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Further your commitment to Culture of CARE by participating in the 2022 Construction Inclusion Week.

Plan a company or job site activity to support each daily theme.

October 17-21, 2022!

Communicate Your Commitment

Let current and prospective clients, partners, and employees know you’ve committed to a Culture of CARE.

Hard Hat Stickers

We have developed unique Culture of CARE hardhat sticker artwork for your company to print and publicize your commitment on job sites. We suggest stickermule or a similar printing website to fulfill your production needs.

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Job Site Posters

Print and post Culture of CARE posters in your office and around your project sites to reinforce your commitment to a Culture of CARE.

Review & Update Company Policies

Download GUIDE FOR MAKING BETTER DECISIONS

Culture of CARE’s Guide for Making Better Decisions is intended to help companies, teams and individuals make more informed and better decisions by aligning your decision-making processes with your company’s stated commitment to a Culture of CARE.

Download Model HR Policy

Adopt or choose key elements of Culture of CARE’s model policy to add to your existing policy, either to fill gaps or better articulate your goals.

Download 20 HR Best Practices for Diversity in Construction

Culture of CARE’s HR Best Practices will give your company a roadmap of where and how to start implementing HR policies that will advance your diversity & inclusion goals.

Educate and Train

Racism in the Workplace

This toolkit includes a series of toolbox talks and a corresponding discussion guide to help companies have authentic conversations related to racism in the workplace. The toolbox talks are designed to guide the conversation through four key areas:

• Understanding Race and Racism
• Risk of Racism in Construction
• Inclusion as a Key Component of Safety Culture
• Deterring Racism in the Workplace

Sexism in the Workplace

This toolkit includes a series of toolbox talks and a corresponding discussion guide to help companies have authentic conversations related to sexism in the workplace. The toolbox talks are designed to guide the conversation through three key areas:

• Understanding Sexism
• Risk of Sexism in Construction
• Interrupting Sexism in the Construction Workplace

AGC’s Harassment DVD

Short enough to be presented during an on-the-job toolbox session. The DVD includes seven video vignettes that address issues such as sexual assault (including sexual orientation and transgender status), age harassment, gender harassment (including family responsibilities), racial harassment, and religious harassment.

AGC Member price: $199

Find Diversity & Inclusion Consultants

Equipping your employees with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective Culture of CARE champions, allies and advocates is critical to building and maintaining an inclusive culture. Use this database to find a consultant to educate your employees on different diversity & inclusion-related topics.

Build Awareness

AGC has compiled a number of resources to help you begin the conversation around diversity, inclusion and implicit or unconscious bias.

Harvard Implicit Association Test
Introduction to Unconscious Bias
Managing Unconscious Bias
Kirwin Institute Implicit Bias Training
What Does My Headscarf Mean to You? TEDx
White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots TEDx

Maintaining a Culture of CARE During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of fear and uncertainty for everyone. Don’t let fear erode your company culture. Access the resources below to help you retain a culture of inclusiveness, show your employees you care about their mental and emotional wellbeing and provide them access to resources for dealing with stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.

In order to maintain the progress companies have made towards creating more inclusive workplaces, now more than ever it is important to reinforce your company values and ensure employees feel like they belong.

Take the Diversity & Inclusion Assessment

The Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Assessment is an online tool developed specifically for firms in the construction industry to measure and improve the management of their current diversity & inclusion programs, policies, and practices. Your company will be asked to answer performance-based questions in four key areas of diversity and inclusion:

• Workplace
• Workforce
• Vendors (Subcontractors/Suppliers)
• Community

Unsure of how to use the Diversity & Inclusion Assessment?

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 pm EDT on “Using the Diversity & Inclusion Assessment to Drive Your Strategic Results”. The webinar will provide an overview of the Diversity & Inclusion Assessment that highlights how to utilize key features of the platform and leverage your company’s results to drive your strategic diversity & inclusion efforts forward.

Upon completion of the Assessment, companies will be able to analyze results, measure progress, and download best practice resources to expand D&I efforts. As the Assessment becomes widely used, companies will also be able to benchmark their practices against other construction firms. For more information about the Assessment, please read the FAQ’s.

 

Access to the D&I Assessment is free. To view the Assessment results and D&I best practices, you much make a purchase in the AGC store.

 

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Apply For AGC's Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Applications are now open for the 2023 Awards Season. The deadline to submit your application is Monday, October 24, 2022.

As part of AGC’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the construction industry, the AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program – sponsored by Willis Towers Watson – recognizes companies that share AGC’s commitment. AGC has two diversity & inclusion awards opportunities for companies to get recognized. For more information about the awards program, click here.

Diverse Business of the Year

AGC seeks to honor a diverse business that is committed to achieving business success in the construction industry. The Diverse Business of the Year award is geared towards general or specialty contractors that hold a certification recognized by a certifying agency. The Diverse Business of the Year award winner will be able to demonstrate strong vision and leadership in overcoming obstacles that lead to business results; a reputation for professionalism and integrity in work standards and performance; and a commitment to service in their community.

Diversity & Inclusion Awards

The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence awards honor AGC members that are champions in advancing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within their workforce, supply chain and in the communities they serve.  By showcasing and recognizing best practices from companies that are developing and delivering diversity and inclusion initiatives with demonstrable success, award winners have the opportunity to share their track record of achievement and commitment.