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FAPAC Announces Theme for the 2021 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

February 16, 2021 00:00 | Fahmida Chhipa (Administrator)


Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2020


WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the premier organization representing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments, is proud to announce the theme for the observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2021: Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service. This year's theme is the start of the new theme series for 2021-2024 highlighting FAPAC’s efforts in “Advancing Leaders”.  

Purpose-driven service creates a positive culture of intimacy, empowers leaders who believe in leading with values, offers frequent encouragement and feedback, and puts employees first.

Employees and leaders who are driven by purpose understand they can make a difference by serving others more than themselves. They are focused on a bigger mission to make the world a better place and to create a brighter future for everyone.  When purpose and passion are combined with core organizational values, the exponential impact is powerful for the entire community.

Purpose-driven organizations are ambitious, attract the best minds and talent, inspire innovation, make fast and effective decisions, are trusted, and have strong engagement and loyalty from employees and stakeholders. Organizations that value purpose-driven service operate with integrity and courage.

The FAPAC invites all employees of the Federal and DC governments, including the military, to its 36th Virtual National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) on May 25-27, 2021. The FAPAC NLTP is a reputable training program for public servants that delivers high-quality workshops, networking opportunities, and practical strategies for personal and professional development as it relates to the 2021 theme.  During this three-day training, FAPAC will also recognize public servants with the presentation of the Civilian Awards, Uniformed Services Awards, and a $5,000 Distinguished Public Service Scholarship. The NLTP will host a free career exhibition and development programs for Current Students, Recent Graduates, and Veterans interested in public service. Visit to learn more.

The FAPAC NLTP aligns with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requirements as an appropriate training for the Federal workforce in accordance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and 5 CFR 410.404. 

FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization the supports the interests of over AAPI employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments. Since 1985, FAPAC has been committed to its mission of promoting equal opportunity and cultural diversity for Asian American and Pacific Islanders in public service. FAPAC encourages the participation and advancement of AAPIs in the government workforce. 

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