September 2007: People from previous efforts were invited to an initial interest meeting. Fourteen people attended to ask questions and discuss the new initiative.
October 2007: Trainers from the Rochester area provided an eight-hour, Welcoming Diversity, Dismantling Prejudice workshop for people here on campus. People from the September meeting and past members of the Coalition Building Team were invited. Fifteen people attended.
January 2008: A member of the leadership team from NCBI International organized and ran a three-day training, along with Gail Wells, to train interested people in the NCBI model. Sixteen people attended. New Coalition Building Team (CBT) formed with twenty faculty and staff.
April 2008: First workshop sponsored by CBT. Led by Danny Velez and Adrienne Costello, this Welcoming Diversity, Prejudice Reduction workshop was open to staff and students working in Butler Library and to students in the Student Personnel Administration program. Thirty-five people attended the workshop.
May 2008: Second workshop sponsored by CBT. Led by Adrienne Costello and Theresa Harris-Tigg, this Welcoming Diversity, Prejudice Reduction workshop was open to staff and students teaching diversity and BSC 101 courses. Twenty-one people attended the workshop.
October 2008: At the request of Student Affairs and Residence Life the CBT led a discussion with students in Neumann Hall about race, racism, cultural sensitivity, and community.
November 2008: Third workshop sponsored by CBT. Led by Gail Wells, Adrienne Costello and Theresa Harris-Tigg, this Welcoming Diversity, Prejudice Reduction workshop was given to Student Personnel Administration students at the request of Professor Tim Gallineau. Fifteen students attended the workshop.
January 2009: All the people who had attended the workshops and had indicated an interest in joining the Coalition Building Team were invited to participate in a three day training session as preparation to joining the team. The session also provided a refresher for members of the team. Nineteen faculty and staff attended and after the session a new CBT was formed.
March 2009: Fourth workshop sponsored by CBT. Led by Kathy Wood and Kevin Railey, this Welcoming Diversity, Prejudice Reduction workshop was given to English Education majors/student teachers at the request of Professor Theresa Harris-Tigg. Thirty-four students attended the workshop.
May 2009: Fifth workshop sponsored by CBT. Led by Gail Wells and Kevin Railey, this Welcoming Diversity, Prejudice Reduction workshop was open to newer faculty and staff members as well as invited guests from across campus. Fifteen people experienced the training.
November 2009: The Coalition Building Team sponsors the visit of Dr. Renay Scales to campus to run a workshop titled: "Applying the Key Principles of Diversity into the Curriculum."
December 2009: NCBI team sponsors follow-up event to Dr. Renay Scales' visit - Applying Key Principles of Diversity into the Curriculum, Part II. This workshop offers hands-on discussions about particular individuals have turned NCBI principles into classroom activities and practices.
January 2010: Train-the-Trainer program for NCBI team members, offered by Joyce Shabazz, to develop leadership and training skills. Joyce Shabazz is a member of the national advisory board for NCBI International. Eighteen people attended.
March 2010: Listening Tables sponsored by NCBI Coalition Building Team in order for students on campus to air their thoughts and feelings about the Haitian earthquake tragedy.
September 2010: CBT sponsors Cherie Brown's participation in the Anne Frank Project. Cherie Brown is the founder of NCBI, International.
November 2010: Welcoming Diversity Workshop offered to faculty, staff, and invited outside guests from ECC, NCCC and public schools. Workshop led by Joyce Shabazz and Robert Dungey, NCBI national advisory board members. Thirty-nine people attended.
January 2011: Train-the-Trainer Workshop scheduled to further develop the skills of CBT members. Led by Joyce Shabazz; fifteen people attended.
March 2011: Welcoming Diversity workshops offered to all students in the Music Department. 225 students participate in four workshops led by members of the CBT team. Workshops led by Gail Wells and Bethe Kelley, Theresa Harris-Tigg and Jeffrey Zacko-Smith, and Kevin Railey and Holly Bewlay.
May 2011: Two workshops offered during Pedagogical Institute, Welcoming Diversity workshop and Applying NCBI/Diversity Principles in the Classroom and the Workplace. Thirty-two and fourteen people, respectively, attended.
January 2012: Welcoming Diversity and Inclusion workshop offered to graduate students; thirty people attended. Session led by Kevin Railey and Holly Bewlay.
January 2012: CBT retreat to re-constitute team identity, lay-out mission, and develop ideas for next five year plan. Led by Joyce Shabazz from NCBI national, twenty people attended.
May 2012: Two workshops offered during Pedagogical Institute, Welcoming Diversity workshops and Applying NCBI/Diversity principles in the Classroom and the Workplace. Twenty-three and ten people, respectively, attended. Sessions were led by Gail Wells, Scott Johnson, Jeffrey Zacko-Smith, Theresa Harris-Tigg, Holly Bewlay, and Ottilie Woodruff.