Thursday, February 3, 2011

EDI Leadership Together

NAAAP Board members, Gil Gido, David Eam, Hang Pin Chen, Vivian Hauer and Ke (Clair) Ding participated in Executive Development Institute’s (EDI) 2nd Annual Leadership Together Conference on January 22, 2011. Richard Velazquez, the Co-Founder of NSHMBA and the Sr. Global Product Manager for Xbox delivered an excellent speech on how to lead team through innovation and creativity. Other presenters included Lillian Tsai on “Interpersonal Communications”, John Chen on “12 Fixes for Team Fails” and Misha Mercer on “Team Innovation”. The event was put together by the planning committee at EDI. Joyce Zhou and Starr McDnald were members of the planning committee.

Joyce Zhou of ACRS said, “As part of the planning committee, I was very excited to see the great turnout. The conference successfully served its purpose of developing diverse leaders by bringing together professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and companies to learn team building and communications skills, while fostering innovation. I’ve received many positive comments afterwards and would love to see this conference happen again next year.

Starr McDonald of EDI added, “I thought the event was stellar and exceeded its objectives in collaborating, networking and skill building. It is a privilege for EDI to align with other professional organizations that share a common mission and learn, live and grow together.”

NAAAP-Seattle is proud to be a sponsor of Executive Development Institute which is committed to train leaders in Asian Pacific & Hispanic communities. If you are interested in any of the EDI programs, complete an application at


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