NCBI Announces Building Bridges Leadership Training

ncbi-logo"Train-the-Trainer" Institute for persons interested in leading the award winning NCBI "Valuing Diversity" and other Workshops

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)– The National Coalition Building Institute is dedicated to ending the mistreatment of every group, whether it stems from nationality, race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, job or life circumstance. NCBI aims to develop a new kind of leader: one who initiates diversity programs, takes principled stands, can enter the heat of emotional group conflict and build bridges, and one who models being an ally for all groups. NCBI trains leaders in the skills of prejudice reduction, inter group conflict resolution, team building and coalition building. 

The next  "Building Bridges Leadership Training" will be Tuesday through Thursday, March 13, 14 & 15, 2007 at the Cedarwood Center, 2220 Western Ave., Park Forest, IL.

Through NCBI’s unique training programs you can learn the skills necessary to:

Solve problems of inter group tension, racism, classism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of discrimination.     

Bring NCBI Bridge Building models to situations in which individuals or groups are deadlocked over emotionally charged issues.     

Develop skills to conduct community and corporate diversity training programs.     

Develop broad based, diverse leadership teams which can develop community and organizationally based solutions to problems of inter group conflict and inequity.     

Conduct NCBI Prejudice Reduction, Conflict Resolution, and Community Building workshops as part of a local team.     

Use NCBI school curricula to teach children conflict resolution and prejudice reduction leadership skills; use NCBI models for youth peer programs.     

Reverse the harmful effects of internalized oppression – the internalization by members of minority groups of negative stereotypes about their groups.     

Bring courage, and mutual support to organizations, community groups, elected government leadership, colleges, and schools.     

Rekindle faith in people’s ability to resolve conflicts justly, and tackle prejudice and conflict joyfully.

One of the key elements of the NCBI approach is its emphasis on a multiplier effect to unleash leadership whereby every participant from high school student, or business leader, to elected official is taught to utilize and model a set of learned leadership, prejudice reduction and conflict resolution skills.     

These skills can be used within the organizations with which you are already involved, through your work setting, your faith community, your children’s or grandchildren’s school, or other community settings.

Completion of the NCBI Train-the-Trainer Workshop does not prepare individual trainers to go out and conduct NCBI workshops. Involvement of new trainers in an NCBI team is required and will enhance your contribution to every group you are already a part of. You will not be taking away from your current commitments, but adding vital leadership skills to them. NCBI teams are vital to supporting individual trainers and contributing to your effectiveness as a workshop facilitator in a variety of settings.

Facilitators 

Cherie R. Brown
Cherie R. Brown, Executive Director and Founder of NCBI International, an international, non-profit leadership development organization that assists a broad range of organizations in creating more inclusive environments.  Cherie has conducted NCBI workshops throughout the world and with co-author George J. Mazza is the author of the important book “Leading Diverse Communities: A How-To Guide for Moving from Healing into Action”..

Barbara Moore
Barbara serves as the Director of the Illinois Chapter of NCBI.  She has served for 13 years as Community Relations Director for the Village of Park Forest, Illinois.  She is an expert in affirmative marketing and fair housing, cultural diversity, mediation and conflict resolution. Since 1995, Barbara has led more than 90 workshops for NCBI in Valuing Diversity, Conflict Resolution, Mediation Team Training and Community and Team Building. Clients range from high school and college students to members of major corporations, public sector companies and not-for-profit organizations.

John Joyce
John is a native of Minnesota and holds both the BA and MA degrees from the University of Minnesota. He has served as Director of Recreation & Parks for the Village of Park Forest, Illinois since 1973. For over ten years, John has been involved in training and group facilitation.  During that time he has led more than 250 training events in leadership, team building, strategic planning, conflict resolution and diversity. He is currently the CO-leader of NCBI’s Illinois chapter.

One of the key elements of the NCBI approach is its emphasis on a multiplier effect to unleash leadership whereby every participant from high school student, to business leader, to elected official is taught to utilize and model a set of learned leadership, prejudice reduction and conflict resolution skills.      These skills can be used within the organizations with which you are already involved, through your work setting, your faith community, your children’s or grandchildren’s school, or other community settings.

Workshop Fee:     $350 / person

A limited number of discount and scholarship registrations are available.  Participation in the one-day workshop on Tuesday only, is $80. Contact NCBI-Illinois for more information.  You can mail or fax us the registration form in this brochure.  For more information call 708-747-6645.

(Includes 3-day workshop, materials, beverages and lunch each day — 9 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 AM to 3 PM on Thursday)

Completion of the NCBI Train-the-Trainer Workshop does not prepare individual trainers to go out and conduct NCBI workshops. Involvement of new trainers in an NCBI team is required and will enhance your contribution to every group you are already a part of. You will not be taking away from your current commitments, but adding vital leadership skills to them. NCBI teams are vital to supporting individual trainers and contributing to your effectiveness as a workshop facilitator in a variety of settings.

 

For additional information about this Institute, contact John Joyce or Barbara Moore at 708-745-6645. email us at [email protected]

 

Source: http://www.ncbiillinois.org