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Houston Community Leadership Conference
Realizing Your Potential and Building Personal Capacity

Co-Sponsors: Asian American Family Services, Asian American Health Coalition, Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, City of Houston, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), OCA- Greater Houston, Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA), Houston Chinese Church

Keynote Speaker Bapsi Sidhwa
Internationally Acclaimed Author!

Where: Houston Chinese Church
10305 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025

When: Saturday, October 27, 2007 (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Cost: $10 students / $20 general (Includes breakfast, lunch and materials.)

Register online at: http://www.leap.org/empower_conference_houston.html

Morning Sessions

Facilitated by Lynn Duong, Greater Houston Community Foundation
· Facilitating capacity building of key AAPI contributors and organizations through strategic grant making and new approaches
· Know the 3 T s of Giving: Time, Talent, and Treasure

The 21st Century Leader
Facilitated by J.D. Hokoyama, President & CEO, LEAP
· Understanding your cultural values
· Know LEAP characteristics of a 21st Century Leader

Effective Communication Styles
Facilitated by Linda Akutagawa, LEAP
·Understanding yourself and others communication styles
·Understanding yourself and others behaviors

Assertiveness Training
Facilitated by Alan Kumamoto, LEAP
· Distinguishing between assertiveness, non-assertiveness, and aggressiveness
· Practicing assertiveness in mock situations

Afternoon Sessions

Redefining Success
Panel: Chloe Dao (Winner of Project Runway), Viet Hoang (Yellow Magazine Publisher), Dai Huynh (Houston Chronicle), Norman Wong (Assistant Chief of Police)
Moderator: Mustafa Tameez (Political Consultant)
· Panel discussion from successful individuals in non-traditional career paths
· What were the challenges and barriers? How were they overcome? How do we define success?

Stress Management
Facilitated by Kim Szeto, Executive Director of Asian American Family Services
· Recognizing and identifying signs of stress
· Learn ways to relieve stress on a daily basis

Getting Ahead: Skills for Career Success
Facilitated by Linda Akutagawa, LEAP
·Understanding keys to life-long self-development
·Developing a career coaching framework
·Know 3 critical success factors

Facilitated by Alan Kumamoto, LEAP
· Identify the importance of coaching/mentoring
· How can you be an effective coach/mentor?
· Can you identify potential mentees?
· How can you seek a coach or mentor?

Please contact Scott Chan, Program Coordinator, LEAP, at (213) 485-1422 x4108/




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