Professional Development Supplement

Take it further

Attending informal events, talks and seminars is a great way of developing professionally – and there are also plenty of stimulating initiatives online. Anna Richardson offers a guide to real and virtual happenings that could expand your mind and skills

Dream teams

Creativity, commercial nous, tenacity, personality, a sense of humour… companies aren’t easy to satisfy when it comes to what they want from the groups they appoint. Anna Richardson has the clients’ perspective on whether designers have the right strings to their bow

Coach it out

So what skills are the most sought-after in different sectors – and where are the worst skills gaps? Suzanne Hinchliffe speaks to industry professionals about the abilities they rate most and how they encourage their staff to realise their full potential

No more excuses

The design industry still lags behind other sectors when it comes to investing in training, but the latest research shows that the issue is not lack of time or money. Mike Exon looks behind the figures to discover what’s really going on

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