Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
Waterfront Conference Center
777 Harrah's Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Online Hotel Reservation Link
Alternate Host Hotel
Showboat Hotel Atlantic City
801 Boardwalk Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Hotel website: http://www.showboathotelac.com/
Conference room rate $97.00 per night.
Central Reservations: 855.212.0201
Group code is BLA
Ceasar’s Limousine Service will provide transportation for Blacks In Government's 2016 National Training Institute
Ceasar’s Limousine Service Information
2016 Exhibit Contract
Mr. Jerry E. Jackson, Exhibits Manager
3005 Georgia Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3807
National Office 202-667-3280
2016 National Training Institute Workshops
(Current as of June 16, 2016)
BIG NTI PMP CERTIFICATION PREP COURSE IS HERE
To help prepare for your PMP certification exam, Blacks In Government is offering a 35-hr PMP PREP training course. In the course, attendees will gain the essential knowledge needed to understand best practices, tools, and techniques as identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The course is provided by a Registered Education Provider (REP)®, also approved by PMI, Inc. See attached course registration form and flyer for course objectives, instructor qualifications, and relevant requirements. Applications will be accepted on a first come – first served basis. Only the first 30 pre-registered students will be allowed to attend the class.
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Vera McKethan (NTI Workshop Chair) at 334-312-1275 (cell), 334-398-8354 (home), or email her at email@example.com
Blacks In Government Statement Against Increased Violence In America
National Blacks In Government is an organization that serves as an advocate of equal opportunity and to eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination. This statement is in response to the proliferation of fatal shootings in the United States. The latest incident dictates a sense of urgency to find workable solutions to diminish the culture of violence which we live in today. Blacks In Government will be working with our membership as well as other relevant organizations and individuals to take proactive measures towards advocating for legislation and policies to restrict easy access to firearms.
Our prayers go out to the families of the injured and dead of the Orlando tragedy. It was one of the deadliest mass shooting in our country's history. We stand against this atrocity and pledge to work toward a world where every person can live free from persecution and hatred. We will start with educating our youth, who are vulnerable to being socialized into violent behavior.
Blacks In Government (BIG) Has Extended Its Donation Program
BIG Members are invited to become BIG Member Sponsors. During the 2015 National Training Institute (NTI) we received our first member donation from Immediate Past National President, Honorable J. David Reeves. As our first BIG Member Bronze Sponsor, Honorable Reeves challenged all members to join him in supporting the programs, services, and initiatives of our great organization.
Donations can be made by completing our BIG 2016 Member
Donation Agreement form
All donors will be recognized during the National President Reception that takes place during our Annual National Training Institute that will be held August 22-25, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ.
If you have questions concerning our new Member Donation initiative, please contact the National Corporate Sponsorship Chair, Honorable
Dr. Doris Sartor at 202-439-2483.
National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG) partners with Grantham University to offer one of its members a full scholarship to the university
Application Opens: May 6, 2016 EST
Application Deadline: November 4, 2016 @ 11:59 PM EST
The National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG) is partnering with Grantham University to award one BIG member a full scholarship toward either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University. The scholarship is valued up to $39,741 and covers tuition costs, required textbooks, software and fees. Scholarship value depends on degree selected and credits transferred.
Details of the Scholarship Application Process is provided at: http://www.grantham.edu/scholarships/grantham-scholarship-for-big-national-organization/
Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same general type of employment problems.
Nonetheless, Blacks In Government was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.
2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.
3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.
4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.
5.To establish a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government.
6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Blacks in government.
An advocate of equal opportunity and professional development for Black government employees at the Local, State and Federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.
Member focused, world class enterprise, recognized for excellence.
Enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy.
BIG GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. Be Accountable
2. Commit to Excellence
3. Act with Integrity
4. Take Responsibility
5. Work As A Team
6. Remain Loyal and Dedicated