2014 FAPAC Challenge Teams – Deadline Extended: Aug 15

Gain valuable skills, serve the APA community and your agency through… 


Apply now! – DEADLINE EXTENDED: 8/15/14

Are you a federal employee who wants to be a better leader, communicate more effectively, manage projects, and work with a high-performing team to address significant and complex issues? Then apply now to the Challenge Team Program, sponsored by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), with participation from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

First launched at the White House Initiative Federal Employee Conference on Friday, July 12, 2013, the FAPAC Challenge Teams is an innovative new project-oriented, experiential training-based program targeted at developing skills for emerging federal employee leaders while working to solve the dilemmas facing the federal government when addressing the needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) federal employees and communities.


An Innovative Project-oriented Training Program

This cost-neutral program gives federal employees, especially those at the GS-9 to GS-14 levels, opportunities to work on significant and challenging projects, without having to leave their agencies on detail assignments or temporary duties.

Working in virtual teams of 4 to 6 members, participants will examine the complex challenges facing the federal government in addressing the needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, particularly in capacity building, language access, data disaggregation, and workforce diversity.  In the process of working with others to develop solutions, participants will learn how to effectively collaborate and communicate within a diverse team, develop strategies, and manage projects.
Desire, Commitment, and Perseverance
Participants will commit to completing a set of virtual training classes and working between 10 to 20 hours per month for 6 months on their projects.

Apply To The Program

Federal employees from across the country can apply at www.fapac.org/challengeteams. We accept applications from July 25 to August 15, 2014.

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