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The 2021 National Training Program

Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit

The SAIGE 17th Annual National Training Program is being held September 14-16, 2021, via Zoom. The cost for the three days is $350 and you can register today.

Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit, reminds us of the difficulty of the past year and historically how Native communities draw strength from traditional practices, common values, and rich longstanding customs to persevere and transcend.

Hosted Virtually

Our program provides professional training sessions related to Federal Indian Law/ Indian Country, EEO/HR and Diversity issues, Professional Development, and Cultural and Natural Resources on a virtual platform. These sessions are offered on the first two days of the event, September 14-15, while the final day is the Warrior Society program.

 

The virtual format allows more individuals to attend training without the normal costs of travel, lodging and food. These cost savings are significant for federal agencies and other employers. Additionally, a lower registration fee this year should encourage employers to approve many more participants to attend.

Partners and Exhibitors

SAIGE has a unique opportunity to reach a large number of people this year. Your agency or organization can enjoy increased visibility that will help you to reach your Diversity and Inclusion goals by participating. Your support as a partner or an exhibitor can provide you with interactions that will assist you in your future hiring needs. Your support of SAIGE allows us to continue our programs and mission.

 

Please contact us at partnerships@saige.org for more information on how we can work together for our mutual benefit.
 
 

Warrior Society

Veteran’s Track

Two things that will not change this year:

•          The Warriors Track will be on Thursday, September 16, 2021,

•          The Warriors Track portion of the NTP will remain at no cost to attendees.

More information about the 2021 Veteran's Track will become available here, check back soon. 

Nominations Open:

Warriors’ Meritorious Service Awards 2021

The SAIGE Warrior Society has announced that nominations are now open for its 2021 Meritorious Service Awards. The awards will be virtual this year and awarded during our National Training Program in September. Please see the links below for documents with the necessary information.

 

 

Youth Program

Youth Track

The 2021 Youth Track registration is free! Registration includes links to join the virtual sessions, access to the roundtable and Career Fair, and a digital gift card for lunches each day. For more information on the SAIGE Youth Program, or to become a Youth Sponsor, contact JoAnn Brant at brant.joann@epa.gov.

Encouraging Our Youth Leaders

The Native student youth program is part of the SAIGE Annual National Training Program. The program is designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the Federal government, participate in professional and personal development workshops and training, as well as the opportunity to network with Native American professionals.

SAIGE Youth Program Goals

Encourage Native American youth to realize their potential to become leaders in their communities and schools
Continue their education to gain college-level degrees, particularly in the multitude of public service professions
Ultimately, to seek a career in the government sector

Register
for free
today!

Join us
September 14, 10:45-3:30pm MT
September 15, 12-4pm MT

Sessions / Roundtable / Career Fair / Lunches provided

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

My agency does not use PayPal. Can I register with a government credit card?

  • You do not need a PayPal account to register for this training.

  1. After completing the order form, click “place order” and you will be redirected to PayPal.

  2. If you will not be using a PayPal account, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “pay with debit or credit card.”

  3. Complete the payment information form.

  4. Click “continue as guest” at the bottom of the form to complete the order.

I need an order confirmation receipt to give to my agency or employer. Where can I find the receipt?

  • Please check the email you used to register for the event. If you do not see an order confirmation email from Eventbrite, check your junk mail. The order confirmation email contains a PDF attachment that can be submitted to your agency or employer.

Where can I find the details to gain access to the virtual training platform?

  • Please check the email you used to register for the event. You will receive information about the password protected Participant Portal found here at saigetraining.org.

  • The Participant Portal will house the Zoom log-in information. Each morning of the event, you will be sent reminders from Eventbrite with your Participant Portal password.

  • If you do not see an email from Eventbrite on the mornings of the training, please check your junk mail. ​

What is the cost to attend the Youth Track? 

The 2021 Youth Track registration is free. Check back soon for the registration link.

 

Technology

I am having trouble logging into the Participant Portal, what do I do?

  • The password protected Participant Portal will become available prior to the event. Check the email you used to register for this event. You will receive Participant Portal log-in information via Eventbrite on the mornings of the training. If you still do not see the email before the event, check your junk mail. 

  • Please ensure that you type in the correct Participant Portal password - the Zoom Webinar password and the Participant Portal password are not the same.

How do I download or update Zoom?

Why am I having audio or video trouble?

  • To fully participate in the training, please download Zoom directly to your desktop. We have found that downloading Zoom, rather than signing in from your internet browser, helps to mitigate audio and video issues.

I'm not sure if I have Zoom downloaded to my desktop. Or, I'm not sure if I entered Zoom through the desktop or if I entered Zoom through the internet browser. How do I check?

1. Go to your device's "Start" menu (or, "Launch Pad" on apple products), often found on the bottom left corner of your computer screen.

2. Find the list of applications that are downloaded to your device. Do you see "Zoom" on your application list?

3. If you see "Zoom" on your application list, click on "Zoom," sign in, then join the meeting from the Zoom home screen by clicking "Join" and entering the specific event link.

4. If you do not see "Zoom" on your application list, refer to the resources above to download Zoom.

Can I turn on my microphone or video during the webinar?

  • No, attendees cannot turn on their video while in webinar mode. Attendees can turn on their microphone only when permitted by the host. To ask questions, use the Q&A feature found on the bottom of your Zoom screen.

I am having trouble with Zoom functionality, who can I contact for help?

Continued Education and Training Material

I want to receive Continued Education Credits, how do I do that?

  • This event is not approved for Continued Education Credits.

Will the presentations and training material be available?

  • Yes, visit the Participant Portal. All material will be available online after the training.

Will the sessions be recorded and available?

  • Yes, visit the Participant Portal. All material will be available online after the training.

 

Other Questions

Where can I find more information about SAIGE?

How do I become a partner or exhibitor? 

  • Your support as a partner or an exhibitor can provide you with interactions that will assist you in your future hiring needs. Your support of SAIGE allows us to continue our programs and mission. Please contact us at Partnerships@saige.org for more information on how we can work together for our mutual benefit.