KAYA’s Summer Internship Program (KSIP) Leadership Training strives to connect summer interns, professional and elected officials on topic discussions, skillset trainings, and mentorship roundtables vital to the development of young Filipino American leadership through a two-day training session at OCA National Headquarters – 1322 18th Street NW.
To pay online, please visit http://tinyurl.com/y5yyuz7 wtih payments made to firstname.lastname@example.org
_$10 online before July 10
_$13 online before July 17
_$15 on-site registration
Breakfast, lunch, & merienda/snacks will be provided.
KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress (KAYA) administers the only summer educational and leadership development workshop series in Washington DC, focused specifically on the Filipino American community and its role in public policy and government. The Summer Internship Program (KSIP) Leadership Summit is a free event intended to supplement a Washington, DC internship experience. Through a series of informal workshop and skills building sessions, student participants work with each other, KAYA staff and policy professionals to learn the skills necessary for leadership. Sessions focus on the development of issue knowledge, career exploration, and skill building.
*** This event is open to the public but with a special focus on students and/or recent graduates. While all our speakers are Filipino American, the event is open to all. ***
DRAFT AGENDA – Speaker list in formation:
9:00am | WELCOME – Iryll Robbins-Umel, Kaya-DC
9:30am | OPENING KEYNOTE – Hon. Valerie Santos, DC Deputy Mayor of Planning & Economic Development
10:00am | LEGISLATIVE BRANCH – Lelaine Bigelow (Office of Rep. Judy Chu), Mario Bonifacio (Office of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick), Charles Dujon (Office of Rep. Jesse L. Jackson), & Jennifer Javier (formerly Office of Rep. Henry Waxman) (Moderated by Melvin Tabilas, formerly Office of Rep. Neil Abercrombie)
11:00am | FILIPINO VETERANS EQUITY – Ben de Guzman (National Alliance for Filipino Veterans Equity), Gen. Antonio Taguba (USA-Retired), & Jian Zapata (House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs) (Moderated by April Siruno, Migration Policy Institute)
12:00pm | BREAK
12:45pm | LOCAL POLICY – Angela Lagdameo (Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives), Mat McCollough (DC Office of Disability Rights), & Delegate Kris Valderrama (D-MD-26) (Moderated by Naomi Tacuyan Underwood, APIA Vote)
1:45pm | EXECUTIVE BRANCH – Lyle Canceko (US Department of Commerce), Synta Keeling (National Labor Relations Board), & Janis Reyes (Small Business Administration) (Moderated by Rose Holandez, US Department of Labor)
3:00pm | POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS – Charmaine Manansala, Joe Montano, & Victor Zapanta (Moderated by Rodney Salinas)
4:00pm | CLOSING KEYNOTE – Christina Lagdameo, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
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