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This year's Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute (NTI)
will take place August 23 - 26, 2021, on a virtual platform due to COVID
restrictions that greatly impacted our ability to host an in person training
event this year.  With many of the federal departments and agencies still
working mandatory telework schedules and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) still warning against large in person
gatherings, we know this is the best way to meet the training needs and
demands of our members and registrants.  

This year's Virtual Training Institute theme is "Training Matters - Roadmap
To Securing Your Career Goals!''  And, we have four scheduled days filled
with government leaders as guest speakers and workshops covering leadership
development, career advancement, networking and mental/health resilience.
We are looking forward to seeing you in attendance while you are mapping
out your career goals. BIG is committed to providing you the same quality
training as we have provided the last 42 years.  So, please join us as we
continue that commitment again this year. 

Online registration is now open! If you have any questions or have
not received your registration confirmation email in a few weeks, please contact
the registration committee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Registration Rate

Members - $399

Non-Members - $599

Retirees - $175


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:  In order to Register each registrant must create
a profile and will be guided through the prompts to do so.  

If the registrant, is a member they will be guided through the prompts to log in. 
After they have logged in, the Registration fee will be updated 
based on their

1. 2021 BIG NTI Registration Book

2. 2021 BIG NTI Registration Form

                                    Thank you for thinking BIG!


        virtual training sessions

Click here to download 2021 BIG Virtual NTI Workshops Booklet!


BIG NTI Virtual Platform (Webex) Information for Attendees and

Attached are some tips for making sure attendee devices are ready to go for

show day.  

      -  Virtual Platform User Guide for Webex.

o   This helps attendees visually navigate the process for joining the
sessions they registered for.

-   Best Practices for Webcast Viewing

Everyone should ensure they have the application loaded on their computer
instead of using the browser. We have found it  to be stable over relying on
the browser.

2 Attachments
1. IMS Virtual Platform User Guide for Webex
2. IMS Best Practices for Webcast Viewing


Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Have your experiences, behaviors,
or stress 
levels changed over the last several months? Help CWRU researchers
learn more 
about the impact of the coronavirus on the experiences of people
of diverse identities. 
If you are 18 years or older and have been impacted by
the COVID-19, please fill out 
our online survey! We hope to use this study
to learn more about how people of diverse 
identities have been impacted by
COVID-19 and recent events in the United States. 
You can participate by going



 Please read the article by the Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq.,
 BIG National President: BIG's Getting Back to the Basics!

2021 Officer Installation Program

Please subscribe to Blacks In Government new YouTube Channel to
enjoy the video recording of the event as well as the photo slide show. 



On this Veterans Day, Blacks In Government salutes our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our members, relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation.
Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they've done. Everyone can do something to let Veterans know how much we appreciate their service.

It takes great courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his/her country and as civilians we must honor these heroes. This is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration.
Honor these great men and women with words of appreciation.
Click the link below to hear the Bebe Winans song:
                                      The History of Veterans Day
November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson honored the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

In 1954, Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, struck out the word "Armistice" and inserted the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Between 1968 and 1975, Veterans Day was moved around on the calendar, sometimes even appearing on the last Monday of October. Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.