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 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

Click This Link For On Line Hotel Room Reservations

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

                                      Online Registration

                 Click to download the 2015 NTI registration form

            E-Mail The National Training Institute Registration Chair


E-Mail The 2015 National Training Institute Chair


                                 2015 NTI  Workshops

 2015 NTI Workshops - Current As Of April 21, 2015 

NTI Workshops Committee
Dr. Vera McKethan, Chair

2015 NTI Exhibit Space Information

Exhibit Space Contract

BIG NTI Exhibits Manager
Mr. Jerry E. Jackson

Blacks In Government (BIG) 2015 Military Meritorious Service Award

Blacks In Government (BIG) is one of the Department of Defense (DoD)'s diversity affinity groups and is accepting nominations for the National Organization of National Blacks In Government Military Meritorious Service Award. 

Purpose: The BIG Military Meritorious Service Award honors military members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, men and women, who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective Military Service or other DoD Component.


Date of Event: August 24-27, 2015

Location: Orlando, Florida (Hotel: Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL)

Eligibility: Civilian Employees and Military Members

Performance Period: May 2014 - May 2015

Due Date: 8 June 2015

Point of Contact: Dr. Doris Sartor,, 202-439-2483

Award Presentation Date: Tuesday, August 25th or Wednesday, August 26th (date pending) 

All nominations to be submitted directly to the National Executive Vice President of Blacks In Government, Dr. Doris Sartor at e-mail address: 

Please be mindful nominees are representing the Department of Defense and  ensure there is nothing in their background that would discredit the Department

                   This guide provides information on this award.

Management Concepts-BIG National Leadership And Supervisors Certificate Program Scholarship Eligibility And Application Procedures 


All applicants must submit a complete application package and submit it to the required address postmarked no later than June 19, 2015

Click to download application 


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