The first FAPAC Career Development Mentorship Program Kickoff
At Department of Education, June 8, 2012
In support of Executive Order 13583 on establishing a coordinated government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is proud to introduce its first career development program titled, "The Career Development Program for High Performers" (CDP).
The CDP is open to all federal employees with permanent career status at all levels. Up to 40 applicants (mentors and mentees) will be selected for the program. Its curriculum includes a kickoff for orientation, mutually scheduled one-on-one mentoring sessions, group training workshops, a mid-point progress review, a close-out recognition ceremony and leadership courses offered in the community.
To be eligible for being a mentor, you must be GS-13 or above and have 8 years of federal services. A mentor will guide high performers seeking to improve themselves. A good mentor must possess good knowledge of the Federal Personnel System, the structure of federal career programs, skills in performance evaluation and counseling, and abilities to provide resources to the mentee. A good mentor should be a role model, counselor, and advisor to the mentee.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
|One-on-one mentoring:||12 hours|
|Workshop Activities:||12 hours|
|Leadership Projects||16 hour|
Should you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring Activities Schedule
Time commitment is critical to the success of a formal mentoring program. Both mentors and mentees are required to attend all mutually agreed upon one-on-one session totaling up to 12 hours. Mentors are required to attend the mandatory mentor training.
In addition, mentees are required to attend 12 hour group activities and 16 hours on a leadership project to graduate from the program. In total, mentee participants will need to set aside 40 hours for this program during this 9-month period. In lieu of these group activities, waiver may be requested for mentees to take workshops at their agencies as a substitute to this requirement due to geographical distance. Some of these group activities will be scheduled during the weekdays but on occasion, during the weekend to accommodate maximum attendance. Participants will sign a mentoring agreement to acknowledge their roles and responsibilities to improve work performance using the CD program. In support of the goals and objectives of FAPAC, they will be agreeing to make a contribution to FAPAC’s program and membership activities.
Conference call will be made available for those who cannot attend onsite.
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