“Our Voice” – Leadership Convention 2019 Manifesto

Curated Sessions

Our program is very diverse and we’re thrilled to have an amazing lineup of speakers from various industries. For your convenience, we’ve curated our speakers and their sessions into distinct leadership themes.

It’s time to flip the script on leadership.

The Leadership Convention, presented by NAAAP, is for those who aspire to push the boundaries of what it means to lead. People from all professional and cultural backgrounds are welcome to attend and connect with and be inspired by unconventional leaders, creative visionaries, and bold disruptors. The three-day event begins with a powerful and engaging ERG Summit, continues with an amazing line-up of inspiring speakers and thought-provoking workshops, a Diversity Career Fair, and concludes with a spectacular Gala featuring the NAAAP 100 & Inspire Awards presented by United Airlines.

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Convention Updates

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Simon Tam on Kansas City radio KCUR Central Standard.

Listen to Keynote Speaker, Simon Tam's interview on KCUR Central Standard hosted by Gina Kaufmann. Find out what leadership means to Simon and why is it important that he is speaking at the Leadership Convention. Listen to Simon's Interview KCUR Central Standard

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Update Regarding Hitesh Ramchandani: NAAAP100 Award Winner

Hitesh Ramchandani is unable to join as at Convention this year. The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is grateful for the opportunity to recognize Hitesh Ramchandani with the NAAAP100 Award, NAAAP's highest honor granted to leaders who have...

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Stay up to date. Download the app.

Can you believe it? The Leadership Convention is just a few days away! Before you arrive, don’t forget to download the official Convention app (Attendify) on your phone. Here’s why you’ll definitely want to do this: Start networking now with other attendees within the...

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We aren’t meant to be put in our place.
We’re meant to carve out our own.

This year’s theme is The Unconventional Leader. Lead Boldly.
It’s meant to inspire conversations and deeper thinking around the kind of leaders we want to be.

It’s meant to open our eyes to see that there are many different paths to leadership, that we can learn from each other’s journeys, and empower one another to lead in unexpected ways…

With compassion and understanding.
With grace and humility.

So let’s come together to lift each other up.

Let’s come together to push the boundaries of what it means to lead.

Kansas City.

What’s the world saying?


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