Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's Next?

2011 NAAAP Seattle Board members: (l to r) Sherwin Tsao (Technology) Julie Pham (PR/Marketing) Claire Ding (Secretary) Michael Okimura (Professional Development) Amy Duong (Student Relations) and Hang Chen (National Rep.)
Seattle, Wa - As the NAAAP Seattle Board met for its mid-year retreat this past Sunday at Nikkei Concerns, a leading provider of health services in the Pacific Northwest, we stood in what's next? and a theme of revolutionary change giving us a platform for a day long discussion to take NAAAP Seattle to a higher level.

Our primary concern, which is not specific to our organization, was succession planning and retention. Since our board committments are two years in length and about fifty percent of our board will have their terms expiring this year, our challenge is to retain current board members through re-election and recruit new board members. As board members this challenge gives us an opportunity to set policies and structures for our current environment not to say the least of retaining and recruiting the leadership of NAAAP Seattle.

That said, we had a lively discussion with both positive and negative inputs from all board members. Overall, it gave us all the needed inspiration for what's to come. As we've learned, this is a process and every consideration needs to be put on the table for either adoption or elimination. Stay tuned!

(l to r) Marian Liu (VP External Affairs) Jeffrey Hattori (Chief Executive Officer, Nikkei Concerns ) Judy Yu (Past NAAAP Seattle President and Faciliator) Albert Shen (Past NAAAP National President) Rick Takeuchi (Human Resources Director, Nikkei Concerns) and Barry Mar (Consultant)
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Road To Revolutionary Leadership, Seattle Style

Check out Road to Revolutionary Leadership, Seattle Style video

Less than four weeks left before NAAAP-Seattle starts its journey to Boston, for the 25th NAAAP national Convention & Diversity Career Fair hosted by NAAAP-Boston Aug 11-13. This year's theme is "Road to Revolutionary Leadership."

NAAAP-Seattle will be well represented this year at the National Convention. President Gil Gido, Vice President David Eam, and National Rep Hang Chen are NAAAP national convention veterans. They will be joined by first-time NAAAP convention goers PR/Marketing Chair Julie Pham, Student Relations Chair Amy Duong, Secretary Claire Ding, Social Chair Heidi Yu, and Membership Chair Kevin Chang.

To aid NAAAP Boston's marketing efforts, NAAAP-Seattle Marketing Committee Member Jason Chen produced a special promotional video featuring Seattle's journey. As a musician himself, Chen paid special attention to the soundtrack, using a moody melody to set an introspective tone that contrasts with the call for revolution. The video also features images of Chen and his fellow Marketing committee member, Ngam Nguyen.

Seattle-based company Microsoft is a silver sponsor for the convention.
Come join NAAAP-Seattle in Boston. Registration is still open.