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1 APAEA USDA Forest Service Asian Pacific American Employee Association All Members Meeting April 14, 2014 APAEA.org apaea@fs.fed.us

2 Webinar Procedures Session will be recorded & slides posted online Session will be recorded & slides posted online Please mute your phone Please mute your phone Please do not put your phone on hold Please do not put your phone on hold Throughout presentation Throughout presentation Use Q & A tab to type questions, use early and often Use Q & A tab to type questions, use early and often Use Feedback to Presenter dialog box to provide comments to presenter Use Feedback to Presenter dialog box to provide comments to presenter Q & A at the end Q & A at the end Use F5 key to toggle between full & normal screen views Use F5 key to toggle between full & normal screen views APAEA.org

3 Purpose of Meeting Introduce Executive Committee & Members. Learn about current efforts on Diversity and Inclusion in the Forest Service from APAEA Executive Leadership Advisor, Leslie Weldon, Deputy Chief, National Forest System. Share information on projects and seek volunteers. Discuss member survey results. Provide an opportunity for member sharing, community building, and networking. APAEA.org

4 Executive Committee Liz Berger, Chair (WO) Chinling Chen (R5) Wes Wong (R6) Sharon Yeh (R6) Robin Gyorgyfalvy (R6, R5 – Detail) Annette Delos-Santos (R5)

5 APAEA Mission Promote Asian Pacific Islander employee career development, leadership, talent management, and retention in the FS; Promote Asian Pacific Islander employee career development, leadership, talent management, and retention in the FS; Enhance the FSs cultural and intergenerational competency in serving its employees and diverse public; Enhance the FSs cultural and intergenerational competency in serving its employees and diverse public; Provide a forum for those interested in Asian/Pacific Islander issues and opportunities to network, mentor, share common ground, seek solutions, and cultivate a sense of community. Provide a forum for those interested in Asian/Pacific Islander issues and opportunities to network, mentor, share common ground, seek solutions, and cultivate a sense of community. APAEA.org

6 APAEA History 1993: Formally established via Proclamation of Partnership, signed by Chief, Dale F. Robertson. 1993: Formally established via Proclamation of Partnership, signed by Chief, Dale F. Robertson. 1990s: Members launch ideas into achievements: UC Davis recruitment initiative, West Coast APA Community Outreach Program, APAEA Employee Directory. 1990s: Members launch ideas into achievements: UC Davis recruitment initiative, West Coast APA Community Outreach Program, APAEA Employee Directory. 2000s: Membership network grows. APAEA champions career advancement of APA leaders. Partnerships develop (Wing Luke Asian Museum). 2000s: Membership network grows. APAEA champions career advancement of APA leaders. Partnerships develop (Wing Luke Asian Museum). 2011-Today: APAEA recharters and becomes a USDA recognized Employee Resource Group. Founding APAEA leaders transition to new leaders. 2011-Today: APAEA recharters and becomes a USDA recognized Employee Resource Group. Founding APAEA leaders transition to new leaders. APAEA.org

7 Diversity & Inclusion Leslie Weldon APAEA Executive Leadership Advisor Deputy Chief, National Forest System Deputy Chief, National Forest System APAEA.org

8 Projects FAPAC (Federal Asian Pacific American Council) - National Leadership Training. May 5-9 th, 2014. Charlotte, NC. FAPAC (Federal Asian Pacific American Council) - National Leadership Training. May 5-9 th, 2014. Charlotte, NC. APA Heritage Partnership in R5 and R4. APA Heritage Partnership in R5 and R4. OCA (Asian Pacific American Advocates) - National Convention. Aug. 7-10 th, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. OCA (Asian Pacific American Advocates) - National Convention. Aug. 7-10 th, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. Employee Development Webinars – Resume Writing and Interview Skills. Employee Development Webinars – Resume Writing and Interview Skills. APAEA website (apaea.org) and other web communication tools. APAEA website (apaea.org) and other web communication tools.apaea.org Working Group Working Group Partnership Resources List Partnership Resources List APAEA.org

9 fapac.orgFAPAC National Leadership Training May 5-9, 2014 Charlotte, NC

10 APAEA.org

11 Land of Our Ancestors Preserving Asian Pacific American Heritage Dean Yoshina PSW Deputy Director, Recreation, Heritage, and Wilderness dyoshina@fs.fed.us

12 APAEA.org OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates National Convention August 7-10, 2014 Los Angeles ocanational.org

13 APAEA.org

14 Employee Development Webinars APAEA.org

15 Working Group

16 APAEA.org https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-chief-apaea/SitePages/Home.aspx

17 Survey Results More action and visibility on the ground through positive messages. More action and visibility on the ground through positive messages. Continued information about recruitment efforts and opportunities. Continued information about recruitment efforts and opportunities. It just seems its hard to get people engaged. Including myself. Trying to get more than just a few people engaged is something that I would like to see. It just seems its hard to get people engaged. Including myself. Trying to get more than just a few people engaged is something that I would like to see. Continue to connect with Asian Pacific Americans as individuals and as a community. Improving diversity and roadblocks in the Forest Service. Continue to connect with Asian Pacific Americans as individuals and as a community. Improving diversity and roadblocks in the Forest Service. APAEA.org

18 Win VideoChat Lunch Ed Gee Retired Forest Service Former Woody Biomass Utilization Team Leader Leslie Weldon APAEA Executive Leadership Advisor Deputy Chief, NFS

19 Member Community Member Introductions Member Introductions Ideas, Concerns, Comments Ideas, Concerns, Comments Community Building Community Building Networking Networking Other? Other? APAEA.org

20 How to Get Involved APAEA.org – Browse & share resources, forum, news APAEA.org – Browse & share resources, forum, news APAEA.org Join the Working Group (google group) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/apaeaworking-group Join the Working Group (google group) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/apaeaworking-groupWorking Group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/apaeaworking-groupWorking Group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/apaeaworking-group Volunteer to help with one of our projects Volunteer to help with one of our projects Lead a new project Lead a new project apaea@fs.fed.us apaea@fs.fed.us apaea@fs.fed.us APAEA.org

21 APAEA USDA Forest Service Asian Pacific American Employee Association All Members Meeting April 14, 2014 APAEA.org apaea@fs.fed.us


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