Fresno State NCBI Train-the-Trainer Application - 2014
Thanks to funding from the Division of Student Affairs the Fresno State NCBI team will be coordinating
the Three-Day Train-the-Trainer Seminar with consultants from NCBI International. The training will
be conducted during winter break on January 8th,9th, and 10th 2015. The location for the training is yet to
be determined.
This training is open to students, faculty, staff and administrators at Fresno State at no charge. Off
campus participants may be accepted, space permitting, for a fee of $750.
Participating in the training implies a desire and willingness to serve on the NCBI Team for a minimum
of 2 years. In addition participants agree to:
Attend a One-Day Welcoming Diversity Workshop prior to the Three-Day Training;
Attend ALL THREE DAYS of the Train-the-Trainer Seminar;
Embrace the NCBI model that looks at oppression and non-hierarchical coalition building;
Participate in, at least, two NCBI sponsored events per academic year (e.g., 1-day workshop,
mini-workshop, Building Bridges panel, ASPIRE Resource Team, etc.), and
Regularly attend team meetings.
Individuals who are trained in the work of NCBI are more effective in their interactions with diverse
groups and they gain valuable skills in interrupting prejudicial jokes, remarks, and slurs. These are
valuable skills that transfer for faculty into an ability to more effectively manage difficult dialogue in the
classroom and for students and all participants to lead more effectively in their various campus
organizations. Additionally, trained faculty and staff can, in consultation with the team leadership, serve
as a resource to the campus community on issues of diversity, cultural competency, and cultural conflict.
The Fresno State team also provides additional services such as our “Building Bridges Tackling Fears”
project which tackles issues such as racism, classism, ableism, anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia,
homophobia, and sexism, and we conduct mini-workshops, and individual or group/department
Application Process
If you are interested in applying for a spot in our upcoming training, please fill out the attached
application form, and get a recommendation from your:
 Dean – for faculty and staff
 Faculty member or advisor – for students
Submit your application by 5 p.m. November 21, 2014 – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Submit applications to Dr. Francine Oputa, Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute, M/S TA35,
Thomas 110A. For more information call 278-6946. A detailed explanation of the Train-the-Trainer
Seminar is attached. More information on NCBI can be found on the Central Valley Cultural Heritage
Institute website at
Fresno State NCBI Train-the-Trainer Application – 2011
Contact Information
Street Address
City ST ZIP Code
Home Phone
Work Phone
Mobile Phone
E-Mail Address
Availability: Are you available January 8th, 9th, and 10th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.?
Have you attended an NCBI One-Day Welcoming Diversity Workshop?
Yes ___ No ____
If yes, when? __________________________
If no, when do you plan to attend? _______________
(Attending a One-Day Welcoming Diversity Workshop is a prerequisite. You can register online
at )
Are you a Fresno State: (please check all that apply)
___ Faculty ___ Staff ___ Student ___ Administrator
___ Other (Please Specify) ___________________________________________________
Please Explain Your Interest in Being a Part of the NCBI Team.
Please Tell Us What You Will Bring to the Team and What You Expect from Your
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Agreement and Signature
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I
agree that if I am accepted as a participant in this training I will meet the expectations and
criteria for being a member of the Fresno State NCBI Team as set forth on the front of this
application form.
Name (Please print)
Our Policy
It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, age, or ability/disability.
Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If
you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access
provided, please call (telephone number of the sponsor) in advance of your participation or
Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in being a part of the
Fresno State NCBI Team. You will be contacted by email regarding the status of your
application by November 28, 2014.