Together We RISE Up
Respect, Inclusion, Safety, and Equity In The Construction Trades
About RISE Up
RISE Up, also known as RISE Up 4 Equity, is a transformative Respectful Workplace Campaign meticulously crafted to empower workers and industry partners in fostering safe, inclusive, and highly productive environments. Through industry-leading workplace consulting and training, RISE Up is committed to aiding contractors and sub-contractors in the construction management sector in establishing and sustaining an atmosphere marked by productivity, safety, and equity.
Products and Services: Outlawing bias requires more than just rules and regulations. Research demonstrates that solely relying on training is ineffective and that adopting a “blame and shame management” approach does not inspire employees. In fact, exclusive reliance on training can hinder diversity efforts and perpetuate bias against underrepresented groups. Effectiveness demands a multi-dimensional, inclusive approach that extends beyond gender and race and is measurable.
The RISE Up Program comprises various components designed to work cohesively, creating a respectful workplace. The benefits of such an environment include enhanced safety, productivity, and employee retention, ultimately leading to a more profitable organization.
Key Features of the RISE Up Program:
- Customization: The RISE Up program is fully customizable to cater to an organization’s unique needs. Organizations have the flexibility to select and implement the components that align with their specific goals.
- Co-Branding: Training materials and resources can be co-branded with an organization’s logo, providing a personalized touch.
- License Option: The RISE Up program can be licensed by organizations, allowing them to take advantage of its comprehensive suite of offerings.
RISE Up is committed to helping organizations foster a culture of respect, inclusion, safety, and equity, driving not only workplace transformation but also business success.
A message from RISE Up creator Karen Dove
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 industry specific 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.