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BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT® INC. 2021 Virtual National Training Institute August 23-26, 2021 "Training Matters - Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals!’'

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2021 BIG Corporate Sponsors ……………………………………………………… ISC Table of Contents ……………………………….………………………………….….. 2-3 Greetings from the National President .....................................................................4 Greetings from the National Board of Directors Chair ..............................................5 Greetings from National Training Chair ....................................................................6 Greetings from the Host City Coordinator ................................................................7 BIG’s History & Goals and Objectives ..................................................................... 9 Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Join BIG ......................................................... 11 BIG Covenant……………………………………………..……………….……………. 13 National Executive Committee ………………….…………………………….………. 16 National Board of Directors …………………………………………….………….. 17-19 National Executive Committee Board Representatives and Appointed Positions .. 20 National Standing, Appointed and Special Committee Chairpersons …………. 21-23 Regional Council Presidents .................................................................................. 25 National Training Institute Planning Committee ................................................ 26-28 Past National Presidents ........................................................................................ 30 Distinguished Service Hall of Fame Award Inductees ............................................ 32 Biography of Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker ................................................... 34 Biography of Closing Plenary Keynote Speaker…..…………………………………. 35 Schedule at a Glance………………………………………………….………..…… 36-40 Special Events “Zoom”………………………………………………….….……………. 56 2021 Exhibitor Supporters........................................................................................ 57 Agency Forums and Special Enhancement Programs Schedules at a Glance……. 59 United States Department of Commerce………………………………………………..60 EEO Institute ……………………..……………………………………………………….. 61 United States Environmental Protection Agency ……………………………….…….. 62 Future Leaders in America’s Government……………………………………………… 63 BIG National Health and Wellness Program ……………..……………………………. 64

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BIG National Legislative Review Forum .................................................................. 65 DSHOF Honorees & New Life/Gold Plus Members’ Recognition....................... 63 -76 NOW Generation…………………………………………………………….……………. 77 BIG NTI Memorial Wall Program .............................................................................. 78 BIG Gospel Extravaganza ........................................................................................ 79 Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy Graduation................................................. 80 Patrons……………………………………………………………………………………… 85

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GREETINGS FROM THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT Greetings 2021 National Training Institute (NTI) Attendees, Let me start by saying, Blacks In Government (BIG) still stands for advocacy! We are still highlighting where the government falls short in diversity, equity, and inclusion. And, we are still partnering with our agency leaders to address the gaps. And, for those very reasons, I am so very honored to be serving as BIG's 15th National President, using my Senior Executive Service (SES) position and my voice to secure our seat at the table. Of course, one of BIG's goals and objectives is to enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for our members. So, it is also my pleasure to greet you here as we deliver on that promise and partner with our government agencies to fulfill your training needs. With that background, let me welcome you to our historic 2021 National Training Institute (NTI) which we are hosting virtually due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Your safety is our highest priority and it would have been irresponsible for us to host a large in person event which is annually upwards of 1,000 people (and at times has been 3,000- 4,000 in attendance). So, we heeded the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and have planned a dynamic virtual training program that brings together government leaders, industry leaders, and subject matter experts to share a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to help you navigate your career development path. Let me also take this opportunity to applaud each of you for your commitment to public service. As public servants, we have always risen to the challenge but you have done so during the pandemic despite facing concerns with health care, child care, and technology that has been stretched thin as it accommodated your home offices and home classrooms. So, I applaud your dedication and your perseverance as you helped your agencies serve the American people when they needed government the most. I close by saying, like the Biden Administration, we hit the ground running in 2021. We have delivered on our promise of advocacy, programs, and services throughout the year but it is with great pleasure that we deliver to you here a premier government training event like none other. Enjoy!

Regards,

Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq. National President Blacks In Government, Inc. 4

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GREETINGS FROM NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ CHAIR Welcome National Training Attendees, On behalf of Blacks In Government National Board of Directors (NBoD) it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to our 42nd National Training Institute and our 1st Virtual Environment. I want to thank you for continuing to support BIG and are committed to experiencing all of the fantastic learning opportunities we have to offer during the Virtual NTI. This year’s theme, Training Matters – Roadmap to Securing Your Career. This training will help you to enhance your personal and professional skills. We are availing you to participate in some awesome virtual workshops where you will have a front row seat whereby you will be able receive important information to guide you navigate through career. We will have Agency Forums where you will receive updated from your own specific agencies. There will be special programs presented such as the Virtual Gospel Extravaganza, Exhibitors, Opening and Closing Plenaries and a solemn presentation of the Memorial Wall which will represents our fallen members. I hope that you will take advantage of everything we had to offer and take it back to your agencies and share you wonderful experience. I believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many of us and yet we continue to persevere. I believe that many of our BIG members and their families have had a rough couple of years and yet with God’s Grace he has seen us through. First I want to thank the presenters, speakers, exhibitors and our corporate sponsors for making BIG the premier training organization. I want to the thank National Executive Committee for taking on this enormous job of putting on this 42nd Virtual NTI. It was the vision of our National President who believed the NEC could effectively and efficiently put on this Virtual NTI – thank you Madam President Honorable Shirley A. Jones Esq.!!! Special thanks to Ms. Paula E. Davis, our National Secretary and National Training Institute Chair; Melinda Deloatch-Speight National Training Deputy Chair; Mr. Stephan Matthews, National Training Institute Host City Coordinator, and the National Training Institute Planning Committee for another successful training presentation. To Region XI thank you for “showing up and showing out” as you served as our host city for our 1st Virtual NTI. Once again to those attending the 42nd NTI you can now set a new pathway to success by learning as much as you can. You will now be able to use the outstanding training presented to you and with confidence conquer the world. Knowledge is power but you have to use it in order to be for the next level. Thank you for validating BIG’s work – and thank you for thinking BIG!!! Blessings,

Gary L. Blackmon Honorable Gary L. Blackmon National Board of Directors Chair Blacks In Government, Inc.

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GREETINGS FROM THE NATIONAL TRAINING CHAIR Greetings NTI Training Attendees, Welcome to this year’s Virtual Annual National Training Institute (NTI) of Blacks In Government, Inc. I am so excited that you have chosen to take this opportunity to attend BIG’s dynamic training experience. Our training theme this year is BIG 2021: “Training Matters- Roadmap to Securing Your Career Goals” which focuses on many opportunities to motivate us to succeed in our challenging working environment. It is my hope that you will take full advantage of the workshops, agency forums, special emphasis presentations, guest speakers, and so forth to empower your minds with adequate knowledge, skills, and abilities for enhanced professional and personal development. Local, state, and federal governments need leaders who are equipped with great leadership skills to face challenges in our workplaces, and our BIG NTI is the resource to prepare and develop leaders. BIG is excited about offering over 40 workshops this year and a variety of competency skills instructed by dynamic instructors. Whether a federal, state, or local government employee, the National Training Institute has information and opportunities to facilitate the development of everyone’s work place skills. We hope that you leave this year’s NTI nurtured and fulfilled with a wealth of knowledge to assist you in accomplishing your personal and professional careers. The 2021 National Training Institute Planning Team has worked diligently to ensure this training’s success. As the National Training Chair, I thank each of you for your enthusiasm, dedication, support, and team spirit in planning a wonderful training. I also would like to thank our National President Honorable Ms. Shirley A. Jones, the National Executive Committee, and the National Board of Directors for their confidence and support to the committee. A special thanks to the corporate sponsors and exhibitors for their commitments and contributions to this year’s National Training Institute; thank you for Believing In and Thinking BIG.

Respectfully,

Paula E. Davis Paula E. Davis
 National Training Chair Blacks In Government, Inc.

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GREETINGS FROM THE HOST CITY COORDINATOR Greetings National Training Institute Attendees! Welcome to the 2021 Virtual National Training Institute (NTI), "Training Matters- Roadmap to Securing Your Career Goals." I bring greetings as Region XI's First Vice President and Host City Coordinator for this year's Virtual NTI. COVID 19 has turned our world upside down and changed the way we live our everyday lives, forcing us to move to a virtual environment for our NTI for the first time in the history of this organization. Thanks to technology, COVID 19 has not stopped us from virtually enhancing our careers or from taking care of the organization's business. This past year and a half have shown us just how uniquely resilient we are as a people and as an organization that has promoted equity, excellence, and opportunity for nearly 50 years. The NTI, originally scheduled to take place at the Gaylord National Hotel located in National Harbor, Maryland, sits just about 15 minutes from Downtown Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capital Building, the White House, Black Lives Matter Plaza, and the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A backdrop for several historical moments like Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the Million Man March, and most recently as the Biden-Harris Administration marked the solemn moment as we remembered our friends and family lost from this once in a lifetime global pandemic. There are several other monuments and Smithsonian museums in downtown D.C., including the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Our National Office of Blacks In Government, located at 3005 Georgia Avenue, NW, is a few miles from downtown D.C. and just a short walk from the historic Howard University. My story started in that same city, nearly 36 years ago, about 3 miles east of the White House and U.S. Capitol Building. Growing up in our Nation's capital in the late '80s and 90's I had no idea of the significant transformation happening around me, nor did I fully understand how vital my city, my hometown was. I attribute most of my learning about the city to my great- grandmother, grandmother, and mother, who I would accompany on many occasions throughout the city to shop and visit family members. I distinctly remember riding the bus and Metro (our subway system) all around the city, visiting historic neighborhoods like Anacostia, where my mom grew up, Georgetown, Congress Heights, Petworth, U Street, and Columbia Heights. So much has changed in and around the city, and I still find myself pleasantly surprised as I now drive around this city that helped raise me and see how it has progressed and developed. When you believe that it is safe for you to do so, I implore you and your family to come and visit D.C. and take in all of the sites that make this city and the DMV (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) so unique. I often call D.C. the “biggest little city” that you will ever visit. Although we are not gathered in person this year, I hope you will take this week to secure your career goals by attending the many workshops. Courses this year include Career Development, Communication Skills, Diversity Management, EEO, Human Resource Management, Health Awareness and Wellness, Information Technology, Leadership and Management Skills, Personal Performance/Quality of Life, and Technical and Professional Skills. Please check out the course booklet for specific class titles and descriptions. Please also take advantage of virtual networking opportunities at the Special Enhancement Programs (SEPs) offered throughout the week. These SEPs are a great way to network with your colleagues and fellow BIG members virtually. Once again, welcome to the YOUR National Training Institute. I look forward to networking virtually with each of you throughout the week and seeing you in person next year in Cleveland.

Blessings,

Stephan Mathews Stephan Mathews 1st Vice President Region XI

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BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT® HISTORY 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 (HEW) 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.

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT® GOALS AND OBJECTIVES BIG FUNCTIONS AS an employee support group, as an advocacy group, and a resource group for Black civil servants: 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.

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Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Join BIG 1. BIG WORKS FOR YOU

6. BIG IS NETWORKING

BIG is the only organization dedicated to the interests of the African American public servant. Other organizations may touch upon the problems that impact you, but BIG is made up of people who share your interests, your concerns, and your problems.

By becoming a member of BIG, you are becoming a part of an organization that includes workers from all levels of government and all areas of the public workforce. The national training conference provides opportunity to meet experts from around the country, employers from other agencies, and pick up information and resources that can help you professionally and in your personal growth.

2. BIG IS AN ADVOCATE BIG speaks out on issues affecting the government workplace. BIG testified before Congress on legislations reforming the EEO process, racial discrimination in government, and affirmative employment. BIG also spoke out on the disparate rate of discharge of African Americans for the federal service, the national, performance review, and downsizing. BIG recently had a public hearing on the assault against affirmation action.

3. BIG IS AN EMPLOYEE SUPPORT GROUP If you have a problem on a job, your BIG chapter can be an excellent resource for help and counsel. Many BIG members have dealt with similar problems and can suggest strategies for combating them. BIG also has a list of attorneys experienced in handling the type of problems BIG members may encounter.

4. BIG IS A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION Every year, BIG sponsors a national training conference which brings together national leaders and experts from around the country to address Black government workers. The conference is a unique training experience for government workers, providing you an exposure to issues often overlooked in the day-to-day workplace.

5. BIG IS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE Your BIG chapter can be a strong force in the community helping to fight such community problems as drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, AIDS, illiteracy, and voter registration. The skills you develop on the job can be invaluable in promoting community activities through your BIG chapter.

7. BIG IS A CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE We can accomplish together what you cannot do alone. With BIG you can work toward our goals with people who have similar goals. You can do something about the institutional and socioeconomic problems you face in the workplace and in the community. You can use your skills and talents in a setting in which they are needed.

8. BIG KEEPS YOU INFORMED BIG keeps you up to date with the latest developments affecting the African American government employee. From the Washington, D. C, headquarters, we publish the monthly BIG Bulletin, and a quarterly magazine, The BIG Reporter. Regions and chapters also publish newsletters that focus on local issues.

9. BIG RECOGNIZES YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS Each year, BIG gives out awards to those who have made a major contribution to the goals and objectives of the organization. Regional councils and local chapters also recognized such achievements. These awards set role models for excellence in government service.

10. BIG IS AN OPPORTUNITY BIG is the chance you have been waiting for to step up and take your place in the loop. To be a part of the fast-moving events that affect your world as a government employee, you need an organization like BIG that can speak for you and through which you can voice your views. If you are concerned about equity, excellence, and opportunity in government, you should consider BIG.

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BIG COVENANT

BIG Covenant

I regard myself and you as being created in the image of GOD I see your beauty I sense your power I celebrate your potential I support your prerogative to sing your song I share your pursuit of the highest quality of life I will tell you the truth, And I will have your trust I will listen to you with my heart And I shall speak to you with my smile I shall care enough to confront you, And to comfort you In you I see GOD And in GOD I see you You're my Friend And I Love You

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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS

HONORABLE SHIRLEY A. JONES, ESQ.

DR. LYNWOOD TOWNSEND

National President

National Executive Vice President

MS. DEENA SHEPPARD

MS. FAYE RASHID

MS. MAZELLA THOMAS

MS. PAULA DAVIS

National First Vice President

National Second Vice President

National Third Vice President

National Secretary

MS. TRACY CLEMENTS National Corresponding Secretary

HONORABLE B. FAYE STEWART National Treasurer

MR. DUANE HILL National Assistant Treasurer

HONORABLE DR. DORIS P. SARTOR Immediate Past National President

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NATIONAL NATIONALBOARD BOARDOF OFDIRECTORS DIRECTORS

Honorable Gary L. Blackmon Denver Center Complex Chapter Chairperson

Mr. Edward Wilson Los Angeles/Long Beach Area Chapter Vice Chairperson

REGION I

Ms. Atricia Irons Greater Boston Chapter

Ms. Jacqulyn D. Allen Greater Boston Chapter

REGION II

Ms. Joanne Palmer NY Elite Chapter

Ms. Esther Seabrook Lower Manhattan Chapter

REGION III

Ms. Dale Scott New Cumberland-Susquehanna Chapter

Ms. Johnita Pitts Susquehanna Chapter

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NATIONAL BOARD BOARD OF OF DIRECTORS DIRECTORS NATIONAL

REGION IV

Mr. Mr.James JamesC. C.Causell, Clausell,Sr. Sr. CDC.ATSDR CDC.ATSDRChapter Chapter

Mr. Famous Johnson East-Central Savannah River Chapter

REGION V

Ms. Patricia Thompson Chicago Midwest Chapter

Ms. Shirron-Brown Mills Lake Erie Chapter

REGION VI

Honorable Ms. Katherine Cage Houston Area Chapter

Ms. Gwenda J. Lowe Dallas Metroplex Chapter

REGION VII

Ms. Robin McDaniel-Beck Greater Kansas City Chapter

Ms. Christine Wilder St. Louis Metropolitan Chapter

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NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGION VIII

Honorable Gary L. Blackmon Denver Center Complex Chapter

Mr. Michael Smith Denver Federal Center Chapter

REGION IX

Mr. Kenneth Pearson Ventura County Chapter

Mr. Edward Wilson Los Angeles/Long Beach Chapter

REGION X

Ms. Patricia Ly Port of Seattle Chapter

Ms. Erin Smalls Puget Sound Chapter

REGION XI

Ms. Marion V. Allen HHS WDC College Park Complex Chapter

Ms. Glynis M. Hill EPA William D. Barber, Jr. Chapter

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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

HONORABLE SHIRLEY A. JONES, ESQ. National President

HONORABLE B. FAYE STEWART

MS. PAULA DAVIS National Secretary

National Treasurer

NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTED POSITIONS

SHELLY WARREN

KELLY BRINSON

Board Parliamentarian

Board Protocol

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NATIONAL STANDING, APPOINTED AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

MS. ALICE MERCER

MR. R. CHRIS JONES

MS. MARIE PERRY

MS. PHADREA D. PONDS

AE/EEO

Communications and Public Relations Co-Chair

Communications and Public Relations Co-Chair

Evaluations

MS. ROCHELLE BRYANT Finance

DR. WILDA PARKER-COLLINS Impexium Liaison

DR. BEVERLY LYN-COOK

MS. ADITYA MCDUFFY, ESQ.

HONORABLE BEVERLY JOHNSON

Health and Wellness

Legal Review

Legislative Review

MS. VERA MCKETHAN Program and Planning Co-Chair

MS. ADRIANNE CALLAHAN Program and Planning Co-Chair

MS. PAULA DAVIS Training Chair

MR. JERRY JACKSON Membership

MS. MELINDA DELOATCH-SPEIGHT Training Deputy Chair


NATIONAL STANDING, APPOINTED AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

MS. LAUREN MERRITT TAYLOR

HONORABLE J. DAVID REEVES

HONORABLE GERALD R. REED

Historian/Librarian

Parliamentarian

Presidential Advisor

MR. MELVIN PORTER

HONORABLE DAVID GROVES

MS. LASHAN HAYNES Protocol Administrator

Strategic Planning Liaison

MS. TEKIA WINDER National Corporate Sponsor Chair

MS. KATHY BEST

MR. MARCUS BROOKS

MS. FAYE WILKES

MS. ALESIA SMITH

FLAG Coordinator

Military Veterans Emphasis Program Coordinator

Conference Registration

Building New Leaders for the NOW Generation Chair

National Delegates Assembly

MR. JOHNNY BARIDEAUX DYLA Coordinator


NATIONAL STANDING, APPOINTED AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

MR. BOB WILSON

MR. WALTER JONES

BIG Photography

Project BIG Vote

MR. WILLIAM SPEIGHT SR.

MR. JAMES SOMERVILLE

Security

Telecommunications

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REGIONAL COUNCIL PRESIDENTS

Regional Council Presidents

Region I Council President Dan Corria (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Region III Council President Dr. Lynwood Townsend (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania Virginia, West Virginia)

Region V Council President Adrianne Callahan (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)

Region VII Council President Clifton Jones (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)

Region IX Council President Ramika Lawson (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, Trust Territory of Pacific Island, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa)

Region II Council President Honorable Phillip Atwell (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)

Region IV Council President Calvin Stevens (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

Region VI Council President Honorable Faye Stewart (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

Region VIII Council President Audrey McCray (Colorado, Montana, N. & S. Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Region X Council President Dr. Charles Horne (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

Region XI Council President Renaee Allen (Washington, DC Metro Area)

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NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE PLANNING COMMITTEE

HONORABLE SHIRLEY A. JONES, ESQ.

MS. PAULA DAVIS

MS. MELINDA SPEIGHT

MR. STEPHAN MATTHEWS

National Training Chair

National Training Deputy Chair

Host City Coordinator

Hotel Room Block Manager & Banquet/Catering

National President

MS. DELOIS RICHARDS

MR. R. CHRIS JONES

MS. MARIE PERRY

Agency Forums

Communications and Public Relations Co-Chair

Communications and Public Relations Co-Chair

MS. ALICE MERCER

MS. PHADREA D. PONDS

MS. NIKKI ASHE

EEO Institute

Evaluations

Exhibits Co-Chair

MS. TEKIA WINDER Corporate Sponsorship

HONORABLE FARNESE J. HICKS Exhibits Co-Chair


NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE PLANNING COMMITTEE

MS. ROCHELLE BRYANT

MS. RENEE MOSLEY

MS. LORETTA JOHNSON

DR. BEVERLY LYN-COOK

Finance and Budgeting

Guest Services Co-Chair

Guest Services Co-Chair

Health and Wellness

MS. HAZEL ZANO

MS. CONSUELO EDWARDS

HONORABLE TERRANCE WILLIAMS

MR. DAVID HINES

Inventory Control Co-Chair

Inventory Control Co-Chair

Logistics and Automation Chair

Logistics and Automation Co-Chair

MS. LASHAN HAYNES

MS. FAYE WILKES

MS. WANDA FICKENS

Plenary/National Protocol

Registration Co-Chair

Registration Co-Chair

MS. MICHELLE BATTEN-MASON Registration Co-Chair & Special Events Co-Chair


NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE PLANNING COMMITTEE

MR. WILLIAM SPEIGHT SR. Security

MR. TIMOTHY LEWIS Security Co-Chair

MS.TRACY CLEMENT

MS. JOSEPHINE WADLEY

Souvenir Journal Co-Chair

Souvenir Journal Co-Chair

MR. BOB WILSON

MS. YOLANDA LEE

MS. CHERYL SELLERS

BIG Photography

Special Events Co-Chair

Special Events Co-Chair

MS. VERA MCKETHAN Workshops (Training and Education Co-Chair)

MS. ADRIANNE CALLAHAN Workshops (Training and Education Co-Chair)

MR. JAMES SOMERVILLE Telecommunications

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Past National Presidents PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENTS Blacks In Government® Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor Honorable Ms. Darlene H. Young Honorable Mr. J. David Reeves Honorable Ms. Darlene H. Young Honorable Mr. Gregg Reeves Honorable Mr. Gerald R. Reed Honorable Mr. Oscar Eason, Jr. * Mr. Marion Bowden * Honorable Ms. Rubye Fields * Mr. James Rogers Ms. Mildred Goodman Mr. Thomas Jenkins Mr. Lonis Ballard * Honorable Ms. Ramona McCarthy*** *Deceased **Never elected as National President but served as the first President of the first charted chapter of BIG.

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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE HALL OF BLACK IN GOVERNMENT, INC. FAME INDUCTEES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE HALL OF FAME AWARD INDUCTEES 2020 The Honorable Ms. Katherine L. Cage The Honorable Ms. Regina D. Kennedy The Honorable Mr. Calvin Stevens The Honorable Ms. Mary J. Watkins 2018 The Honorable Ms. Cassandra Jones * The Honorable Ms. Shirley A. Jones, Esq 2016 The Honorable Hazel Calhoun Hays * The Honorable Farnese J. Hicks The Honorable Trekeshelia Britton Powell 2014 The Honorable Ms. Alma Garlington The Honorable Mr. David Groves The Honorable Ms. Felicia Shingler The Honorable Ms. Mary K. Thomas 2012 The Honorable Mr. Melvin Davis* The Honorable Ms. Ellen G. Dyson The Honorable Ms. Mary Peoples The Honorable Mr. Leonard T. Stone * The Honorable Ms. Darlene H. Young 2010 The Honorable Mr. Julius Crouch * The Honorable Ms. Rubye Fields * The Honorable Mr. Lamont Johnson The Honorable Ms. Toni Martin The Honorable Mr. Gregg Reeves

2019 The Honorable Mr. Harold E. Atkin The Honorable Dr. Ethel L. Crisp 2017 The Honorable Mr. Philip B. Atwell The Honorable Dr. Hezekiah Braxton III, Ed. D The Honorable Ms. Norma J. Samuel 2015 The Honorable Ms. Lillian M. Barnett The Honorable Mr. Alter L. Cochran The Honorable Mr. J. David Reeves The Honorable Mr. Anthony Rhodes The Honorable Mr. Terrance Williams 2013 The Honorable Mr. Ramsey Alexander, Jr. The Honorable Mr. Gary L. Blackmon The Honorable Ms. Beverly B. Johnson The Honorable Ms. Marion L. Stevens * The Honorable Mr. Oscar Williams, JR.* 2011 The Honorable Ms. Jacque Ballard The Honorable Ms. C. Jacquie Beatty-Sammons The Honorable Ms. Deborah Dawkins* The Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor The Honorable Ms. Faye Stewart-Henderson 2009 The Honorable Mr. Oscar Eason, Jr. * The Honorable Ms. Ramona McCarthy-Hawkins* The Honorable Mr. Gerald R. Reed The Honorable Mr. Thomas M. Walton *

Deceased * THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE HALL OF FAME (DSHOF) is the highest honor which can be bestowed upon any single member of Blacks In Government (BIG). This honor is reserved for active and financial members who have been active in BIG for a minimum of fifteen (15) consecutive years. These individuals shall have distinguished themselves as making exceptional contributions at the national, regional, and/or chapter levels of BIG.

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OPENING PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Let me start by saying, Blacks In Government (BIG) still stands for advocacy! We are still highlighting where the government falls short in diversity, equity, and inclusion. And, we are still partnering with our agency leaders to address the gaps. And, for those very reasons, I am so very honored to be serving as BIG's 15th National President, using my Senior Executive Service (SES) position and my voice to secure our seat at the table. Of course, one of BIG's goals and objectives is to enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for our members. So, it is also my pleasure to greet you here as we deliver on that promise and partner with our government agencies to fulfill your training needs. With that background, let me welcome you to our historic 2021 National Training Institute (NTI) which we are hosting virtually due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Your safety is our highest priority and it would have been irresponsible for us to host a large in person event which is annually upwards of 1,000 people (and at times has been 3,000- 4,000 in attendance). So, we heeded the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and have planned a dynamic virtual training program that brings together government leaders, industry leaders, and subject matter experts to share a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to help you navigate your career development path. Let me also take this opportunity to applaud each of you for your commitment to public service. As public servants, we have always risen to the challenge but you have done so during the pandemic despite facing concerns with health care, child care, and technology that has been stretched thin as it accommodated your home offices and home classrooms. So, I applaud your dedication and your perseverance as you helped your agencies serve the American people when they needed government the most. I close by saying, like the Biden Administration, we hit the ground running in 2021. We have delivered on our promise of advocacy, programs, and services throughout the year but it is with great pleasure that we deliver to you here a premier government training event like none other. Enjoy!

Regards,

Nigel Simon Nigel Simon

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CLOSING PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKER Charlotte A. Burrows was designated by President Biden as Chair of the EEOC on Jan. 20, 2021. She was initially nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2014. The U.S. Senate later unanimously confirmed her to a second term ending in 2023. Chair Burrows has advocated for strong civil rights protections and robust cooperation between the Commission, employers, and employees to advance equal opportunity in the workplace. She seeks to enhance the Commission's enforcement of all laws within its jurisdiction, focusing in particular on initiatives to combat harassment, foster pay equity, and advance diversity and inclusion. While at the Commission, she has worked to increase the agency's outreach to Native Americans, vulnerable immigrant and migrant communities, and other traditionally underserved populations. In addition, Chair Burrows is particularly interested in the impact of technology and big data on civil rights and employee privacy. Prior to her appointment to the EEOC, Chair Burrows served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she worked on a broad range of civil and criminal matters, including employment litigation, voting rights, combatting racial profiling, and implementing the Violence Against Women Act, among others. Chair Burrows previously served as General Counsel for Civil and Constitutional Rights to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee and later on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. During her time on Capitol Hill, she worked on a variety of legislative initiatives, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. Chair Burrows also held several roles in the Civil Rights Division's Employment Litigation Section at DOJ, including Deputy Chief of the Section. There, she represented the United States in all phases of civil litigation, including trial, to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Earlier in her career, she served as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. Chair Burrows received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Regards,

Charlotte A. Burrows Charlotte A. Burrows

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 42nd

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT ANNUAL VIRTUAL NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE

Theme: BIG 2021: “Training Matters – Roadmap to Securing Your Career Goals!” “Schedule Subject to Change” Monday, August 23, 2021 Event 6:00 am – 7:00 am Early Morning Workout 7:00 am – 8:00 am NTI Daily Team Meeting 9:00 am – 11:00 am Opening Plenary General Session 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall/BIG Store/Evaluations/Membership Booths 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm First Time Attendees Presentation 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop - PD “Knowing Your Value in the Workplace” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – LM “Resilient Leadership Amid and Beyond the Pandemic” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – LM “BIG News: How to Boost Morale in a Virtual Workplace” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – LM “Now Is Your Time Balancing Work, Life, and Education” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – LM “Speaking In Colors” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – PD “Becoming a Person of Influence” 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm EEO Institute “BIG Advocacy Roles and Responsibilities” 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm EEO Institute “COVID-19, Returning to the Workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – LM “Make Better Decisions to Get Better Results” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – PD “How To Reset Your Life for Success” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – LM “Emotional Intelligence: A Critical Skill for Decision Making and Problem Solving” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – HW “Fact without the Fiction: Everyday Strategies for Wellness” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – HW “Navigating the Long-Term Care Maze” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – CD “Pathway to the SES - The courage to Speak Truth to Power” 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm NTI Daily Team Meeting 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Special Events – Spoken Word Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Event 6:00 am – 7:00 am Early Morning Workout

LOCATION Zoom Platform Zoom Platform Virtual Platform - Pre-Recorded Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Zoom Platform Zoom Platform LOCATION Zoom Platform Page 1

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7:00 am – 8:00 am 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

8:00 am – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 9:45 am 8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 10:00 am – 11:45 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am

10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

NTI Team Daily Meeting Agency Forum - GSA: A Federal Beacon of DEI&A Excellence Maximizing the Opportunity of Now” Agency Forum - U.S. Department of Commerce “Training Matters – Roadmap to Securing Your Career Goals” Agency Forum – EPA “Embracing the Shift and Thriving in Any Environment” EEO Institute “Protecting Your Workplace Rights” Workshop – PD “Finding Balance in a Busy Week of Virtual Work, Life and Covid-19” Workshop – What’s Your Problem” Workshop – LM “Leadership Matters leading from where you are” Workshop – FM “Financial Literacy: What You Do Not Know About Money Can Hurt You” Workshop – CS “Everyone Talks, Learn How to Connect” LM - Management Concept Certificate “ Day of Leadership” Exhibit Hall/BIG Store/Evaluations/Membership Booths EEO Institute “Prohibited Personnel Practices” Workshop – HR “411 on TSP for 2021” Workshop – LM “Transforming the Culture of a Government Agency - (7) Keys for Culture Transformation, Improved Productivity, and Success” Workshop – LM “The BIG Picture: Resilience in Times of Stress & Uncertainty” Workshop – OT “Let's Talk Politics: Restrictions on Political Activities for Government Employees and BIG” Workshop – FM “Financial Management” Agency Forum - VA “Diversity & Inclusion, Equity Matters” EEO Institute “EEO in the Private Sector and State and Local” Workshop – LM “Leading People through Change” Workshop – “Prevention for Professionals in a Remote Work Environment” Workshop – HR “Maximizing Your Federal Benefits” Workshop – LM “Pivoting Calmly Through Chaos in the Workplace and Life” Workshop – CD “Self-Publishing Skills to Improve Workspace Performance”

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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

State and Local Government Forum "Strengthening Our Communities Through Collaborative Communication” EEO Institute “Strategy When Engaging the EEO Process” Workshop – PD “Know & Grow the Business of You - The Power of Developing Self” Workshop – CCS “ Communication Matters” Workshop – DS “Insurrection: What January 6 Can Teach Us About Diversity, Inclusion, and Race” Workshop – LM “The Unheard Office” Workshop – LM “How Workplace Emotional Intelligence Empowers DEI Initiatives” MVEP Forum “Disability Service Connection” NTI Daily Team Meeting Special Events – Battle of the Chapters Special Events – DJ Stew “Go-Go”

Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform Zoom Platform Zoom Platform Zoom Platform Zoom Platform

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Event 6:00 am – 7:00 am Early Morning Workout 7:00 am – 8:00 am NTI Daily Team Meeting 8:00 am – 9:45 am EEO Institute “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – PD “When Women Work Together, Women WIN Together!” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – CS “ Resume Writing and Interviewing etiquette for the federal employment” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – PD “Find Your Core Strength” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – LM “What’s EI Got to Do with It?” 8:00 am – 11:30 am Workshop – HR ‘Ease into Retirement” 8:00 am – 11:30 am Workshop – PD “Virtually Working : Adapting to the New Norm” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – Officer Leadership Training 8:00 am – 3:45 pm Future Leaders in America’s Government (FLAG) Youth Leadership Summit 8:00 am – 4:30 pm LM - Management Concept Certificate “ Day of Leadership” 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibits/BIG Store/Evaluations/Membership Booths 10:00 am – 12:00 Health and Wellness Forum “Health noon Disparities in the African American Community in the Era of COVID 19”

LOCATION Zoom Platform Virtual Platform Virtual Platform

10:00 am – 11:45 am EEO Institute “Proceeding Before Merit System Protection Board” 10:00 am – 11:30 am Workshop – LM “BIGGER Than Life: Acknowledging 5 Generations at Work” 10:00 am – 11:30 am Workshop – CD “Pathways to the SES: How to Write Outstanding ECQs” 10:00 am – 11:30 am Workshop – PD “Now Is Your Time -

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Balancing Work, Life, and Education” 10:00 am – 11:30 am Workshop – LM “Move over, the Millennials are Here and Reimagining the Workplace!” 10:00 am – 11:30 am Workshop – HR “FEHBP Health Benefits in Retirement, how to plan, and three things you need to know” 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Legislative Forum “Creating Connection and Building Bridges in Government Together” 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm EEO Institute “Prevention of Harassment” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – LM “Managing UP! How to Partner with your Boss to Achieve Success!” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – LM “Seeing The Five Voices of Servant Leadership Through the Eyes of GOD and Others” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – DS “Implicit Bias 101: What your Staff Training Forgot” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – FM “Shifting Your Finances into High Gear!” 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop – LM “M.E.M.E. Coaching for Couples” 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm EEO Institute “Case Updates” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Federal Forum “Safety in the Federal Workplace” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – DS “A Seat at The Table: Candid Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Are you ready to talk?” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – LM “Effective Management of Federal Grants” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – HW “Just Dance” 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – LM “Networking Your Way into Your Next Job - The "New Normal" 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop – CD “Implementing Your Individual Development Plan (IDP)” 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm MVEP Forum “Disability Service Connection” 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Distinguished Service Hall of Fame (DSHOF) Honorees, New Life/Gold Plus Members Recognition Program 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm NTI Daily Team Meeting 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Memorial Wall Ceremony “Unforgotten Service” 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Gospel Concert Thursday, August 26, 2021 Event 7:00 am – 8:00 am NTI Daily Team Meeting 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall/BIG Store/Evaluations/Membership Booths 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – CD “Be Determined to Achieve Your Dreams” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – CS “Communicating to Better Connect with Others” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – CS “4 Secrets to Exponential Success in Communicating and Connecting with Leaders” 8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop – CS “Strategies for Developing

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8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 12:00 noon 10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 10:00 am – 11:30 am 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Effective Presentation Skills” Workshop – DS “Seeing Diversity (Macro/ Micro-Cultures) Through the Eyes of GOD and Others” Workshop – LM “The Five Components of Internal Control” EEO Institute “Mock EEO Hearing” Workshop – FM “The Secret Sauce of Wealth Building - What we all should have learned BEFORE college” Workshop – HR “RETFED: The Five Aspects of a Rock-Solid Federal Retirement Plan” Workshop – PD “How To Release the Greatness from Within You!” Workshop – FM “Credit’s More Than You Imagined” Workshop – LM “Leading With the C.A.R.E. Philosophy” Workshop – FM “Investing 101 - Back to the basics” Closing Plenary NTI Daily Team Meeting

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BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT REGION I EXTENDS

Congratulations & Best Wishes TO REGION XI ON HOSTING THE 2021 VIRTUAL NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE WASHINGTON, D.C.

August 23 - 26, 2021

REGIONAL DIRECTORS JACQULYN D. ALLEN.

ATRICIA L. IRONS

REGIONAL COUNCIL OFFICERS DANNY R. CORRIA, PRESIDENT GERNAI BLEDSOE, VICE PRESIDENT ANTHONY THOMAS, SECRETARY. HAYWOOD HUNTER, TREASURER REGION I CHAPTERS GREATER BOSTON CHAPTER. CT BIG CHAPTER VOLPE BIG CHAPTER RALPH F. BROWNE, JR. CHAPTER GREATER PROVIDENCE OF RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER.


Blacks In Government Region III Susquehanna Chapter The Officers and Members of Susquehanna Chapter Extend Our Best Wishes To Blacks In Government For a Successful 2021 Virtual National Training Institute

T aining Ma e - Roadmap To Sec ing Yo Ca ee Goal ! Committed to Equity, Excellence & Opportunity For All

Doing BIG things in Hampton Roads and Region III through service and promotion of equity in all aspects of American life, excellence in public service for all Americans

HAMPTON ROADS EBONACT HAMPTON ROADS EBONACT

Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water that serves as a wide channel for the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth rivers be een Old Poin Comfor and Se ell s Pt where the Chesapeake Bay flows into the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding metropolitan region located in the southeastern Virginia and northeastern NC portions of the Tidewater region.


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CONGRATULATES

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT 2021 ANNUAL NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE “Training Matters – Roadmap to Securing Your Career Development Goals” Dr. Karyn Combs Patricia Dowell Dayhne Esquivel Lewis Jennings Shava Meadows Raymond Nelson Sabu Williams

Art Blakely James Dunson Javon Figures Glen Lee Charlotta Moffett Syntoria Spencer

Jill Barfield Ruby Dunson James Horne Verna McBride Craig Moffett Cassandra Williams

BIG National Office www.bignet.org Local Chapter Information: President Dr. Karyn Combs 850-685-2071 Make the BIG Commitment: Equity, Excellence, Opportunity

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Congratulations and Best Wishes from the CDC!

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The Members of the Naval Surface Warfare Center CHAPTER OFFICERS PRESIDENT Elma Williams-Coleman VICE-PRESIDENT Dr. Lynwood Townsend SECRETARY Jessica Miller

Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) in Dahlgren, VA send congratulations for the success of BIG’s 2021 Virtual National Training Institute (NTI). Theme: “Training Matters- Roadmap to Securing Your Career Goals!” Check out our website

TREASURER Shavanda Bostic PARLIAMENTARIAN Harriette Tullos-Banks

Membership

Lisa Coleman Feline Agwumezie PUBLIC RELATIONS Jajuana Avery Brenda Gates Tony Moss Sebastiane Toney

http://www.bignet.org/regional/region3/NSWCDD

WE are committed to professional growth and excellence via Mentoring and Coaching. We are on the “move” to higher grounds with the National Office and Region III. Let’s continue to keep the BIG SPIRIT alive!

NOW GENERATION Kadijah Muhammad PROGRAM & PLANNING Brittany Herring Robert Taft HISTORIAN Dedra Townsend

Elma Williams-Coleman President

Dr. Lynwood Townsend Vice-President

WEBMASTER Joycelyn Josey- Harris REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Elma Williams-Coleman Dr. Lynwood Townsend Feline Agwumezie EEO ADVISORS Ken Collins Renita Cason Marietto Jeffries Robert Taft

Active Leaders, Supporters and Believers of STEM!

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Blacks In Government Region IV Congratulations on the National Training Institute 2021 President Honorable Calvin Stevens Executive Vice President Mr. Arnold Taylor

First Vice President Mrs. Ruby Dunson

Second Vice President Mr. Johnnie Duggans

Third Vice President Ms. Katie Course

Treasurer Mrs. Jacqueline Wilkins

Assistant Treasurer Dr. Janice Boss

Secretary Ms. Antionette D. Waits

Assistant Secretary Dr. Vera MaKethan

Historian/Librarian Ms. Peggy Wilson CONTACT US: https://www.regionivbig.com bigregion4@gmail.com

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Come join the

Columbus Area Chapter of Blacks In Government CACBIG is a local 501c3 non-profit organization doing BIG things in the Community: Youth Competitions leading to scholarships

Legislative Forums Supporting and partnering with other local non-profits

And m ch m e For more information, visit our website at www.cacbig.org or send an email to info@cacbig.org Membership is open to Federal, State, Local government employees, and college students Columbus Area Chapter of BIG POB 13645, Columbus, Ohio 43213


Region VI Council

Extends Best Wishes!! TO

Blacks In Government 2021 Virtual National Training Institute THEME: TRAINING MATTERS – A ROADMAP TO SECURING YOUR CAREER GOALS

Honorable B. Faye Stewart Region VI Council President National Treasurer/CFO


BEST WISHES AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIG 2021 ANNUAL NTI

REGIONAL DIRECTOR ROBIN MCDANIEL-BECK GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAPTER

REGIONAL DIRECTOR CHRISTINE WILDER SAINT LOUIS METROPOLITAN CHAPTER


BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT REGION VIII

CONGRATULATES YOU ON YOUR VIRTUAL NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE Training Matters

Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals


BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT 2021 NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE CONGRATULATONS!!! From

REGION IX COUNCIL

Ms. Ramika Lawson, President www.bigregionix.org

&

FED ADVISORS Mr. Gerald A. Jones, ChFEBC www.FedAdvisors.us 800.631.6489 Retirement and Investment Planning Services (Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Cunsultant)


BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT Department of Labor Chapter Extends Congratulations on a Successful

Blacks In Government 2021 Virtual National Training Institute

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Dr. Sidney W. Samuel President Michael G. Parrish, Jr. First Vice President Lisa J. Hawkins Second Vice President Sheila M. Stevens Corresponding Secretary Hallie R. Glascoe Treasurer Robin D. Matthews Assistant Treasurer & Past President

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

Michael G. Parrish, Jr. Program and Planning Lisa J. Hawkins Membership Noel L. Cox Affirmative Employment/EEO Thomas P. Burke Communication & Public Relations Adrienne R. Shaw Health & Wellness Catherine M. Hackett Member Grants & Awards Cheryl A. Sims Scholarship Program

REGION XI COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES Davena R. Archie Rev. Barbara Johnson Cox Adrienne R. Shaw

Dr. Sidney W. Samuel [alternate] Michael G. Parrish, Jr. [alternate] Robin D. Matthews [alternate] Noel L. Cox [alternate]

Mailing Address Post Office Box 2223 Washington, DC 20013-2223 Website www.bignet.org/DOL E-mail Address

labor@bignet.org Facebook Page www.facebook.com/BIGNETDOL

"Trai ni ng Mat t ers – Roadm ap t o Securi ng Your Career Goal s"


AGENCY FORUMS SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Department of Commerce

8:00 am – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Virtual

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Federal Forum SPE) (EEOC, GSA, and NIH)

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Virtual

SPECIAL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS (SEP) SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE SEP

TIME MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021

LOCATION

First Time Attendee

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

EEO Institute

1:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021 EEO Institute

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual

State and Local Governments Forum

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Virtual

Military Veterans Emphasis Program Forum

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Virtual

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 BIG Officer Leadership Training

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Virtual

EEO Institute

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual

Future Leaders In America s Government (FLAG) Youth Summit

8:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual

Legislative Forum Military Veterans Emphasis Program Forum

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Virtual

NOW Generation Munch & Mingle

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Virtual

Memorial Wall Service

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual

Gospel Service

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Virtual

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021 EEO Institute

Virtual 8:00 a.m. National – 12:00Training p.m. Institute Blacks In Government, Inc. ~ 2021 Virtual

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BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYMENT/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (AE/EEO) COMMITTEE

PRESENTS THE 2021 AE/EEO INSTITUTE Monday, August 23rd 1:00 – 5:00 pm Tuesday & Wednesday, August 24th & 25th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday, August 26th 8:00 am—12:00 noon Special Emphasis Program (SEP) objective is to project a relevant EEO Program for members, with an opportunity to receive Subject Matter Expertise (SME) opinions and actions concerning past and current EEO policy & procedures. The AE/EEO focus areas will be addressed during the NTI sessions by enforcement agencies and partnering organizations that support BIG’s advocacy approach. Please join us for impactful workshops that will provide information and tools to address EEO issues. In addition, attendees will received credit for the Mandatory Refresher Training from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Invited agencies Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Personal Management, Merit System Protection Board, Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contractors Compliance Program and Office of Special Counsel. Also invited Tully Rinckey PLLC.

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EPA: Embracing the Shift and Thriving in Any Environment EPA in conjunction with Blacks In Government National Training Institute (BIG NTI) presents

2021 Virtual Agency Forum Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10am -5pm (EST) Hosted by the EPA William D. Barber, Jr. (HQ), Lower Manhattan (R2), New Kemet Harambe (R5), and South of Market Area (R9) Chapters.

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Virtual 2021 Federal Forum “Safety in the Federal Workplace” Wednesday, August 25, 2021 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST Plan to attend this Forum to learn more on the following topics about having safer and healthier Federal workplaces:

Dominique Carter, PhD Agricultural Science Advisor for the Office of the Chief Scientist U.S. Department of Agriculture Topic: Get Vaccinated - Should I or Shouldn’t I and understanding the different types of Covid-19 vaccinations

Krystal J. Brumfield Associate Administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy General Services Administration Topic: New Guidance on Federal Building Safety (HVAC, Face Coverings, Cleaning and Disinfection, Confirmed or Suspected Covid-19 Cases, etc.)

Mindy E. Weinstein Director, EEOC’s Washington Field Office Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Topic: Requests for Reasonable Accommodations

Please Join our Zoom Federal Forum at: Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83660721088

Thank You For Thinking BIG! Program Coordinator, Deena Sheppard, National First Vice President, BIG® deena.sheppard@bigrv.org

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Blacks In Government Lifetime/GoldPlus Membership Recognition Mr. Jerry E. Jackson National Membership Chair Dr. Wilda Parker-Collins Impexium Liaison

REGION I Tondaloa Ivery Anthony W Thomas Galen Williams Malawi Williams Welles Nadia Charles Andrew Reovan

CT BIG Greater Boston Ralph F. Browne Jr. (RFBJ) Chapter Ralph F. Browne Jr. (RFBJ) Chapter Ralph F. Browne Jr. (RFBJ) Chapter Volpe

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REGION II Charles Watkins Carol Belloni Carrol Belloni Dawn M Groves Keturah Ransom Harriet Webster Dominique Steward Joanne Palmer

Buffalo-Niagara Regional JFK JFK JFK JFK JKF New York Elite New York Elite

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REGION III Erik Guyton James E Lyles, Jr Martin Jones Debra Fowler Cynthia Pigram Stephen Miller-Pitts Alethia Lucky Pennie Alston Robin Huger Alphonso Hayes Arneda Powell Derrick Sampson Harriette Tullos-Banks Harriette Tullos-Banks Kenneth Collins Kenneth Collins Lauren Banks Brenda Gates-Anderson Paul J Smith Ramona French Jesse Coley Edward Baker Aviann Usher Myrle Sampson Myrle Sampson

Agape Agape Agape Bellwod Bellwood Bellwood Center for Medicare &Medical Services Center for Medicare & Medical Services Center for Medicare & Medical Services Hampton Roads Enonact Hampton Roads Enonact Hampton Roads Enonact Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren New Cumberland-Susquehanna New Cumberland-Susquehanna Norfolk Naval Shipyard North East Liberty Susquehanna Susquehanna Susquehanna

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REGION IV Debra Capers Keith Ransom Meagan Batten Cassandra Burney-Thomas Johnnie Duggans Vickie Harper Victoria Davis-Ali Armechie Patterson Dr. Wilda Y Parker-Collins Robert Johnson, Jr Antionette Waits Dia Taylor Harriet Jett LaTonya Wade Sheila McDaniel Terrence Jones Danny Wade Samuel Manning Aly Angel Charles Tubbs Mamie Speed Rickie Hammette Walter Augustine Christopher Barnett Michelle M Smith Valarie James Vivien Young Jordan Glover Tracey Freeman Ruby Dunson Carol Coatney Jennie Foushee Latonya Washington Myra Westmoreland Laquaranga Minley

Albany Area Albany Area Albany Area Atlanta Metro Atlanta Metro Atlanta Metro Atlanta Metro CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR CDC/ATSDR Central Florida Central Florida Central Florida Central Florida

East-Central Savannah River First Mississippi Huntsville-Madison County Huntsville-Madison County Jacksonville First Coast Magnolia

Muscle Shoals Area Okaloosa County Raleigh-Durham Area Raleigh-Durham Area Raleigh-Durham Area Raleigh-Durham Area Undecided

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REGION V Sandra E. Kennedy Sandra E. Kennedy Sandra M. Chapman-Williams Teron Singley Jacqueline Perry Sandra Campbell Veronica S Sims Foronda Hall Gretchen E. Gentry-Shivers Josephine L. Bates Diana Blake Kimberly Hardnick Mark Lyle Patricia Taylor Dwight Wilson Holis Saul-Wooten Jean Newby Kimberly Adams Larry Anderson LaToya Smith ShaLonda S. Lang Karen Johnson Ann Johnson Melvin T Outen Annette Holmes

Cereal City Cereal City Cereal City Cereal City Chicago Midwest Chicago Midwest Chicago Midwest Columbus Area Columbus Area Colunbus Area Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Greater Dayton Lake Erie Lake Erie Milwaukee Sounthern Illinois Undecided Undecided

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REGION VI Valessa Winslow-Taylor Carol Curley-Davis Jeannie Flood John Runnels Lora Nute-Blackshear Lora Nute-Blackshear Tyrone Taylor Reginald Jackson

Austin BIG Dallas Metroplex BIG Dallas Metroplex BIG Dallas Metroplex North Texa North Texa San Antonio

USDA Arkansas

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REGION VII Pearl Fain Robin McDaniel-Beck Sondra Tucker Kathy R Rivers Shaunielle L. Mosley

BIG Greater Kansa City BIG Greater Kansa City BIG Greater Kansa City St. Lous Metro St. Lous Metro

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REGION VIII Dorthea Thompson Dr. Eric D Nelson Reniese Johnson Thomas Booth

Denver Center Complex Denver Center Complex Denver Center Complex Denver Center Complex

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REGION IX Rosemarie Young Carolyn Blackledge Travis Smith Cherly Avon Crystal King-Wade Earnestine Gates Walter Davis Myra J. Watts Celestine Jackson Labrisha Mason Johnetta Piper Patrick Piper Adrienne Lawson Sadie Grice Vernese Gholson-Nelson

Central Valley Fresno Greater Los Angeles Greater San Diego Chapter High Desert Chapter LA Civic Center Area LA Civic Center Area LA Long Beach Area LA-Long Beach Area Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean Chapter Pacific Ocean Chapter Sacramento Metro San Franciso Civic Center South Market Chapter

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REGION X Charles Horne Duane Hill Jeffrey Hoevet Patricia Ly Renaldo Valentine Catherine Fowler-Turner

Kitsap County Port of Seattle Port of Seattle Port of Seattle Port of Seattle VA Puget Sound

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REGION XI Delores Alexander Dorothy A Smith Kimberly Harrison Pia Scott Shelly Hammond Arielle S Thornton Debra McKoy Shereice Hunter John Jasik John Jasik Sparkle Hall Phillip L Harrigan Harvey Bullock Tamara Anderson-Poole Sharon Archer-Jackson Claudette Parker DeRinda Johnson Gassama Mamoud Jasmin Hammad Kimberly Williams Kimberly Williams Tony Mallett Sheila M Stevens Davena Archie Derrick A Nash Shalom R Williams Ursula Oliver Chandra C. Smith Ana Cardoso Monteiro Chandra C. Smith Daniel Mendez Deidre Harrison Elroy Black Jerry E. Jackson Juan Thomison Kimbia Rey Loretta Hackett Michael Harper Tonia Smith Darrell Overbey Clarence Gooch Samuel Browne Vera Dunmore Vera Dunmore Karen Somerville Ian Wilson

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Blacks In Government, Inc.® 42nd Annual Virtual National Training Institute

2021Memorial Wall Virtual Program

“Unforgotten Service” Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST. Every year, BIG® hosts a National celebration to honor and recognize members who have passed. This year we will celebrate the members who passed from August 2020 to July 2021. These members were known for their tireless work and accomplishments. Also, for putting the needs of others first, helping individuals develop and optimize their performance in BIG® and in their careers.

We Honor Their Unforgotten Service!

Please Join Our ZOOM Memorial Wall Program at: Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87161042685 Thank You For Thinking BIG! Program Coordinator, Deena Sheppard Blacks In Government® National First Vice President deena.sheppard@bigrv.org


your invited to attend THE DARLENE H. YOUNG LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATION When: Saturday, August 28, 2021 Time: 12:00 noon est Where: Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89810545869?pwd=ZXFmS1VXY2VaREt3NUc4V0FaT1hVdz09

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Region III National Board Of Directors Johnita Pitts Dale Scott Extend Our Best Wishes for A Successful & Exceptional Conference “Training Matters – Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals.” BIG 2021 Virtual National Training Conference


BIG Patrons’ Celebration Lillian Russell William Speight, Sr. Josephine Wadley Melissa Foster

Rochelle Bryant Melinda Deloatch-Speight Los Angeles/Long Beach Area Chapter Tracy Clements

Danny Wade

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BIG PENTAGON CHAPTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President Frank Q. Williams 1st Vice President Michael Wilson 2nd Vice President Honorable Mary K. Thomas Treasurer Honorable Farnese J. Hicks Regional Council Representatives Honorable Gerald R. Reed Honorable Mary K. Thomas Honorable Farnese J. Hicks

PENTAGON CHAPTER

Committees Programs & Education 1st Vice President Membership 2nd Vice President Hospitality Honorable Farnese J. Hicks & Annette Jennings Community Outreach Curtis Banks & Pamela Evans Equal Employment Opportunity Kevin Bremby Scholarship 1st Vice President Parliamentarian Tangie Phair Webmaster Honorable Dr. Hezekiah Braxton, III

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Training Matters Roadmap to Securing Yo r Career Goals


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Congratulations to Blacks in Government on this event and to all attendees of the 2021 Virtual National Training Institute!

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Blacks in Government Region XI Council | www.bigrxi.org

RXI COUNCIL Mo ing For ard Wi h A P rpo e REGION XI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Renaee J. Allen, President Stephan Matthews, First Vice President Rev. Barbara Johnson-Cox Second Vice President Antinique Rawlings, Recording Secretary Donna Hill, Correspondence Secretary Kimitra Lovely, Treasurer Darlene Brooks, Financial Secretary William (Bill) Speight, Sergeants-at-Arm

Board of Directors Marion Allen Glynis M. Hill

Committee Co/Chairs Honorable Norma Samuel, Audit Neavaly Touray/Davena Archie, Awards

On behalf of the Blacks In Government, Region XI Council, We extend our congratulations to our National President, Honorable Shirley Jones, Esq. for continuing to move forward in hosting National Blacks In Government first virtual training that emphasizes training and leadership of opportunities for Federal, State, and Local government employees at all levels.

Renaee Allen Region XI Council President

We commend you for choosing the Theme: Training Matters-Roadmap To Securing Your Career Goals!. We hope that everyone participating in this ears 42nd annual National Training Institute (NTI) will utilize the training provided to secure their career goals and maximize their professional attributes to ensure growth, success within their respective agency, to promote the success of BIG, as an exceptional world-class training organization.

Darlene Brooks, Budget and Finance Ray Carmichael/Earl Simmons Bylaws and Resolutions Min. Shirley Cambrel, Chaplain

2020 Region XI s Presidential Theme BIG Moving For ard With A Purpose

Dwayne Mitchell, Communications Renee Moseley, Community Service and Outreach Renaee Allen (Acting), Corporate Sponsorship Liaison Camella Woodham, EEO/Affirmative Action Donna Harper/Geneva Butler, Fundraising Tonya Swanson, Health and Wellness Melinda DeLoatch-Speight/ Michelle Waldron-Patterson

Hospitality

April Powers-Matthews, Legislative Review Dwayne Mitchell (Acting) Marketing and Strategic Planning Rev. Barbara Johnson-Cox, Membership Stephan Matthews, Programs and Education

Goals: Sustain growth and retention of membership. o Enhance membership involvement and engagement at the chapter, regional and national levels. Advocate and empo er those ho need our help Kno ledge is Power). o Remembering our Founders and BlG's purpose. o Focus on AE/EEO opportunities to increase membership knowledge base Forecast and strategic minded in developing partnerships that align with BIG goals and objectives. Empo ering our Future Leaders o Engaging more Millennials leaders in leadership role and opportunities o Establishing FLAG Chapters o Establishing Senior FLAG Chapters


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