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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.