The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is proud to host the 8th Career Development Mentoring 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 six-month mentoring opportunity open to all federal, military and the District of Columbia employees with permanent career status at all levels. CDP mentors and mentees must be able to participate in all program components 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 higher with 3+ years of supervisory experience and 8+ years in federal service. A good mentor aims to guide high-performing employees toward professional/personal advancement in their federal career, have good knowledge of the federal hiring process, have experience in performance evaluation and counseling, and be able to provide career 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 lower 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.
Download 2021 CDP Application Form Here (docx) - Closed
Questions? Contact the Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.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 program from March-September 2021.
I. One-on-one mentoring (12 hours)
II. Workshop activities (12 hours)
III. Leadership projects (16 hours)
Mentees will participate in leadership activities they can complete within the official CDP program period (March to September). The project must produce clear outcomes/deliverables, be outside of normal job responsibilities, engage communication or analytical skills, or involve senior officers. Examples may include:
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