On Flexibility

26 April 2022

Watch the recording of Stepping Up on Flexibility – a lively and open conversation with John Prentice of Woods Bagot, Dave Tordoff of Hayball and Emily Wombwell of SJB, in conversation with the ACA’s Angelina Pillai and Parlour’s Justine Clark. Also, there’s bonus footage from the conversation after the event.

Watch the CPD On Demand recording today!


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.


One hour of formal CPD is available for each session, on completion of the CPD questions found here. 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.


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

ACA / Parlour Collective 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.

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

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