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2017 Career Development Program

Congratulations to the 2017 Career Development Program graduates!

Mentee of the Year: Elizabeth Jung (CNCS)
Mentor of the Year: Shannon McGurk (DOD)
Partnership of the Year: Mentee Emma Htun (NOAA) and Mentor Lillian Cheng (DHS)

 Edward Gorecki, NOAA Hiram Larew, USDA
 Johanna Papa, USAID Peter Nguyen, FAA
 Felix Acon-Chen, FAA George Eisenbach, VA
 Elizabeth Jung, CNCS David Thomas, VA
 Joseph Phillips, NOAA Yulin Jia, USDA
 Emma Htun, NOAA Lillian Cheng, DHS
 Mokbul Khan, DOT Pat Basu, USDA
 Kirk Koyama, HHS Cathy Cai, NIH
 Albert Gayle, VA William Hoh, DOD
 Christopher Foltz, NOAA Pat Basu, USDA
 Robin Strempek, SSA Dar-Ning Kung, HHS
 Florence Coloso, DOJ Shannon McGurk, DOD
 April Croxton, NOAA Alan Constantian, VA
 Sale Tunoascanlan, VA Zena Huen, FAA
 Shelly Zhao, Commerce Willie Gaddis, VA
 Allyson Wong, HHS Marina Milton, Treasury
 Joanne Hsu, HHS Vaiyapuri Subramaniam, VA
 Ivy Chen, SSA Flip Capistrano, USCG
 Malissa Lewis, HHS Eva Van Camp, USCG

General Information

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.

Mentoring objectives:

  • Foster caring and supportive professional relationships.
  • Encourage individuals to develop to their full potential.
  • Provide resources to strengthen personal goals and career planning.
  • Prepare participants for career advancement opportunities.

Who May Apply:

  • Current federal employees with permanent career status.
  • Mentee candidates must be GS-13 or lower.
  • Mentor candidates must be GS-14 or higher with 5+ years supervisory experience and 8+ years in federal service.

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 CDP Co-Chairs at

Mentoring Activities Schedule

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.


      • CDP two-day professional development workshop
      • FAPAC-sponsored seminars (i.e. National Leadership Training Program, May 15-18, 2017)
      • Agency-sponsored workshops related to personal or professional development

III. Leadership projects (16 hours)

Mentees will participate in leadership activities they can complete within the official CDP program period (April to November 2017). The project must produce clear outcomes/deliverables, be outside of normal job responsibilities, engage communication or analytical skills, or involve senior officers.


      • Participate in job shadowing or training opportunities
      • Develop and submit project proposals
      • Coordinate or present at high-level meeting/event



April 21 (12-5 p.m.)

2017 Career Development Program Orientation

May 12 (12-1 p.m.)

Mentor training

June 2-3 (all day)

Professional Development Workshop

August 4 (12-1 p.m.)

Mid-term Feedback Session

October 31

Activity log, evaluations, and nominations for Best Mentee and Best Mentor of the Year due

November 8 (3-5 p.m.)

2017 CDP Graduation and happy hour

We will provide conference call information to participants outside of the D.C. metro area.

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