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City CPD Club Liverpool Day 1
Talks and lectures

City CPD Club Liverpool Day 1

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 Liverpool Day 1

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

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

Community engagement: collaborative design techniques

It is an ever-evolving landscape for design professionals, with increasing expectations placed on them to deliver community engagement for their commissioning clients, and a growing movement of community clients commissioning architects. There is also a shift in policy and financial constraints that place even more pressure on the design professions to be skilled and confident design enablers able to conceive and deliver effective community engagement strategies.

This interactive seminar will explore how to work with community stakeholders and clients through collaborative design processes. It will explore design engagement from the perspective of the designer, the commissioning client and a member of a local community invited into a design engagement process.

The session will include presentation material and case studies, discussion and interactive workshop activities focusing on:

  • Place quality and equality: how to engage non-professionals in conversations about how we shape our places and about the potential of great design to improve our opportunities, experiences and interactions
  • Defining and exploring community-led, participatory and co-design processes
  • Developing and implementing a strategy for community engagement in a design process
  • Defining parameters and expectations for community engagement with both commissioning clients and local stakeholders
  • Practical tools and approaches for engaging community stakeholders and local people in design processes
  • Building social value and empowerment opportunities into design processes
  • Working with community clients: what to expect and what to ask for

The seminar will provide you with practical tools and approaches to use in your own work.

Speaker Sophia de Sousa, The Glass-House

Core Curriculum Topics

  1. Places, planning and communities
  2. Inclusive environments
  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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