Join Parlour, the ACA and the Champions of Change Architecture Group for the second event in the Stepping Up series. This month we tackle the important topic of flexibility. See you online for a lively and open conversation with John Prentice of Woods Bagot, Dave Tordoff of Hayball and Emily Wombwell of SJB. Book your place now!

Good workplace flexibility is a core part of improving equity and a key component in developing adaptable practices and individuals. To be truly effective, flexible work must be fully integrated into the life of a practice. This is not an ‘add on’ or just something that is nice to have.

The experiences of the last two years have reinforced the value and necessity of flexibility, and we have all become much better at working remotely and in a distributed fashion. How can we leverage what we have learned for the long term?

What is All-Roles-Flex? How have the Champions of Change practices fared with developing and implementing All-Roles Flex policies? What are the impacts on projects and productivity? What suggestions can they offer others about developing and implementing effective flexibility policies?

How do we ensure that the culture and habits of a workplace support meaningful flexible work? Conversely, how can practices maintain strong cultures when staff are working flexibly in terms of time and/or location? What steps help ensure that those working flexibly remain visible within and connected to the life of the practice? How do we manage the work/domestic balance when the lines begin to blur? How do we switch off and avoid burnout?

Join John Prentice, Dave Tordoff and Emily Wombwell as they discuss the potential and possibilities of flexible work in conversation with Justine Clark and Angelina Pillai.

When & where

Online, Monday 9 May

12.30–1.30pm AEST (VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS)
12–1pm ACST (NT, SA)
10.30–11.30am AWST (WA)
2.30–3.30pm NZ

CPD

One hour of formal CPD is available for each session, on completion of the CPD questions. A link to the questions will be sent the week before the session. See the learning objectives for the series as a whole.

Once completed, you will receive an email from Google forms with your responses. Please keep this – it provides the evidence of attendance and completion. Please note, separate CPD certificates will not be issued. If you can’t find the email, remember to check your spam folder.

Book now

Parlour Collective / ACA members – $25
General ticket – $40
Concession – $10 (students, part-timers and anyone else who needs it)

We operate on an honesty system. Please choose the ticket price that matches your circumstances. If you are not yet a part of the Parlour Collective, join here!

Any proceeds over and above the costs of delivering the Stepping Up program will be set aside for future equity projects led by Parlour.

Bookings are open for all sessions. If you would like to book multiple sessions, select the first session and head to the checkout. Then, in the pop-up window, select ‘Buy more tickets’ to add more sessions before making payment.


Stepping Up is a collaboration between Parlour, the ACA and the Champions of Change Architecture group.