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City CPD Club Hereford Day 2

The RIBA City CPD Club 2019 is designed to help you achieve your annual CPD requirements. Innovative schedule of seminars and workshops covering the mandatory RIBA Core Curriculum topics, the programme is delivered over four days, providing you with the flexibility to plan your annual CPD well in advance.

City CPD Club Hereford Day 2

We have updated the 10 mandatory RIBA CPD Core Curriculum topics in response to the skills our members need to practice architecture, now and in the future. The ten Core topics will help you maintain competence, update your knowledge, acquire new skills, future-proof yourselves and your businesses and deliver socially purposeful architecture.

The RIBA City CPD Club 2019, an innovative schedule of seminars and workshops covering the 10 mandatory topics, is designed to help you achieve your annual CPD requirements.

Business planning: key to running a successful practice

This seminar will be a lively mix of theory and practical exercises on four themes:

  • Business by design: an introduction to business strategy and business planning, including templates for architects and long-term questionnaire. This session includes answering the strategic questions: Where are you now? Where do you want to be in the future?
  • Marketing and winning work: an explanation of key marketing frameworks that work for architects: segmentation, AIDA, funnel, push-pull. This session will define three target sectors for each architect; matching three actions to each sector.
  • Managing people and projects: a review of best management tools to improve productivity; from resource planning software to simple checklists and KPIs. What to change first? Identifying key issues and focus on effective solutions.
  • Making money: discussion on the levers of profitability; how to increase revenues and when to cut costs. Reminder of 80/20 framework.

The speaker will share real life problems related to winning work and managing a business, with a focus on identifying actions you can implement immediately to see concrete results.

Speaker Lucy Mori, KLMORI Business Consultancy

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Business, clients and services
  2. Procurement and contracts
  3. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Project management: delivering high quality outcomes

Project management is a key skill for delivering successful, quality outcomes on projects. This seminar will provide an overview of key project management principles and processes from the initiation of the project, through to completion and use. It will cover the phases, scope and capturing expectations, scheduling the programme and proactively managing risks and change. Critical elements such as communication and interacting with the team and individuals will also be covered and tools and techniques and useful documents for managing the project will be outlined.

The seminar will provide awareness of key project management competencies linked to the APM Body of Knowledge with reference to Quality Management, the RIBA Quality Tracker and the Plan of Work.

Learning outcomes will include:

  • Increased understanding of projects, their lifecycle, processes, key terminology and the architect/project manager role
  • Awareness of the key considerations in setting up projects to incorporate best practice processes to ensure the client brief/project scope, design and outcome are aligned
  • Awareness of change control and risk management processes in order that change is adequately evaluated and managed; with risks including those relating to cost, approvals, safety etc. mitigated
  • Principles of managing quality from the outset and tips to ensure this is not compromised
  • Knowledge of key documents for managing projects and tailoring approach to the project scale and complexity
  • Awareness of further project management learning needs and options

Speakers Teri Okoro, TOCA or Carol Bell, GB Partnerships

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Procurement and contracts
  2. Business, clients and services
  3. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Strategies and solutions for designing inclusive environments

An inclusive environment removes physical barriers and ensures the widest possible number of people can participate in all social, educational and work aspects of life irrespective of their personal circumstances. This seminar will cover three key areas:

  • Users and the barriers that can prevent or limit access. This session will explore why even some small features are important, but often omitted, and how they impact on individuals
  • A succinct overview of the Equality Act, Public Sector Equality duty and best practice and what this means for, you, as architects, when advising clients
  • Inclusive design through each RIBA Stage, highlighting the pitfalls and reasons projects may fail to reach their inclusive design potential. This will include a mini access appraisal of a design to allow you to identify potential inclusive design issues and discuss solutions

The seminar will be interactive with questions and interrogation of the issues encouraged. There will be an emphasis on the practical approach to inclusive design using photos and real examples to explore.

Speaker Simone West, Atkins

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Inclusive environments
  2. Architecture for social purpose
  3. Health, safety and well being

Seminar fees

  • RIBA/CIAT members £105 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £210 + VAT
  • RIBA student members £50 + VAT

How to book

For more information on these or other topics included in the RIBA City CPD Club 2019 programme, please see programme page or booklet.

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