Inaugural NAAAP Boston’s Leadership Forum To Be Held on September 10

By NAAAP Boston

You’re invited to celebrate National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Boston’s First Annual Leadership Forum, hosted by the Corporate Relations Committee, on September 10, 2012. The Leadership Forum is an open event that provides an opportunity for all NAAAP Boston corporate sponsors and partners to connect with 425+ active members and the Asian American Community. A Panel Presentation will be held to address key topics that matters to Asian American professionals and an Informational Fair will allow our corporate sponsors and partnersshare information and opportunities. It’s a night where a talented diverse group of professionals and corporate partners come together to network, share, and learn.

Date: Monday, September 10, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Hilton Back Bay – 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA

The NAAAP is a non-profit, all-volunteer, Asian American professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through professional development, community service, and social events. NAAAP Boston is the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in Greater Boston and the largest chapter in North America. Join us as “We Make Leaders!”

Join Us for the Informational Fair

We are also happy to present an Informational Fair, which will allow our corporate sponsors and partners to meet and share information with over 425 members and the Boston Asian American Community. If your company would be interested in presenting at the Informational Fair, please email [email protected] and let our Corporate Relations Directors Eric Lam and Roger Tam know who we can contact to provide additional details.

Join Us for the Panel Presentation

For the 2012 inauguration of NAAAP Boston’s Leadership Forum, we have developed a motivating and enlightening theme for the panel discussion: “Mirroring Our Blind Spots: Actions to Share Your Career.” With senior executives from leading companies serving on the panel, the objective is to inspire you towards becoming better leaders through the reflection of the critical turning points in his or her own professional careers. By realizing and understanding one’s own blind spots, it can help maximize one’s leadership potential and capability.

“Mirroring Our Blind Spots: Actions to Shape Your Career”

Do you know that overusing your key strength can also be your weakness? Are you aware of how you are being perceived by others? This weakness or perception might have played a factor in delaying or meeting your professional goals.

A blind spot can be an unfavorable perception, weakness, or even a key strength. While reflecting upon our professional career, we might become self-aware of our own blind spots that have triggered us to take actions to shape our careers and meet our professional goals. Attend this insightful presentation to learn practical and achievable steps from our successful panelists on how they have become self-aware of their
own blind spots, and ultimately overcoming the barriers to unlock their full leadership potential.

Sample Panel Questions
1. What is an unexpected event that occurred in your professional life that made you realize a “blind spot” – an unfavorable perception, weakness, or even a key strength that was holding you back in achieving your professional goals?

2. At that critical turning point or event, what action did you take, either strategically planned or possibly spontaneous, that helped you overcome this blind spot to achieve your professional goals?

3. How did this action and personal leadership development help shape your career and lead you to your current success?

Share Your Experiences as a Panelist

We are looking for senior executives who would like to share their own personal stories about the critical turning points in their professional careers and provide advices on how they have realized and overcome their own blind spots to meet their professional goals. We welcome both those with traditional and unconventional career paths as well as those from a variety of different fields and industries.

If you are interested in becoming a Panelist, please contact our Corporate Relations Directors Eric Lam and Roger Tam at [email protected] by August 10th. Please provide a short biography (125 words) with a photo as well as a company description (100 words) with your company logo.

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