NAAAP Boston hosts career success conference
Submitted by NAAAP Boston
The latest professional conference hosted by the National Association for Asian American Professionals, Boston chapter, was held on July 20 at Liberty Mutual’s Back Bay conference center. It was a lively and informative day focused on strategies for communicating effectively. The conference, which was fully sold-out, was attended by 120 career-minded professionals interested in the experience of Asians advancing in America.
“Taking Charge of Your Career Success” is a comprehensive conference series designed to help Asian professionals develop critical strategies for career advancement and leadership. The Series was originated in a collaboration of NAAAP Boston and Dreambridge Partners. The conference was sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance.
“Stronger communication skills can make a huge positive difference for Asian-Americans’ career advancement,” said Jim Fong, NAAAP Boston board member and professional development advisor. “It was so gratifying to see the great turnout and enthusiasm at our Career Success Conference on Communicating Effectively. It means Asian professionals understand they need to master soft skills, and that NAAAP Boston was able to help them with a relevant and fun conference.”
A panel discussion and three workshops on communication took place.
The day included light breakfast and a buffet lunch provided by host Liberty Mutual Insurance, and plenty of time for participants to network with one another and with speakers. The whole group reconvened at the end for a brief recap and Q&A. The conference concluded with a call to action by Fong and Tina Wong-Russell, executive coach and consultant, for all the participants to actively practice what they learned, and to take advantage of the networking connections they gained at the conference.