The Construction Inclusion Week is happening from October 16th through the 20th of 2023, to build awareness about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry. This industry-led initiative seeks to promote equality through meaningful activities and discussions.
With visible gaps in the industry, Construction Inclusion Week will hopefully address and make constituents take proactive measures for a more inclusive sector. Each day of the celebration coincides with a theme that resonates in the discussion about promoting diversity and inclusivity.
Here are some of the events to look forward to during the week-long celebration that aims to amplify several issues:
Commitment & Accountability
October 16, 2023
- Highlighting the importance of leadership as the starting point of building an inclusive culture.
- How leaders take action becomes the standard for achieving a more equitable workplace.
- Leaders are requested to make their pledges to commit and be more accountable towards making their organizations more welcoming.
October 17, 2023
- Discussions about fostering a sense of belonging.
- How to make people feel valued, such as organizing toolbox talks that include their ideas and contributions.
October 18, 2023
- Choosing minority-owned businesses to provide products and services.
- Trade partnership events to build a relationship among suppliers from an underrepresented group.
October 19, 2023
- Importance of cultivating a workplace culture that is inclusive and respectful towards each other’s differences.
- Orienting employees about how they can build mutually beneficial working relationships in a diverse workplace setting.
- Understanding the needs of one another and valuing each one’s contribution.
- Minimizing discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
October 20, 2023
- Encouraging the participation of schools and other organizations that have shared interests in a more inclusive construction industry.
- Widening the reach of diversity and inclusivity from the construction industry towards the local community.
- Recognizing the impact of diversity and inclusivity as it relates to the culture of the local community and the construction industry as a whole.
Contractors, employees, and local organizations are highly encouraged to participate in this important conversation about diversity and inclusivity.
There are open discussions, downloadable curriculum content, videos, and live-streaming of events that will take place. Visit Construction Inclusion Week to engage with the various activities lined up for the and participate in the journey of making construction an equitable industry for workers, businesses, and communities.
These types of activities make it more accessible to interested parties who want to learn more about fostering a more equitable culture in their firms.
Power Partner MN joins the community of construction businesses, employees, and organizations in taking a step toward making the industry more welcoming.
The approach to building diversity and inclusivity requires multi-level cooperation among stakeholders, combining the efforts from individuals to entire organizations in the changing landscape of the industry. It is only through valuing and respecting each one’s differences that the industry can move forward to a better future.