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File #: 0632-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2021 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into an agreement with Trinity Transition Consultants LLC (TTC), to provide support services in developing sustainable, diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace culture that reflects the Department’s core values, mission, and vision; to authorize the expenditure of $339,300.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund 2285; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code and to declare an emergency. ($339,300.00)
Attachments: 1. Bid Waiver - Trinity Transition 2.25.pdf, 2. Legislation - Trinity Transition Consultants - ATTACHMENT
Explanation

This ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Trinity Transition Consultants LLC (TTC), to provide support services in developing sustainable, diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace culture that reflects the Departments core values, mission, and vision; to authorize the expenditure of $339,300.00 from the Recreation and Parks Operating Fund 2285;

Background: TTC will work closely with the Departments Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (Committee) to strategically elevate the Committee and the work of the Committee with staff and with our community.

As part of the overall contract, TTC is proposing the following, five (5) prong approach:

(1) Healing Humanity Project TM - Employee Group Sessions are designed to create a safe space for Columbus Recreation & Parks Department (CRPD) employees to share their thoughts, feelings, and bear witness to social and racial injustices, discrimination, and how it affects them. The sessions will allow us to surface the truth that a White person and Black Indigenous Person of Color (BIPOC)/Person of Color (POC) placed in the same environment may be having totally different experiences.

(2) The Enneagram and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism: Leadership Team Workshops
There is intentional work that is needed in order to embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism through our 9 different lenses. The Enneagram brilliantly illuminates this work. The Columbus Recreation & Parks Department (CRPD) leadership team will learn how to be allies and advocate for all employees in the workplace by:

(3) Living Our Vision: A Socially Equitable City
Trinity Transition Consultants (TTC) will create an awareness around shared language and communication disconnects as it pertains to the CRPD's vision, mission, core values and practices for an inclusive and diverse workplace. Consultants will clarify the understanding of...

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