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. Commitment 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. Benefits 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 consultations. 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 www.csufresno.edu/cvchi. Fresno State NCBI Train-the-Trainer Application – 2011 Contact Information Name Street Address City ST ZIP Code Home Phone Work Phone Mobile Phone E-Mail Address School/College/Department/Major Availability: Are you available January 8th, 9th, and 10th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.? Comments: 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 http://fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/cvchi/ncbi/ ) 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 Involvement. Recommended by Name/Title Signature/Date Work Phone E-Mail Address 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) Signature Date 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. Accommodations 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 visit. 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.