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Access to Thought-Leaders as a key part of enterprise-led learning and development

Sep 10th, 2018

Access to Thought-Leaders as a key part of enterprise-led learning and development


Having access to experts and thought-leaders is valuable for any business as it allows for networking with the wider business community and promotes thinking outside the box. The Design Enterprise Skillnet regularly host expert-led seminars and talks. Recently international expert Andrew Hoyne, founder of Hoyne and author of ‘The Place Economy’, spoke at a launch event jointly promoted by the Design Enterprise Skillnet, the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) and the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD).

Aileen Dempsey of Design Enterprise Skillnet recognises that thought-leaders play a key role in helping their members in the design industry.

“Having access to experts such as Andrew Hoyne is an important aspect of learning and networking in the design industry. The wealth of experience and knowledge shared by experts helps our members understand the broader landscape they are working in and how they can solve challenges they might be experiencing. The ability to network with peers is hugely valuable to our members, especially in the fast-paced design world.”

Andrew’s multi-award-winning international agency Hoyne is the established leader in property and place branding in Australia and further afield. At the event, Andrew discussed how Hoyne has evolved their service offering, moving from a position as a generalist design agency to a specialist with a clear vertical offer for clients, and described how Hoyne have successfully mitigated potential changes in their single sector to ensure success in a downturn.

He also outlined how Hoyne used industry thought leadership as a catalyst to achieve market differentiation and shared insights on how he developed his business model to deliver profitability to both his business and to the wider community. For further insight into how you can stimulate thought-leadership in your organisation, read the full Q&A with Andrew Hoyne over on the Design Enterprise Skillnet website.

Many Skillnet Networks provide value to their members by hosting specialist seminars and workshops as part of their integrated learning and development strategy. If you think your business and other businesses like yours would benefit from setting up a new Skillnet Learning Network visit to find out more.


Design Enterprise Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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