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SAIGE Annual National Training Program: Sovereignty, Trust, and Resilience
June 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the hiring, advancement, and retention of American Indians and Alaska Natives in government and ensuring their equal treatment, as well as improving federal employees’ understanding of the Federal Indian Trust Responsibility.
The 15th SAIGE Annual National Training Program, “Sovereignty, Trust, and Resilience,” will be held June 11– 14, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The SAIGE Training Program is not only a unique training opportunity but is an excellent tool for building networks and increasing the value of your employees. SAIGE’s training has been named one of the Top Government Conferences for the past three years by GovLoop, an online resource for government workers. Additionally, SAIGE’s Training Program qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41.
Agencies are welcome to offer a half-day forum for their employees prior to the beginning of our Training Program at no cost. Agencies can meet with employees and provide them training on specific topics in a classroom made available by SAIGE. Agencies may also set up a booth in the exhibit hall to expose students and others to agency missions and to showcase career opportunities.
SAIGE honors the Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion and includes training on the importance of diversity in the workplace. Local tribal community members offer rich cultural presentations and also sponsor our kick-off Cultural Event on the first evening. A myriad of topics are provided in workshops focused on American Indian Law and Policy, Professional and Personal Development, Natural Resources and Culture, and Equal Employment and Human Resources.
An important part of the program is a week-long leadership training for native youth, ages 18 – 25. Over forty college students from Alaska to East Coast tribes attend, funded by SAIGE and agency partners. Students have been hired on the spot by federal recruiters at these events who are impressed by their potential. There will be a career fair mid-week for our students, federal employees and the local community.
One very special session during the week is a full day for Veterans and active military hosted by the SAIGE Warrior Society. Speakers from various backgrounds address the attendees, sharing experiences and informing them of how to apply for benefits. Individuals receive special recognition for their meritorious service. Federal agencies are there to make vital information available to veterans and their families.
Native leaders, who are experts in their fields, give insight into current issues in Indian Country as keynote or workshop speakers. SAIGE’s training in Indian Trust Responsibility is something all Federal employees should be educated about, even if they may not work directly with tribes.
For more details on how your agency can partner with SAIGE for this year’s program, contact Danny Garceau at (906) 458-7660, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sue Marcus at email@example.com.
For updates and registration information, visit: https://www.saige.org.