Calendar of Events


Monday, May 9, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Agency Workshops
(Contact Your Own Agency for Registration)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM U.S. Department of Agriculture
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Open
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Welcome RECEPTION

Master of Ceremony
M. Farook Sait, Past President, FAPAC

Welcome Remarks
Bob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach
Dr. Kin Wong, President, FAPAC

Guest Speakers
Ray Brewer, Federal Executive Board Greater Los Angeles
His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to United States and Mexico
Dina Nguyen, City Council of Garden Grove

Cultural Presentation
Việt Cầm Dance
DJ and Let's Rock Gangnam Style

Special Remarks
Peter Nguyen, Sr. Vice President, FAPAC
Dr. Kin Wong, President, FAPAC

(Dress Code: Ethnic fashion or business casual)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration/Exhibits Open
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
OPENING CEREMONY

Mistress of Ceremonies
Janet Chen, Membership Chair, FAPAC

Presentation of Color
U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard

National Anthem
Angelina Nguyen

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Kin Wong, President, FAPAC

Special Remarks
Bill Zielinski, Regional Commissioner, Social Security Administration
His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to United States

(Dress Code: Business formal)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM P2a. Plenary Session: Student Career Session
Moderators
John Kusano, Forest Service, USDA
Kathleen Eagen, Department of State
Panel
Representatives from military and civilian agencies will discuss various career options in a continuous session.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break - Visit Exhibits
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM P1. Plenary Session: Hazing - Issues and Solutions
Guest Speaker
Dr. David S.C. Chu, Former Under Secretary, Department of Defense
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Agency and Sponsor Appreciation Awards Luncheon

Master of Ceremony
John Kusano, Forest Service, USDA

Keynote
Honorably Brian Ronholm, Deputy Under Secretary, Food Safety, USDA

Guest Speaker
Randy Moore, Regional Forester, USDA
Kathrene Hansen, Executive Director, Federal Executives Board of Greater Los Angeles

Award Presentation

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop Session A

A1. LGBT Cultural Competency
Matthew Murphy, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
A2. Time Management
Margareth J. Bennett, National Institute of Health
Linda Bradford, Office of Personnel Management
A3. Women Leading Change Through the Forest Service
Yeah Lau, Forest Service, USDA
Robin Gyorgyfalvy, Forest Service, USDA
Chinling Chen, Forest Service, USDA
A4. The Challenges of A Special Emphasis Program Manager
Frederick Cheng, Department of Agriculture
A5. Decision Making for Executives
Samuel Mok, Condor International Advisors, LLC
A6. How to Sharpen Your Business Writing Skill
Jacob Faibisch, Department of Agriculture

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Break - Visit Exhibits
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Workshop Session B

B1. Next Level Leadership
Hung S. Kloenug, Social Security Administration
B2. Diversity and Inclusion Leadership
Greg Cofer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
B3. Disability Cultural Competency
Kendra Duckworth, U.S. Air Force
Jason Olsen, Department of Labor
Matthew Murphy, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
B4. The Salience of Archetypes
Sophon Shadraconis, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
B5. A Secure Financial Future in Unsettling Economic Trends
G. B. Bose, Washington Retirement Planning Specialists
B6. How to Conduct/Handle Interviews
Jacob Faibisch, Department of Agriculture

Dinner on Your Own
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM P3. FAPAC General Membership Meeting (Members only)

Report of the President
Dr. Kin Wong, President, FAPAC
(Members Only)
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM Chapter Forum

Moderator:
Parveen Setia, Chapter Committee Chair, FAPAC
Presenters:
Chapter Presidents and Officers

(All Attendees Welcome)
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Member Networking Dance Party with a live D.J.
(All Attendees Welcome)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration/Exhibits Open
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BOP Agency Forum (BOP Employees Only)
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM P5. Plenary Session: AAPI Healthcare Forum
LCDR Sunny Ramchandani, Navy Medical Center
Lesley Varghese, Asian American Resource Center
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM P2b. Plenary Session: Student Career Session
Moderators
John Kusano, Forest Service, USDA
Kathleen Eagen, Department of State
Panel
Representatives from military and civilian agencies will discuss various career options in a continuous session

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break - Visit Exhibits
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM P6. Plenary Session: AAPI Women and Leadership
Moderator
CAPT Cynthia Macri, MD, U.S. Navy
Guest Speakers
Anila Ali, Council of Pakistan American Affairs
Patricia Lee, Esq., Department of State
Lesley Varghese, Asian American Resource Center
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
FAPAC Military Award Luncheon

Mistress of Ceremony
CAPT Cynthia Macri, MD, U.S. Navy
Presentation of Colors
Presentation of Color Guard
Keynote Speaker
Roger Natsuhara, Principal Duty Assistant Secretary (Installation and Environment), U.S. Navy

Award Presentation

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop Session C

C1. Two Billion Dollars - The High Cost of Discrimination
David L. King, Department of Agriculture
C2. Veteran's Empowerment 101
Moderator
Ronald Sagudan, Department of Veterans Affairs
Presenters
Charlie M. Lonon, Department of Veterans Affairs
Michael Lew, Department of Veterans Affairs
C3. New IQ: The Inclusion Quotient in the Workplace
Veronica Villalobos, Director, Office of Personnel Management
C4. Recognition and Modulation of Aberrant Behavior to Improve Workplace Productivity
CAPT Cynthia Macri, MD, U.S. Navy
C5. Pacific Islander Issues
Teresita M. Smith, Defense Intelligence Agency
C6. Working for the Federal Government: Intro to Life in the Public Sector
John Kusano, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Break - Visit Exhibits
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Workshop Session D

D1. Teaching an Elephant to Dance – How to Accomplish it
William Milton, U.S. Department of Agriculture
D2. Veteran’s Empowerment 102
Moderator
Ronald Sagudan, Department of Veterans Affairs
Presenters
Mary Elizabeth Jones, Department of Veterans Affairs
Melvin Worthy, Department of Veterans Affairs
D3. Project Management
Dr. Lauren Talia, D.B.A.
D4. Bullying in the Workplace
Patricia Lee, Esq., Department of State
D5. Pan-ethnic Asian American Identity and Public Policy
Lesley Varghese, Asian American Resource Center
D6. Selling Yourself: Your Resume is the First Contact
Linda Bradford, Office of Personnel Management
Margareth J. Bennett, National Institutes of Health

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FAPAC Civilian Awards Dinner Banquet

Master of Ceremonies
Leopold Memeje, President, FAPAC Southwest Chapter
Keynote Speaker
Brian Ronholm, Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Guest Remarks
Dr. Brian Nguyen, Kaiser Permanente
Cultural Presentation
TBA
Award Presentation
Dalip Singh Saund Distinguished Scholarship for Public Service Presentation

FAPAC Civilian Award Presentation
Special Presentation
Presentation of Lucky Few Scholarships

Thursday, May 9, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration/Exhibits
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM P6. Plenary Session: Executive Coaching

Coordinators
Peter Nguyen, Sr. Vice President, FAPAC
Kevin Le, Auditor, FAPAC
Mentors
Dr. Arun C. Basu, Director, Civil Rights Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA (Retired)
Margareth J. Bennett, Director, Institute and Center Services Division, National Institute of Health
Linda Bradford, Deputy Associate Director, Administration for Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management
James Braxton, Chief, Office of Equal Employment Opportunities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
MG Jim Chow, MD, Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Air National Guard
CAPT Jason Lyuke, Chief of Enterprise Risk, Performance, and Knowledge Management, U.S. Coast Guard
CAPT Cynthia Macri, MD, Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations for Diversity, U.S. Navy
Samuel Tinsing Mok, Managing Member of Condor International Advisor, LLC
Giao Phan, Deputy Program Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard
Brian Ronholm, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Dr. Parveen Setia, Chief, Policy Analysis and Development Staff, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA
Mike Spencer, Deputy Chief Engineer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Veronica Villalobos, Director, Office of Diveristy and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Mangement

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM P7. Plenary Session: EEOC Updates On MD 110 And Other Policy Issues
Speaker:
Jo Linda Johnson, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM P2c. Plenary Session: Student Career Session
Moderators
John Kusano, Forest Service, USDA
Kathleen Eagen, Department of State
Panel:
Representatives from military and civilian agencies will discuss various career options in a continuous session

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break - Visit Exhibits
10:45 AM - 11:45 PM P8. Plenary Session: Diversity and Inclusion
Mistress of Ceremony:
Kaye Nitta, Food and Drug Administration
Guest Speaker:
Veronica Villalobos, Office of Personnel Management
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on you own
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop Session E

E1. The Anatomy of a Suicide Due to Hazing
Due H. Tran, Esq. DHT Law, PLLC
E2. Successfully Navigating Your Career in the Government and Beyond
Samuel Tinsing Mok, Managing Member of Condor International Advisors LLC
E3. Beyond Expertise
Hung S. Kloeng, Social Security Administration
E4. Climbing the Leadership Ladder
Ray Vaudo, Graduate School USA
E5. The Rehab Act and Best Practices
Jason Olsen, Department of Labor
Kendra Duckworth, U.S. Air Force
Matthew Murphy, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
E6. Pathway Program for Internship
Kathleen Eagen, Department of State

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Break - Visit Exhibits
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Workshop Session F

F1. Benefit Maximization Strategies for Federal Employees
Sherman Ware, SBIK Insurance
Daryl Blackmon, SBIK Insurance
F2. Diversity and Inclusion Leadership
Greg Cofer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
F3. How to Prepare ECQ for an SES Position
Dr. Arun C. Basu, Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA (Retired)
F4. Breaking New Ground - Unique Careers
Liz Berger, Forest Service, USDA
John Kusano, Forest Service, USDA
Whitney Esguerra, Forest Service, USDA
F5. Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Leadership
Captain Jason Lyuke, U.S. Coast Guard

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Social Event (Optional)
Hollywood Tours
Harbor Cruise

(Arrangements to be made based on interest)

Friday, May 10, 2013
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Exhibits take down
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop Session G

G1. A Secure Financial Future in Unsettling Economic Trends
G B Bose, Washington Retirement Planning Specialist
G2. Benefit Maximization Strategies for Federal Employees
Sherman Ware, SBIK Insurance
Daryl Blackmon, SBIK Insurance

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