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NCBI Workshops

NCBI has developed a training model designed to build relationships through understanding. The following workshops were developed by the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and are presented by NC State’s team of NCBI facilitators. We welcome any member of the NC State community to attend these workshops free of charge, including all faculty, staff and students. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and Spring 2022 open enrollment workshops are offered via Zoom:

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.

  • May 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Register  [Held online via Zoom]

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.

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Leading Diverse Communities

In this workshop, you will build knowledge, understanding and skills to lead more effectively in our diverse world. Participants learn principles from the award-winning model developed by the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) that will enhance their leadership in a variety of situations. Participants will engage in activities and discussion to: gain empowerment by challenging biased comments and actions; learn skills to handle tough interpersonal and intergroup conflicts; and learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution.

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Undergraduate Course: Leadership and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities

GEP-USC 240, Section 001: Leadership and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities is offered regularly as an undergraduate course that explores U.S. diversity and effective leadership practices using the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) model as a foundation.

This course introduces the NCBI model, which involves a great deal of self-discovery, active listening and dialogue. Students participate in interactive activities that establish leadership strategies, which can be applied in various contexts. Specific skill training focuses on conflict resolution, creating inclusive environments, strategies for effective listening/communication, and personal growth and development.

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