Influencing at board level | Half-day training workshop
£240 – £486
Influencing at board level | Half-day training workshop

Influencing at board level | Half-day training workshop

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To successfully position your agency's design capabilities to clients in the 'C-suite', you need to be able to articulate the value of design, using language that the boardroom will understand and respect.

To stay competitive and to propel your design agency forward, you need to be able to influence, persuade and sell to senior clients.

At this half day workshop, business transformation expert Ralph Ardill will share his extensive experience in this area, to raise your confidence and ability to hold authoritative and impactful conversations at C-suite level.

This half-day session will cover:

  • Why you need to be able to persuade and sell at board level.
  • The key aspects of design you should focus on.
  • The unspoken rules for successful board-level relationships.
  • A proven 10 point plan for designing your winning board-level arguments.
  • A wealth of best practice tools, tips and techniques to help you persuade, influence and sell at board level.

You’ll leave with:

  • The framework to enable you to craft board-level conversations.
  • The ability to conduct successful conversations at this level.
  • The confidence to hold impactful meetings with board directors.
  • The ability to adjust your approach and style according to who you're talking to.

Delegate feedback for Ralph Ardill

'A very informative and thought provoking presentation that has left me inspired and am keen to implement in my business.' Simon de Kretser, Partner, FdK Design Consultants

'Insightful and useful. Will most definitely try to apply to our agency.' Rana Brightman, Senior Strategist, Siegel+Gale Ltd

'Very clear and sensible view on change – its actionable and inspiring.' Laura McDermott, Senior Project Manager, Siegel+Gale Ltd


Ralph Ardill, Founder, The Brand Experience Consultancy

Ralph is an internationally recognised expert in brand-led business transformation, with over 20 years experience on both the client and agency sides, in the creative industries.

Ralph’s passion is for harnessing everything he’s learned from what he calls his “20 year apprenticeship” to work with small and medium sized corporate and creative businesses in the UK, as an independent board-level instigator for change. Ralph helps businesses to develop and deliver accelerated transformation and growth.

Ralph works closely with his clients to bring the full value of his extensive experience in management consulting, brand strategy, design thinking and change management, to deliver rapid improvement to the front-line and bottom-line of their businesses.

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Prices include VAT.

*DBA member traveller rate:

To make our workshops more accessible to those based outside London, we are offering a discount to individuals whose offices are located more than 60 miles from the DBA office (EC1V 9HX). If this includes you, please book using the rates above. We will then contact you to verify your postcode.

To see if your office is located more than 60 miles please click here.

When booking please provide the name of the person who will be attending the event - we will use this for their delegate badge and materials.

All DBA events and training courses are subject to standard terms and conditions which can be read in full here.
If you have any queries please email us at or call 020 7251 9229.

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