Call for 2024 Workshop Presenters

Greetings Workshop Presenters,

The 2024 Blacks In Government (BIG) Annual National Training Institute (NTI) will be held August 12- 15, 2024, at the Tampa Convention Center located at 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL.  And we are looking for skilled presenters to provide a dynamic training experience for our attendees.

Now in its 45th year, the NTI will feature workshops, special enhancement programs, and unlimited networking opportunities. BIG workshops will include innovative content, advanced approaches, and direct engagement with attendees from varying government levels (local, federal, and state) at different stages of their careers. NTI focus areas include:

  • CS – Communications Skills
  • DEIA – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
  • EEO – BIG EEO Institute/ EEO/Personnel
  • FM – Financial Management
  • HW – Health Awareness and Wellness
  • IT – Information Technology
  • LM – Leadership and Management Skills
  • PD – Professional Development
  • TP – Technical and Professional Skills
  • PM – Project Management
  • EB – Employee Benefits

We are also looking for sessions on the following specific topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Effective Writing
  • Federal Budgeting and Contracting
  • Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Grants Writing/Management
  • Mental Health/Psychological Safety
  • Military Benefits and Programs
  • Pathways to the Senior Executive Service (SES)
  • Performance Auditing/Management

Additional Information for workshop presenters: 

  1. The NTI registration fee is waived for presenters. Only one registrationwill be provided per registered presenter/company.
  1. BIG does not pay for travel or lodging for presenters.
  1. BIG provides a standard audio/visual (A/V) package: table microphones, handheld microphones, cordless microphones, podium with microphone, floor microphones for Q/A, LCD projector w/screen and easel with flip chart paper (no markers).
  1. Each standard workshop will be 1 hour and 30 minutes; **certification courses requiring more contact hours will be considered**.
  1. Complete the workshop application for each workshop you want to present.

    Workshop applications must be submitted by April 1, 2024.
     Please do not submit more than two proposals, unless an exception has been granted.
  1. Late and incomplete submissions will not move forward for consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact Lashana Sims, 2024 NTI Workshops Coordinator, via email:

Thank you for thinking BIG!  Now think bigger!