Office of Multicultural Affairs

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)

What is the National Coalition Building Institute?

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to eliminating prejudice and intergroup conflict throughout the world.  Founded in 1984 it has grown to include college/university and community based chapters both in the United States, Canada and Europe.

“NCBI’s program was ranked high in overall quality. It was commended for its freedom from bias and stereotypes and for its strong foundation in and use of both a peer education and an empowerment model… 
While many workshops that address diversity on campuses exist, NCBI is the only known organization that has built a model, replicated it on 65 campuses, and tested it extensively.”

--U.S. Department of Education National Evaluation Panel
Recognizing NCBI as a “BEST PRACTICE” (1999)

What Faculty & Staff Workshops are Offered?

Welcoming Diversity / Prejudice Reduction Workshop 

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 and behavior.

"...I deeply appreciate that NCBI is a space that cuts across divisions at the University and sees all students and employees as equally responsible for creating an inclusive environment and gives us tools to play an active role in the process... The training itself was a form of community building I valued."

—Jane Rosser, Director
Bowling Green State University
Office of
Student Learning


NCBI Training Schedule 2013-14

To sign-up, please go to the specific date listed in the OMA Calendar, click on program and then follow the registration link

FALL 2013

9/17/13     Part I  (Employee Only)

9/26/13     Part II (Employee Only)

10/10/13     Full Day Workshop (open to all)

10/21/13     Part I (Students Only)

11/1/13       Part II (Students Only)


2/3/14       Part I  (Employee Only)

2/12/14     Part II (Employee Only)

3/10/14       Full Day Workshop (open to all)

3/19/14       Part I (Students Only)

3/24/14       Part II (Students Only)


Who are the BGSU Campus NCBI Affiliate Trainers?

"As a Student Affairs Professional, gaining and maintaining skills in diversity awareness and appreciation have never been more critical. NCBI is an internationally recognized program that provides participants an opportunity to gain proficiency in diversity education and appreciation through intentional exercises and activities designed to create an inclusive environment and community.  I am a better professional because of my involvement with the National Coalition Building Institute. "

--Deborah Novak, Assistant Dean of Students
BGSU Office of the Dean of Students



Contact Information for the BGSU Affiliate Chapter of NCBI

(BGSU Affiliate Director for NCBI, Emily A. Monago, Ph.D.)
Bowling Green State University
Office of Multicultural Affairs
318-B Math Sciences Building
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0158
Telephone: (419) 372-2642
Fax: (419) 372-2124


Contact Information for National Office

(National Director, Cherie Brown)
National Coalition Building Institute
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 785-9400
Fax: (202) 785-3385
Web Site: