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    AIGA 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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    Women’s Leadership Initiative

    This initiative aims to celebrate the achievements of women in design, cultivate awareness of gender-related issues, build leadership skills and facilitate relationships within and beyond the design industry. In pursuing these goals, the initiative strives to be accessible and valuable for an inclusive audience: women and men, emerging designers and seasoned professionals, members and nonmembers.

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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.

    Business Perspectives

    AIGA|Yale “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” program
    July 20–25, 2014

    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.


    Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference
    October 23–24, 2014

    Join us in New York City as we take a closer look at redesigning business for the future. Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business?

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    AIGA Design Conference
    October 8–10, 2015

    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.

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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.

    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.


    Skillfeed from Shutterstock

    Ready to learn new skills and jumpstart your career? Shutterstock—an Official AIGA Sponsor—brings you Skillfeed, their new “all-you-can-eat” learning platform that provides thousands of online video tutorials in graphic design, computer programming, photography and other career-building skills. AIGA members are eligible for a free trial month. 


    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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