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ORBA’s October webinar series to focus on diversity, inclusion and mental health

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ORBA’s October webinar series to focus on diversity, inclusion and mental health

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s (ORBA) October webinar series will feature webinars on welcoming diversity and inclusion in the workplace, resources for mental health and the use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP).

The first complimentary webinar, Welcoming Diversity and Inclusion in our Workforce, is a three-part series taking place Oct. 15, 22 and 27 from noon to 1 p.m. The series will be presented by Bronwyn Weaver and her team from Q4 Impact Group, LLC. The first webinar will focus on generational diversity, the second on gender diversity and the third on racial and cultural diversity. According to ORBA, each hour-long segment will feature viewpoints and opinions from both inside and outside of the construction materials and roadbuilding industries in North America. The series will also include surveys, live discussions and handouts.

Tools in Your Toolbox: Strategies for Building Mental Health will be presented Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. by Nancy Watt, president of Nancy Watt Communications. Watt, a Second City Conservatory Alumna, will provide a frank and interactive one-hour webinar with the latest research and facts about mental health in the construction industry. Attendees will learn to use the ORBA Mental Health Toolbox, i.e., Observation, Resiliency, Bravery and Adaptability to confront, combat and compassionately deal with mental health issues, adds the release.

The final webinar will be a Top 10 List of Ways to Get More Durable HMA Pavements – The Responsible Use of RAP, presented by Doubra Ambaiowei, ORBA technical director on Oct. 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. This hour-long webinar will provide an opportunity for discussion on the asphalt pavement recycling process, and specifically using RAP materials, combined with new materials, to produce asphalt mixtures that are of equal or better quality to virgin aggregate mixtures. Ambaiowei will provide an overview on best practices for achieving more durable asphalt pavements through the responsible use of RAP, states the release.

“Now is a critical time to address diversity and inclusion and mental health in our industry and greater community,” said ORBA CEO Bryan Hocking in a statement. “We are very pleased to offer this dynamic series of webinars that will provide the industry and its stakeholders with resources they need to effectively address these issues.”

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