Stepping up on Supporting the Careers of Others

4 October 2022

How can we best support the careers of others? What are the specific roles and responsibilities of leaders? This Stepping Up session looks at sponsorship and strategies for advocating for others. Watch this discussion with Jess Murphy, convenor of the Champions of Change Architecture Group, Ramin Jahromi of Cox and Karen Le Provost of Scott Carver.

Watch the CPD On Demand recording today!

Sponsorship can make an enormous difference to an individual’s career development, range of project experience, personal networks and confidence, but in architecture these relationships largely occur in an informal or ad hoc way, and are often limited to a select few.

Sponsorship means advocating for others in the forums and spaces that they may not have access to, and with people who may be unfamiliar with their skills and talents. It means using your connections, influence and power to support others. This session explores how sponsorship can be used to help develop and support the careers of underrepresented groups. Our speakers discuss the opportunities and pitfalls, and share lessons learned.

To complement this session, read the accompanying articles How to support career sponsorship and What is career sponsorship and why does it matter?

Also watch the Light at the End of the Tunnel session on Sponsorship with Natalie Galea and Sophie Olsen.


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 is available for each session, on completion of the CPD questions. Questions will be emailed following booking.  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.

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