The National Leadership Academy (NLA) is NAAAP’s mid-year leadership training program that starts on Friday, utilizing the second day of the ERG Leadership Symposium and a NAAAP Congress on Sunday, March 11. Attendees represent chapters throughout the US, Canada, and China.

Friday, March 9

 

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration / Networking
9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome / Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:00 AM Thought Leadership:
Disrupting the Landscape through ERGs
10:00 – 10:45 AM Opening Keynote: ERGs & Innovation
11:00 – 12:00 PM Executive Leaders Panel:
From Startup to Sustainability – How to Create Lasting Impact
12:00 – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Diversity Leaders Panel
2:00 – 2:20 PM Break
2:30 – 3:30 PM ERG Leaders Panel:
Best Practices
3:30 – 3:50 PM Break
4:00 – 5:00 PM Roundtable Discussion:
Goalsetting for ERGs
6:00 – 9:00 PM Celebrating InnovAsian
Keynote:  Honorable Ro Khanna, U.S. Representative, CA Congressional District 17Entertainment:
San Jose Taiko and more

Saturday, March 10

8:00 – 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
8:30 – 9:30 AM Fireside Chat:
Non-traditional Career Paths/Creatives
9:45 – 11:45 AM Venture Capital Panel & Pitch Competition
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM State of the Union:
Asian American Professionals
2:15 – 3:15 PM Global Leadership Topic
3:30 – 3:40 PM Personal Branding Workshop
4:30 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 – 6:00 PM Wine Reception by Hayes Mansion

Sunday, March 11

9:00 – 9:30 AM Self-Serve Small Business Meetings
9:30 – 10:15 AM Chapter Signature Programs Breakout
Chapter IT Bootcamp Breakout
10:15 – 11:00 AM Marketing and communication tools Breakout
The Value Proposition of Membership vs. Sponsorship Breakout
11:00 – 12:00 PM Presidents Council & Chapter Excellence Awards Presentation
12:00 – 2:00 PM Guided San Jose Experience & Dim Sum