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deK - Access to Finance

This workshop is aimed at both businesses in early stages and those growing to consider what funding options may be available for them. It will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each to allow business owners to start to narrow the field in terms of where to research further. NatWest’s workshop will then end with a summary of the sort of factors that can make a proposition more backable.

  • Suitable for all

deK - Anthropology in Business Workshop

Why do we identify with some social groups more than others? How do every day activities such as shopping inform our sense of group belonging? Human behaviour, culture and society pose many questions for all of us and through the discipline of anthropology - the study of humans - we can reveal important insights into language, race, marriage, religion, sex and other defining features of our humanity.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Creative Photoshop Workshop

Photoshop can be used to create new images or edit images to be used on webpages, flyers, posters, leaflets, in videos and much, much more. It's an essential skill for any media, marketing or communications professional who wants to create outstanding content.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Design your first Website Workshop

We live in a digital age and although most of use the internet daily, many of us have little idea about what makes websites work and how people populate those webpages. On this course we aim to show you the basic building blocks behind web design and demonstrate how easy it can be to design a website of your own.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

dek - Digital UX Workshop

Product Manager? UX Lead? Customer experience lead? Market Researcher? In today’s competitive digital environment, your company’s success depends more than ever on an in depth understanding of your customers and knowing how to respond appropriately

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - From Music to Industry Workshop

This four hour workshop is designed for emerging artists, bands and managers who want to succeed in the digital music age. Learn how to develop a strategy for launching your or your band's career through an intensive workshop delivered by music industry professionals.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Fundraising and Marketing with Crowdfunding Workshop

In spite of the growing use of crowdfunding as a viable platform four out of five campaigns fail to succeed, arguably through lack of prior insight and preparation. In this exciting workshop you'll have the chance to learn about specialist platforms, such as those where an artist can make a living from their work through subscription payments, others where a budget can be raised for a book, film, music or theatre production.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - How to Do Your Own PR

Is your business missing out on valuable media coverage because of fear of journalists and confusion over what they want?

  • Suitable for all

deK - HR Risk Assessment

Managing and developing the people at work is very important. SMEs are usually less prepared regarding HR Policies, Operations, Techniques and Metrics than the bigger companies and this workshop aims at informing SME owners and managers of the most important HRM and HRD practices as well as the methods used to assess and improve HR Policies and Operations for an effective organisation that develops, trusts and supports its people towards common goals.

  • Suitable for all

deK - Improvisational Skills for Beginners Workshop

Are you looking to improve your people skills? Whether it's for the meeting room or on the stage, this is the course for you. We'll help you bring out your funny side and make you more naturally confident. Comedy Improv works on harnessing comedy as a key strength, to improve your presence, impact and influence. The workshop will have you thinking on your feet by creating characters, scenes and games on the spot.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Introduction to Social Media and Digital Marketing

Look beyond friends, followers and trends, social media is a modern marketing phenomenon and knowing how to get the most from it can be the difference in making your business a success. Learn how to create and run social media and digital marketing campaigns in this workshop.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Development in Entrepreneurship & Teamwork

Whether you are good at sales, at financial control or design, this workshop will answer many of your questions related to behaviour at work, personality, communication styles and teamwork, offering concrete advice on how to respond effectively to ‘difficult’ situations and people as well as on how to create and manage an effective team.

  • Suitable for all

deK - Public Speaking I

Have you ever felt the fear of what to say and how to say it in public? In today’s business competitive environment, public speaking in one of the main tools to get you and your work known. It is therefore important that you get as ready as you can!

  • Suitable for all

deK - Public Speaking Part II

In Public Speaking I, the importance of a good speech structure, planning and synthesizing the content was explained and practiced within the context of our workshop, focusing less on other dimensions like voice and posture. Public Speaking II is about refining structure and content but most importantly about the style of the presentation that includes the way ‘we’ speak and stand in front of our audience.

  • Suitable for all

deK - Introduction to Web Design: Learning to Code

Tim Berners Lee said ‘the original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.’ To communicate and collaborate you must first speak this universal language. Join us on this introductory course to learn how to build websites from the ground up using HTML, CSS and Javascript. We’ll teach you how to make these compatible with all devices, from smartphone to desktop, through a focused programme combining lab and online work.

  • Next course: Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018
  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Sales Techniques and Skills Part I

This workshop is about how to structure your sales function according to your business positioning. A great opportunity for a thorough audit of how well you have structured your sales function and what you need to increase your sales. Ideal for Start-ups and SMEs that find it hard to compete.

  • Suitable for all

deK - Sales Techniques and Skills Part II

Sales in Practice. So now that we know which customers (potential) we want to reach and via which media, how do we actually do it? This highly practical workshop is about refining your product/services portfolio as well as the way you approach customers to ‘sell’.

  • Suitable for all

deK - Understanding Retail Sales

If your business produces and distributes Food or if you are in the Fashion, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Art and Design industry, either selling directly to customers or via retailers, this workshop will give you a good idea of the context and the systems that prevail.

  • Suitable for all

deK - Understanding Virtual Reality

Virtual reality and indeed augmented and mixed reality let us experience a world different from the one we live in. And much like the disruptive technologies that came before it - from early film to TV, computers and smartphones - there’s no longer any doubt that it will significantly impact the way we live. If you’re interested in the future of VR, don’t miss out on this fascinating workshop with Dave Ranyard, virtual reality developer and former studio head of Sony London.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Video Editing with Final Cut Pro

This workshop will teach you how to navigate this powerful and flexible software so that you are able to take skills you learn straight into your work. In an age of internet media and high-speed broadband, video has quickly become the most important element of web content.

  • Free
  • Suitable for all

deK - Writing Copy that Sells

This is a practical workshop that will provide you with everything you need to write clear and concise promotional material. You will learn techniques that can be applied to all of your marketing and communication, from websites and leaflets, to newsletters and e-mails. You will also be introduced to a number of “cheat” software applications that can help writers whatever their level of experience.

  • Suitable for all