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Cordially Invites you to our

2017 AAGEN Membership Appreciation Dinner

With our Senior Board Advisors

AAGEN leaders and supporters


December 7, 2017

6:30PM to 9:30PM


Online Registration Open until 5 December 2017

Free for current Members –Must register online

$35.00 Non-Members & Guests

$45.00 Late Registration and Walk-in

Members, please log in first before clicking the register button.  If you experience any issues, please contact programs@aagen.org.


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Senior Executive Service (SES) Development Class

for 2018-2019

Applications are being accepted for AAGEN’s SES Development Program (SES DP) now through December 18, 2017.  This career enhancing opportunity is available to aspiring government or non-government executive professionals with at least one year (GS-15 equivalent level or higher) or five years (GS-14 equivalent) of supervisory experience.  Current federal government employees and professionals from outside the federal government may apply.  A limited number of openings are available for this class.  

More information is available at SES Development Program

Apply Here

Asian American Government Employees Network President Comments on the Passing of   Hawaiian Congressman Mark Takai

President of AAGEN Tin Cao expressed his sadness on behalf of the members of the Asian American Government Employees Network upon the passing of Hawaiian Congressman Mark Takai (D). Cao stated that "Congressman Takai was a good friend of the Asian community.  One of the Congressman's first appearances was at AAGEN's Annual Leadership Workshop and Banquet last year.  He spoke to the audience proudly regarding his new political career as a member of Congress. "During Takai's campaign in Hawaii, he was aware of the importance of touching bases with his supporters many of whom were government workers.  AAGEN was excited to have Congressman Takai as the guest speaker as it was his inaugural speech to the Asian community.

Takai served in the Hawaii Army National Guard as a commissioned First Lieutenant as well as other positions such as the Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Base Officer.  He was proud of his Meritorious Service Medal from the United States Army in 2009, the Distinguished Service Medal from the National Guard Association of the United States in 2011 and the Hawaii Distinguished Service Order in 2012.  In the Congress, Takai served on the Committee on Armed Services and on the Committee on Small Business.  Both House Committees are important to Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.  As a freshman Congressman, it is important to get appointed to committees that would help your Congressional District.  In this situation, he did more than that.

When Takai was diagnosed with a small tumor on his pancreas, he announced in May of this year that he would not seek re-election but would serve out his term.  He passed away before serving out the remaining eight months of his term.  He was at home in Hawaii during a Congressional recess and passed away with his family nearby.

Cao stated, "AAGEN has lost a good friend, who understood the importance of staying in touch with members of the community he represented both in Hawaii and on the Mainland."


AAGEN's SES Development Program is featured in the latest blog post on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders site: Building a Federal Workforce that Reflects a Changing America.

December 3, 2014 marked the five-year anniversary of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Read their accomplishments here: Celebrating Five Years: Opening the Government’s Doors to the AAPI Community.

Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management releases bulletinrecognizing two graduates of AAGEN's SES Development Program.

Current Events

10/30/2017 12:00 AM • Various training venues in Washington DC Metro area

AAGEN 2016 Workshop Sponsors & Partners

AAGEN offers our deep thanks to our workshop sponsors and partners.

Their support enables AAGEN to provide high quality executive training to federal employees and provide scholarships to students interested in public service. Their partnership with us also enables AAGEN to develop quality year-long executive development programs for future leaders who will deliver high quality service to the American public.


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