As part of its commitment to advancing racial equity, the City of Boulder is seeking a consultant to provide Bias and Microaggression Training for city employees and various city groups (council, boards and commissions). Boulder is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) which will consist of two phases.
The first phase of work involves an organizational assessment and preparation of training materials for bias and microaggression training. The second phase consists of implementation and rolling out training to city employees and board members. Because of this, the city is seeking proposals from consultants with experience and specialization in creating and providing training and development to employees in bias and microaggressions.
In simple terms, implicit biases are the unconscious associations people make about groups of people and stereotypes about those groups. Similarly, microaggressions are expressions of those biases.
The RFP for training is an extension of the city’s work to dismantle systemic racism and inequities at various levels including the interpersonal level.
The Bias and Microaggression Training will begin to address the core of these feelings at the personal level by engaging individuals in committing to lifelong training while learning to have courageous conversations about race and equity.
A link to the RFP can be found here: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado. All proposals are due by Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. If you have questions or want more information about the city’s racial equity work see the city’s website: https://bouldercolorado.gov/racial-equity or contact, Aimee Kane, [email protected] 303-441-4235.
Published: Aug. 15, 2019
Bryan Rachal, Deputy Director of Communication, 303-441-3155
Aimee Kane, Program Manager, 303-441-4235