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Agenda

This agenda is updated frequently. Check often as events are subject to change.

Workshop Tracks

      • Breakout 1: Military
      • Breakout 2: D&I/HR/EEO Practitioners
      • Breakout 3: Career Development
      • Breakout 4: Personal Development

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Monday, May 13, 2019


 10:00 am - 2:00 pm   Registration at Embassy Suites Lobby 2nd Floor - NOT AT VBC
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm   Exhibitor Set-up in North Hall 1
 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch on your own
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration at U.S. Space & Rocket Center
4:30 pm  Shuttle buses will depart from Embassy Suites
 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Welcome Dinner & Partner Awards at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Welcome Remarks: Col. Kelsey Smith, Garrison Commander, Redstone Arsenal, US Army
Keynote: Johnnie Sharp, Special Agent-in-Charge, FBI Birmingham Division
Attire: Business casual or traditional ethnic
Guided tours from 5:00-6:00 pm. Gift shop open until 6:00 pm. 
Shuttle buses will depart from Embassy Suites at 4:30 pm and return at 9:00 pm



Tuesday, May 14, 2019


     8:00 am - 9:00 am   Morning Refreshments 
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

    Registration & Exhibits Open

     9:00 am - 10:00 am  

    Opening Ceremony

       

    Video Remarks: Representative Judy Chu, CA-27, House of Representatives

    Speaker Introduction: Marcus LeaNASA Marshall Space Flight Center

    Welcome Remarks: Mayor Tommy Battle, City of Huntsville

    Keynote: Steve Shih, Associate Administrator of Diversity & Equal Opportunity, NASA


     10:00 am - 10:30 am   Coffee Break
     10:30 am - 11:45 am   Workshops

     

    A1 "The New IQ Training" Terry Allbritton, Chief Diversity Officer, West Point Military Academy

    A2 "Leveraging Employee Resource Groups" Moderator: Grace Spence; Panelists: Dr. Matthew Fogg, BIG; Fredericka Joseph, SAIGE; Karen Rainey, FEW; Olivia Adrian, FAPAC

    A3 "Executive Development & Appointment" Steve Shih, Associate Administrator of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, NASA

    A4 "Leveraging Inclusive Intelligence" Lynn Hoffman, D&I Program Manager, FBI

     11:45 pm - 1:15 pm   Networking Luncheon
     1:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Workshops
       

    B1 "Hustle Your Way to Career Success" James J. Braxton, Sr., Chief of the Office of Diversity & Leadership, USACE

    B2 "Building Relationships" Loucious Hires, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

    B3 "Strategies for Achieving Career Success in the Federal Government" Alex Tremble, GPS Leadership Solutions

    B4 "Understanding Your Federal Benefits" Darlene Jenkins, Affordable Benefits Solutions

     3:00 pm - 3:30 pm   Coffee Break & Executive Coaching #1
       
    Executive Coaching is a "speed mentoring" opportunity for NLTP attendees to meet with a government executive and gain career advice. The session will begin promptly and will last during the 30 minute period. Sign up when you register for the NLTP or email Heather Rice. Walk-ins may be available.
     3:30 pm - 4:30 pm   Plenary Session: "Spark: Diversity & Innovation"
       
    Stephanie Piimauna, Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm   FAPAC General Membership Meeting (Members Only)
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm   FAPAC Chapter Meeting (Chapter Reps Only)
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Networking Event @ Campus 805 (Register Here)

       

    Campus 805 is a former high school that has been converted to an exciting entertainment hub with breweries, restaurants, retail stores, arcade, and other attractions! Network with NLTP attendees and enjoy all you can eat pizza, sushi, and local drinks for $25. There will also be live music!


    Reserve a spot now to reserve room on the shuttle bus!

    Shuttle buses will depart Embassy Suites at 6:30 pm and return at 9:30 pm



      Wednesday, May 15, 2019

       8:00 am - 9:00 am   Morning Refreshments 
       8:00 am - 5:00 pm   Registration & Exhibits Open
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm   Student Program (register)
       9:00 am - 10:00 am   Plenary Session: "Non-Verbal Nuances: Influence and Lead without Words"
         
      Dr. Vu Pham, Chair, Elevate
       10:00 am - 10:30 am   Coffee Break & Executive Coaching #2
       10:30 am - 11:45 am   Workshops
         
      C1 "Homeland Security" MG Mark Toy, Commander & Division Engineer, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
         
      C2 "Promoting Diversity & Inclusion in the Federal Workforce" Cynthia Dunn, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
         

      C3 "Leading Change" Josie Burnett, Director of Exploration Research & Technology Programs, NASA Kennedy Space Center

      C4 "How to Make Money in the TSP" James De La Torre, FedAdvantage

       12:00 pm - 1:15 pm   Networking Lunch
       1:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Workshops
         

      D1 "Servant Leadership Elements: Providing Effective Customer Service to Veterans" Stephen Dillard, Executive Director for Minority Veterans, VA

      D2 "New IQ, Game Changers Course" Dr. Ulysees Gilbert, SEPM, USGS

      D3 "Train the Trainer" Tia Ferguson, Director of the Space Systems Department, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

      D4 "Engaging the Community Ecosystem to Build Bridges of Success"
      Panelists: David Fernandes, Toyota; Kim Lewis, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Pat Sims, Drake State Community & Technical College
      Moderator: Kenneth Anderson, City of Huntsville.

      1:30 pm - 5:00 pm    Veterans Program (Register)
       3:00 pm - 3:30 pm   Coffee Break & Executive Coaching #3
       3:30 pm - 5:00 pm   General Session: Women Leaders Panel
         

      Sharon Wong, Executive Director, DHS Strategic Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion

      Sunny Lee-Fanning, Executive Director, FAA Office of Quality Integration & Executive Services

      Josie Burnett, Director of Exploration Research and Technology Programs, NASA

         

      Moderator: Lien Moore, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

       6:00 pm - 9:30 pm   Networking Event: Chinese Lantern Festival at Huntsville Botanical Garden  (Register)

      Boasting more than 1,000 illuminated displays, the Chinese Lantern Festival provides a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. See this exhibit before it leaves May 19! FAPAC is offering exclusive discounted group rates of $19/adult. Regular adult price is $27. Tickets are good for evening use only. Ticket buyers can receive a 20% discount for day tickets before May 19. For more info and ticket options, visit the Huntsville Botanical Garden website.  

      Shuttle buses depart Embassy Suites at 6 pm & return at 9:30 pm


      Thursday, May 16, 2019

       8:00 am - 9:00 am   Morning Refreshments 
       8:00 am - 5:00 pm   Registration & Exhibits Open
       9:00 am - 10:00 am  

      Plenary Session: Awardee Panel

         

      Johnny F. Stephenson, Director of Strategic Analysis & Communications, NASA MSFC
      Rachel Kizito-Ramos, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, DOT Maritime Administration
      Aryn Lockhart, Deputy Public Affairs Chief, U.S. Air Force
      LCDR Rven Garcia, Inspections Activities and Investigations Section Chief, U.S. Coast Guard
      Moderator: Lorna Mae Devera

       10:00 am - 10:30 am   Coffee Break & Executive Coaching #4
       10:30 am - 11:45 am   Workshops
         

      E1 "Mentoring through the Labyrinth" RDML Matt W. Sibley, USCG
      E2 "Creating Calm in the Conflict Storm" Dr. Becky Bell, USDA
      E3 "Emotional Intelligence: Your Key to Continued Success” John Sporing, JohnSporing.com, LLC
      E4 "Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace" Camella Woodham, EEOC

       12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  

      Uniformed Services Awards Luncheon - View winners (Attire: Business Formal, Military Dress)

         

      Master of Ceremonies: Ashley R. LeeNASA Marshall Space Flight Center

      Video Remarks: Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, Deputy Director, Strategic Operation Planning, National Counterterrorism Center, US ARMY
      Special Remarks
      Major General Garrett Yee, Acting Deputy CIO/G-6 and Senior Information Security Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 , US ARMY
      Keynote Speaker: 
      Rear Admiral Matt W. Sibley, Director of Reserve and Military Personnel, US Coast Guard


       1:45 pm - 3:00 pm   Workshops
       
       

      F1 "What's New in Cybersecurity?" Major General Garrett S. Yee, Office of the Chief Information Office, Army G6
      F2 "The Exit Interview: An Interactive Process & Key to Success" Lisa McManamay, VA
      F3 "The Booth: Finding the Superhero Within You" Dr. Mat Park, NASA MSFC
      F4 "Customer Service: Dealing with People of All Backgrounds" Francois Craig, OPM

       3:00 pm - 3:30 pm   Coffee Break & Executive Coaching #5
       3:30 pm - 5:00 pm   Plenary Session: Executive Leadership Panel

       

      Clarence Johnson, Director of Diversity Management Operations Center, DoD
      Audrey Robinson, Chief Counsel, NASA MSFC
      Victoria Wei, Vice President of Management Services, FAA Air Traffic Organization

      Moderator: Angela Newcomb, NASA MSFC

       6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  

      Civilian Awards Banquet - View winners (Attire: Formal)

         

      MC: Kenneth AndersonCity of Huntsville
      Welcome Remarks: Courtney L. Wilkerson, Acting Administrator of Civil Rights, FAA, DOT
      Speaker: Larry MackDeputy Director, Office of Human Capital,  NASA MSFC
      Keynote Speaker: Jody SingerDirector, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
      Cultural Presentation: North Alabama Japanese Garden Club
      Closing Remarks: Sharon M. Wong, Executive Director, Strategic Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion, DHS & FAPAC Past President (1997-1999)



      Sessions

      General Sessions: May 14-16, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Special Programs: Wednesday, May 15, 8:00 am - 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: Executive Coaching is a "speed mentoring" opportunity for NLTP attendees to meet with a government executive and gain career advice. The session will begin promptly and will last during the 30 minute period. Sign up when you register for the NLTP or email Heather Rice. Walk-ins may be available.

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