The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) has partnered with AAFEA for a Pilot Federal Executive
Webinar Series. This webinar series is available to select DoD candidates seeking to advance their careers as members of of the Senior
DoD wishes to provide high quality Federal Executive level webinar training to GS-14s and GS-15s in the Department of Defense that will
prepare them to become qualified candidates for the Senior Executive Service through collaboration with the African American Federal
Executive Association. This pilot initiative will utilize technology to increase diversity among senior executive ranks. The Federal
Executive Webinar Series will address department-wide challenges related to training and travel that adversely impact minority's
matriculation into senior positions.
Addressing diverse issues through the Webinar Series will also develop pragmatic leaders who can make informed decisions on the increasingly
complex array of challenges facing the Federal Government agencies. The training and instruction received by webinar participants will not
only enhance leadership skills and networking opportunities at the organizational level, but will also serve as a foundation for a more
efficient Federal Government.
DoD expects this pilot initiative will provide guidance for an efficient way to enhance the pool of available senior level minority
applicants and improve minority presence in senior positions. This effort will also ensure minority feeder pools are equipped with
relevant leadership experiences and preparation. The project will be launched December 2013.
For more details regarding the program, including eligibility, application requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions,
please visit the Federal Executive Webinar webpage.
Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 AAFEA Training Workshop an incredible success!
This two-day event featured workshops and presentations that focused on the programs, policies, practices, and processes that
promote career-enhancing opportunities and the core subjects critical for becoming a member of the SES.
Stellar presentations and directives were provided by the Honorable Kweisi Mfume, former Congressman and former President/CEO, NAACP;
Clarence Johnson, Director for Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Defense; Dr. James C. Meng (SES), Department of the Navy,
AAGEN Vice Chair; and Veronica Villalobos (SES), Office of Personnel Management, Director - Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
AAFEA also wishes to acknowledge our our co-sponsor, the US Department of State Department of Civil Rights, who under the leadership of
Director John Robinson (SES) and Shireen Dodson (SES) help make this an outstanding event.
2013 AAFEA TRAINING WORKSHOP