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NCBI Leadership for Diversity Institute - April 26-29, 2017
Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 8:00 AM – Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
The Leadership for Diversity Institute teaches participants hands-on, practical skills for building cultural competency, welcoming diversity, and increasing unity and inclusion.
Whether you are a college administrator or faculty; a schoolteacher or parent; a manager who is responsible for supervising diverse employees in government or in the corporate world; a police officer or community activist – this Institute will give you the hands-on skills needed to be an innovative leader. In large group classes, participants learn a replicable set of practical skills; then in small group settings, there is an opportunity to practice the skills with support and encouragement from others.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
A: How to Integrate a Powerful Set of Diversity Skills into your Leadership
Valuing and welcoming similarities and differences among group members and staff;
Examining the misinformation that impacts our behavior toward others;
Understanding the role identity plays in leadership;
Identifying the harmful effects of oppression on one’s own group;
Preventing and interrupting bigoted remarks and behaviors;
Learning how to be an ally to all groups.
B: How to Gain Greater Support for your Leadership on Diversity Issues- Participants practice how to implement NCBI skills and practices in their own workplace and community settings. Individual coaching is provided in these skills:
Leading effective meetings that include everyone’s voice;
Building a team of support for one’s own leadership;
Structuring effective, respectful conversations about difference; and
Increasing cultural competency.
C: How to Listen to Concerns Underneath Controversial Issues - Participants will learn skills to move hotly contested issues forward and reframe the debate in a way that builds bridges.
D: How to partner with NCBI to build a local community, campus or organizational affiliate to institutionalize the skills.