Blacks In Government 37 th Annual National Training Institute

Theme:  BIG – Connect, Communicate, Collaborate - Advance!

August 24-27, 2015

     exterior evening  

Hilton Orlando 
6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, Florida  32819

                                           Group Code: BIG

                             Room Phone Reservations: (888) 488-3509

                                     Hotel Information: (407) 313-4300


2015 National Training Institute Registration Booklet

Before using the online self-registration, please review the below National Training Institute Online Self-Registration User’s Guide.

          National Training Institute Online Self-Registration User’s Guide

* Advance Registration is now closed *

Individuals may still register online or onsite

subject to the onsite registration fees.

                                      Online Registration

         Click to download the 2015 NTI Onsite registration form

            E-Mail The National Training Institute Registration Chair


E-Mail The 2015 National Training Institute Chair

                                              richard.shields@bignet.org                                                          ___________________________________________                                                                                                       

                                 2015 NTI  Workshops

 2015 NTI Workshops - Current As Of July 17, 2015 

NTI Workshops Committee
Dr. Vera McKethan, Chair

2015 NTI Exhibit Space Information

Exhibit Space Contract

BIG NTI Exhibits Manager
Mr. Jerry E. Jackson 

                     2015 NTI National Health Awareness Program 

           Invites you to Sign up online to participate in our annual
               Blood Drive 
at the 2015 National Training Institute 

                            Tuesday, August 25, 2015

                  Orange Ballroom Lower Level (Exhibit Hall) 

                   All donors will receive a Fandango Movie Ticket 

                         Click this link to register on line

                      Click to download the 2015 NTI National
                          Health Awareness Program schedule

Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy NTI 2015 Community Service Project  

Join us again this year, as Blacks In Government takes a stand against Hunger.  The DYLA Food For Thought Program will support the Second Harvest Food Bank by hosting a food drive (beginning today) through August 27, 2015.  BIG Members can make contributions online (use link below), or donate in person during the National Training Institute (NTI)!

Click to download  the  Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy NTI 2015 Community Service Project flyer

                               Click this link to donate

Contacts:   Ms. Mazella Thomas, DYLA Coordinator or  Ms. Renee Mosley, DYLA Change Agent Team Leader


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.


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.

                                    BIG PURPOSE 

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.

                                       BIG VISION

Member focused, world class enterprise, recognized for excellence.

                                                           BIG MISSION

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