Leadership education is essential to maintaining positive influence and fostering growth in our respective fields. However, there is a lack of training programs geared specifically towards Asian Americans to prepare them for leadership roles. To fill this gap, the foundation initiated the Leadership Enhancement Program to bring leadership training to more people.
The Foundation’s first leadership class was selected from two dozen applicants who competed for the opportunity to attend a four-day program at Columbia University in New York in December 2011. Immediately after the program the six members of class participated in mentorship meetings with executives from Realogy and JP Morgan Chase in New York.
To date, the program has impacted more than 400 individuals across the United States, and the regional events continue to equip future and current AREAA leaders right where they are.
In order to bring leadership education to more people, the Foundation announced the first regional Leadership Enhancement Programs for AREAA chapter leaders across the country in 2013. The first two were held in Costa Mesa, CA and San Mateo, CA. Additional programs are planned for Chicago in November, and New York in December. Ultimately the objective is to make regional leadership enhancement training available to all AREAA chapter leaders and prospective leaders.