FAQ - Overview
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…an association, a diverse community of creators, innovators and change makers. Active in several domains and across multiple-sized organizations, like-minded leaders and practitioners, collaborating for advancing the adoption of meaningful innovation practices both in business and society at large.
…to help our individual members to join forces, create bridges between organizations, and share ideas and experiences. This shared knowledge enables them and the organizations they work for to build a vibrant and sustainable business, while making a purposeful impact in society.
...the community with:
Outcomes can be used to leverage and propagate innovation in everyone's own organization and to achieve social impact as DatB.
Despite belonging to different organizations from around the globe, members get the chance to meet regularly face to face (or online) in a trusting environment, e.g. in the form of regional Meetups, training sessions and an annual global summit.
You should join…
Any physical person may become a member, if…
Your first step to become a member
To become an active member,
As a candidate member…
As an active member
As an executive member
The name "executive members" does not require or imply that a member holds an executive position at a company. An executive member may happen to be an executive, but it is not required.
Both executive and active members pay the same membership and contributions fees.
The membership contributions and/or fees will be determined once a year by the General Meeting.
The Association lives through its members. Active members are expected to participate actively in events or meetups, share their thoughts and experiences, contribute to working groups and support social projects in person or by donation.
In order to fund a project with social impact, the General Meeting on 14th OCT 2021, agreed to implement a regular membership donation for each chapter. The minimum
amount recommended is
$ 25.00 per member/p.a.
In 2022 the process will be operationalized, and the aim is to run one social project for DatB in that year. Once the project and scope are defined, an invitation to contribute will be sent out to all members by the chapter leads.
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As Design at Business has a global reach and ambition, it installs local Chapters with the objective to create and motivate local networks, utilizing the global scope and strength of Design at Business.
The chapters are led by Chapter Leads.
Chapter Leads and their teams represent the meaning and purpose of Design at Business in a local area any time and are bound to behave and work according to the statutes and regulations of the Association (Code of Conduct, Communication Guidelines, etc.).
* For further information, please refer to the Association's statutes, Article 10
The Board can initiate a chapter by inviting an Active member or Executive member to investigate and install a Chapter in a certain area. Any Active member or Executive member can suggest the Board to do so. If the Board supports the suggestion, it can install a temporary Chapter Lead. In both cases, the formal installation of a Chapter requires approval from the General Meeting.
The formal request to start a Chapter needs to be submitted to the General Meeting using the respective form. The request shall be brought to any Board member at least 4 weeks before the next General Meeting.
The Association holds no restrictions to the number of chapters. There can be installed as many chapters as seen necessary by the General Meeting and the Board.
* For further information, please refer to the Association's statutes, Article 10.2
Programs can be initiated by the Board or by any Executive member.
The programs are led by Program Leads.
Program Leads and their teams represent the meaning and purpose of Design at Business in a local area any time and are bound to behave and work according to the statutes and regulations of the Association (Code of Conduct, Communication Guidelines, etc.).
*For further information, please refer to the Association's statutes, Article 11
The primary contact person in your region is the Chapter Lead.
You can find a form to contact the respective chapters here
If your region/country is not represented (yet!) please contact the nearest regional Chapter Lead or send us a message by using this form: