Date: May 25-27, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m EST

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The Federal Asian Pacific American Council is proud to present its 36th National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) virtually! The NLTP is a premier training destination for Federal employees, including DC government, and military. The NLTP is designed to provide training in leadership, diversity, inclusion, career advancement, and management.

This year's theme is "Advancing Leaders through Purpose-Driven Service".



Agenda

  12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Mistress of Ceremonies - Elaine Keltz, Producer/Podcast Host

Welcome Remarks - Peter Nguyen, President, FAPAC

Special Remarks - Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27)

Special Remarks - Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41)

Special Remarks - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8)

Ambassador Tai

Special Remarks: Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA

Ambassador Tai

Keynote - Ambassador Katherine Tai (United States Trade Representative)

Dr. Vu Pham

Special Remarks - David Turk, Deputy Secretary of Energy

Steve Dickson

Special Remarks - Steve Dickson, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Katherine Toth

Special Remarks - Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety (FAA)

Katherine Toth

Closing Remarks - Katherine Toth, Vice President of Operations, FAPAC

  12:20 pm - 12:30 pm

  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Purpose today represents table stakes (the minimum requirement for entry). Organizations, leaders, and successful professionals need to address our institutional and individual purpose. Elevate’s trademarked catchphrase has been “PURPOSE + PEOPLE = PURPLE™” and we have always supported individuals to help “define, refine, and align” your purpose with your organization’s. This session encapsulates the PURPLE as it teaches you to focus and optimize your purpose with a process-driven framework. This methodical approach to developing your purpose will also boost your professional positioning as you promote your career—and hopefully gain promotions in the process. Join us we optimize the PURPLE for positive outcomes.

Dr. Vu Pham

Vu H. Pham, Ph.D. (Chair of Elevate)

  1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tom Matelski

Moderator: Minh Nguyen, Ph. D, Executive Director for the Office of Strategic Management (FAA)

Tom Matelski

Panelist: Mary Beth Koelbl, Director of the Engineering Directorate, MSFC (NASA)

Tom Matelski

Panelist: Trina Dutta, Senior Advisor (SAMHSA)

Tom Matelski

Panelist: Penny W. Burgoon, Ph.D. Director of Policy, Communications, and Education at NCATS (NIH)

Tom Matelski

Panelist: Valerie Cofield, former Intelligence Community

Tom Matelski

Panelist: Mini Timmaraju, Senior Advisor to the Director (OPM)

 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

WORKSHOP SERIES ONE (4 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS)

Tom Matelski

COL Thomas Matelski

Dr. Vu Pham

Glorimar Maldonado

Dr. Vu Pham

Rosimar Hernandez

Mary Allen Lausman

Mary Allen Austria Lausman

  4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

  4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

  4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

WORKSHOP SERIES TWO (4 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS)

Mike Loos

US ARMY COL (Ret) Mike Loos

Patricia McMahon

Patricia McMahon (EEOC)

Aditya Arya

Robert Baggett

Aditya Arya

Aditya Arya

 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Aspiring leaders all have different types and levels of skill, experience and formal training. These unique differences can quickly become force multipliers for leaders that are ready to be fully engaged and take on full ownership for their organization, or can quickly lead to challenges when deficiencies in core knowledge and an inability to execute successfully surface. Anyone can be successful one year, however to be successful over time requires purposeful leadership. During this plenary session, attendees will learn the “7 must haves” that a leader needs to incorporate into their day to day leadership to not only drive success within their organization, but to also avoid landmines that can easily impact future success when not navigated appropriately. This presentation will serve as a barometer for attendees as they reflect on their own leadership style and either confirm that they are running their operations successfully or identify that it is time to make some necessary changes to ensure your long term success.

Dr. David Omura

Dr. David Omura, Director/Chief Executive Officer Columbia VA Health Care System

  1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

WORKSHOP SERIES THREE (4 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS)

Dr. Vu Pham

LTC (P) Arnel P. David, US Army Strategist

Dr. Vu Pham

Officer Leth Oun (Secret Service)

Dr. Vu Pham

Vu H. Pham, Ph.D. (Chair of Elevate)

Dr. Vu Pham

Steve Niu

  2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Women and people of color are often underrepresented at senior levels, this affinity bias risks entrenching existing gaps in opportunity and the Army, along with other services, are working fast to change all of this. The US military is making sweeping movements to remove bias and promote more diversity within their ranks. Last year, the Army removed photos, gender, ethnicity and race from board files for promotion. This panel of senior leaders will discuss how diversity in the military is actually a source of power and winning organizations need to be inclusive and diverse. Equality is more than just a word and each one of these general officers is known for leading positive change in the organizations they have led and command. Listen to them discuss these changes in the military and what they have experienced in their careers.

Moderator: Lieutenant Colonel Arnel P. David, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G5 of NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Panelist: Major General Antonio Aguto, General Commander 3rd Infantry Division (ARMY) Panelist: Major General Viet Xuan Luong, Commander, United States Army Japan Panelist: Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander at USINDOPACOM (ARMY) Panelist: Major General Garrett S. Yee, Assistant to the Director, DISA Panelist: Brigadier General Matthew Van Wagenen, Deputy Chief of Staff-Operations (DCOS OPS) of NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Dr. Vu Pham

Mistress of Ceremonies - Irene Wuchner, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Vu Pham

National Anthem - Jennifer Kumiyama, Singer

Dr. Vu Pham

Chaplain - Major Craig H. Nakagawa, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Vu Pham

Opening Remarks - Peter Nguyen (FAPAC National President)

Dr. Vu Pham

Matthew H. Swartz, Executive Director and Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Dr. Vu Pham

Special Keynote - Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Dr. Vu Pham

Keynote - Major General Diana M. Holland, Commanding General, Mississippi Valley Division, USACE

Dr. Vu Pham

Awards Opening Remarks - Dr. Stefanie Tompkins, Director, DARPA

Dr. Vu Pham

Awards Presentation - Peter Nguyen, President, FAPAC

Dr. Vu Pham

Awards Closing Remarks - Giao Phan, Executive Director, NAVSEA

Dr. Vu Pham

DoD Special Remarks - Clarence Johnson, Director, Diversity Management Operations Center (DoD)

Dr. Vu Pham

Closing Remarks - Fahmida Chhipa, FAPAC Vice President

Dr. Vu Pham

Benediction - Major Craig H. Nakagawa, U.S. Air Force

 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mary Allen Lausman

Mini Timmaraju, Senior Advisor to the Director (OPM)

Mary Allen Lausman

Tiffany Worthy, Senior Advisor, Appointee Leadership Development (OPM)

Mary Allen Lausman

Jason Tengco, White House Liaison for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Mary Allen Lausman

Theo Chang, Special Assistant to the Director (OPM)

  1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

WORKSHOP SERIES FOUR (4 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS)

Ross Guieb

 US ARMY COL (Ret) Ross Guieb

Shella Miller

Shella Miller

Dr. Vu Pham

John Sporing, Founder of ALWD/Engage

Dr. Vu Pham

Kristen Dyan Sensabaugh

  2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Mary Allen Lausman

Moderator: Anish Bhatt, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Mary Allen Lausman

Panelist: Rear Admiral Andrew M. Sugimoto, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence (USCG)

Mary Allen Lausman

Panelist: Roy C. Pettis Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Procurement and Facilities

Mary Allen Lausman

Panelist: Anjuma Karkera, Deputy Chief of Staff (NGA)

Mary Allen Lausman

Panelist: Cynthia J. Mendoza, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, INR, U.S. Department of State

Mary Allen Lausman

Panelist: Daniel Wang, IC

 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Mary Allen Lausman

Mistress of Ceremonies - Mary Allen Lausman, Program Committee Co-Chair, FAPAC

Mary Allen Lausman

Welcome Remarks - Peter Nguyen, President, FAPAC

Mary Allen Lausman

Welcome Greeting - Governor Lou Leon Guerrero of Guam

Mary Allen Lausman

Keynote - Jocelyn Samuels, Vice-Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Mary Allen Lausman

Special Remarks - Dr. Michael Chiang, Director, National Eye Institute (NIH)

Mary Allen Lausman

Civilian Awards Presentation - Peter Nguyen, President, FAPAC

Mary Allen Lausman

Scholarship Presentation - Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Transportation (DOT)

Mary Allen Lausman

Special Remarks - Kenneth Bailey, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights (NOAA)

Mary Allen Lausman

Closing Remarks - Olivia Adrian, Immediate Past President, FAPAC

  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Raja Chari

  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel moderator name: David Wei, PhD

Panelist: Riya Dange

Panelist: Liling Lee

Panelist: Amy Huynh

 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel moderator name: Catherine Yu

Panelist: Brian Buhr, MMS

Panelist: Rebecca Soo

Panelist: Elizabeth San

 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel moderator: Caroline Goon, MS, MBA

Panelist: Arshya Gurbani, MA

Panelist: Paul McClelland, MD

Panelist: Judie Kuo, MPS

 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

  3:00 pm -4:00 pm

Speaker to: Glorimar Maldonado, USPTO

 4:00pm - 4:15pm

  12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Harvey Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for The Office of Resolution Management, Diversity & Inclusion, VA

  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Christopher Collins (VA)

  12:30 pm –1:00 pm

Dr. Keith J. Myers, Doctor of Physical Therapist, MBA

 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Laurie Reisman, Whole Health Program Manager for NF/SG Veterans Health System

 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm

Raymond Wall, Program Analyst for VA

 2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

John R Mikula, MA, CTRS, CSCS, EP-C (ACSM), TRX, LVCYT

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FAQs for 2021 National Leadership Training Program

The FAPAC is proud to present its 36th National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) virtually! This year's theme is "Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service," the start of the new theme series for 2021-2024 highlighting FAPAC’s efforts in “Advancing Leaders.” The NLTP is a premier training destination for Federal employees, including DC government, and military. The NLTP is designed to provide training in leadership, diversity, inclusion, career advancement, and management.

The 2021 NLTP is all virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone registered will be able join from any computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
The agenda will be updated frequently as more speakers are confirmed.
Federal and DC government employees, military personnel, veterans, current students and recent graduates. Registration is open online to anyone. You do NOT need to be a member or a federal employee to register. A confirmation of your registration will be sent to your email address for your record. Please enter all information as it should appear on your name badge. Students and Veterans can attend the Student and Veteran Workshops with free registration. Students and Veterans have access to the Exhibition Hall & Career Fair to meet agency recruiters from various federal agencies and the military services (Army, Navy, US Coast Guard, etc.).
Requesting approval to attend a training doesn't have to be a difficult task. Add to your Individual Development Plan that you want to attend this training. Download our Approval Toolkit to get the conversation going (includes pre-filled SF-182, NLTP flyer, and sample justification letter)!.
To get the most for your money, become a 2021 FAPAC NLTP Sponsor. Download the 2021 Sponsorship & Exhibitor Package for full details or see Exhibitor Information to prepare for the Exhibition Hall and Career Fair. Deadline to register as an Exhibitor is April 15, 2021! Contact Sponsorship Chair at sponsorship@fapac.org to become a Sponsor today!
When you register for the full program, you can attend all of the plenary sessions, workshops, and events in the agenda including: Opening Ceremony, Uniformed Services Awards Ceremony, and Civilian Awards Ceremony.
The cost for FAPAC members is $295 and for non-members is $495. The cost for exhibitors is $700. All levels of sponsors include an exhibitor's booth. Students and Veterans can attend the free Student and Veterans programs on their respective days.
Click here to register
Registration will close on May 21, 2021. Registrants that have made full payment will receive additional information and link to access the 2021 NLTP. If you have any questions or issues, please email registration@fapac.org
Check back for a list of organizations that will participate in the Virtual Exhibition or register as an Exhibitor!
There are four different levels of membership. To become a member, contacthttps://fapac.org/joinmembership
  • Regular Membership (Current Government Employee) - $36.00 (USD)
    Subscription period: 1 year
    No automatically recurring payments
    Current government employee
  • Lifetime Regular Membership (Current Government Employee) - $300.00 (USD)
    Subscription period: Unlimited
    Current government employee
  • Associate Membership (Retirees & Non Government) - $24.00 (USD)
    Subscription period: 1 year
    No automatically recurring payments
    Non government employee or retired government employee
  • Lifetime Associate Membership (Retirees & Non Government) - $150.00 (USD)
    Subscription period: Unlimited
    Non government employee or retired government employee
Join us as a speaker, volunteer, sponsor, or exhibitor!
  • VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are a critical part of the NLTP's success! Sign-up online to select the team and day you would like to volunteer.
  • SPONSOR: Become a sponsor! Download the Sponsorship Package. Visit the Sponsorship page for full details and benefits!
  • EXHIBITOR: Showcase your agency and recruit the best talent during our Career Fair & Exhibitor hall.
Contact Conference Chair at nltp@fapac.org.