The National Coalition Building Institute
(NCBI) is a nonprofit leadership training organization based in Washington,
D.C. Founded in 1984, NCBI has been working to eliminate prejudice and intergroup
conflict in communities throughout the world. NCBI Furman is one of
fifty NCBI college affiliates and one of only two in South Carolina. Our
team, established in Fall 2000, is made up of students, staff, and faculty
who are committed to promoting tolerance and encouraging conversation among
groups on our campus.
Our mission is to
- build relationships that reveal the humanity of all persons.
- model, teach, and hone the skills of healing the wounds of prejudice.
- work with existing organizations to increase knowledge and understanding
around differences of all kinds.
- mobilize diverse leaders to carry the message of acceptance and
inclusion to others.
- create a community where all people and all groups are treated
with dignity and respect.
Through Unity Diversity Workshops
Participate in our hands-on, interactive diversity workshops, which help
break down barriers in the Furman community and beyond.
STUDENT WORKSHOPS – 5:00-8:30 P.M. (Includes Dinner)
October 7 & 8: North Village J – Room 100-D
January 20 & 21: University Center - Watkins Room - South Wing
March 22 & 23: University Center - Watkins Room - South Wing
FACULTY/STAFF WORKSHOPS – 12:00 – 5:00 P.M. (Includes Lunch)
September 23: Hartness
January 20: Hartness
March 24: Hartness
Plus a full day workshop April 20
– 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: TBA
Call Dianne Alexander at (864) 294-3094 to register for any of these
Train the Trainer Workshop
Learn how to lead effective workshops for your group or campus!
September 18 - 20, 2003 on the Furman campus (directions to campus
Please print out and send us your registration
Our chapter offers two kinds of workshops, each of which can be tailored
to the needs of your group.
The basic NCBI workshop is an interactive participatory program designed
to identify and work through stereotypes and misinformation about other groups,
reclaim pride in one's own groups, and learn effective ways to interrupt
This program trains individuals to reframe issues that are polarizing
a community, allowing groups to work toward concrete solutions. We
can work with your group about a particular issue or teach you the model
to work on any topic.
For more information or to request a workshop, please contact our director,
Idella Glenn, either by email
or by phone at 294-3104.
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