Programs and Initiatives 2021-12-10T08:33:25+00:00

Programs and Initiatives

NCORE is the most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The NCORE Webinar Series continues the conference’s tradition of working to improve racial and ethnic relations on college campuses by providing virtual learning opportunities on effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, communication, and cross-cultural understanding for traditionally underrepresented populations.

The Office on Inclusion and Diversity will provide access to the live sessions in person on the day it airs.  We will also provide a link to the recorded session once made available.  Here is the schedule of upcoming webinars:

Cross-Cultural Conflicts in the Classroom
Wednesday September 1, 2021
Recorded Session

Beyond the Demands: Examining Institutional Characteristics that Predict Black Student Protest
Wednesday October 6, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Lucile M. Hendrick Room Live Session
Recorded session:

Managing Difficult Conversations and Dynamics in the Classroom: An Interactive Workshop
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Cane River Room Live Session
Recorded session:

Beyond the Game:  Engaging Student-Athletes Around Social Justice Issues
Wednesday December 1, 2021
Recorded session:

Northwestern Inclusive Coaching Seminar Series (NICSS)

The Northwestern Inclusive Coaching Seminar Series (NICSS) is designed to raise awareness and facilitate growth in knowledge of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion among NSU constituents. We want to enhance understanding, engage community members in positive dialogue and create respectful, safe environments for all.

The Benefits of Attending a Seminar

  • Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding on current diversity topics
  • Raise awareness of the value of collaborating with people of different cultures, races, genders, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences, and ideas.
  • Become more self-aware of how your actions may affect others
  • Develop inclusive thinking and inclusive actions, which leads to a more positive, productive work environment for everyone.

 How will we achieve this goal?

Through one hour long interactive workshops on various topics throughout the academic year facilitated by trained peers, faculty and staff will be presented with the following:

  • relevant information, research, and definitions
  • engaging element exercises to encourage active participation
  • case studies to provide real life scenarios and foster dialogue
  • training tools like worksheets, handouts, or quizzes to put learning into action
  • resources like videos, books, websites and more to enhance the training program
  • tips and building blocks tailored to assisting applying this knowledge in the collegiate atmosphere

Session Schedule


Rebecca Boone – Mental and Emotional Health
Natchitoches Campus


Nancy Alexander – Mental and Emotional Health
Shreveport Campus
November 1, 2021
12 PM – 1 PM
LB 2221

Randi Washington and Kecia Hawkins – Ability & Accessibility
Natchitoches Campus
November 2nd
12 PM – 1:00 PM
Friedman Student Union President’s Room


Michael T. Snowden  and Brittany Blackwell Broussard – Implicit Bias
Natchitoches Campus
January 6, 2022
Noon – 1:00 PM
Friedman Student Union President’s Room

Kathryn Gentry – Equity v Equality
Natchitoches Campus
January 20th
12 PM – 1:00 PM
Friedman Student Union President’s Room

Jacqueline Blakes – Implicit Bias
Shreveport Campus
January 24, 2022
Noon – 1:00 PM
LB 212

Jack Atherton – Equity v Equality
Natchitoches Campus
January 25th
Noon – 1:00 PM
Friedman Student Union President’s Room


Brittany Blackwell Broussard and Michael T. Snowden – Race Identity and Dynamics
Natchitoches Campus
February 17th
Noon – 1:00 PM
Friedman Student Union President’s Room


Lisa Harris & Ruth Weinzettle – Cultural Competence
Natchitoches Campus
March 15
12 PM – 1:00 PM
Friedman Student Union President’s Room

Ashley Briggs – Cultural Competence
Shreveport Campus


David C. Fuller – LGBTQIA+
Natchitoches Campus

Jack Atherton

Jacqueline Blakes

Rebecca Boone

Brittany Broussard

David Fuller

Kathyrn Gentry

Lisa Harris

Dr. Keicia Hawkins

Michael T. Snowden Ph.D.

Randi Washington

Dr. Weinzettle