PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Design Business School

The Design Business School is a unique way to learn while you earn. It is an independent initiative developed by Greg Branson and the Design Business Council.

The program was created to keep design studios current with the changing role of design in business. And because it’s hard finding time for professional development, at the same time as meeting the demands of a busy studio, we’ve combined the two.

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Inhouse workshops

The Design Business Council offers a series of inhouse workshops.
These are scheduled to suit your time, in your studio, anywhere in Australia.
Take them on your own or include your whole team.

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E-Courses

The Design Business Council offers a series of online courses.
They can be taken in your own time at your own pace.
Take them on your own or include your whole team.

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Publications

The Design Business Council has produced The business of design the definitive Australian publication on design studio management.

This publication is part of a series of design management publications being prepared by the Design Business Council.

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Virtual GM

The value of having a general manager is well known. Someone that works on your business while you do what you do best – design. Similarly, virtual assistants have been around a while – online access to the time and skills to do the tasks you can’t.

A Virtual GM puts the two together and is a cost-effective way smaller studios can access the skills and experience of a general manager, without the salary.
Imagine having access to a 30 year design management knowledge bank that could help you manage your studio, plan growth and even negotiate with staff.
Greg Branson has that experience.

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Mentoring

The DBC has a mentoring program for design studio owners. Greg Branson mentors studios based on his 30+ years of experience in managing and growing design businesses.

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