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FAPAC 27th National Leadership Training Conference Opens in Atlanta

May 11, 2012 08:35 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

April 30 2012

ATLANTA - FAPAC’s 27th Annual National Leadership Training Conference will be held on April 30-May 4, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia.  FAPAC holds this conference to coincide with the Federal government’s observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The theme for 2012 is “Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion”.  Dr. Kin Wong, President, said that this is the largest pan Asian gathering of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the Southeast. Atlanta is an appropriate choice given that Atlanta is among the fastest growing AAPI communities.

Many high level leaders will be speaking at the event including John Berry, Director of Office of Personnel Management, Brian Ronholm, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U. S. Department of Agriculture and Major General Kelly McKeague, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters. Alex Wan from the Atlanta City Council will be on hand to welcome the attendees. The conference has been endorsed for many years by the Office of Personnel Management as appropriate for federal support and attendance.  The workshops and plenary sessions provide an excellent opportunity for critical leadership and communications training. Other tracks include EEO, diversity and interpersonal skills that are important for moving up the career ladders. Other plenary sessions focus on healthcare disparities and women in leadership. On May 2 Career Day students and veterans can attend special student program and the Veterans Forum free –pre-registration required. Students and veterans can visit the agency exhibits and career booths free.

FAPAC is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 155,000 civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments of all ranks, including GS and SES employees. FAPAC carried out its mission through the Annual National Leadership Training Conference, held during the month of May each year, one day workshops on special topics and through other training conducted by its chapters. FAPAC also provide recognition of outstanding performers through its Military and Civilian Award Programs.

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