Learning and Development

Develop your talent. Rule the world.

We offer programs in a variety of formats, from webinars, half-day and full-day workshops to multi-day experiential programs and certifications.

It is a priority for the 4A’s to foster a growing community of diverse, talented and committed individuals throughout the industry. Each year more than 13,000 people gain knowledge and experience through our Learning and Development programs.


Three At Once For Your Learning Solution!
Designed to help agencies continue to drive conversations around a trending topic in the industry and provide ways to implement change.

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The Diversity In 3 package includes:

  1. The Science of Women in Leadership
    Broaden skills sets and create opportunities for the next generation of talent to thrive.
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  2. Getting Past Taboo – Race in the Workplace
    Learn a fresh approach to achieving racial diversity, equity and inclusion at your agency.
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  3. Are You Biased?
    Experience the lenses through which you see and evaluate others.
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Learn more here.

4A’s Dot Native Digital Learning Center

Providing You With the Tools You Need to Compete in the Digital World

Accelerate your digital expertise with the 4A’s Dot Native Digital Learning Center, an interactive online platform that allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace..


 

We offer a variety of programs that cover subjects related to the industry.

Browse through the subjects below.

TESTIMONIALS

IPA Foundation Certificate

“I could not be more thrilled that the 4A’s is bringing the IPA Foundation Certificate to the U.S. At BBDO, we place a high value on developing our talent, and that’s why we are pleased to enroll all of our U.S. entry level professionals in this outstanding program. We are confident that this credential will give them the foundation they need to be individually successful and deliver results for our agency.”

Chris Thomas, CEO of BBDO The Americas
Chairman of I&S BBDO Japan
Chairman of Proximity Worldwide

The Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies (IAAS)

“The 4A’s IAAS program was an invaluable experience that set me on a path to a rewarding career in advertising. Because I believe so strongly in this program’s impact on careers, it’s a no-brainer for DigitasLBi to make this investment in our young talent.”

Tony Weisman, CEO, DigitasLBi North America

Executive Leadership Program (ELP)

“The combination of a real-time simulation, team interaction, group reflection, and seasoned wisdom add up to the most engaging and valuable learning experience I’ve encountered as an advertising professional.”

Matt Walker, Group Creative Director, WHITE64

IPA Foundation Certificate

“I found the course to give an amazing holistic view of advertising and really has helped me to understand the process even with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, Advertising. Within my day to day tasks, I keep in mind all the lessons I had learned the past two months, which has helped me to work more efficiently and effectively.”

Jacquelyn Malis, Arnold Worldwide

The Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies (IAAS)

“The IAAS program has a long history of cultivating the best and brightest young talent in the Chicago community, many of whom have gone on to become senior brand marketers as well as top agency management. This program, along with the College Ambassadors Program, reinforces our commitment to attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent the Chicago market has to offer.”

Tim Condon, Chairman of the 4A’s Chicago Council

Executive Leadership Program (ELP)

“This experience takes your daily view and turns it on its ear – giving you a worldview, of your own agency, of your career trajectory, and of the industry at large. It’s not about “what can I get done today?” It’s about growing yourself and the agency for the future by what you do today. It’s the exact shakeup we all need. It’s also invaluable to learn from peers at different agencies and in different roles. We all face the same things – why not work together to figure it all out?”

Stephanie Kessler, Lead Copywriter, Triad Advertising Companies

IPA Foundation Certificate

“This was a great course that allowed me to experience both personal and career growth. I am now confident in my position and feel that I have the resources to succeed.”

Madeline Egan, Allen & Gerritsen

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NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, all webinars are scheduled in Eastern Time.

2018 & Beyond: Budgeting Essentials: Negotiating With Brands & Procurement

With brands continuing to demand more for less, how do you win? In this webinar, we’ll review how to best prepare for these critical discussions so you’re ready to tackle the most pressing questions most brands, especially procurement teams, will likely challenge you with.

Agency Growth: Build Your Agency Like You’re Going to Sell It

Applying best practices from Mirren’s new business training, Brent Hodgins of Mirren will step back and take a look at building a sustainable infrastructure for growth. Whether or not you plan to sell your agency won’t be the point of the session. Building a high-value company, driven by a sales machine, will be.

2018 & Beyond: Budgeting Essentials: Improving Profitability Via Timesheets

Staff hate timesheets so why are they so important? After this webinar, you will understand the critical data points derived from timesheets, and how to improve staff adherence and accuracy.

The Intrapreneur’s Toolkit: Influence

Being someone with good ideas is nice, but it’s far more valuable to understand how to use the limited (and often competing) resources within a company to turn those good ideas into reality.

Agency Growth: Building a High-Performance Pitch Team

Applying best practices from Mirren’s new business training, Brent Hodgins of Mirren will review how to overcome some of the key challenges that hold back most teams, particularly given the reactive nature of agency culture. Get your team members to better commit, better focus and make their best possible contribution to converting the business.

Mastering Workplace Conversations Webinar Series Bundle

The Mastering Workplace Conversations Series provides Junior to Mid-level employees with strategies on how to best communicate their needs and viewpoints with their fellow employees and supervisors, while building a community of talent that is empowered and mature in their delivery.

Mastering Workplace Conversations: Channeling Your Inner Champion

As non-veteran talent, it’s sometimes uncomfortable to share your perspective, advocate for yourself, and communicate your value to your supervisor. This webinar will show you how to reduce anxieties and express strengths by using strategies that best deliver your worth in a more humbling and confident manner.

Mastering Workplace Conversations: Cultivating Agency Comradery

As you advance your advertising career, you will learn that no one individual in the workplace is the same. Everyone comes to the table with his or her own motivations, self-doubt, strengths and ideas. Each colleague you interact with will have a particular temperament and not all discipline stereotypes should be trusted.

Agency Growth: Presenting Your Fees – Building Your Case in Person & in Proposals

Simply put, this session will have a direct impact on your ability to secure more revenue from your current client roster. Bring along a fee proposal or staffing plan and measure it against the lessons in this session.

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