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1 FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL 24 TH NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE Hyatt Regency Houston May 11-15, 2009

2 Background… FAPAC founded in th Annual Leadership Training Conference –Professional Training –Workshops and Plenary Sessions –Executive Mentoring Sessions –Share Accomplishments / Stories –Networking Diverse Workforce Federal Career Opportunities Effective Leader / Leadership Roles Leadership to meet the challenges of a changing world.

3 Workshops… A1. Career Changing Strategy – Doris Brown, Avue Technologies A2. Executive Leadership in a Changing Environment - Lawrence Self, NIH A3. Profiting from Uncertainty: Using Scenario Planning – Dr. John Austin, Decision Strategies Int’l A4. A Leader’s Greatest Gift – TLCs: Inspiring Trust, Laughter and Creative Collaboration – Mark Gorkin B1. How to Effectively Address Executive Core Qualifications for Senior Executive Positions – John Kusano USDA B2. Critical Thinking and Decision Making - John Robinson, State Dept. B3. UNRAVELing the 3 Cs – Dr. Julia So, So Garcia Assoc. B4. Leadership 2.0 : Meeting the Challenges of a Flat World - Grace Rodriguez, AYN Brand & Marc Nathan, Houston Technology Center M1. Rising Leaders 1 – Moderator Lorna Mae Devereux, US Navy M2. Rising Leaders 2 – Young Leaders in the Changing World – Sunita Williams, NASA Astronaut M3. Current Issues in the Pacific Islander Community – Lourdes Barrett, National Conference of State Societies C1. Careers in the US National Intelligence Community- Kenneth Sinz, CIA & Simon Wong, NSA C2. Confidently Speaking: Powerful Speaking for Leaders – T Calgani, Miller & Calgani C3. Effective KSA Writing- Freddy Cormier, Neva Jo Schreier & Dorothy Choice IRS C4. Health Care Perspectives - Model for the APA Executives - Thakor G. Patel, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences D1. Cool Careers for Young Professionals – Speaker TBD, FAA; Gustavo Limon, NOAA; Tammie Wright & Janelle Holt, NASA & Eduard Umbricht, IRS D2. Build Your Personal Brand: Marketing & Managing You – Linda Akutagawa Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) D3. Effective Interviewing Techniques - Freddy Cormier, Neva Jo Schreier & Dorothy Choice, IRS D4. Cyber Security and PII (Personally Identifiable Information) – Hun Kim & Kathleen Walters, IRS

4 Workshops… E1. A Progress Report on Fair and Equitable Treatment in the Federal Government - Dr. Cynthia Ferentinos, US Merit System Protection Board E2. Be a Leader Wherever You Are - Working in Formal and Informal Teams - Carol Shelton & Joon Park, USDA E3. Executive Mentoring – Sr. Executives and Managers from Various Agencies E4. Everything and Anything You Ever Wanted to Know About the EEO Process - Helen Hagin, DOT F1. How to Prepare for an Executive Interview - Dr. Patricia T. Taylor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence F2. Effective Behaviors and Developing Influence over People – TBD, USDA F3. Creating a Professional Image – TBD, Dale Carnegie F4. Reasonable Accommodation Required – Mona F. Read, EEOC G1. Impact of the Stimulus Package – Joel Szabat, Assistant Secretary of Transportation Policy, DOT G2. Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief, and Impact on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Populations – Claudia Gordon, DHS & Dr. Meenakshi (Mini) Nagendran, FWS/DoI G3. Opportunities in Federal Procurement for Small Businesses – Gerardo Franco, USDOT, Charles Williams, NASA and Joe Ware, USDA G4. Investment Strategies in an Economic Turmoil - Stephen Tse, Merrill Lynch; Michael Mara, Valley Forge; Gene Rankin, Transamerica Capital & Kyle R Schuenemann, MFS Investment Management G5. Supplemental Perspectives on Dietary Supplements: Temptations or Forbidden Fruit? - Dr. Vaiyapuri Subramaniam, Department of Veterans Affairs G6. Navigating the Federal Procurement for Small Businesses – Gerardo Franco, USDOT

5 Executive Coaching… Most popular part of the conference Number of executive coaches have increased every year –Federal Senior Manager Small Groups (1 Coach, 3 Summit Participants) –Executive Core Qualifications –Leadership –Take Risks –Work Topics

6 Takeaways… Aware of individual strengths / weaknesses and skills required for even greater success Understanding Asian Culture vs. Western Society Leadership can be learned / practiced and is a key There are many opportunities even in this hard economic times Empower federal employees to attend other diversity seminars Provide local seminars and leadership training to benefit those who were not able to attend. –FAPAC Southwest has been providing one day mini-leadership seminars in San Diego area in the last three years. –Next FAPAC Southwest mini-leadership seminar is tentatively scheduled in August 2009.

7 Questions… "The best leaders are clear. They continually light the way, and in the process, let each person know that what they do makes a difference. The best test as a leader is: do those served grow as persons; do they become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become leaders?” Management Theorist Robert Greenleaf

8 Back-up Presentation Leadership to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World

9 Introduction The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) was founded in 1985.Federal Asian Pacific American Council The South West Chapter (FAPAC SW) located in sunny San Diego, southern California was officially recognized 18 March 2006.South West Chapter FAPAC and all its chapters are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC is organized exclusively for educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The primary purpose of FAPAC Southwest is to serve as an interagency association within the Southwest United States, providing a focus for over thirty ethnically distinct groups originating from Asian and Pacific regions as recognized by the United States Bureau of the Census. Our membership spans as far away as Japan, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Guam and Korea. We are the first such chapter in Southern California.

10 What has changed “Leadership” Information explosion Globalization Unprecedented fewer resources Flattening organizations Greater customer demand More competition The New Workforce Skills gaps in certain occupations A huge economic downturn

11 What’s Different? Leaders must place more emphasis on: –Team building & partnerships –Customer service –Risk taking –Bottom line results

12 New Leadership Paradigm SUPPORT InspireMotivate

13 Leading Change Those who effectively lead change in their organizations –Keep up on the state of the art – Continual Learning –Design & carry out new programs & processes – Creativity & Innovation –Know about trends that impact on the organization – External Awareness –Adjust rapidly to new situations - Flexibility

14 Leading Change (cont.) –Recover quickly from setbacks - Resilience –Are committed to public service – Service Motivation –Formulate effective strategies to achieve goals – Strategic Thinking –Take a long-term and effective alternative view to achieve organizational mission and promote organizational survival - Vision

15 Leading People Those who effectively lead people: –Prevent, resolve and minimize effects of detrimental conflicts – Conflict Management –Build & manage diversity – Leveraging Diversity –Maintain high ethical standards – Integrity & Honesty –Foster cooperative working relationship – Team Building

16 Results Driven Those who effectively achieve bottom line results in their organizations: –Ensure products & services are timely & within budget – Accountability –Anticipate and meet client needs – Customer Service –Make sound, timely, well-informed decisions - Decisiveness

17 Results Driven (cont.) –Take risks in developing and marketing new products and services – Entrepreneurship –Provide sound solutions to individual and organizational problems – Problem Solving –Understand and apply procedures, requirements, regulations and policies to specialized expertise – Technical Credibility

18 Business Acumen Those who effectively administer resources: –Ensure appropriate funding levels through broad understanding of financial & marketing principles – Financial Management –Hire, develop, use, evaluate, reward, and take corrective action on staff – HR Management –Integrate technology into the workplace & improve program effectiveness – Technology Management

19 Building Coalitions/Communication Those who effectively build coalitions & other communication links in their organization: –Gain cooperation from others – Influencing & Negotiating –Respond appropriately to needs, feelings and capabilities of different people – Interpersonal Skills –Facilitate open exchange of ideas – Oral Communication

20 Building Coalitions/Communication (cont.) –Develop networks and build alliances to achieve mission – Partnering –Know internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization – Political Savvy –Express facts and ideas in a clear and convincing manner in writing – Written Communication

21 Team Building Customer Service Technical Credibility Accountability Decisiveness Influencing/Negotiating Technology Management Financial Management Creativity & Innovation Partnering Political Savvy External Awareness Vision Strategic Thinking Entrepreneurship Integrity/HonestyResilienceFlexibility Core Leadership Interpersonal SkillsOral CommunicationProblem Solving Competencies Continual Learning Written Communication Team Leader Project Manager Supervisor Manager Executive Human Capital Management Leveraging Diversity Conflict Management Public Service Motivation Developing Others Managing Projects Managing People Managing Programs Managing Self The Leadership Journey: Focusing Your Learning For Career and Organizational Success Leading Organizations


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