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This agenda is updated frequently. Please check often as events are subject to change. 
The 2018 program book is available for download here (pdf, 14MB).

Monday, May 14, 2018

 Time Event 
 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Pre-conference Agency Forum: Veterans Affairs
 8:00 am - 5:00 pmPre-conference Agency Forum: U.S. Department of Agriculture
 1:30 pm - 5:00 pmPre-conference Agency Forum: Federal Aviation Administration
 12:00 pm Lunch on your own
 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration
 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Robert A. Pearce, Deputy Associate Administrator for Strategy, NASA
Tinisha Agramonte, Director of Civil Rights, Commerce
Allison G. Wise, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, OPM
Attire: Business Casual or Traditional Ethnic

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

 7:30 am - 9:00 am Registration & Morning Refreshments 
 9:00 am - 10:15 am Opening Ceremony
Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, HHS
Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD
Ravi Chaudhary, Director of Advanced Programs & Innovation, FAA
 10:15 am - 11:45 am Plenary: The ERG Economy
Dr. Vu Pham, Chair, Elevate
 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Agency Awards Luncheon
Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) 
Dr. Jeff T.H. Pon, Director, OPM
Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA
Kenneth J. Zawodny Jr., Associate Director of Retirement Services, OPM 
Attire: Business 
 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm C1. Hustle Your Way to Career Success
James J. Braxton, Chief of Diversity & Leadership, USACE

C2. Brave Leadership: The Value of Taking Risks

Raymond Limon, Director of Human Resources, DOI
C3. Being a Federal Manager
Kristine Leiphart, Deputy Director, FDA

C4. Benefits of Mentoring
Kenneth M. Bailey, Director of Civil Rights, NOAA
 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm D1. Hatch Act 101: The Do's & Don'ts of Political Activity
Ana Galindo-Marrone, Chief of Hatch Act, Office of the Special Counsel 
D2. Servant Leadership
 Vaughn Turner, Vice President of Technical Operations, FAA
D3. Effective Communication
Griha Singla, Manager, Partnership for Public Service
  D4. Champion Change Without Fearing the Unknown
Robin Strempek, Team Leader, Social Security Administration 
 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm FAPAC General Meeting 
 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm Networking Mixer

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 7:30 am - 8:00 am Morning Refreshments 
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration & Exhibits Open
 8:00 am - 9:30 am Plenary: National Coalition for Equity in Public Service (NCEPS) Panel
Darlene Young, Blacks in Government 
Wanda Killingsworth, Federally Employed Women 
Matthew Murphy, FedQ 
Veronica Vasquez, National Image, Inc. 
Fredericka Joseph, Society of American Indian Government Employees 
Moderator: Olivia Adrian, President, FAPAC 
 9:30 am - 10:30 am Plenary: Creating Inclusive H.E.R.O.E.S. in Organizations
Miguel Joey Aviles
 10:30 am - 11:45 am SES Forum - Who You Know Matters: Mentors, Coaches, and Sponsors
Kenneth Bailey, Director of Civil Rights, NOAA
David Chien, Executive Director of Policy and Plans, FAA
Mary Hoang, Chief of Staff, Federal Maritime Commission
Moderator: Minh Nguyen, Deputy Director of Policy and Plans, FAA
 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Military Awards Luncheon
Rear Admiral Joseph M. Vojvodich, USCG
Brigadier General Lapthe Flora, Army National Guard
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8) 
Clarence A. Johnson, Director of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity, DoD 
Attire: Business
 1:45 pm - 5:00 pmSPECIAL PROGRAMS: Student Program, Veterans Program, Executive Coaching
 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm E1. Micro Inequities
Margareth Bennett, Director of Equal Opportunity Programs, NASA
Tamara Jackson, Affirmative Employment Program Manager, NASA
E2. Practical Strategies for Organizational & Personal Success
Alex Tremble, Chief of Staff, National Park Service
  E3. AAPI Recruitment & Outreach
Tony Nguyen, Associate Director of Workforce & Inclusion, NPS
E4. Managing Your Program with Practice & Purpose
Evelynn Bui Strumolo, Program Manager, International Leadership Foundation
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm F1. Maximizing Your Performance Review to Achieve Your Goals

Chrissy Peterson, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Department of Labor 
  F2. Success Depends on You, and You, and You: Building a Winning Team
John Sporing, Founder, John Sporing LLC
  F3. EEO Workshop
Patricia St. Clair, Assistant Director of Federal Sector Programs, EEOC
F4. Leadership Diversity & AAPIs in Decision Making
Soo Kyung Koo, Executive Director, International Leadership Foundation
 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Social Activities 
FAPAC at the Ballpark: Nationals vs. Yankees
Discover Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour

Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:30 am - 8:00 am Morning Refreshments 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration & Exhibits Open
8:00 am - 9:15 am EEO Forum
Carl L. Sublett, EEO/Diversity Director, State
Sharon M. Wong, Executive Director of Strategic Recruitment and D&I, DHS 
Courtney Wilkerson, Deputy Administrator of Civil Rights, FAA 
Megumi Fujita, Deputy Director of Civil Rights, TSA 
Moderator: Melba D. Vaughn, Complaints Manager, DOI 
9:15 am - 10:15 am OPM Forum
Natalie Veeney, Diversity Program Manager, OPM
10:15 am - 11:45 am The Future is Female: Insights from Women in Power
Lindsey Mask, Founder, Ladies America 
Van Tran, Director of 8(a) Programs, SBA
Victoria Wei, Deputy Vice President of Management Services, FAA 
Leslie Weldon, Deputy Chief, USDA Forest Service 
Moderator: Kelly Sewell, Conference Co-Chair, FAPAC 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm G1. Creating Your Personal Brand
Cynthia D. Dunn, Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE)
  G2. Courageous Leadership: Leading in the Face of Conflict
Stephanie Credle, Command Deputy Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, DOD 
G3. Career Mapping: Making the Most of Your IDP
 Robert Baggett, Assistant Special Agent-in Charge, USDA
G4. Retirement Planning: Projections vs. Reality
James De La Torre, President, FedAdvantage 
 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm H1. Increasing Your Political Savvy
Maladene Mielke, President & CEO Designate, APAICS
  H2. The Case for Emotional Intelligence 
 Bill Hoh, Senior Expert, DOD
H3. Resume Writing Workshop
 Todd Floersheim, Senior Federal Recruitment Advisor, OPM
  H4. Plain Language Basics
Katherine Spivey, Plain Language Launcher, GSA 
 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Civilian Awards Banquet 
Johnny F. Stephenson, Jr., Director of Strategic Analysis & Communications, NASA 
 Secretary Elaine L. Chao, DOT
Attire: Black Tie Optional


    General Sessions: May 15-17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Special Programs: Wednesday, May 16, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

      • Student Program - For current students and recent graduates interested in Federal employment
      • Veterans Program - Sessions provide practical knowledge for new and seasoned Veterans
      • Executive Coaching - Attendees can sign up for one-on-one "speed mentoring" with a government executive

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