Improving Our Job Sites through Training Opportunities
Construction is tough, physical work. Our industry-leading skills training keeps us ready to tackle every job safely and confidently, and produce the quality work that sets Northwest Carpenters Union apart.
But it takes more than job skills to keep a project humming. We all can play a role in creating a positive culture on the job. The Northwest Carpenters Institute (NWCI) has developed a new training program to help in that effort.
Positive Jobsite Culture Training heavily focuses on the practical areas of creating and maintaining a positive job site culture by addressing chronic harassment—how you can help and the role you play. The program includes specific segments for apprentices, journeymen, and others, with tips from experts. The two-hour online course is available through NWCI’s website, but can be made available for in-person instruction as COVID-19 permits.
Have you encountered or witnessed harassment or discrimination on the job site?
Find tips to empower yourself on the job site HERE.
When asked about the goal of the training, NWCI trainer Steve Anderson said, “The key to mastering positive job site culture is to adopt a set of core beliefs and automatic responses, so eventually healthy, functional engagement is the norm, with little or no conscious effort. [The goal] is to shift thinking and show how it can be automatic.”
Participants will learn about:
Navigating thinking and changing behavior
Keeping a balanced perspective
Assessing situations and how to think quickly to defuse conflicts
Useful and constructive engagement, including helpful questions to ask
Understanding job site hierarchy, chain of command, and leveling the playing field
Benefits of Positive Job Site Culture
Improves work production with better morale and communication
Increases safety, awareness, and accountability
Reduces stress and reaction to impulses or conflict
Better quality of on-the-job training for apprentices
Strong negotiating positions for journeymen as job site leaders
A competitive advantage for signatory contractors by improving productivity
Positive job site culture training is aimed at improving safety and health, and strengthening members and the union. SIGN UP for the positive job site culture training at NWCI today.