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Non-Profit Leaders Build Careers with Passions and Right Approach

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Following your passions in the non-profit sector often seems like a daunting task especially when you're fresh out of college or seeking a dramatic career change. In most cases, the path toward a non-profit career is the biggest unknown.

ACEL will present "Energizing Your Passions: Establishing a Career in the Non-Profit World" at the Dynamics of Leadership conference on July 9 to prove that the entrance into a job you're passionate about is bigger than you think. Led by four panelists -- Nobu Hara, Elizabeth Clements, Elizabeth Greene and Tom Egan -- the talk will enable you to map out the best approaches to become a non-profit leader. The panel will be moderated by WebPT Sales Development Manager Kim Hamby, a 40 Under 40 Business and Community leader who currently serves as ACEL's Mentorship Program chair and as a board member for numerous non-profit boards.

Hara has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer for Goodwill of Central Arizona for 10 years. He is often recognized for his creative and innovative approaches in workplace environments, as well as his ability to build loyal, resilient teams through positive conflict communication. With over 25 years of top-level experience in the field, Hara brings an HR perspective that provides insight on what non-profit leaders are seeking from employees.

Clements is the Senior Director of Human Resources & Administration at Junior Achievement of Arizona, a leading nonprofit through which she educates students on financial literacy. She spent a decade working with a commitment to people within the workplace and continues to volunteer with various non-profits through the Society for Human Resource Management. She will use her passion for people and bringing out the best in them to help conference attendees explore the non-profit world.

Greene, the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Fennemore Craig, is a change-maker in the field of law. She has effectively built commitment and camaraderie among peers in her field to make a difference in her company's culture. As an active volunteer for ACEL and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she will bring her insights about working in the non-profit world and erase the hesitancy you may face while thinking about a new career.

Egan entered the nonprofit industry in 1995, helping homeless population access healthcare. Today, he is the President and CEO of the Foundation for Senior Living, an organization he gifted with his passions for poverty reduction, child and animal welfare, developing age-friendly communities and human trafficking prevention. A member of various local and national boards and taskforces, Egan will utilize his rich background in international social services and non-profits to bring attendees the push they need do their passions justice, too.

Registration

PROGRAM SCHEDULE | WORKSHOP TOPICS | SPEAKERS' BIO

Early Bird Before 5/31/2017

General Registration After 5/31/2017

Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

$30.00


$40.00

Gala reception, dinner, and event (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm)

$100.00


$120.00

DAY PASS: Saturday Conference (Sat, July 8) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, breakfast, lunch & Dinner Gala

$200.00


$290.00

DAY PASS: Sunday Conference
(Sat., July 9) | Access to 6 workshops/seminars & breakfast

$95.00


$120.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July, 9) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event

$250.00


$400.00

Group Discount is Available, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 1st, 2017 to guarantee your seat.

Attending our ‪#‎DynamicsOfLeadership2017, but need a hotel?

We have you covered when you reserve a room with Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

Special pricing is available for our event, $69/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 16th 2017 to guarantee the special pricing.

We have locked in that special pricing at $69/night!! This link will be available until June 16th, 2017. Make sure to book your room today!!!

Use this direct link provided by Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino:

https://reservations.travelclick.com/75936?groupID=1763179

Or call 1-800-946-4452 and mention ACEL special pricing.

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ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit http://www.ACELeaders.org


 

 

 

 

Teach For America Steve Erickson Activates Millennials with Dynamics of Leadership Seminar

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Throughout the world, millennials strongly captivate researchers, employers and business owners as they continue to expand their influence as consumers and in the workforce. Unsurprisingly, engaging with this unique generation has become a hot-button topic -- one that continues to perplex an enormity of leaders.

On July 9, ACEL will answer your questions about "How to Properly Engage and Activate the Mysterious Millennial Generation" at the Dynamics of Leadership conference in Chandler.

Presented by Steve Erickson, Teach for America's Vice President of Public Affairs & Community Engagement in Phoenix, the talk will uncover the best strategies for building millennial involvement. The drives behind the generation will be demystified, allowing attendees to identify new resources for their goals. By the end of the workshop, you will be confident in your ability to effectively tap into the millennial market on a business scale and engage in the millennial community for nonprofit goals.

Erickson is an experienced leader in this crucial topic. Currently, he effectively activates millennials in local universities and beyond to serve in Teach for America, in addition to overseeing engagement strategies for nearly 1,000 TFA alumni in Arizona. He effectively built the first Alumni Leadership Board in Phoenix, and doubled the amount of ASU and UA candidates while on the national recruitment team. 

Prior to his current position, Erickson served in the Phoenix corps himself. He is now married and has two kids with his wife, who also served in Teach For America.

Registration

PROGRAM SCHEDULE | WORKSHOP TOPICS | SPEAKERS' BIO

Early Bird Before 5/31/2017

General Registration After 5/31/2017

Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

$30.00


$40.00

Gala reception, dinner, and event (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm)

$100.00


$120.00

DAY PASS: Saturday Conference (Sat, July 8) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, breakfast, lunch & Dinner Gala

$200.00


$290.00

DAY PASS: Sunday Conference
(Sat., July 9) | Access to 6 workshops/seminars & breakfast

$95.00


$120.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July, 9) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event

$250.00


$400.00

Group Discount is Available, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 1st, 2017 to guarantee your seat.

Attending our ‪#‎DynamicsOfLeadership2017, but need a hotel?

We have you covered when you reserve a room with Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

Special pricing is available for our event, $69/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 16th 2017 to guarantee the special pricing.

We have locked in that special pricing at $69/night!! This link will be available until June 16th, 2017. Make sure to book your room today!!!

Use this direct link provided by Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino:

https://reservations.travelclick.com/75936?groupID=1763179

Or call 1-800-946-4452 and mention ACEL special pricing.

Click here to become a member today!

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit http://www.ACELeaders.org


 

 

 

Corporate leaders build diversity through employee resource groups

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As diversity increasingly becomes a primary value for businesses across the nation, corporations are adopting Employee Resource Groups to facilitate change. On July 8, a panel of four experienced corporate managers and employees will discuss their experiences with ERGs and their role in promoting corporate diversity.

The Dynamics of Leadership conference panel -- titled "The Role of Employee Resource Group & Your Career - Representation/Advancement/Advocacy" -- will encourage attendees to think about the importance of having voluntary, employee-led teams in the creation of a level playing ground for minority groups. Each panelist will show you a handful of effective ways to use ERGs for growth, progress and career development.

Featured on the panel will be national and community leaders Tony Kee, George Mui, Amanthi Pendegraft and Salena Tong. The interactive discussion will be moderated by Bank of America Merrill Lynch Vice President and Commercial Associate Jessica Hamel, who leads market analysis, sales performance management and more in four states through her influential role.

Also a leader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Kee is the Vice President and Divisional Sales Operations Manager for Retail Sales at his bank. He brings 10 years of experience in the finance industry in the panel and offers an inspiring story of advancement throughout organizations like Mass Mutual, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch -- in part, with the help of ERGs.

Mui, the Senior Business Development Specialist at the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, has displayed a tremendous, award-winning passion for the Asian American advocacy in his lifetime. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Mui's knowledge of a variety of resources for minority professionals will help attendees utilize the benefits of ERGs.

A KPMG Advisory Director, Pendegraft has over 12 years of experience in delivering IT advisory and audit engagements. She currently serves as a committee member for two company groups that support women and diversity. With substantial experience in speaking and various industries, Pendegraft display how ERGs can change one's career for the better.

Tong is an Information Technology Manager at Mayo Clinic. With over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she has serves in diverse roles on technical teams and seeks to integrate the rapid transformation of technologies across the company. On the panel, Tong volunteers her knowledge on how ERGs can help rising leaders gain support from peers, representation in their industries and advancement in their careers.

Registration

PROGRAM SCHEDULE | WORKSHOP TOPICS | SPEAKERS' BIO

Early Bird Before 5/31/2017

General Registration After 5/31/2017

Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

$30.00


$40.00

Gala reception, dinner, and event (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm)

$100.00


$120.00

DAY PASS: Saturday Conference (Sat, July 8) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, breakfast, lunch & Dinner Gala

$200.00


$290.00

DAY PASS: Sunday Conference
(Sat., July 9) | Access to 6 workshops/seminars & breakfast

$95.00


$120.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July, 9) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event

$250.00


$400.00

Group Discount is Available, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 1st, 2017 to guarantee your seat.

Attending our ‪#‎DynamicsOfLeadership2017, but need a hotel?

We have you covered when you reserve a room with Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

Special pricing is available for our event, $69/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 16th 2017 to guarantee the special pricing.

We have locked in that special pricing at $69/night!! This link will be available until June 16th, 2017. Make sure to book your room today!!!

Use this direct link provided by Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino:

https://reservations.travelclick.com/75936?groupID=1763179

Or call 1-800-946-4452 and mention ACEL special pricing.

Click here to become a member today!

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

###

ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit http://www.ACELeaders.org


 

 

 

 

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