Thank you for your interest in the Belonging and Inclusion Advocate training!
Caring for the safety of contestants, coaches, judges, visitors, and friends is intrinsic to the mission and core values of the NSDA. It is our responsibility to provide a tournament experience that is welcoming, safe, and free from harassment and discrimination. The Belonging and Inclusion Station (BIS) is critical to helping us reach this goal.
The BIS is a tournament resource designed to provide interpersonal support to participants who feel excluded from an aspect of the tournament. The BIS also safeguards against potential violations of the NSDA Harassment and Discrimination policy. This training is designed to give you a full picture of the BIS as well as the role of the Belonging and Inclusion Advocate (BIA). The training course consists of three videos (approximately one hour in total) and one quiz. Completing this course and passing the quiz with a score of 100% is a requirement for becoming an Belonging and Inclusion Advocate.
The training must be completed before serving as a BIA at an NSDA district or national tournament.
Best of luck as you work through this training! Again, we thank you for your dedication to inclusive and equitable tournament environments.