SASE National Conference

SASENC2017 Professional Schedule

Our mission at SASE includes preparing Asian heritage scientists, engineers and technologists for success in the global business world, celebrating diversity in the workplace, and providing opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities.

For our Professional members, please explore the opportunities for you on this year's National Conference schedule. Download this schedule [ PDF ] if you prefer. Register today.

 Thursday, Oct 12

ActivityTime & LocationDescription
ERG Leadership Development


The Employee Resource Group (ERG) Strategy Session is a half-day regional event of Elevate’s ERG Academy that shares best practices and new, innovative tools. It convenes Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders, champions and sponsors, as well as diversity advocates from major organizations. The ERG Strategy Session is an invitation-only event that offers a dynamic platform to drive ERG strategy and growth. Prior registration is required for this session. Register at
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Young Professional Panel


Panel discussion targeted towards young professionals (0-7 years). Panelists will share their experiences and insights on professional growth, leadership, career planning, and include a Q&A session at the end.
Seasoned Professional Panel 4:30pm-5:45pm

Panel discussion targeted towards Mid to Upper level professionals (7 years and Up). Panelists will share their experiences and insights on professional growth, leadership, career planning, and include a Q&A session at the end.
Professional Networking I 5:45pm-6:30pm
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Professional Networking II 8:10pm-10:00pm
Gather Bar
Cash bar

Friday, Oct 13
Professional Training Seminars
*All classes have limited capacity; seating will be offered on first come first serve basis

ActivityTime & LocationDescriptionCost
UnlimitU - Professional Skills Training
This full day training will take on 2 critical topics for APIA employees: 1) Stand Out: Leadership Presence & Your Personal Brand and 2) Power Persuasion: Tools to Nudge and Sway the Right Way. Each session will discuss the topic and implications; conduct small practice groups with immediate feedback from peers and experienced group leaders and then end with final discussion and insights. Prior registration is required and offered at a discounted rate of $450 in addition to the Full Conference registration fee. Click here for more information.
Influence - What Is It and How Do You Effectively Practice It?

Influencing without formal authority is often critical to achieving your professional and even personal goals. In this workshop you will learn a bit about what the elements of influence are and how you can become more effective at it. Hear stories from Google and learn a framework for more effective influence.

Storytelling: Framework and Examples


Storytelling is a critical skill to professional success; whether it is to convince your boss to adopt your ideas or influence a colleague to help you on a project. What are the elements of storytelling? How can you use it to help advance your career? Dennis will share with you a framework while you smile and laugh at examples of storytelling.

Making the leap from an Individual Contributor to a Manager of people

College has trained you to become a technical expert. When your company sees your potential and promotes you to a managerial position, what are those skillsets that will help you be a great manager and continue to advance your career? This workshop will help you learn what makes a good manager of people and how to start practicing those skills now, so you can refine those skills as you progress in your career.

Impact of Culture Differences on Style of Working - Professional Workshop

This workshop is designed to increase awareness of culture differences which impact on ways of working and interacting with others. Ms. Aimin Huang, working in the U.S. and China for over 25 years, will share her experience and learnings on how to leverage the differences to work effectively in a multi-national company. The workshop will provide opportunities for the audience to share and discuss their experiences and learn from each other.


Saturday, Oct 14

ActivityTime & LocationDescription
Professional Member Headshot 11:00am-12:00pm


Need a professional headshot? This is your chance!
Professional Member Meeting 11:30am-12:30pm
Wondering how you can participate and volunteer as a professional? Attend this session to find out how you can be part of the team
Professional Member Networking Lunch 12:30pm-2:00pm

meet in the Renaissance Main Entrance
on 1st floor

Network with SASE professionals.

*At your own expense