Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Wisconsin
Archictecture and Building Industries
Recognizing, respecting, and valuing differences based on ethnicity, gender, age, race, religion, disabilty, and sexual orientation.
Understanding and acknowledging that we do not all start from the same place and must and make adjustments to repair the imbalances.
Leveraging the various and unique qualities of individuals to create a healthy, high-performing entity.
THE WISCONSIN DEI
The goal of the Wisconsin DEI Challenge is to celebrate the progress firms are currently making to foster healthier work environments. We will build on those macro changes by honing in on specific details that firms should implement to empower minorities with opportunities for advancement. The process of fostering real change is supported by the guidance and expertise of Wisco NOMA, AIA Wisconsin, and all participating firms.
The Wisconsin DEI Challenge will expose you to the reality of bias, limitation, and oversight that has been the norm for too long within Wisconsin’s firm culture. This is where the challenge emerges. To see “real” change, you must acknowledge that a real problem exists, and that all those benefiting from it are perpetuating that problem. Wisco NOMA is inviting firms to engage in the Wisconsin DEI Challenge to design better, smarter, and more equitable ways to work so that everyone benefits.
Please refer to our Seven Guiding Principles and Ten Action Items for more information about our values and goals.
F LLOW OUR LEAD
Are you ready to commit to the Challenge?
Follow our Five Steps below.
The first step for your company to join the Wisconsin DEI Challenge is to take the pledge with us to improve DEI efforts in the workplace.
The second step in aligning your company with the Wisconsin DEI Challenge is to become an annual contributing partner during the term of your committment.
The third step is to complete the Firm Intake Form, which will be utilized to gather baseline data about your organization. This will be repeated in the future for comparison.
The fourth step is to conduct the employee survey. Please distribute the link below to all employees who work in your Wisconsin locations. Branches outside of the state are not recommended to comment.
The fifth step is to upload all completed documents. These documents are to be uploaded to the AIA Wisconsin server link provided. All survey results are confidential and are only used for Wisconsin DEI Challenge analysis.
Would you like to talk to a Wisco NOMA member about the Wisconsin DEI Challenge?