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2018 Career Development Program

The CDP is a tuition-free program that offers individual mentoring, professional development, and career counseling for high-performing federal employees. Forty-four participants were selected for the 2018 program (21 mentors and 23 mentees). The program began in April 2018 through October 2018. Training sessions were held in the Washington, DC metro area. The 2018 CDP concluded at a graduation ceremony on November 9, 2018 at the USDA Whitten Building in Washington, DC.  Congratulations to the mentors and mentees on your success! 

MENTEES MENTORS
 Miryam C. Gerdine, HRSADexter Collins, NIH 
 Shyamsundar Parhi, FAALillian Cheng, DHS 
 Narudee Simon, VADr. Alan R. Constantian, VA 
 Rochelle Urquhart, BLMDr. Rajiv Doreswamy, NASA 
 Kelly Chang, NPSGeorge Eisenbach, VA
Tran Nguyen, NOAA Willie Gaddis, VA 
 Jason A. Pan, CFPBGary Hsieh, Navy 
 Xiaobing Feng, DOCPeter Nguyen, FAA 
 Mary Nguyen, NIH Peter Nguyen, FAA
Moushumi Paul, USDA Dr. Yulin Jia, USDA 
 Margaret McFann, USDA Hiram Larew, USDA (retired)
 Ngozi Guerrier, GSA Hiram Larew, USDA (retired)
 Erica Pionke, BLM Thomas Liu, BOEM
 Jasmine Gatti, HHS Dr. Trinh T. Ly, NIH
 Ken Reiman, State John Sporing, John Sporing LLC.
 Linda Hamilton, DOE John Sporing, John Sporing LLC.
 John Chen, PBGC John Sporing, John Sporing LLC.
 Chendi Zhang, USDA Huan Nguyen, FAA
 Catherine Gao, GSA Marilyn Rodriguez, VA
 Gerald Tiqui, NASA John D. Sprague, NASA
 Lisa McManamay, VA Dr. Puri Subramaniam, VA
 Kelvin Xu, HHS Darryl Tagami, NOAA
 Son Nguyen, HUD Thanh Trang, FAA

Mentee of the Year: Lisa McManamay, VA
Mentor of the Year: George Eisenbach, VA
Best Project: Jasmine Gatti, HHS
Recognition Award: Dr. Puri Subramaniam, VA
Achievement Award: Rochelle Urquhart, BLM
Diversity Award: Xiabing Feng, DOC

Contact the 2018 Program Chair Cailine Kim with questions at mentoring@fapac.org

General Information

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is proud to host the 4th Career Development Program (CDP) in support of Executive Order 13583 on establishing a coordinated government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce.

The CDP is open to all federal and DC government employees with permanent career status at all levels.  CDP mentors and mentees must be able to participate in all program activities including: orientation, mutually scheduled one-on-one mentoring sessions, professional development workshops, a mid-term progress review, leadership projects, and graduation.

Mentoring objectives:

  • Foster caring and supportive professional relationships.
  • Encourage individuals to develop to their full potential.
  • Provide resources to strengthen personal goals and career planning.
  • Prepare participants for career advancement opportunities.

Who May Apply:

  • Current federal employees with permanent career status.
  • Mentee candidates must be GS-13 or lower.
  • Mentor candidates must be GS-14 or higher with 5+ years supervisory experience and 8+ years in federal service.

To be eligible as a mentor:
Mentors must be GS-14 or above and seek to guide high-performing employees toward professional/personal advancement. A good mentor must possess at least five years of supervisory experience, have good knowledge of the federal hiring process, have experience in performance evaluation and counseling, and be able to provide resources to the mentee. A good mentor should be a role model, counselor, and adviser to the mentee.

To be eligible as a mentee:
Mentees must be a GS-13 or below and have permanent career status with the federal or DC governments. Mentees should have a desire for professional/personal advancement, perform at a high level, and be teachable.

Questions? Contact the Program Chair at Mentoring@fapac.org.


Mentoring Activities Schedule

Participants are responsible for fulfilling all components of the Career Development Program for successful completion of the program. Both mentors and mentees should reserve a minimum of 12 hours of individual mentoring. Mentees should commit at least 40 total hours to the program during the six-month period.

I. One-on-one mentoring (12 hours)
Mentors and mentees are responsible for coordinating meetings at least once a month. Meetings may be held in-person, over the phone, by video conference, or other communication methods.
II. Workshop activities (12 hours)
Workshop activities are intended to equip mentees with the necessary personal and professional tools to achieve success in their respective goals.

Examples:

      • CDP two-day professional development workshop
      • FAPAC-sponsored seminars (i.e. National Leadership Training Program, May)
      • Agency-sponsored workshops related to personal or professional development

III. Leadership projects (16 hours)

Mentees will participate in leadership activities they can complete within the official CDP program period (April to November). The project must produce clear outcomes/deliverables, be outside of normal job responsibilities, engage communication or analytical skills, or involve senior officers.

Examples:

      • Participate in job shadowing or training opportunities
      • Develop and submit project proposals
      • Coordinate or present at high-level meeting/event

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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