From Pledge to Progress: Navigating the Journey to a Culture of CARE in Construction

This engaging four-part webinar series dives into AGC’s Culture of CARE program, exploring a unique theme in each of the four webinars. Join us as we look at Culture of CARE through the lenses of commitment & accountability, belonging, supplier diversity and workplace culture and how each of these themes contributes to fostering an inclusive workplace environment.
Don't miss this opportunity to gain actionable insights and practical approaches to elevate your organization's commitment to a Culture of CARE. 

Webinar One: Building a Culture of CARE: Harnessing Commitment and Accountability through the D&I Pledge and Assessment

Dr. Irish Horsey, Director of Industry Advancement, Procore Technologies
Bill Aalerud, Executive Vice President, Columbia
Jorge Quezada, VP of People and Culture, Granite Construction

In this interactive session, we delve into the crucial elements of fostering a Culture of CARE within organizations by exploring the power of commitment and accountability. We will focus on two essential tools: the Culture of CARE pledge and the D&I Assessment. By examining these resources, we aim to empower construction firms to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment.

During the session, we will analyze the significance of commitment in driving meaningful change. We will explore the Culture of CARE pledge language and learn how it can be customized and implemented to align with your organization's specific values and goals. By embracing this pledge, participants will understand how to cultivate an environment where compassion, respect, and empathy flourish, enabling a diverse workforce to thrive.

Furthermore, we will emphasize the importance of accountability in the journey toward inclusivity. We will navigate through the D&I Assessment which provides a comprehensive framework for evaluating an organization's current state of diversity and inclusion. Participants will gain insights on how to conduct an honest and thorough assessment, identifying areas for improvement and charting a course towards actionable change.

Join us in this session and be part of the movement to build a Culture of CARE, where every individual feels valued, respected, and heard; and can contribute their best selves. Together, we can foster workplaces that champion diversity, nurture belonging, and foster sustainable growth.

Webinar Two: Breaking Barriers in Construction: A Case Study on Fostering a Culture of Belonging

Rubiena Duarte, VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Procore Technologies
Sam Clark, President & CEO, Clark Construction Company
Kabri Lehrman-Schmid, Project Superintendent, Hensel Phelps

Join us for an enlightening webinar as we talk to two construction companies that successfully broke down barriers and fostered a culture of belonging within their organizations. Workplace culture is a critical aspect of any company's success, and in the male-dominated construction industry, creating an inclusive environment can be particularly challenging.

During this webinar, we will explore the transformative journey of these two companies as they implemented a series of innovative strategies to promote a Culture of CARE. Our speakers will share the challenges they faced and the solutions they adopted to ensure every employee feels valued, respected, and included.

Webinar Three: Crafting Diversity: Exploring these Construction Companies’ Journeys to Building Strong Supplier Diversity Programs

Vivian Martain, DEI Compliance Officer, Millstone Weber
Simeon Terry, Vice President of Diversity, Austin Commercial

Are you eager to be part of a more inclusive construction ecosystem? Join us for a webinar that uncovers the remarkable journeys of two construction companies as they harnessed the power of supplier diversity to fuel growth and drive positive change.

This webinar will bring together two firms that have prioritized diversity and inclusion in their procurement strategies. They will share how their construction companies have nurtured an inclusive supply chain by actively seeking out and supporting diverse suppliers, including women-owned, minority-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.

Through captivating stories and real-world examples, we will explore the transformative impact of supplier diversity on these construction companies, their projects, and the communities they serve. From increasing competition and innovation to fostering economic empowerment, supplier diversity has proven to be a catalyst for positive social and economic outcomes.

Webinar Four: From Blueprint to Reality: How Workplace Culture Transformed these Construction Companies Inclusion Efforts

Maggie Farrell, Diversity & HR Manager, S.M. Wilson & Co.
Jolsna Thomas, President, The Rosendin Foundation

Are you curious about how construction companies successfully translated their aspirations for inclusion into concrete, positive change? Look no further! This eye-opening webinar will take you on an inspiring journey through the transformative power of workplace culture in shaping and strengthening inclusion efforts.

This webinar will feature construction companies that recognized the need for change and took bold steps to create an inclusive environment where every employee feels valued, respected, and empowered. From the initial blueprint to the practical implementation, our panel of industry leaders will share their experiences, challenges, and successes in building a workplace culture that embraces diversity.

Through candid discussions and real-world examples, we will explore how these companies revamped their policies, practices, and mindset to cultivate a Culture of CARE that celebrates differences and promotes collaboration. Learn from their triumphs and lessons learned to apply similar principles in your own construction firm.

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