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NC State National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)

NCBI is just one of many efforts on campus to educate students and employees about issues of discrimination, harassment, prejudice and diversity. Other programs include the Equal Opportunity Institute and open enrollment workshops from the Office for Institutional Equity 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.


NC State’s team of NCBI facilitators is trained to deploy a community response model in times of crisis. The team also teaches the Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict workshops, which examine controversial issues through a positive process and help participants work toward common solutions.


NC State’s NCBI Team facilitated 42 workshops for 1,002 participants during the 2014-15 academic year. Major on-campus partners include the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS), the College of Education and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Could your group benefit from NCBI Training?

NC State is one of 88 universities to receive a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. INSIGHT is the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.