TSIB along with various other Brokers, General Contractors, Trade Partners, etc. is gearing up for the annual Construction Inclusion Week (CIW). This virtual event will take place from October 16th through October 20th, 2023.
Construction Inclusion Week is an initiative that serves to increase awareness and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the construction industry. Throughout this week, companies focus on providing educational resources and insights for all facets of the construction field, including office teams, craft, and jobsite crews as well as our industry affiliates.
This year the daily sessions will discuss the following themes:
- Commitment & Accountability - Monday 10/16
This session focuses on how accountability is owning and accepting responsibility for one’s actions. Everyone playing a part when it’s put in the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s important to model the behavior we want to see in others and influence others towards the goal of a more inclusive society. Holding ourselves and others accountable to actions that help inspire and achieve that vision.
- Belonging - Tuesday 10/17
Belonging is that sense you get that you are a valued member of a community. This session discusses how people feel when they are part of a community and that sense of purpose. Last year, sessions included unconscious bias. This year, CIW has expanded on that learning to broaden each other’s perspectives.
- Supplier Diversity - Wednesday 10/18
This session will discuss supplier diversity as it is a business practice that refers to the inclusion of businesses owned by diverse individuals or groups in the procurement of goods & services. A diverse supplier is generally defined as a business that’s at least 51% owned and operated by an individual that’s part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group. Common classifications are minority-owned business enterprises including: MBE, WBE, VBE, and DBE.
- Workplace Culture - Thursday 10/19
Establishing and maintaining a positive jobsite culture means that everyone gets to experience a workplace that is inclusive and respectful. This session discusses how a good culture leads to a safer and more productive job. Work is where we spend our days, and where we cultivate the emotions, attitudes, and behaviors we bring home to our families.
- Community Engagement - Friday 10/20
Our session will focus on youth engagement. Creating a more diverse and inclusive construction industry will not happen overnight, but there are actions we can take to inspire the next generation of builders. Students from all backgrounds, and with a wide range of aspirations, can find a challenging and rewarding path to prosperity in the construction industry. Whether through in-person volunteering, donations, or sponsorships, we are in a unique position to leverage our desire to give to create positive change in inclusion within our companies and our communities.
TSIB continues to participate in construction inclusion week to help further construction industry initiatives. In addition, TSIB has a DiversityAssured Program that helps Owners, General Contractors, contractors, and minority-owned contractors. Reach out to TSIB today and speak with one of our DiversityAssured Program Specialists.
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