This certificate helps learners develop skills for better communication with and management of your design clients. The courses included will help you improve your business writing and public speaking skills for better client presentations. You’ll also learn how to better negotiate with your current or potential clients, communicate collaboratively, provide excellent customer service, and manage project stakeholders. You’ll also learn how to network for success, including as a means of finding new clients.
Non member: $549
AIGA member: $449
Chapter leader: $389
Courses Included in this Certificate
- Effective Business Writing
- Effective Public Speaking
- Communicating Collaboratively
- Effectively Managing Project Stakeholders
- A Manager's Guide to Superior Customer Service
- Introduction to Negotiations
- Networking For Success
Video Content + Audio-enabled
Curated AIGA Resources
Games & Flashcards
Real-world Case Studies
Exclusive Access AIGA Course Community
On-Demand with unlimited access for 365 days
Certificate of completion with pre-approved CEUs
"I am not great at negotiating, but this course has boosted my confidence and shared step-by-step insights on how I can effectively navigate negotiations. Thank you. Very helpful."—Eyitayo I.
"Great learning experience! I have become conscious of avoiding jargon! The presentations were clear and precise! Thank you!"—Antoinette L.
"The course was able to offer up extremely valuable information, relevant, with good exercises too. I think the best part was that the course covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time that was easy to follow, practice, and learn from. So this course was well worth it."—Holly A.
Non member: $549
AIGA member: $449
Chapter leader: $389
You may request a refund up to five (5) days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.
PMI PDUs: 21
Leadership PDUs: 10
Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 3
Technical PM PDUs: 8
IACET CEUs: 2.7 (Contact Hours: 27 hours)
HRCI Credits: 24 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 11, General: 13)
SHRM PDCs: 24
Courses are offered in collaboration/partnership with MindEdge, a leading online learning platform that has served over 3 million learners.
Access Time: 365 days
Estimated time to complete the course: 27 hours
Frequently Asked Questions
Lifelong learning is critical for designers, and as design association, AIGA wants to help both design professionals and the profession. We heard from our community that professional development is valued more than anything else. We also learned from our research efforts that there are some non-design specific competency gaps that designers would need to close to best position themselves to advance their careers and the overall profession. AIGA is here to help with the launch of a new pilot program that offers courses for the creative professional. We will continue to improve and build on this initiative with a lean approach, along with your support and collaboration. We encourage you to join the pilot program and please share your insights as we aim to continue listening, learning, and improving this new membership benefit.
In partnership with the leading online learning platform, MindEdge, AIGA is offering courses that will help creative professionals identify business needs and grow future goals. MindEdge has a comprehensive catalog of professional development courses and certificates for busy professionals. Through this partnership, AIGA is able to offer this benefit to members.
During the pilot rollout, all learning will be asynchronous. Once you enroll in the course, you will also have exclusive access to the AIGA course community to network, connect, and learn with your peers. Our goal is to share additional resources and offer optional activities to help customize the learning experience to your specific situation. As part of the pilot program, we will offer a few optional live sessions to meet/greet other learners and learn in action through conversations with your design peers.
Registration is simple, just follow the steps below:
1. Select your course, pay, and you'll receive an automatic confirmation/receipt with instructions on how to start learning.
2. You will also receive an email from AIGA's concierge learning services with onboarding information and instructions, including your login and password for access to the learning community.
- The community component is hosted by AIGA + Next Thought.
- On-demand learning will occur within the AIGA + MindEdge Learning Management System.
3. Start learning!
- Take your on-demand course when it works best for your schedule.
- Join the exclusive course community to network with peers.
- Watch for more professional development opportunities from AIGA.
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