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Introductory Webinar
"IDE the Merit Shop Way"

These materials outline how the concepts of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity align with and support the Merit Shop philosophy.

The target audience for these materials is anyone who wants to learn more about IDE and the Merit Shop way.

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Introductory Workshop
“IDE at ABC”

This full-day workshop takes a deep dive into IDE at ABC and provides an opportunity to discuss and reflect upon the various components of ABC’s IDE initiatives.

The target audience for this workshop is anyone who is involved or interested in IDE initiatives in their organization.

Email [email protected] to discuss your scheduling needs.


Core Sessions

With the content of “IDE the Merit Shop Way” materials and the “IDE at ABC” workshop as the foundation, core sessions explore practical aspects of implementing ABC’s IDE initiatives.

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Advanced and
Specialty Sessions

Advanced and specialty sessions are designed to build on and complement topics presented in the introductory and core sessions.

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ABC Stories and Best Practices Videos or Practice Guides

Based on actual experiences and practices of ABC member companies and the construction industry generally, these materials provide insights about and practical steps toward creating proven and effective practices in the areas of inclusion, diversity and equity.

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Toolbox and Table Talk Guides

These guides are designed for executives, managers, supervisors and craft instructors who will be leading discussions about IDE in the workplace. They include step-by-step approaches to introducing a topic, presenting key concepts, inviting discussion and summarizing learnings and practical applications.

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For those who want to learn more about a topic by reading articles, books or other written materials, a suggested reading list is available for selected topics.

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Practice Guides for Leading Indicators

Analogous to what’s available now in the STEP Safety Management System, when leading indicators are made a part of the IDE Academy curriculum, these materials provide information, insights and practical steps on how to achieve higher scores for each leading indicator.