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Shape Your Future, for aspiring and new creative leaders, is a two-day leadership course that will provide guidance, insight and key take-aways into what makes great creative leadership.

Integrated into the Festival's main schedule, Shape Your Future's programme will be an exclusive two-day learning experience led by top industry leaders from the creative industries and beyond. The Shape Your Future pass will also allow for premium access to the full Festival offering including the Awards Ceremony on 23 May.

Who it's for:
Shape Your Future is for new and aspiring creative leaders in advertising, design, film, art or anything else that makes the world a more creative place, including, for example, Creative Directors, Junior Creative Directors, Associate Creative Directors, Senior Designers, Art Directors, Senior Art Directors and Senior Copywriters.

The programme will focus on 3 core areas:
1. You and your leadership style
2. The Creative Industry
3. Learning from elsewhere

Topics will include:
- How to manage in a time of uncertainty
- How to be bold and brave in decision making
- What leadership in the creative process looks like
- How to create a winning culture
- Shining a light on our changing industry

For a detailed programme, see below.

Shape Your Future Programme

      • Breakfast followed by a tour of the work

        Festival exhibition

      • See the best work of 2019, understand why work stood out, hear the judging debate and get the chance to question the Judging team

      • Finding your leadership style

        D&AD Festival

      • Understand your values and how they impact on leadership

      • Time to explore the Festival

        D&AD Festival

      • A chance to take in sessions from the wider Festival and be inspired by the wide range of speakers from across the creative industries

      • What are the opportunities and challenges in the industry’s changing landscape?

        D&AD Festival

      • State of play of the industry and key leadership challenges

      • How to manage uncertainty

        D&AD Festival

      • Find out how to lead in times of uncertainty and understand how to keep true to your creative beliefs

      • Making brave decisions

        D&AD Festival

      • Coping with brave decisions and being resilient

      • The creative process

        D&AD Festival

      • Learn how different processes can lead to creative excellence

      • Creating a winning culture

        D&AD Festival

      • Grasp how to develop a culture that keeps creativity at its heart

      • Time to explore the Festival

        D&AD Festival

      • A chance to take in sessions from the wider Festival and be inspired by the wide range of speakers from across the creative industries

      • Integrating culture into your work

        D&AD Festival

      • Understand how you can appropriate in the right way and find out how to integrate culture into your work

      • Creating an inclusive culture

        D&AD Festival

      • Find out how to create a workplace that is inclusive and allows everyone to reach their potential

      • Close, and opportunity to explore the Festival

        D&AD Festival

      • A chance to take in sessions from the wider Festival and be inspired by the wide range of speakers from across the creative industries

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Shape Your Future, a two-day programme at D&AD Festival, will help nurture and equip the next generation of leaders for the creative industries.
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Integrated into the Festival's main schedule, Shape Your Future's programme will be an exclusive two-day learning experience led by top industry leaders from the creative industries and beyond.

What’s Included

The Shape Your Future Pass gives you the full D&AD Festival experience, as well as a host of additional benefits that include: exclusive access to the Shape Your Future two-day leadership programme, Awards Ceremony pass, private tour of the Pencil winning work, exclusive speaker sessions and leaders networking drinks, priority access (separate entrance) and lounge pass.

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