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, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration / Networking
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome / Opening Remarks
Marynka Rojas
NAAAP San Jose President,
 Cyndy Yu-Robinson
NAAAP National Executive Director
9:15 – 9:25 AM ERG Leadership Symposium / National Leadership Academy Overview
Farzana Nayani
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist & Intercultural Trainer
NAAAP National Director of ERG Relations
9:25 – 9:45 AM Thought Leadership. “Disrupting the Landscape through ERGs”
9:45 – 10:15 AM Structured Networking Exercise
National Leadership Academy Team Members
10:15 – 11:00 AM Opening Keynote. “Startup to Sustainability – How to Create Lasting Impact” 
Ryan Patel
Global Business Executive and CNN Contributor
11:00 – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:15  PM Fireside Chat. “ERGs & Innovation: an Executive Perspective”
Erby L. Foster
Former Chief Diversity Officer, The Clorox Company
 Moderator: Farzana Nayani
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist & Intercultural Trainer
NAAAP National Director of ERG Relations
12:15 – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Corporate Leaders Panel.  “Leading with Diversity: Lessons on Driving Impact through ERGs”
Matt Ogawa
Director of Human Resources, Facebook
Sharmeen Fazal Lalani
Senior Channel Marketing Manager, Western Digital
Alif Khalfan
Vice President of Product Management and Revenue, Disney Consumer Products & Interactive, The Walt Disney Company
Jarvis Sam,
Manager, Global Diversity Initiatives at Snap Inc.
Moderator: Lisa Strack
Inclusion & HR Professional, ERG Program Specialist, NAAAP National
2:00 – 2:20 PM Break
2:20 – 2:30 PM Get Involved!  ERG Virtual Training Program
Daisy Kim, NAAAP National Program Manager
2:30 – 3:30 PM ERG Leaders Panel. “Best Practices: Managing Change & Maintaining Momentum”
Jenny Kan
President of Asian ERG
Energy Policy Strategist, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Carlos Dela Fuente
Co-Founder, Cisco Asian Affinity Network (CAAN)
Sr. Business Operations Manager
Team Collaboration Group – Cisco Spark
Lorrie Ma
Asian Employers at eBay (AE²)
Senior Counsel, Privacy Operations at eBay
Moderator:  Jimmy Hua
Founder and Co-Chair, Asiapacforce at Salesforce
Lead Software Engineer at Salesforce
3:30 – 3:50 PM Break
4:00 – 5:00 PM Roundtable Discussion: “Strategic Goal Setting for ERGs”
*Choice of 2 Tracks: 1) New and Emerging ERGs and 2) Established ERGs
5:00 – 5:15 PM Closing Remarks
Lisa Strack and Farzana Nayani, NAAAP National ERG Team
6:00 – 9:00 PM Opening Reception: Celebrating InnovASIAN
Ryan Patel and other Special Guests at Reception
Entertainment: San Jose Taiko & more

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

 

8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration/Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
Marynka Rojas, NAAAP San Jose Chapter President
Jesse Nandhavan, NAAAP Chief Chapter Relations Officer
9:00 – 9:30 AM State of the Union. “Asian American Professionals: the Invisible Majority”
Farzana Nayani
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist & Intercultural Trainer
NAAAP National Director of ERG Relations
9:30 – 9:50 AM Networking Mixer
National Leadership Academy Team Members
9:50 – 10:00 AM Sneak Peek! NAAAP ERG Virtual Training Program
Daisy Kim, NAAAP National Program Manager
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM “InnovASIAN Incubator”: Venture Capital Panel & Ideas Pitch Competition
Jesse Nandhavan
NAAAP Chief Chapter Relations Officer
Esther Lee Cruz
Product Marketing Manager, LinkedIn
Crystal Huang
Principal, GGV Capital
Norman Liang
Vice President, WI Harper
12:00 – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Fireside Chat. “Industry Pioneers: Paving the Way”
Larry Wong
Award-Winning Photographer & Filmmaker
Heidi Yu
CEO, Boostinsider
Crystal Lee
Co-founder of LifeSite, Miss California 2013
Moderator: Jesse Nandhavan
NAAAP Chief Chapter Relations Officer
2:00 – 2:30 PM Networking Break
2:30 – 3:30 PM Skill Building Workshop. “Branding You! Commanding How You Show Up At Work”
Stacey A. Gordon,
CEO, Rework Work
3:30 – 4:00 PM Refreshment Break
4:00 – 4:40 PM Plenary Session. Crafting a Personal Vision for the Future 
Michael Gonzales
Director, Corporate Diversity and Inclusion, Hallmark
 4:40 – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks/Announcements
Lisa Strack
Inclusion & HR Professional, ERG Program Specialist, NAAAP National
5:00 – 6:00 PM Wine Reception by Hayes Mansion