National Seminar Series 2016

National Seminar Series

The National Seminar Series is a selection of high-quality seminars delivered across Australia. Seminars cover topics addressing each of the competency standards: Design, Documentation, Project Delivery and Practice Management. If you would like to suggest a topic or if you have any feedback please contact the CPD Team.

Upcoming events

Thriving Through Change

Architects operate in a complex, changing environment.  This is not likely to diminish with technological disruption, client expectations, work practices and professional standards constantly evolving. 

To be successful, it isn’t enough to survive such changes.  Instead you need to be equipped to thrive through them.  Humans are hardwired to resist change, however this can be overcome with deliberate learning and practice.  

This session will provide you with insights, tools and techniques so you can thrive in today’s changing environment and ultimately maintain high levels of agility, effectiveness, productivity and employee morale.  



 Units of competency: Practice Management


Non Member $110
Member $76 
A+ Member $68 
Graduate $35 
SONA Member $25 

Livestream Pricing

Non Member Livestream $58 
Member Livestream $38 
SONA Livestream $25




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Victorian Chapter
Level 2, 41 Exhibition St
Melbourne, VIC 

Tuesday 15 November

 5:30pm - 7:30pm

prior 5pm 14 November

NSW Chapter
3 Manning St
Potts Point, NSW

Wednesday 16 November

5:30pm - 7:30pm

prior 5pm 15 November

Queensland Chapter
Level 1, 70 Merivale St
South Brisbane, QLD

Thursday 17 November

5:30pm - 7:30pm

prior 5pm 16 November

**content also available
on-demand for two weeks
post livestream**

Tuesday 15 November

5:30pm - 7:30pm AEDT

prior 5pm 14 November

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognise increased awareness of how the brain reacts to change
  • Apply strategies to set yourself up for success in this changing environment
  • Identify how unconscious bias impacts how people think and act, and what can done to mitigate   
  • Recognise actions to take to build greater agility and new habits that help to reinforce new ways of thinking and working


Michelle Gibbings

Michelle is a leadership and change expert, and the author of “Step Up: How to build your influence at work”. She works with executives and global organisations to help them accelerate progress in complex environments.

Michelle is passionate about helping people and teams identify the possibilities, recognise unseen opportunities and find the courage to make congruent choices.  All essential elements to thrive in today’s complex world.

With more than twenty years’ senior executive experience she knows how to help people succeed in different personal and organisational contexts.

Michelle has undergraduate degrees in Communications and Commerce, and a Masters in International Trade. She is a Fellow of Finsia, and Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. She is certified by the International Federation of Compliance Associations. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and sits on the Board of the Arts Law Council of Australia.


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*PLEASE NOTE: the on-demand video of the presentation is only available for the registrants of the event/livestream.

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With over seventy courses to choose from, Continuum lets you carry out CPD at a time and place that suits you. Each course is developed by industry experts and can earn up to two formal CPD points.

Terms & conditions for CPD events

  1. The Australian Institute of Architects has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event.  
  2. In the event of cancellation, on demand video of the presentation or a refund will be offered to the registrant.
  3. Applications for refunds require two (2) working days notice prior to the event. 
  4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 
  5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.