BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT 3005 Georgia Avenue,
N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001-3807 (202) 667-3280 FAX (202) 667-3705
TO: Blacks In Government Regional Councils and
FROM: Mr. J. David Reeves - BIG National
DATE: November 13, 2009
SUBJECT: 2010 Training In Communications Program
1.The National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) is sponsoring
a Training In Communications (TIC) program. The purpose of this program
is to provide young African Americans training in communication and leadership
skills, and practical experiences to develop those skills. The TIC
Program is composed of two parts: a) Communications Academy, and b) Student
2.The TIC program enables your chapter to
make a positive contribution in the community, thus increasing the
chapters visibility. It provides an excellent opportunity to share
with others BIGs mission and vision.
3.The Oratorical segment of
the program will culminate at BIGs National Training Conference in Kansas
City, Missouri, August 2010 at the National Oratorical Competition. First
place winners from Regional Councils Oratorical Competition will compete
in the national competition. Students will receive awards (plaques and
scholarships) for successfully preparing and presenting an original
oration. The National Awards for all categories are: a) First Place
Plaque and $1000, b) Second Place Plaque and $600, and c) Third
Place Plaque and $400.
4.BIG has developed a program
package to assist you in conducting the TIC program at the chapter level for
participation in the regional and national oratorical competition.
5.Regional Council and Chapter Presidents should appoint a Chair
to coordinate the competition, effectively. Regional Council Presidents
should also contact the chapters in their region and inform them of the date
and location of their regional competitions. Please note that regional
winners must be selected no later than July 1, 2010, and submitted to
the Chair, National Program and Planning.
entry forms and other documents received after the July 1, 2010,
deadline will not be accepted and will be returned to the region. Regional
Council Presidents are asked to forward this information to your regional
Oratorical Competition Chair or your Program and Planning Committee Chair.
Also, provide the name, phone number, and e-mail address of your ISSC Chair to
the Chair, National Program and Planning Committee no later than 1 February
2010 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. There is a mandatory requirement for regions that compete in the
competition at the national level to provide a regional chaperone. Each
region is responsible for assigning primary and alternate chaperones for their
contestants who participates in the competition during the Annual National
Training Conference. The regional chaperones MUST meet the
student when he/she exits the airplane and REMAIN with the student
during his/her entire stay with BIG. Final details on chaperone
responsibilities will be provided closer to the national competition.
8. All student entries at the chapter and regional level must adhere to
ALL of the national published guidelines. Any entries
submitted to compete in the national competition; which, did not adhere to the
national guidelines at either chapter, regional or national level, will be
immediately disqualified and will not be able to resubmit the student entry for
reconsideration at any level.
9. If you have any questions concerning
the Training In Communications program please forward them via e-mail to
email@example.com. Thanks in
cc: National Board of Directors National