How much are you worth? Does your workplace give you as much as you give it? Come learn about your rights, and standard office practices, at the Workplace Workshop.

The workshop will include experts in labour rights, professional relations, and the architecture job market speaking on issues commonly faced by women in the architectural field, such as: intellectual property rights, overtime expectations, maternity leave, salary and benefits expectations, terms of dismissal, and what steps to take if rights are not being met. The goal of this session is to provide architects at all stages of their career with knowledge of their workplace rights and expectations, and tools to negotiate for benefits and professional development.

The format will be brief presentations by each panel member followed by a moderated discussion open to the floor.
Panelists include:

Sara Forte is an employment lawyer and founder of Forte Law. Sara has practiced exclusively in the areas of employment/labour law, and workplace human rights since 2004, and is a frequent speaker on these subjects. Her mission is to solve work-related legal problems, from hiring to firing, and everything in between.

Courtney Lee – Courtney specializes in recruiting for Architecture & Design professionals across the Greater Vancouver Area. She has established herself as an expert in the marketplace and has a good understanding of current hiring trends, salaries in the market, and the most wanted skills asked for by employers in the architectural field.

Attendees can receive 1.25 Non-Core Learning Units from AIBC.

This event is by RSVP only, please be sure to arrive by 6:15PM as we will give away any remaining reserved spots at that time. If the event is sold out you may join the wait-list.

6:00 – 6:15: check-in
6:20 – 7:30: Workshop presentation
7:30 – 8:00: Social – snacks and beverages provided.

When: November 9th
Where: Symmetry Lighting, 1955 E. Hastings St., Vancouver
Admission: $5 donation

Register here.

If you have any questions, please email wia.vancouver@gmail.com
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