Date(s) - 08/17/17 - 08/19/17
The Leadership Convention, ERG Summit, Recruitment Expo is a training conference designed for individuals interested in professional development, Employee Resource Groups (or Business Resource Groups), and issues affecting the Asian American community.
Our theme in 2017 is Reaching New Heights: Aspire and Inspire. NAAAP invites keynote speakers who inspire participants with their stories of struggle and triumphs. Concurrent breakout sessions (3 at a time) will focus on leadership skills including strategy and vision, managing change, and cross-cultural communication. Schedule at a Glance: The ERG Summit, arranged as a preview day, on Aug. 17. The Leadership Convention runs on Aug. 18 and 19 and culminates in the NAAAP100 and Inspire Awards Gala. A free Recruitment Expo will run Noon to 6:00 PM.
The Leadership Convention, ERG Summit, and Recruitment Expo is the largest event of the year organized by the National Association of Asian American Professionals. The Convention is a time to hear inspirational speakers, corporate practices in diversity and talent management, emerging topics, and best practices. The Convention is also a time to make new friends, renew old friendships, and recognize Asian leaders at every level – lifetime contributors, community unsung heroes, and NAAAP leaders.The ERG Summit as the opening day of the Convention, focuses on the establishment, growth, and impact of Employee Resource Groups and Business Resource Groups, collectively known as ERGs. ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that contribute to diversity, inclusion, and engagement of employees and contribute to members’ growth and company cohesion.Based on historical attendance and support, we anticipate more than 30 sponsors and 450 attendees for the 2017 Convention. Most of the sponsors will have exhibits in our Recruitment Expo to share their vision for diversity and leadership in the workplace and to recruit top Asian professional talent.