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.

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 ToolBook
The Definitive Guide to Asian Pacific American Leadership & Professional Success
AsianUpward Leadership Series
2-Day Leadership Course Offering
AsianUpward Leadership Series
2-Day Leadership Course Offering

2020 Leadership Course


Dates/Locations and Registration

2020 Leadership Course


Dates/Locations and Registration

The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

*Dates and locations subject to change.

SoCal

MAY 2-3, 2020

9AM – 4PM PT

SoCal

MAY 2-3, 2020

9AM – 4PM PT

Rockville, MD

JULY 30-31, 2020

9AM – 4PM ET

Rockville, MD

JULY 30-31, 2020

9AM – 4PM ET

Choice Hotels International,

Room 450 A, B, C,

1 Choice Hotels Circle, Suite 400,

Rockville, MD 20850

Chicago, IL

AUGUST 20-21, 2020

9AM – 4PM CT

Chicago, IL

AUGUST 20-21, 2020

9AM – 4PM CT

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

Leverage

A Course for Asian Pacific Americans to Harness & Deploy the 5 Professional Ps in the Workplace (Purpose, Power, Presence, Politics & Positioning)

Leverage

A Course for Asian Pacific Americans to Harness & Deploy the 5 Professional Ps in the Workplace (Purpose, Power, Presence, Politics & Positioning)

*Dates and locations subject to change.

Los Angeles, LA

JUNE 11-12, 2020

9AM – 4PM PT

Los Angeles, LA

JUNE 11-12, 2020

9AM – 4PM PT

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

Featured Courses


Featured Courses


The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

The Sphere of Influence

Develop Credibility, Visibility, and Leadership Presence

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course-soi

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 Model
  • 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 Vectorscope that Leads to Your Workplace “Suite” Spot
  • How to Leverage Your Surroundings and External Contexts toward Greater 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 Model
  • 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 Vectorscope that Leads to Your Workplace “Suite” Spot
  • How to Leverage Your Surroundings and External Contexts toward Greater Influence

Leverage

A Course for Asian Pacific Americans to Harness & Deploy the 5 Professional Ps in the Workplace (Purpose, Power, Presence, Politics & Positioning)

Leverage

A Course for Asian Pacific Americans to Harness & Deploy the 5 Professional Ps in the Workplace (Purpose, Power, Presence, Politics & Positioning)

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course-leverage

Leverage presents the 5 Ps framework to develop Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) into more-effective leaders and professionals in the workplace. The 2-day course emphasizes effective and practical tools to understand—and wield—the nuances of these 5 Ps: Purpose, Power, Presence, Politics & Positioning in professional settings. By synergizing these 5 elements, Leverage strengthens APA professional success, which gives us fuel and momentum to support our organizations. This collective, APA-focused approach truly benefits all parties.

Topics include:

  • Purpose: Focus Your Purpose to Create Visionary Success
  • Power: Gain Insights into the Types and Models of Power
  • Presence: Build and Project Your Leadership Presence & Manage Up
  • Politics: Navigate Organizational Politics Collaboratively
  • Positioning: Evolve into a Change Champion Who Positions Positive Transformation

Leverage presents the 5 Ps framework to develop Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) into more-effective leaders and professionals in the workplace. The 2-day course emphasizes effective and practical tools to understand—and wield—the nuances of these 5 Ps: Purpose, Power, Presence, Politics & Positioning in professional settings. By synergizing these 5 elements, Leverage strengthens APA professional success, which gives us fuel and momentum to support our organizations. This collective, APA-focused approach truly benefits all parties.

Topics include:

  • Purpose: Focus Your Purpose to Create Visionary Success
  • Power: Gain Insights into the Types and Models of Power
  • Presence: Build and Project Your Leadership Presence & Manage Up
  • Politics: Navigate Organizational Politics Collaboratively
  • Positioning: Evolve into a Change Champion Who Positions Positive Transformation

Leadership & Cognitive Diversity Competitive Advantage:


Research Demonstrates the Value of a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce for People, Productivity & Profit

Leadership & Cognitive Diversity Competitive Advantage:


Research Demonstrates the Value of a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce for People, Productivity & Profit
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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.

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:


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.

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.

Our Partners


Our Partners


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Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

The FAPAC was founded in 1985. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.

To learn more about FAPAC visit their website at www.fapac.org.

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

The FAPAC was founded in 1985. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.

To learn more about FAPAC visit their website at www.fapac.org.