Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program

17 February 2017

The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!

The ACA Insight National Webinar Program provides relevant and cost effective CPD service to all members, wherever you are located.

22 March – The Future of Practice: The Architectural Firm as a Design Knowledge Ecosystem

Dr Peter Raisbeck, MSD, University of Melbourne

This webinar explores how the successful future of the architectural firm is contingent on a practice focus towards knowledge production.

Peter is an architect, design teacher and a researcher. He is currently an academic at the MSD at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches architectural practice and design.

More detail and bookings here.

19 April – Contracts and How to Survive Them

Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan, Risk Managers, Informed, By Planned Cover

A client-architect agreement is essential when providing architectural services. The legally qualified risk managers at informed will provide an overview of some available standard consultancy agreements, key matters a consultancy agreement should cover, and a few ideas about negotiation strategies.

17 May – ACA National Salary Survey 2017

Dr Gill Matthewson, Monash University

What are current pay rates in the industry? Gill Matthewson presents analysis of the 2017 ACA National Salary Survey results.

Gill is a researcher, architect and educator, now based at Monash University in Melbourne. She is a national expert on the demographics of Australian architecture.

21 June – Brand Marketing for Architects

Lindy Johnson

Why is brand and marketing iimportant to an architecture firm’s success? This webinar explores the issues and provides attendees with ways to successfully compete on brand and practical marketing strategies.

Lindy owns her own business which specialises in marketing, PR and business development for Australian architects and designers. 

23 August – Business Development for Architects

Lindy Johnson

This webinar identifies strategies that architecture firms can implement to win new work, including ways to strengthen relationships with existing and potential clients.

Lindy owns her own business which specialises in marketing, PR and business development for Australian architects and designers.

13 September – Ensuring your Workplace is Free from Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment

Merilyn Speiser, Catalina Consultants

Every day the news is full of horror stories relating to discrimination, harassment and bullying claims in the workplace. Navigating these areas of legislation in practice can be very challenging for businesses. Through examples and case studies, Merilyn will help you

  • Understand what behaviour is lawful and unlawful
  • Understand how your business needs to interpret and administer these areas of law – policy and procedure
  • Understand what support needs to be in place for your employees
  • Understand your responsibility as an employer or manager

Merilyn is founder and Principal Consultant at Catalina Consultants. She has over 20 years’ experience in the development of business strategies, leadership development, people and performance management and succession planning.

18  October – Award Changes – How do they Affect My Practice

Michael Corrigan, Platinum Employee Relations

In this webinar Michael outlines the outcomes of the Award review process for 2016/2017 and how these changes will affect arcitectural businesses. 

Michael heads the team at Platinum Employee Relations and provides regular specialist advice to the ACA on employment matters.


If you would like to suggest further topics or speakers do let us know – email Katherine Ygosse, ACA webinar coordinator