Professional development

AIGA provides members the opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from the profession’s leaders, and change the trajectory of their career. Use the resources below—conferences, webinars, online courses, advice, and more—to invest in your professional development.

2016-aiga-design-conference-300AIGA 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.

creative-lab-aiga-dandad-300Creative Lab
September 21–23, 2016

The Creative Lab is an intensive three day-long program designed to educate, inspire, and “future-proof” the creative output of attendees. World-class trainers provide knowledge and inspiration through hands-on learning and immersive experiences. Attendees will leave inspired and ready to produce higher quality work.

Yale 300x300AIGA & 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.

Facilitation by Design 150“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.

castillo-how-long-should-i-work-300Design Jobs series

How can you land your dream job, even if they’re not hiring? Will an unglamorous gig hurt your rep? What should you put in your portfolio? Career advice guru Ram Castillo​ tackles these and more. Submit your burning design job questions @thegiantthinker on Twitter to get them answered.

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