Be More Than A Bystander

BE MORE THAN A BYSTANDER

Be More Than A Bystander is an educational training provided by North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters in an effort to work together to end gender-based bullying, harassment and violence on the jobsite and in the construction industry.

EVERY 68 SECONDS AN AMERICAN IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.

Bystander Training

Cultural aspects within the construction industry warrant change to support shifts towards inclusive, safe and respectful workplaces.

In the 4-hour Be More Than A Bystander training, participants in trade-related organizations will gain a new perspective and understanding of workplace bullying, harassment and violence that often forces women out of the skilled trades. In addition, participants will be equipped with safe intervention tools and strategies to speak up against harmful work environments and better support those affected.

Objectives

  • Understand the effects of gender-based bullying, harassment and violence in the workplace
  • Learn effective tools and strategies to be an ally
  • Build skills through scenarios and group discussion

Visit our Resources page to view a list of resources that provide confidential emotional support, advice and crisis intervention or report concerns on a jobsite

RESOURCES

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Materials

Here are materials that can be used on the job.

"This is training that in the future every member should have if we are going to lead the way on a culture change." - Participant of Inaugural Carpenters Class


"This is an awesome training and long overdue. I definitely think this training will make a difference." - Participant of Inaugural Carpenters Class


"This was probably the best training I've had. Every contractor needs to demand their employees take this class." - Participant of Inaugural Carpenters Class

Bystander Training Inquiry

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WHAT IS YOUR RELATION TO THE CARPENTERS UNION?

Thank you to our dedicated industry partners who have completed the Be More Than A Bystander training, showcasing their commitment to cultivating a safer and more respectful workplace environment.

  • Doral Corporation
  • J. Benson Construction
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Lunda Construction Co.
  • Mortenson
  • Ryan Companies
  • The Weitz Company

Testimonials