SASE National Conference

SASENC2016 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. Register today.

 Thursday, Oct 13

Young Professional Panel 4:30pm-5:45pm
Pegasus A
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
Pegasus B
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
Pegasus Foyer
Join this Professional Networking Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
Professional Networking II 8:10pm-10:00pm
Monduel's hotel bar
Cash bar

Friday, Oct 14
Professional Training Seminars
*All classes have limited capacity; seating will be offered on first come first serve basis

Six Sigma 9:15am-12:00pm

In this interactive workshop, you will discover why a recent survey revealed that leadership programs which include Six Sigma training are six times more likely to be called “highly successful” than those without.  You’ll discuss critical thinking, communication skills and change leadership as competencies that make six-sigma trained leaders highly valued in today’s organization. Attendee will a receive Certificate of Completion for Yellow Belt.

The Future of Work and the AAPI Professional 9:15am-10:30am Work is changing. And fast. Your job and your workplace today will change dramatically in several years. This workshop will present the latest research in the ways we will be working in the future and explore strategies to prepare and position yourself best. More importantly, the workshop will have the unique needs and considerations of the Asian American Pacific Islander Professional in mind.  
Hidden Design Flaws Cost the Bottom Line 10:45am-12:00pm This series of case studies, published in Chemical Engineering Magazine, reveals fundamental flaws in actual operating units. These defects have unintended consequences to the bottom line such as increased energy consumption, yield loss and product contamination. A vital link to continuous improvement is the individual who is observant in the field and continually asks “Why do we do this?'' In this seminar, participants will learn how to discover opportunities for improving their processes.  
One-on-one Career Coaching 1:45pm-3:00pm
(available to those signed up for his workshop)
Do any of these describe you? Lack career direction or a vital skill. Need guidance for your resume’, LinkedIn profile or professional network Unemployed and can’t seem to land a good job. Dread going to work every day. Register for a free, 15-minute consultation with career strategist and conference speaker Curtis Swisher who has helped SASE members grow their careers. Curtis worked 30 years at Dow Chemical before starting a consulting business.  
Examining Our Unconscious Bias: Growing the Circles of Inclusion™ 1:45pm-3:00pm Expand conventional diversity concepts to include the vital role of cultural agility. We will examine a range of differences - more broadly – “cultures” and the implicit biases they generate across all cultural groupings, not only as exclusionary behaviors but also in the more subtle forms of ingroup favoritism will focus on the purposeful, nuanced development of a cadre of inclusion advocates to systematically enlarge the talent pool with competencies and behaviors to positively impact inclusion across the organization.  
Leadership means living at life's boundaries 1:45pm-3:00pm Who will follow you? How to lead a more purposeful life. Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way. Learning how to network to build valuable lasting relationships. What are people saying about you, when you are not in the room?  
Leadership & Communication 3:15pm-4:30pm The best leaders know how to use effective communication to produce results in others. How do you ensure people are receptive to the feedback you give them? What should you do to maximize the chances someone will continue to do the things you want, and stop doing the things you don’t? This workshop will demonstrate an extremely simple technique which when practiced, can yield significant and surprising results.  
Personal Leadership: Keeping Yourself on Solid Ground 3:15pm-4:30pm How do careers go off track? How do people and businesses end up in the headlines, in a not-so-favorable light? It’s not as obvious as it seems when we read about crises in the news. In this interactive workshop, look deeper into how good business people can end up making bad decisions. Learn to insulate yourself and your career by learning the three keys to solid personal leadership.  
SASE Professional Chapter Leader Meeting 8:00pm-10:00pm Reunion A  

Saturday, Oct 15

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 Network with SASE professionals. *At your own expense