This week, we're continuing to hold the new Builder Chat forum - a more interactive format geared to allow room to talk about whatever your issues are this week. (We're…
We've all been learning a thing or two about adapting in recent weeks! When we started the forum, we needed to get expert advice out to the industry, quickly, and through holding topic-specific sessions with appropriate experts at every session, we did that. However, as we all work on figuring out this 'new normal' - what we all need is a sounding board.
So, we're unveiling Builder Chat - a new format for our weekly sessions.
Exchange of Ideas
No more weekly topics - we'll still hear from familiar experts, when it's convenient for them to attend, or when expert advice is needed but every session is for anything you want to share or need to know!
Peer-group interaction instead of an expert panel format - Builder Chat is all about you. What are you seeing? What is working and what isn't? When we were all trying to decode disaster assistance paperwork, we needed to hear from the experts, but as we figure out how to run our industry in a changed world, we need each other.
What hasn't changed?
Builder Chat is still moderated by Jason and Mary Sturgeon of Arcade Wayfinding.
Builder Chat is still running from the same ongoing list of registrations, so if you were on the list for Remote Weekly Business Forum sessions, you'll still get invites for Builder Chat. If you aren't on the list yet, sign up on the ABC website or by e-mailing Janessa@abcwestwa.org!
Join us and participate in the conversation!
Builder Chat - Supporting Our Spanish Speaking WorkforceDid you KNOW that as of 5 years ago, over 27% of the construction workforce is Hispanic? But so often these folks don't get the opportunity to promote into leadership and management!
Come join us for an excellent discussion about creating and promoting a psychologically safe environment for a core part of our industry at our next #Construction #PeerGroup , #BUILDERCHAT !
We have several special guests joining in the conversation:
Bryan Ortiz of Kerr Contractors, Inc
Rossana Caballero of Balfour Beatty US
Roberto Lopez of Flatiron Construction
& Virginia Dinzey-Taveras, MBA of Adaptive Business Solutions!
Builder Chat is made possible by ABC of Western Washington.
You can register to join us here: https://bit.ly/2GT6K1V
Builder Chat - Construction - The Next Generation!On Thursday, September 3rd, we're having 29 graduating seniors from Purdue's construction program and several large Puget Sound area general contractors join us on Builder Chat! Students will be asking questions to prospective companies. Whether you’re curious about what would draw graduates to your employ, or you’re ready to make an offer to the right candidate, we know this will be a worthwhile conversation!
Builder Chat - Psychological Safety with Kabri Lehrman-SchmidFor this session of Builder Chat, we'll be talking about psychological safety and how we can make sure our teams are bringing their best selves to work. Check it out!