NCBI Workshops

NCBI has developed a training model designed to build relationships through understanding.

NCBI Train-the-Trainer workshop participants

These 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. You may also request a workshop for your group of 15 or more participants.

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;
  • gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge bigoted comments and actions.
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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;
  • learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution.
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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.

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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.

In this course, you will be introduced to the NCBI model, which involves a great deal of self-discovery, active listening and dialogue. You will 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. This course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. All majors are welcome.

Interested in a Workshop Just for Your Group?

NC State departments and organizations may request an NCBI workshop for groups of 15 or more by contacting Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice Please make your request at least 30 days in advance of the preferred date of the workshop.

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Requests for Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who have requests for accommodations may contact Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to your workshop.