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    Professional development


    AIGA members have opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from industry leaders, and learn how to manage more effectively.

    In-person learning

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    “Facilitation: by design” workshops
    Various dates and locations

    These two-day workshops are for professionals who want to gain confidence leading collaborations and empower participants to take responsibility for successful outcomes. Attendees will gain resources, strategies, and valuable insights to help them guide people effectively through a collaborative design thinking process.


    AIGA|Yale “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” program
    July 24–29, 2016

    Advance your career at AIGA’s week-long course with Yale School of Management faculty. Sessions on competitive strategy, operations, financial accounting, leadership, negotiation, law, and management will help you understand corporate management, the issues your clients face, and the value you bring to the table.


    AIGA Design Conference
    October 17–19, 2016

    The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions, and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes. Best rates available through January 2016.

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    Learning opportunities with your chapter

    Many AIGA chapters are hosting regional conferences and workshops to help you learn new skills, like the “See Change Conference” by AIGA Minnesota, “Inside Job” with AIGA Houston, and regular workshops at various chapters. Check out the AIGA events page to find opportunities near you.


    Online learning


    AIGA webcasts

    Through a range of seasonal webinars, AIGA members have opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from industry leaders, and learn how to manage more effectively.


    CreativeLive Tutorials

    Ready to learn new skills and jumpstart your career? AIGA has partnered with CreativeLive to give members an exclusive opportunity to further their professional development with 30 percent off thousands of online video tutorials in graphic design, photography, and other creative skills.

    Adobe CC Learn

    Adobe’s Creative Cloud Learn

    Whether you want to learn about a new feature in a Creative Cloud application you use every day or get started with an application you have never used before, Adobe’s Creative Cloud Learn has the tutorials you need to help you be successful. It’s free, and new content is added regularly. 


    Skillshare classes

    AIGA and Skillshare have partnered to expand online learning opportunities for AIGA members. Get unlimited access to hundreds of classes on a range of topics from the industry’s top creatives with a special, members-only discount.


    Lynda.com subscriptions

    Lynda.com offers thousands of video tutorials with an unprecedented on-demand training library featuring all the latest software tools. As an AIGA member, you have access to a 20 percent discount off the purchase price of a lynda.com Annual Premium Subscription.

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    MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are your launching pad to learn beyond the realm of design. Register to take free online classes from top-tier universities on a range of subjects from business to the humanities. You'll grow personally and professionally, and they may even inform your design-related decisions.

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