine the online customer journey, and Virgin Trains East Coast to completely overhaul the customer experience strategy.
Andy is one of our most experienced trainers and loves to share his passion for all things UX, along with his many project stories and insights.
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.
We're based at Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH. But we can also do on-site training at your offices.
About the day
Duration: Courses start at 10:00am and finish at 4:30-5:00pm.
Food: Lunch is provided, along with as much fresh coffee, tea, and biscuits as you like.
Class size: No more than 10 participants (enough so that you have other people to learn from, but not so many that you're lost in the crowd!).
What to bring: As well as your lovely self, you'll need a laptop and charger. Once you've booked, let us know if you don't have a laptop and we can lend you one of ours.