Idella Glenn

Senior Trainer
NCBI Carolina Coalition


Building Inclusive Leadership Skills Utilizing NCBI Methodology and Principles


Workshop Description:  

NCBI, The National Coalition Building Institute, is an international, non-profit, leadership training organization based in Silver Spring, MD (Washington, DC) USA. Since 1984, NCBI has worked to eliminate racism and all other forms of prejudice and discrimination through work with affiliates in places around the world. Over the past 35 years, NCBI has developed an international network of resource teams that has grown in influence and reach. NCBI currently is represented by teams in cities, on campuses, and in organizations.

Companies, organizations, and institutions need to be sensitive to creating environments that welcome individuals and groups which are of different ethnic backgrounds, ages, religions, sexual orientation, abilities, etc. Whenever we make the error of not including a person or group, we do not just cut ourselves off from others, but we weaken the fabric of the system.

In this interactive and experiential session, leaders will begin to explore the following:

• The many similarities and differences that exist among its members by acknowledging and respecting them
• How their social identity groups impact their leadership
• The importance of listening as an inclusive leadership skill and the opportunity to practice it
• The many ways people have experienced discrimination/oppressions and begin to learn how to stop this discrimination and be more effective allies

Join us for a taste of this unique Leadership for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion model. You will leave empowered to take leadership, with skills to authentically welcome diversity and nurture an environment in which everyone wants to belong.


Dr. Glenn is a seasoned professional committed to inclusive excellence, student success, and creating welcoming campus environments for all constituents. Glenn is a collaborative leader with over 25 years of higher education experience – the last 20 years focused on leading diversity and inclusion initiatives including positions at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA, Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU), Furman University, and Spartanburg Community College.

Dr. Glenn earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science/math from Furman University and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from the Univesity of South Carolina. She earned a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership from Clemson University in 2008.

Glenn has earned designation as a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) through the Institute for Diversity Certification and is a Qualified Adminstiraotro fo the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is a graduate of the Riley INstititue Diversity Leadership Academy, Class 2.

Dr. Glenn is a member of the National Coalition Building Institute Board of Directors. She serves on the National Advisory Council of the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. Glenn also served as President of the South Carolina PRofessional Association for Access and Equity from 2002 – 2004 and is a graduate of Leadershp Greenville, Class 28.




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