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JAN 2018

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COATINGSPRO JANUARY 2018 17 News From Around the Coatings Industry TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Diversity Rules: Harassment, Sensitivity, & Correction Training for Construction Workers & Supervisors e Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading associa- tion for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including more than 6,500 of America's leading general contractors and more than 9,000 specialty contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. e Diversity Rules: Harassment, Sensitivity, & Correction Training for Construction Workers & Supervisors videos discuss the laws that protect workers from harassment and discrimination, how harassment and discrimination can affect the workplace, and various ways that harassment and discrimination can occur, including references to social media and texting. At just under 19 minutes, the video for non-supervisors is short enough to be presented during an on-the-job toolbox session. Vignettes cover topics such as sexual harassment (including sexual orientation and transgen- der status), age harassment, gender harassment (including family respon- sibilities), racial harassment, and religious harassment. e video for supervisors includes all of the scenarios in the non-su- pervisor video plus three additional scenarios that show supervisors how to handle tough conversations with workers about harassment and how to avoid inadvertently discriminating against workers. Its duration is 33 minutes, 14 seconds. e videos were filmed on a construction jobsite and are equipped with Spanish-language closed-caption- ing that the trainer can turn on or off. During the webinar, attorneys Bert Brannen and Celia Joseph will use various scenarios from the video to guide attendees through the process of training non-supervisors on harass- ment prevention and sensitivity on the jobsite. Techniques for supervisory training will also be shared because supervisors are often the trusted confi- dant of workers and the first line of defense for construction employers. For more information, contact: AGC, www.agc.org/learn/ resource-library Principles of Contract Negotiation e American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation's oldest engineering society. It stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society's economic and social engine — the built environment — while protecting and restoring the natural environment. e ASCE's Principles of Contract Negotiation course will take place between Monday, June 4, 2018 and Friday, July 13, 2018. Instructor Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., FRICS, M.ASCE will teach the funda- mentals of contract negotiations and dispute resolution. It includes devel- oping a negotiating plan and crafting it to fit social, cultural, and business nuances found on the typical project. Course benefits and learning outcomes include: • The fundamentals of contract negotiation and dispute resolution; • Techniques for developing a negotiating plan and crafting it to fit the social, cultural, and business nuances found on the typical project; • How to apply negotiating princi- ples to construction change orders. Construction project owners, design consultants, and construction contractors are the intended partici- pants of the online course. For more information, contact: ASCE, www.asce.org/principles-of-con- tract-negotiation CP Re ad e r In qui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q0118

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