May 15-18, 2017
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May 15, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre Conference Agency Forums
  • US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Aviation Administration
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch On The Town
Gather together with your colleagues and head out to one of Maryland's many restaurants for your lunch. Check with the concierge for recommendations
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre Conference Agency Forums
  • US Dept. of Agriculture
  • Federal Aviation Administration
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
General Registration
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Welcome Reception
  • Fahmida Chhipa - Executive Secretary, FAPAC
  • Olivia Adrian - President, FAPAC
  • Sara Kaul - Chair, Constituion & Bylaws Committee, FAPAC
  • Lily Qi - Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County Office of the County Executive
  • Sam Mok - Condor International Advisors, LLC
  • Marina Milton - Vice President and Chair, Conference, FAPAC
  • Janet Sellars - Director of NASA Langley Research Center, Office of Education, NASA
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May 16, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Silent Auction
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6:30 am - 7:30 am
Yoga Session
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7:00 am - 8:00 am
Tai Chi
Tai Chi classes are here!
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Registration/Exhibits
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9:00 am - 10:15 am
Opening Ceremony
  • Lily Ahn, National Anthem
  • Kelly Kim, FAPAC
  • Kevin Shea - Administrator for APHIS, USDA
  • Benjamin Wu - Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Economic and Business Development
  • Thomas Reeder - Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • Peter Nguyen - Vice President of Operations, FAPAC
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10:15 am - 10:30 am
Morning Break
Grab a snack and visit our exhibits for more general interest
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10:30 am - 11:50 am
Be Prepared: Understanding Steps Necessary To Achieve Career Success
  • Neil Horikoshi - President, APIA Scholarship Fund
  • James Braxton Sr - US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Dr. Shanel Lu - Director of HR Operations, AARP
  • John Burden - Director of Civil Rights, DOI
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Agency Awards & Partner Appreciation Luncheon
  • Robert Yoon - Journalist, CNN
  • Sherri Ly - Manager Media Relations, WMATA
  • Sunny Lee-Fanning - Executive Director, FAA Aviation Safety
  • Susan Lee - Senator, Maryland State Senate
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Road To Becoming A SES
  • Dr. Simon Liu, Associate Administrator for Research Management and Operations,USDA
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Dealing With Difficult People And Workplace Bullies
  • Glorimar Maldonado, Chief Recruitment Officer, HHS
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
How To Be An Effective Special Emphasis Program Manager
  • Cynthia Dunn - Treasury
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
What It Takes To Be A Leader
  • James Braxton Sr, Army
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3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Visit Our Exhibits
Don't miss this opportunity to network and visit with our exhibitors!
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emotional Intelligence
  • Mary A Lausman - Administrative Officer, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, VA
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Managing Your Career And Moving Up In The Federal Gov't
  • Glorimar Maldonado, HHS
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Focus On: Retirement Income
  • James De La Torre, CRPC
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Leading Change
  • John Burden, DOI
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
General Membership Meeting
Learn More Of Our Chapters
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8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Meet and Greet Event
Enjoy some relaxed time finding old friends and meeting new ones
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May 17, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silent Auction
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6:30 am - 7:30 am
Yoga Session
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Registration/Exhibits
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8:00 am - 9:15 am
Global Health 2030 And Issues In The AAPI Community
  • RADM David Goldman - Assistant Surgeon General, USDA
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9:30 am - 10:30 am
Working with Employee Resource Groups
  • Bonita White - Director, Diversity & Inclusion, HHS
  • Darlene Young - Past President, BIG
  • Veronica Vasquez - Vice President, National Image
  • Dexter Brooks - Director, Federal Sector Programs, EEOC
  • Olivia Adrian - President, FAPAC
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9:30 am - 10:30 am
Pacific Islander Forum
  • Nikolao Pula - Acting Assistant Secretary of Insular Affairs, DOI
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10:40 am - 11:50 am
Inspiring AAPI For Military Service
  • Colonel Donnie Kang, USAF
  • Commander Flip Capistrano, USCG
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10:40 am - 11:50 am
SES Pathway: Getting Prepared, Getting In, And Getting Ahead
  • David Chein - Deputy Director, Office of Policy and Plans, FAA
  • Mary Hoang - Chief of Staff, Federal Maritime Commission
  • Victoria Wei - Deputy Director,Airport Planning and Programming, FAA
  • Sharon Wong - Executive Director, Strategic Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion, DHS
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FAPAC Military Awards Luncheon
  • RADM John Nadeau, USCG
  • Colonel Rossendo Guieb - Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness
  • Major General Antonio Taguba - ARMY Retiree & Chairman, PPALM
  • Clarence Johnson, DoD
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1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Student Program
Located : Montrose Room
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1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Veterans Program
Located: TwinBrook Room
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1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Executive Coaching One On One
Pre-registration required. Sign Up at Registration Desk.
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Overcoming Barriers To Employment I
  • Francois Craig - Diversity Training Program Manager, ODI, OPM
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Essential Skills For Effective Leadership
  • Colonel Scott Svabek - CEO, Svabek Consulting LLC
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Achieving A Model EEO Program
  • Loucious Hires - Director, DEO, NASA
  • Llauryn Iglehart - EEO Deputy Director, NASA, GSF
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Conflict Resolution 101
  • Kenneth Bailey - Director, Civil Rights Office, NOAA
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Overcoming Barriers To Employment II
  • Francois Craig, OPM
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rooney Rule - Diversity In Thought
  • Dr. Douglas Keeler - Associate Deputy Administrator, AMS, USDA
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Effective Financial Planning
  • Neil Cain, Certified Financial Planner
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Developing A Professional Image
  • Veronica Vasquez, National Image
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May 18, 2017
6:30 am - 7:30 am
Yoga Session
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7:00 am - 8:00 am
Tai Chi
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Registration/Exhibits
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9:15 am - 10:30 am
EEO Forum
  • Jenny Yang, Commissioner - Commisioner, EEOC
  • JoLinda Johnson - Director of Civil Rights, TSA
  • Leslie Proll - Director of Departmental Office of Civil Rights, DOT
  • Stacie Jones - Chief Diversity Officer, ATF
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9:15 am - 10:30 am
OPM Diversity & Inclusion Forum
  • Dr. Zina Sutch - Director, ODI, OPM
  • Sharon Wong, DHS
  • Debra Chew - Director, EDI, NIH
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10:50 am - 12:00 pm
Women Empowerment
  • Christine Chen, APIAVote
  • Elaine Keltz, TV Show Host
  • Jeannette Soon-Ludes - Director of Scholarships and Programs, APIASF
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12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch On The Town
Gather together with your colleagues and head out to one of Maryland's many restaurants for your lunch. Check with the concierge for recommendations
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Enterprise Risk Management
  • Ken Phelan - Chief Risk Officer, US Dept of Treasury
  • Cynthia Vitters, Deloitte
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Guide To An Effective Federal Workforce
  • Cynthia H. Ferentinos - Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist, U.S. MSPB
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Diversity Management From The Top
  • Patricia Jones - Certified Facilitator and Diversity Change Agent
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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Unconscious Bias I
  • Michael Murray - Deputy Directory of ODI, OPM
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Why We Should Talk With Each Other
  • Steven Dickerson - Conflict Management and Prevention Center Manager, FS, USDA
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lean Six-Sigma Project Management
  • Dr. Douglas Keeler - Associate Deputy Administrator, AMS, USDA
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tips For Effective Public Speaking
  • John Robinson - Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Chief Diversity Officer, State Department Retiree
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Unconscious Bias II
  • Michael Murray - Deputy Directory of ODI, OPM
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Civilian Awards Banquet
  • Elaine Keltz, TV Show Host
  • Congresswoman Amata Radewagen, American Samoa
  • Ken Phelan - Chief Risk Officer, US Dept of Treasury
  • Norman Mineta, Former Secretary of Commerce and Transportation
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