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Plenary Session Description


Tuesday May 1


P2. WHIAAPI Healthcare Forum – Healthcare Reform; where do go from here to address concerns for AAPIs?” – Keynote Speaker, Hines Ward, Commissioner White House Initiative AAPI (invited), Moderator, Dr. Vaiyapuri Subramaniam, VA


The plenary will feature a keynote speaker and a panel to discuss the healthcare disparities among the AAPI and some measures to address these.


P2. NCEPS Forum - Moderator, Julius Crouch, NCEPS


The National Coalition for Equity in Public Service (NCEPS) was formed to focus on the promotion equity and diversity in the public sector. Meet the leaders of the member organizations (BIG, FEW, FAPAC, National Image and SAIGE) and learn about their membership, priorities and plan of action for the coming year in a town hall meeting format.



Wednesday May 2


P3.DoD Program


The session will open with the keynote address by VADM Harry Harris, Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Learn about the challenges facing by AAPI men and women in uniform.


P4. Student Program


The free special program is designed for students and will feature a panel of agency speakers to highlight some of the interesting careers the federal government for high school and college student who is interested in public service. There will also be mentors who can interact with students on a one on one basis during a special lunch address by a motivational speaker, RADM Earl Gay, a Navy aviator and a native of Atlanta. Students will also visit the exhibit booths representing the major agencies throughout the federal government, including DoD, DHS, EPA, VA, NASA, DOJ, the Intelligence Communities and more. Workshops on resume writing and interview will be offered.



Thursday May 3


P5. Working with Government – Moderator, Tricia Sung, OCA


Meet legislative leaders and members of Congress and Senate to learn about the leadership representing you and to asked questions about the important issues of the day to the AAPI community. Also a chance for you to hear from the congressional and local government staff on how to get involved in the political process and about the resources at the state level.


P6.  Executive Coaching One on One  – Coordinator, Peter Nguyen FAA


Senior leaders will be available to meet one on one in short session to offer advice on professional career development. Pre-register at the Information Desk at the Conference.


P7. APA Women and Leadership Forum – Moderator, Janet Nuzum, USDA


The session offers an update on the status of APA women in leadership positions and discuss the critical barriers remain. A panel of seasoned women leaders (MG Sharon Dunbar USAF, Francey Youngberg HUD) will share their experiences in getting up the career ladder.


P8.  Diversity and Inclusion – Keynote Speaker, Rep. Mike Honda (invited), Moderator, TBD


The new Executive Order emphasizes the important role of diversity and inclusion in the federal government. Much has been done but much is still needed to achieve making the federal government the best employer.