Together We RISE Up
Respect, Inclusion, Safety, and Equity In The Construction Trades
About RISE Up
RISE Up (Respect, Inclusion, Safety, and Equity), also known as RISE Up 4 Equity, is a Respectful Workplace Campaign in the construction trades designed provide all workers with the tools and support necessary to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and productive environment for everyone. RISE Up provides industry best practice workplace consulting and training to help contractors and sub-contractors create an environment of productivity, safety and equity in construction management and on work sites.
A message from RISE Up creator Karen Dove
RISE Up’s Six Steps to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
- Executive Team Training & Coaching
- Organizational Equity Assessment
- Manager Training
Form a Culture Committee
- DEI Committee Training
- Set Goals
- Create Communication Plan
Training For all Staff
- Worker Training
- Bystander Intervention
- Unconscious Bias
- Job Box Talks
Listen To Your People
- Employee Surveys
- Third-Party Reporting
Provide Mentorship & Leadership Development
- Train Mentors
- Set Accountability Requirements
- Set Data and Outcome Measurements
- Create DEI Dashboard
Support & Information
RISE Up is customizable to meet your specific goals. It was created for the industry by industry professionals and, when possible, builds on existing access points for training opportunities. For more information, technical assistance, or access to training materials, see below.
RISE Up Steps to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Job Box Talks & Signage
Technical Support & Affiliate Information
AGC of Washington proudly endorses RISE Up for any company striving to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace. RISE Up’s training works with our members own company culture and helps both managers and field workers work together to develop, promote and maintain a Culture of CARE.
As the workforce gets more diverse, we need to provide our workers and organizations with the cultural competency to adapt. The RISE Up Program was created by tradespeople, for tradespeople specifically for the construction industry and, if used correctly, can help to shift the culture of construction to one where all workers thrive.