NC State’s National Coalition Building Institute team educates students and employees about discrimination, harassment, prejudice and diversity. NC State’s National Coalition Building Institute team educates students and employees about discrimination, harassment, prejudice and diversity.
The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) states that “…an effective diversity training program must teach conflict resolution skills; effective listening; how to manage dialogue across group lines; and a rationale for creating a welcoming workplace that becomes everyone’s responsibility.”
Whether you participate in a one-day NCBI workshop or semester-long class, cultural competence skills are a must for today’s global workplace. Will you be the example you need to be when the moment arises? The NC State NCBI team also teaches the USC 240 undergraduate course, which is based on NCBI principles.
Building Bridges: Strengthening Diverse Communities
This interactive, experiential and high energy workshop enables you to gain self-awareness, stretch beyond your comfort zone, and gain new understanding. Participants are both teachers and learners.
The full workshop lasts approximately six hours, during which time participants engage in small group and large group discussions. In this workshop, you will: celebrate similarities and differences; identify misinformation about other groups; identify and heal from internalized oppression; claim pride in your own group identities; and gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge bigoted comments and actions.
- Wednesday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Finding Common Ground: From Conflict to Coalition Building
NCBI’s award-winning Controversial Issues Process trains leaders to deal constructively with tough conflicts, enabling them to move disputing parties toward future cooperation. Participants learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution. The skills taught in this workshop can be used by anyone in any conflict situation from simple misunderstanding to heated debate.
Please note: Although not required, it is recommended that you attend Leading Diverse Communities before attending this workshop.
- Nov. 18, 2021, 2 – 5 p.m.
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Dedicated faculty, staff and students who commit to making a difference in our community comprise the NC State NCBI team. This group of volunteers facilitates workshops and works to achieve team goals.
NC State’s team of NCBI facilitators is trained to deploy a community response model in times of crisis. The team also teaches the Finding Common Ground: From Conflict to Coalition Building workshop, which examines controversial issues through a positive process and helps participants work toward common solutions.