Forward. Onward. AsianUpward!

We unlimit  the leadership possibilities of Asian Pacific American professionals (APA) and the champions that support this population.

  • Envision a talent centrifuge that formulates new solutions and strategies to develop APA leaders.
  • Engineer practical leadership and professional tools from the collective wisdom and insights of experienced APA leaders and our advocates.
AsianUpward ToolBook
The Definitive Guide to Asian Pacific American Leadership & Professional Success
AsianUpward Leadership Series
2-Day Leadership Course Offering

Forward. Onward. AsianUpward!

We unlimit  the leadership possibilities of Asian Pacific American professionals (APA) and the champions that support this population.

  • Envision a talent centrifuge that formulates new solutions and strategies to develop APA leaders.
  • Engineer practical leadership and professional tools from the collective wisdom and insights of experienced APA leaders and our advocates.
AsianUpward ToolBook
The Definitive Guide to Asian Pacific American Leadership & Professional Success
AsianUpward Leadership Series
2-Day Leadership Course Offering

2019 Leadership Course

Dates/Locations and Registration

 

The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

 

October 17-18, 2019

Chicago, IL | 9am – 4pm

 

October 24-25, 2019

Washington, DC | 9am – 4pm

 

October 24-25, 2019

Dallas, TX | 9am – 4pm

 

November 14-15, 2019

Los Angeles, CA | 9am – 4pm

 

To register: Click on the Register Here button and be redirected to its corresponding Eventbrite links.

2019 Leadership Course

Dates/Locations and Registration

 

The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

October 17-18, 2019

Chicago, IL | 9am – 4pm

October 24-25, 2019

Washington, DC | 9am – 4pm

October 24-25, 2019

Dallas, TX | 9am – 4pm

November 14-15, 2019

Los Angeles, CA | 9am – 4pm

To register: Click on the Register Here button and be redirected to its corresponding Eventbrite links.

Featured Course


 

The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

sphere of influence

According to multiple studies, Asian Pacific American (APA) professionals face challenges that limit our professional advancement (See Challenges). The Sphere of Influence features tactics and strategies to elevate APAs toward increased career opportunities and leadership possibilities. This 2-day course focuses on strengthening your influence capabilities as a core, which expands into methods that consciously craft your personal credibility and reputation. The course lessons then amplify these influence foundations with discussions of visibility and how to leverage your surrounding environments toward persuading others.

Topics include:

  • The AsianUpward Cultural Fluidity and Cultural Hybridity Models
  • The Credibility Wheel and How to Wield It toward Professional Effectiveness
  • Collective Influence & the Halo Strategy that Aligns More Closely with Asian Values, Yet Translates toward Intercultural Impact
  • The Visibility Spectrum that Leads to Your Workplace “Suite” Spot
  • How to Leverage Your Surroundings and External Contexts toward Greater Influence

Featured Course


The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

sphere of influence

According to multiple studies, Asian Pacific American (APA) professionals face challenges that limit our professional advancement (See Challenges). The Sphere of Influence features tactics and strategies to elevate APAs toward increased career opportunities and leadership possibilities. This 2-day course focuses on strengthening your influence capabilities as a core, which expands into methods that consciously craft your personal credibility and reputation. The course lessons then amplify these influence foundations with discussions of visibility and how to leverage your surrounding environments toward persuading others.

Topics include:

  • The AsianUpward Cultural Fluidity and Cultural Hybridity Models
  • The Credibility Wheel and How to Wield It toward Professional Effectiveness
  • Collective Influence & the Halo Strategy that Aligns More Closely with Asian Values, Yet Translates toward Intercultural Impact
  • The Visibility Spectrum that Leads to Your Workplace “Suite” Spot
  • How to Leverage Your Surroundings and External Contexts toward Greater Influence
Learning Enhancement Follow-On Opportunities

Although Elevate’s 2-Day, in-person Sphere of Influence course already proves immediately useful, the Learning Enhancement Follow-On Opportunities extend and boost the experience. Research shows that “spaced” learning significantly increases retention and applicability of lessons. This Option entails additional sessions for several months after the in-person course. As a registered participant, you can select this follow-on to receive:

follow on
  • Access: Be granted access to this option, which allows for participants to attend 3 additional 90-minute digital sessions (offered as bimonthly follow-ons) from the comfort of your locale. 
  • Co-Creation: Help determine the main topics for these follow-on sessions. We will survey participants following the primary course to customize and curate selections from Elevate’s library of Trailblaze Tools™. 
  • Relationship Development: In addition, participants from multiple locations can join and interact remotely via digital webcast for a more dynamic learning experience. 
  • Tuition: See registration information on Courses for more details. 
Learning Enhancement Follow-On Opportunities Schedules
FOR ALL SITES
8:00AM - 9:30AM, PST or 11:00AM - 12:30PM, EST
Learning Enhancement Follow-On Opportunities

Although Elevate’s 2-Day, in-person Sphere of Influence course already proves immediately useful, the Learning Enhancement Follow-On Opportunities extend and boost the experience. Research shows that “spaced” learning significantly increases retention and applicability of lessons. This Option entails additional sessions for several months after the in-person course. As a registered participant, you can select this follow-on to receive:

follow on
  • Access: Be granted access to this option, which allows for participants to attend 3 additional 90-minute digital sessions (offered as bimonthly follow-ons) from the comfort of your locale. 
  • Co-Creation: Help determine the main topics for these follow-on sessions. We will survey participants following the primary course to customize and curate selections from Elevate’s library of Trailblaze Tools™. 
  • Relationship Development: In addition, participants from multiple locations can join and interact remotely via digital webcast for a more dynamic learning experience. 
  • Tuition: See registration information on Courses for more details. 
Learning Enhancement Follow-On Opportunities Schedules
FOR ALL SITES
8:00AM - 9:30AM, PST or 11:00AM - 12:30PM, EST
Leadership & Cognitive Diversity Competitive Advantage:
Research Demonstrates the Value of a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce for People, Productivity & Profit
mckinsey2

A McKinsey study of over 1,000 companies across 12 countries found that com­pa­nies that ranked in the top 25% in terms of the eth­nic mix of their ex­ec­u­tive teams turned out to be 33% more likely to out­per­form com­peti­tors on prof­its than those in the bot­tom 25%. 

McKinsey & Company. (2012) Is there a pay-off from top-team diversity?  Barta, T., Kleiner, M. & Neumann, T.

Com­pa­nies with the most women on their man­age­ment teams were 21% more likely to achieve above-av­er­age profitability, com­pared with those with rel­a­tively few women in senior, de­ci­sion-mak­ing roles.

Research shows that workforces that are diverse and inclusive deliver the following results:
People Productivity Profits

American Sociological Association, “Diversity Linked to Increased Sales Revenue and Profits, Customers,” April 3, 2009.
CEB, “Driving Retention and Performance Through Employee Engagement,” Arlington, VA, 2008.
Credit Suisse Research Institute, “Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance,” July 31, 2012.
Forbes, “Patenting the Co-Ed Code,” September 13, 2007.
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, Melinda Marshall and Laura Sherbin with Tara Gonsalves, “Innovation, Diversity & Market Growth,” Center for Talent Innovation, 2013.
National Center for Women & Information Technology, “Who Invents It? Women’s Participation in Information Technology Patenting,” 2012.
Rock, David and Heidi Grant, “Why Diverse Teams are Smarter,” Harvard Business Review, November 4, 2016.
Fuhrmans, Vanessa, “Companies With Diverse Executive Teams Posted Bigger Profit Margins, Study Shows,” The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2018.

Leadership & Cognitive Diversity Competitive Advantage:
Research Demonstrates the Value of a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce for People, Productivity & Profit
mckinsey2

A McKinsey study of over 1,000 companies across 12 countries found that com­pa­nies that ranked in the top 25% in terms of the eth­nic mix of their ex­ec­u­tive teams turned out to be 33% more likely to out­per­form com­peti­tors on prof­its than those in the bot­tom 25%. 

McKinsey & Company. (2012) Is there a pay-off from top-team diversity?  Barta, T., Kleiner, M. & Neumann, T.

Com­pa­nies with the most women on their man­age­ment teams were 21% more likely to achieve above-av­er­age profitability, com­pared with those with rel­a­tively few women in senior, de­ci­sion-mak­ing roles.

Research shows that workforces that are diverse and inclusive deliver the following results:
People Productivity Profits

American Sociological Association, “Diversity Linked to Increased Sales Revenue and Profits, Customers,” April 3, 2009.
CEB, “Driving Retention and Performance Through Employee Engagement,” Arlington, VA, 2008.
Credit Suisse Research Institute, “Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance,” July 31, 2012.
Forbes, “Patenting the Co-Ed Code,” September 13, 2007.
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, Melinda Marshall and Laura Sherbin with Tara Gonsalves, “Innovation, Diversity & Market Growth,” Center for Talent Innovation, 2013.
National Center for Women & Information Technology, “Who Invents It? Women’s Participation in Information Technology Patenting,” 2012.
Rock, David and Heidi Grant, “Why Diverse Teams are Smarter,” Harvard Business Review, November 4, 2016.
Fuhrmans, Vanessa, “Companies With Diverse Executive Teams Posted Bigger Profit Margins, Study Shows,” The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2018.