Stepping Up on Sustainable Hours

4 June 2024

Join Parlour, the ACA and the Champions of Change Architecture Group on Tuesday 18 June for a key discussion on strategies for ensuring work hours are reasonable and sustainable.

Book now for this informative session with Karen Atfield, Head of People and Culture at Hassell; Ben Green, Director of Embece; and Stephanie Bullock, Director of Kosloff – in conversation with Monica Edwards and Justine Clark.

Long hours are prevalent in many parts of the profession. Census data indicates that there has been some reduction over time, but change is slow and the impacts on people and practices can be significant. So, what can we do to achieve a more sustainable approach to working hours? What do ‘sustainable hours’ look like anyway? What is the role of policies and protocols? What of processes, reporting and planning? How do we shift cultures? Do external accreditation systems help?

Come along to hear about efforts to keep hours under control.



Tuesday, 18 June 2024

12.30–1.30pm AEST (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS, QLD)
12–1pm ACST (SA, NT)
10.30–11.30am AWST (WA)


$25 ACA members/Parlour Collective
$40 General
$11 Concession (students and anyone else who needs it)

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


One hour of formal CPD on completion of the CPD questions. These will be emailed the week of the event. See here for the series Learning Objectives.

You will receive an email from Google forms with your responses, once you have completed the questions. Please keep this – it provides evidence of your 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 and whitelist in your email system.


Book below. If this link doesn’t work on your device head to the trybooking site. Bookings are also open for future 2024 sessions. If you would like to book multiple sessions, select the first session and head to the checkout. Then, in the pop-up window, select ‘Buy more tickets’ to add more sessions before making payment.