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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the premier organization representing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments, is proud to announce the theme for the observance of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2022: "Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration". This year's theme is a continuation of the "Advancing Leaders" theme series which began in 2021. In 2022, " Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration" further highlights FAPAC’s efforts in advancing leaders in the Federal and DC governments.  

APAHM 2022 wave design with lotus flowers

Collaboration involves two or more individuals, groups or organizations actively working together to accomplish a task or achieve a goal. Collaboration at its core requires leadership. Collaboration improves team dynamics, enhances problem-solving leading to increased innovation, process efficiency, improved communication, and ultimately overall success. 

Collaboration in making decisions and supporting and advancing leaders is essential to developing and retaining key talent at the leadership level. It also allows for cultivating a sense of unity while setting and maintaining a set of core values and goals for leadership. Embracing collaboration to advance the most promising individuals to leadership positions also demonstrates to all that they too should embrace collaboration.

Organizations that are led by leaders who have been supported and advanced through collaboration foster transparency. This transparency allows for a culture of openness and trust, which further fosters diversity and inclusion, a variety of opinions and a robust discussion of ideas and approaches, which are all the foundational traits of a thriving organization that is at the forefront of leading change.