Integrated Strategies to Manage your People & Culture

12 October 2023 - Updated: 22 March 2024

The ability to hire and retain great people remains as critical as ever. What strategies and management practices can you use to help support your people and projects? Book now to view this informative webinar on how to tackle talent and resource management through uncertain times. Originally held 1 November 2024.


2023 presented a number of challenges to navigate, with an uncertain economic environment, a less plentiful project pipeline and changes to the talent pool. In this environment, how were practices able to increase efficiency and productivity? What should practices focus on? How can technology, data and insights help keep teams working in unison and benefit the management of your talent and resources?

The ACA, Deltek and DesignInc Sydney jointly deliver this webinar to help share insights from industry experts and experienced professionals Tara Keast and Scott Huston, whoshare their firm’s effective strategies for winning and retaining people. The webinar will focus on trends, challenges and solutions, and how to apply strategies to your own practice.

You’ll learn:

  • The biggest trends and challenges, and how to tackle them
  • How cross-functional team collaboration helps work towards a common strategic goal
  • How technology can improve efficiencies, minimise stress, reduce burnout, and shape an enjoyable workplace
  • How to champion a culture of diversity and inclusion, good mental health, and staff retention initiatives


Scott Huston is Head of Knowledge, Systems and Compliance at DesignInc Sydney with over 20 years’ experience in Operations Management and IT. Scott previously oversaw the logistics and project management of DesignInc’s office relocation and fitout. In response to the COVID-19 lockdowns, he swiftly moved the business to a distributed teams / work-from-home model, and was equally involved in the return to office/hybrid model the business is currently operating under. Scott is an invaluable asset to a business’s culture and performance.

Tara Keast is a Human Resource professional with over 15 years’ experience, and currently is the Head of People & Culture at DesignInc Sydney. She is the champion for the health and wellbeing of the DesignInc team, and is particularly passionate about understanding how mental health, diversity and equity impact people both individually and collectively in the workplace. During her eight years at DesignInc, Tara has focused on moving towards gender equality and creating a more inclusive compassionate workplace, where the wellbeing of staff is at the core of the practice values.


Members $30
Non-members $60


Completion of this 1 hour webinar and submission of answers to CPD questions will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes – See description above.

AACA Competencies: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC1

Architects Board WA / APBSA Core Area: Practice Management

Links will be provided for recording access and CPD questions. Please complete questions after viewing the webinar in its entirety. Certificates will be provided following online submission of answers to questions. Please keep your receipt, completed questions and certificate for your CPD records.


Please head to the booking link.


For any questions, please contact Katherine Ygosse.