Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) promotes, expands, and supports Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in government by holding leadership workshops, senior executive service (SES) development programs, and one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions. Learn more about us - Link. CFC #45979


2019-2020 White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP) announcement, which has an application is extended until Thursday, April 25.

The WHLDP focuses on strengthening the next generation of leaders, including building a pipeline of talented career GS-15s who aspire to the Senior Executive Service (SES). The program develops cross-agency management skills and provides experience in implementing mission-critical programs (including Cross-Agency Priority Goals) across organizations. 

USDA will send 2-4 nominees for consideration to be included in the program.  All candidates are expected to be high-performing employees (with annual ratings of exceeds expectations or higher) with demonstrated commitment to public service. Candidates must also have an interest in stepping outside their current function to develop an enterprise viewpoint of government and a willingness to take on a variety of roles and types of work to further the mission of the rotation assignments.  For more details about the program, see the attachments.  Candidates selected for the program spend 1 year outside of USDA in a leadership assignment, starting October 1st.

The nomination materials for GS-15 candidates are due to Karlease Kelly ( by Thursday, April 25.  

Link to Guide and Application Form



The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand and support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leadership in Government. In accordance with AAGEN’s mission, the scholarship program has been designed for students in their continuing education to better prepare themselves for positions of leadership and trust in the Federal, State and Local governments.

Two (2) scholarships for $1,500.00 and two (2) scholarships for $1,000 will be awarded in 2019. The AAGEN scholarship is a one-time award; former AAGEN scholarship winners are not eligible.

The applications for the scholarship will be accepted until April, 2019.

For more information about the AAGEN Scholarship program and how to apply.

Click Here: Scholarship Program

Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events

Disclaimer: As a tax-exempt nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, AAGEN dutifully complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Moreover, It is, and has been, AAGEN’s practice to remind its members, officers and members of the Board of Directors, to abide by all laws and regulations that apply to government employees’ participation in outside activities, including but not limited to, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, Final Regulation Issued by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Codified in 5 C.F.R. Part 2635, As amended at 81 FR 81641 (effective January 1, 2017). Where appropriate and/or necessary (for example, where a rule or regulation is unclear or ambiguous as to its applicability to a given set of facts), AAGEN encourages its members, officers and directors to seek advice from their agency’s Ethics Adviser/Counsel, especially in cases of first impression.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, the officers and members of the Board of Directors of AAGEN serve in their personal, unofficial capacity. The inclusion of their official title and position within their respective government agencies on AAGEN’s website and in AAGEN’s digital and print materials (including but not limited to, informational materials, promotional materials, press releases, media advisories, programs, and agendas,) is strictly for identification purposes only, and should not, in any manner, be construed to imply that the relevant agency or the government sanctions or endorses their personal activities related to AAGEN.

Copyright 2019 by AAGEN Privacy Statement

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software