Twenty/Twenty is the innovative business mentoring programme from the DBA.
“The time I have spent with my mentor has given me great insights into all aspects of leadership and has helped me realise the importance of dedicating time and resources to the project of ‘creating a business’.”
Utilising the wisdom and vision of design industry pioneers found within the DBA’s membership, the programme inspires a new wave of leaders to make better informed decisions about their businesses, their people and themselves.
“The matching process has been fantastic and my mentor has been an inspiring person to be working with.”
Set up with the support of the Arts Council England Cultural Leadership Programme, this innovative programme pairs rising leaders in design with one of the leading lights of the design industry. Mentors and mentees are trained and supported by the DBA during a 12 month programme. Through 1-2-1 meetings, the mentor’s role is to listen, share experience, provide a sounding board for ideas and ultimately help the mentee to define their goals and grow their business.
“Twenty/Twenty has provided me with a structure where I am responsible to something bigger than just my clients, it has given me a focal point every month that helps drive me forward and keeps me on the right track.”
John Mathers, Managing Director, Holmes & Marchant is one of the mentors signed up to the programme:
“The structure around the programme has been what makes it so special. The training days, the website support and the ability to get feedback both on how you are doing and how others are faring makes for a very professional process and feel.”
Is mentoring right for you?
Click here to listen to Emily Cosgrove from Clutterbuck Associates, the UK’s foremost experts on mentoring, tell you more about the power of mentoring and why you should get involved in Twenty/Twenty.