Welcoming Diversity Workshops


The National Coalition Building Institute International is a nonprofit leadership training organization that works to eliminate prejudice and inter-group conflict on campuses and in communities throughout the world. Its university campus affiliate members are trained to provide a proactive response to discrimination and intergroup conflicts. The Fresno State Campus Affiliate consists of a team of students, faculty and staff trained to lead Prejudice Reduction workshops and the Controversial Issues Process.

NCBI Workshops Spring 2017 - An Interactive Workshop, Not a Lecture

All one-day workshops are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Saturday May 6 Vintage Room WORKSHOP IS FULL
Click HERE to be placed on the wait list.
Tuesday May 23 Vintage Room  Click HERE to register.

Morning Refreshments and Lunch Provided

  • Fresno State Students, Faculty and Staff - NO COST
  • Non Fresno State Participants - $75.00  Make Check Payable to Fresno State NCBI
NOTE: It is important you are present for the full day. This workshop is most effective when you attend the entire time.  Each activity builds on previous work.

We encourage participation by people of all abilities.  If accommodation are needed, please contact the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, 559.278.4435



  • Thursday, June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fresno State Vintage Room
  • Friday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fresno State Vintage Room
  • Saturday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fresno State Vintage Room

Thanks to funding from the Division of Administrative Services and support from the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the Fresno State National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) team will host international leaders for a three-day Train-the-Trainer seminar.  NCBI’s internationally acclaimed leaders Robert Dungey and Joyce Shabazz will share their expert skills in a highly engaging seminar to teach participants interested in becoming NCBI members how to lead two NCBI programs: the Welcoming Diversity Workshop and the Controversial Issues Process.  Selected applicants must be able to attend all three days of the seminar in its entirety since each activity builds on previous work.


All Fresno State students, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to apply to become NCBI members through this training.  There is no cost for Fresno State employees and students to attend if selected to participate. Off campus community members are also welcome to apply.  However, there is a registration fee of $750 for non-Fresno State applicants who are selected to participate.


Applicants must have attended a one-day Welcoming Diversity Workshop within the last three years. Workshop dates and registration links are available above. 


Those who complete the three-day seminar to become a NCBI member will have further opportunities to develop their multicultural learning and social justice skills in a supportive environment. NCBI members are expected to:

  • Serve on the team for a minimum of two years
  • Embrace the NCBI model
  • Participate in at least two NCBI sponsored events each academic year (e.g., 1-day Welcoming Diversity Workshop, mini workshops, ASPIRE Resource Team, etc.)
  • Regularly attend team meetings

The NCBI team also provides additional services, such as the “Building Bridges Tackling Fears” which addresses issues that include racism, classism, ableism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, and sexism. The NCBI team also regularly facilitates mini-workshops and individual or group/department consultations. 


If you have a Fresno State issued email address, you can apply online HERE.  If you are a member of the public or prefer to download and submit a hard copy of the seminar application, click HERE.  The deadline to submit your application is MONDAY, APRIL 17.