RFx of the Day:
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conversation (VTDEC) Administration and Innovation Division (AID)
Related to issues of systematic and structural racism
As RFx professionals with clients in a wide variety of industries, we keep an eye out for new opportunities to drop. With a focus on racial equity, diversity, and inclusion training, this one caught our attention.
As stated in the RFP:
“The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) understands the importance of the current events in the United States related to issues of systematic and structural racism that are entrenched not only in the nation’s history and culture but also in practices and policies. The Administration and Innovation Division works across all VTDEC’s programs and hopes to organize, provide and offer training to staff to encourage them to be more inclusive and to create a safer and more inviting workplace. The goal of the training series is to motivate staff to understand the causes and effects of racism, implicit bias, inclusion, and exclusion as well as to train staff on topics related to racial and ethnic prejudice, oppression and diversity in the workplace. VTDEC is committed to providing staff with the tools required for difficult conversations and how to address tension that may arise when differences are identified. VTDEC anticipates for these trainings to enlighten and guide employees to initiate meaningful change in how they approach work, colleagues, and the citizens of Vermont. We envision for this training to occur virtually over the course of approximately six months, with up to three (3) online sessions. This training is intended to be a pilot with the potential of becoming an ongoing training for additional staff and VTDEC programs.”
While it would be nice if diversity, inclusion, and racial equity were the reality in our country, we greatly respect that VTDEC is demonstrating a commitment to making the situation better for us all through this RFP.
Is this an area of training that you specialize in? If so, you can find out more at www.vermontbusinessregistry.com.
Questions are due at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday, September 11, 2020, and the deadline for proposals is at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday, September 18, 2020.