Scientific Workforce Diversity Management Consulting Services

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
State: Maryland
Level of Government: Federal
  • U - Education and Training Services
Opps ID: NBD00159590935325918
Posted Date: Oct 5, 2017
Due Date: Oct 23, 2017
Solicitation No: NIHOD201700170
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Within the Immediate Office of the Director, NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD), which is now 3 years old, is made up of a team of operations, programmatic, and communications staff members with expertise in biomedical, behavioral, and social science, as well as data analytics. Six are Ph.D. level, 4 are Masters level, and 2 are professionals with extensive government experience in communications and executive support. The office has evolved during the past 3 years and staff assignments and workloads have shifted in the context of increasing demands to achieve the SWD mission. The need for team building and management consultation has increased because of this evolution.

The overarching responsibility for SWD is to ensure the effective coordination of diversity efforts across NIH extramural and intramural programs, using innovative and data-driven approaches that are designed to enhance diversity in the scientific workforce rapidly and sustainably. SWD is achieving its mission through the following strategic goals: 1) Expand scientific workforce diversity as a field of inquiry. 2) Build and implement evidence related to diversity outcomes. 3) Understand the role of sociocultural factors in biomedical recruitment and retention. 4) Sustain nationwide workforce diversity with seamless career transitions. 5) Promote the value of scientific workforce diversity.

The SWD staff collaborate internally and with an array of external partners across NIH, other federal agencies, and non-governmental entities to achieve the SWD mission. The team covers a broad mandate of responsibility that requires efficiency in performance and high communication skills to meet the demands of multiple projects and tasks. Projects may be conducted collaboratively with other NIH partners or may be conducted from within SWD depending on the depth, breadth, and focus. An example of internal collaboration occurs within the SWD communications team efforts which involve partnerships with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the NIH office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, trans-NIH committees, and the Department of Health and Human Services headquarters. In addition, the SWD serves in a leadership and coordinating role across NIH insofar as the COSWD serves as the chair or co-chair of key leadership committees, along with other NIH senior scientific leaders.
The SWD team, therefore is seeking an expert consultant to provide evidence-based teamwork, communications, and coaching to facilitate the overall performance of the unit. The consulting will include an assessment and intervention based on both confidential interviews and an evidence-based assessment, in person training sessions for half a day, a comprehensive report with recommendations for sustainability, executive coaching, and follow-up consultation with executive leadership. All training activities will take place at the NIH Bethesda campus.

The purpose of this requirement is to procure staff and executive level teambuilding and coaching consultant services, and expertise in the use of an evidence-based assessment tool to cultivate a cohesive teamwork ethic, improved communication, trust, and team performance. The team training services will be provided at the NIH in Bethesda, MD.

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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Posted Date:
October 5, 2017
Description: Combined Synopsis Solicitation
Description: Evaluation Criteria
Contracting Office Address :
6011 Executive Blvd
5th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20852-3804
United States
Place of Performance :
The primary place of performance shall be NIH headquarters, Bethesda, Maryland. Conference calls and email shall be the primary mode of communication for planning in-person training sessions that will be convened at government facilities in Bethesda, MD. Coaching sessions for executives may be conducted either in person or via teleconference or videoconference technology.
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Robert Burdette
Phone: 3015948028

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