National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)

NCBI at UW-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater has been a campus affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) since 2018. The National Coalition Building Institute is an international leadership organization that provides training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in community organizations, K-12 schools, college and university campuses, corporations and law enforcement. NCBI is an international non-profit leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression. Academic Affairs is proud to offer these important workshops that have the potential to impact the lives of our Warhawk faculty, staff and students as we engage in the important work of racial and social justice.

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NCBI workshops are available for all faculty, staff, and students at UW-Whitewater.  The program is free for all participants, but advanced registration is required.

Certificates of participation will be awarded upon completion of workshops.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop (formerly “Prejudice Reduction/ Welcoming Diversity” Workshop):  

Many of us know that belonging- for students and staff alike- on college campuses is crucial to retention and success.  Yet sometimes we fall short of creating welcoming environments for everyone, especially those from underrepresented groups. Help increase belonging on our campus by participating in this intensive, supportive workshop designed to help you to:

    • Value and welcome similarities and differences among group members
    • Examine the misinformation and unconscious bias that impacts our behavior toward others 
    • Understand the role identity plays in leadership 
    • Identifying the harmful effects of oppression on one’s own group 
    • Prevent and interrupt bigoted remarks and behaviors 
    • Learn how to be an ally to all groups

    The deep inter-personal and intra-personal work facilitated in this workshop has the potential to impact your work with students and peers on campus and beyond.  This workshop is open to all UW-W employees and is appropriate for all levels of experience and comfort with EDI work.  This workshop is offered in a full-day format and a half-day format. 

    Controversial Issues Process Workshop:

    The NCBI Controversial Issue Process helps individuals and groups to move hotly contested issues forward by teaching how to listen first to the heartfelt concerns on all sides and then to reframe the debate in a way that builds bridges.

    This workshop is intended for participants who have already attended a ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop.

    SPRING SEMESTER 2022: 

    The following workshops are open to all faculty, staff, and students unless otherwise indicated.

    Full-Day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops: 

    Monday, January 10th, 2022: 9:00 am- 3:30 pm (at the Rock County campus)

    Friday, April 8, 2022: 9:30 am- 4:00 pm 

    Friday, April 29, 2022: 9:00 am -3:30 pm 

      

    Half-Day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops:

    Thursday, February 3, 2022: 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm

    Monday, February 14, 2022: 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm

    Friday, March 4, 2022: 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm (open to student orgs and student groups and their advisors and supervisors)

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022: 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm

    Thursday, March 31, 2022: 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm

    Sign up here for half-day and full-day workshops during the Spring 2022 semester:

    Sign Up For Our Workshops

    • Requesting a “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop: Are you interested in scheduling a workshop for your unit, division, or class but don’t see a time that works for you above? If so, please email us at ncbi@uww.edu.  
    • Requesting a “Controversial Issues Process” Workshop: If you are interested in attending and/or scheduling a ‘Controversial Issues Process Workshop’ for your department or unit, please email us at ncbi@uww.edu.  Please note that this workshop is intended for participants who have participated in a “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Workshop.

    Students, faculty, and staff have the following to say about participating in NCBI’s workshops at UW-Whitewater:

     “Very powerful." 

     “The workshop signaled a commitment to addressing oppression and valuing diversity at the college level that is an important step in feeling proud of and safe where I work.”

     “Everyone needs to take this workshop.”

     "This workshop helps me consider what people are carrying that I cannot see, and will give me greater awareness to consider those hidden challenges before rushing to judgment or critique.”

     “I like how comfortable and open-minded it was.”

     “I learned to open my heart.” 

     “I believe everyone- faculty, staff, and students- would benefit greatly from participating in this workshop.” 

    "It was very eye-opening."

    "This workshop was a fantastic brave space because of its structure but also because of the affirming leadership."

    "I really enjoyed the chemistry between the presenters and that the workshop was not focused on guilt but instead on honoring the truths around us. 

    "I gained knowledge about myself that I did not even know existed."

    "This workshop should be REQUIRED for EVERYONE!"

    "It is going to improve my ability to create a welcome environment for my students and co-workers."

    "It was highly impactful, talk about a high impact practice, the stories really touched one's heart, I could see the philosophical connection to NCBI's mission.  Everyone has a story, no one is exempt."

    "It was mind-blowing."

    "I have consciously looked for opportunities to find others at UWW who are committed to creating and supporting a more diverse community in support of our future leaders. After 4 years at this university, I felt a sense of belonging today: a shared value to create something beyond what will be realized in the present."

    Are you interested in joining the UWW NCBI team?  We are always looking for new team members to support this important work!  Please contact ncbi@uww.edu to learn more about becoming part of our team.

    NCBI has received numerous awards and recognitions, including:

    • The Nelson Mandela Award for outstanding international work on fighting racism. 
    • The 'United States Department of Education's Gender Equity Expert Panel' cited NCBI's work on college campuses as a national "best practice", awarding it the rating of "excellent" regarding educational significance, quality, usefulness, and replicability.
    • Citing the success of NCBI training programs at its offices in Wilmington, Delaware, DuPont Corporation designated NCBI’s work as a “Corporate Best Practice.”

    UW-Whitewater is the only NCBI affiliate within the UW-System.   This affiliate status includes the following, as stated at https://ncbi.org/how-to-become-a-campus-affiliate/:

    • License to use the copyrighted and award-winning NCBI Welcoming Diversity (Prejudice Reduction) and Controversial Issues Process models. This permission includes the opportunity to lead an unlimited number of workshops for students, faculty, and staff on campus.
    • Use of NCBI methodology as an intervention strategy during inter-and intra-group conflict on campus.
    • Access to NCBI resource materials and the NCBI Campus ListServe. The list is an opportunity for Campus Affiliate leaders to share successes with each other as well as solicit ideas and advice from other leaders.
    • Opportunity to attend the Annual NCBI Campus Conference at cost. This conference offers further training and supervision by the international staff of NCBI, as well as the sharing of resources and “campus best practices” among NCBI campus team leaders from around the country.
    • Invitation to attend NCBI Associates Meetings at a minimal cost. The Associates Meeting is the semi-annual gathering of all NCBI senior leaders and Chapter Directors.
    • Opportunity for one member of the Affiliate to attend the international 4-day Leadership for Diversity Institute in Washington, DC for half price.

    Meet our Teams

    Profile image of Cindy Anderton Cindy Anderton

    UWW NCBI Leadership Team Member & Associate Professor of Counselor Education, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Ola Bamgbose Ola Bamgbose

    UWW NCBI Leadership Team Member & Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Logan Edwards Logan Edwards

    UWW NCBI Leadership Team Member & Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Julie Minikel-Lacocque Julie Minikel-Lacocque

    UWW NCBI Campus Affiliate Director & Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Jenna Cushing-Leubner Jenna Cushing-Leubner

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Katie Elliott Katie Elliott

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Robin Fox Robin Fox

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Interim Dean, College of Education & Professional Studies

    profile image icon Nomsa Gwalla-Ogisi

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Professor of Special Education, College of Education & Professional Studies

    profile image icon Kelly Hatch

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Lucy Heimer Lucy Heimer

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Lucy Heimer Ozgul Kartal

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Gretchen Kinney Gretchen Kinney

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Front Office Manager, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Kristen Linzmeier Kristen Linzmeier

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Lourdes Martinez-Nieto Lourdes Martinez-Nieto

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Education & Professional Studies

    Profile image of Tia Schultz Tia Schultz

    UW-W NCBI Support Team Member & Associate Professor of Special Education, College of Education & Professional Studies

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