Welcoming Diversity Workshop
What Workshops are Offered?
Train the Trainer (three day workshop) -- Learn to present the award winning Prejudice Reduction Workshop and the Controversial Issues Resolution Process when announced. This training opportunity is open to all faculty, staff, and students at Lorain County Community College. Enrollment is limited so apply early when available.
Welcoming Diversity / Prejudice Reduction Workshop (one day) -- Shows how participants have been taught to think and act as members of their racial, gender, and other identity groups and provides skills for bridging differences. This workshop consists of a series of incremental, experiential activities that helps participants:
- To celebrate their similarities and differences
- To recognize the misinformation they have learned about various groups,
- To identify and heal from internalized oppression-the discrimination members of an oppressed group target at themselves and each other,
- To claim pride in group identity,
- To understand the personal impact of discrimination through the telling of stories, and
- To learn hands-on tools for dealing effectively with bigoted comments
Controversial Issues Process (one day) -- Demonstrates a method for assisting diverse groups to work together even in tough, emotionally-charged conflicts.
Why Does It Work So Well?
NCBI operates on core principles that frame and direct the work of each workshop. These principles are the foundation upon which the successful copyrighted NCBI model is built. The six point theory behind the model is led by the belief #1 which states that “Guilt is the glue that holds prejudice in place.” The core principles of the National Coalition Building Institute are;
- Every issue counts. NCBI addresses a wide range of diversity issues in the course of its programs, including race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and job and life circumstance. Prejudice and discrimination cannot be eliminated in one area while continuing to exist in another.
- Personal stories change attitudes. Listening to accounts of discrimination can impart a new perspective on how devastating the impact and move people with racist and other prejudicial attitudes to become allies of those they have mistreated.
- Eliminating mistreatment means ending “leadership oppression.” Leaders often experience isolation and a lack of support, sometimes bordering on abuse. NCBI trains them to handle conflict and respond effectively to attacking behaviors. Everyone is taught respect and appreciation for leaders and their efforts, especially when disagreeing with them. Well-supported leaders are more likely to be a source of sound policies.
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