The NC State NCBI team is made up of dedicated faculty, staff and students who commit to making a difference in our community. This group of volunteers facilitate the workshops and work to achieve team goals.
How to Become a Facilitator
NC State faculty, staff, and students interested in becoming NCBI facilitators must meet the following obligations:
- complete the 3-Day Train-the-Trainer seminar;
- join the NC State NCBI team;
- co-facilitate three “Building Bridges” workshops per year for campus units and groups;
- attend one team meeting per month;
- assist with the implementation of team goals.
About the 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Seminar
The NCBI three-day Train-the-Trainer Seminar prepares each participant to lead two unique programs. Participants learn how to lead the award-winning NCBI Prejudice Reduction Workshop (“Building Bridges“), a one-day workshop that has been effectively implemented in hundreds of schools, universities, corporations, community groups, churches and synagogues around the world. At the Train-the-Trainer Seminar, participants meet in small learning groups where they practice leading different components of the model.
In addition to learning how to lead the NCBI Prejudice Reduction Workshop, participants learn how to lead the NCBI Controversial Issue Process. The Controversial Issue Process helps individuals and groups reframe heated emotional/political debates by learning how to take the heartfelt concerns of each side into account.
NCBI’s approach of combining emotional healing work with concrete skill training enables participants to learn quickly in a safe environment that supports individual learning. The diversity among the participants provides a powerful training experience.
Train-the-Trainer Seminar at NC State
Our NCBI Team is part of the Carolina Coalition, which sponsors a Train-the-Trainer seminar each September.
If you would like to be notified of future train-the trainer opportunities, contact Beverly Jones Williams, 919-513-3836.