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About Our Workshops

NCBI has developed a training model designed to build relationships through understanding. At NC State, the NCBI Team uses this model to present the following workshops.

Any member of the NC State University community may attend this workshop free of charge. This includes all faculty, staff, students, and participants of the Equal Opportunity Institute. Registration is taken 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 workshop will allow you to gain self-awareness, stretch beyond your comfort zone, and gain new understanding. The unique workshop is interactive, experiential, and high energy. 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.

Finding Common Ground: From Conflict to Coalition

NCBI has developed a model for conflict resolution. This model teaches participants skills to handle tough interpersonal and intergroup conflicts. Workshops examine controversial issues through a positive process. Participants learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution. This model is taught in the Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict workshop.

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 will focus 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! Please see the course flyer for more information.

Interested in a Workshop Just for Your Group?

NC State University departments and organizations may request an NCBI workshop for groups of 15 or more by submitting our online NCBI Workshop Request Form or contacting Beverly Jones Williams, 919-513-3836. Please make your request at least 30 days in advance of the preferred date of the workshop.