On Career Development

24 August 2022

The Stepping Up session on Career Development looks at planning and progression, with a focus on tools to support transparent manageable, inclusive processes within architectural practices. Watch this considered discussion with David Randerson of DKO, Thihoa Gill of Grimshaw and Brian Clohessy of BVN, and hosts Angelina Pillai and Justine Clark.

Watch the CPD on demand recording today!

Career progression in architecture is often mysterious for many. This session explores the importance of clarity, transparency and equity in career planning and progression. It introduces the Role Descriptions toolkit developed by the Champions of Change Architecture Group. This can be used to create role descriptions, map equitable career advancement and identify areas for personal and professional development and aspiration. Competency levels can then be determined by business needs and can be used to map the whole practice’s capability to inform recruitment as well as training and mentoring programs.


Access to the video recording is available through Parlour’s Vimeo on demand channel.

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

We operate on an honesty system – select the ticket type that aligns with your circumstances.

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


One hour of formal CPD, on completion of the CPD questions. See the learning objectives here 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.


Stepping Up is a collaboration between the ACA, Parlour and the Champions of Change Architecture group. This session was recorded online on 12 September.

For more on Career Development, see Understanding Career Planning and Why it Matters and Role Descriptions & Competency Map.