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Culture Training for Construction Leaders

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    City: Prince George

    Ready to improve company safety, productivity and reputation?

    Start with a culture check-up.

    Introducing Builders Code Training for Owners, Execs, and HR Managers.

    (One Day Classroom Training)


    Shaping positive worksite behaviour – your own and the behaviour of others – is one of the most important and powerful responsibilities of leadership.  An inclusive company culture translates to better productivity and safety outcomes, and can help attract and retain the best workers.

    Employers often underestimate the financial impacts of hazing, harassment, and bullying on the worksite.  These negative behaviours cause stress and distraction in the crew that can lead to turnover, lost time to accidents, injury-related health care costs, legal actions, rehiring costs, and unproductivity.

    Builders Code training will show company leaders practical ways to build a positive site culture and ensure everyone on the worksite is safe and protected, working to their full potential.

    Visibly prioritizing a modern culture that values diversity in its workforce is also a powerful competitive advantage, especially during this time of low unemployment and intense competition for skilled tradespeople.  The Builders Code offers a suite of assets that can help you to market your business to a modern, diverse workforce and client base.

    This is a one-day workshop where participants explore issues such as: the nature and impact of unacceptable worksite conduct; how to enable and encourage an acceptable worksite culture; the tools that can be used to build that culture; and the benefits of doing so.

    The sessions will focus on the role and responsibility of corporate leaders and HR managers. Companies whose management completes the training can use their Builders Code training certification to promote their company and culture to potential employees, as well as clients. 

    Curriculum Overview:

    • Defining an Acceptable Worksite Culture

    • The Benefits of an Acceptable Worksite Culture

    • The Nature and Impact of Unacceptable Worksite Culture

    • Key Barriers to Acceptable Worksite Cultures and Conduct

    • Tools for Building Acceptable Worksite Cultures

    • Planning for Success


    Objectives of the training:

    • Build an understanding of the positive outcomes of retention, safety, risk reduction, and productivity that is achieved through implementing the Builders Code approach and creating an Acceptable Worksite culture.

    • Build awareness across the construction workforce to lead the evolution of the worksite culture to one that is free from unacceptable conduct (hazing, harassment, bullying, and discrimination) to one that is welcoming, supportive, and productive for all workers.

    •  Facilitate the “unlearning” of attitudinal biases, stereotypes, and inequitable or hostile conduct and practices that create barriers for the success and wellbeing of all workers and companies in the construction trades.

    •  Develop the specific knowledge and skills across the workforce for all workers to confidently and effectively identify and address incidents of bias, exclusion, harassment, hazing, and bullying on the work site.

    • Motivate all employees to accept their role and responsibility for maintaining a healthy worksite culture, and inspire those persons who could be site role models or leads to support colleagues from other demographic groups, as well as to monitor and hold others accountable for behaviour that is not acceptable.

    Cost: No cost during the pilot phase. Seats limited.

    *Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am

    *Presentations will start at 8:00 am

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    What is the Builders Code?


    The Builders Code sets a standard code of conduct for workers on construction sites in BC. It defines an “Acceptable Worksite” as the starting point for reducing risk and ensuring a safe and productive environment for all workers. The Builders Code is intended to help construction employers communicate a reasonable, consistent behavior expectation to improve the safety, productivity and retention of skilled tradespeople, and reduce project risk. Builders Code training has been developed by experienced training providers in partnership with project partners including BCCA, the Industry Training Authority (ITA), WorkSafe BC, and the Minerva Foundation of BC.