Management Concepts is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Blacks In Government (BIG) National Training Institute (NTI).

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Apply for Leadership Certificate Program Scholarships:

The Third Annual BIG/Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarships (two awarded)

The Leadership Certificate Program will help you gain the knowledge and experience you need to successfully prepare for new leadership roles, increase emotional intelligence and engagement capabilities, handle complex problems, and lead change.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a member of BIG in good standing for at least two consecutive years.
  • All applicants must be current Federal government employees.  
  • The program consists of six courses. Recipients must complete three core courses and three electives. Recipients must complete all the program requirements within three years of the first day of the first course attended.
  • Most classes are held in the Washington, D.C., area but some classes are also provided virtually. Recipient is responsible for travel to the classes. 
  • Scholarship recipient must begin the program within five months of being awarded a scholarship.
  • The Scholarships are only valid in the name of the original recipient. They cannot be transferred.

Application Guidelines:

  • Applicant must complete an essay no less than 500 words and no more than 1,000 words, discussing why they feel the leadership scholarship would enhance their career and what transformative actions they would bring back to their agency after completion of the program.
  • Application form is available here.
  • Applicant must submit one letter of reference.
  • Applications must be received by May 15, 2017.
  • All application materials, including letter of reference nominating the applicant, should be mailed to:

    Management Concepts
    Attn: Michelle Clark
    8230 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800
    Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182
2017 nominations will open in April.

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Clark at 703.790.9595 or email:

Past Winners:

  • Gerald Wilson, Supervisory Management Analyst, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Fawntrella Thompson, Auditor, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Treasury
  • The Leadership Certificate Program winner – Christian Blackman, Acting Deputy Grants Division Director, Department of State
  • The Supervisor Certificate Program winner – Allyson Theophile, President, Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association Western Region

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