Office of Equity and Inclusion searching for buzzword consultant

Nice to know that, after laying off 100 faculty, UO now has money to burn on a consulting firm to help with “executive trustbuilding”, “change management”, “active learning skills including paraphrasing” (that’s a direct quote) and “harnessing the power of culture to optimize outcomes“. $25K, or enough to pay for 4 Pathways scholarships. And it’s renewable:

 

 

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6 Responses to Office of Equity and Inclusion searching for buzzword consultant

  1. Anonymous says:

    A lot of this sounds like stuff that managers are supposed to be doing for their employees already (insofar as it’s not businesspeak that sounds like nothing at all). If this is for middle tier staff, why aren’t their supervisors doing this enough for them already? And if this is for the top – do I remember right that Kimberly Espy’s departure was preceded by the hiring of an executive coach?

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  2. consultants writing rfps says:

    We couldn’t help but noticed you used a direct quote, you should consider coming to the paraphrasing workshop! Seriously though, all the consultant rfps are slightly better than past practice, which was Xxxx contracting out to her friends. Better still would be admins who knew how to do the work for themselves, but we’re still a long ways off from that.

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    • UO Matters says:

      Sorry, I’ll make time for that workshop. BTW, please don’t post claims that someone violated the conflict of interest policy unless you have documentation.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    So who got the contract?

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    • UO Matters says:

      You can bet I’ll be making a public records request for that information, and that UO’s Public Records Office will delay releasing it for as long as they possibly can. 10 days and counting on my previous request for UO’s payments to consultants.

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  4. C1133 says:

    facilitative leadership?

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