Join us every Friday in August

9am - 1pm PT / 12pm - 4pm ET


It’s apparent. This year is different! We’re interacting with you every Friday in August.

Choose a day/hour to attend based on your interest and career path or just attend them all!

Your purchased ticket gives you access to any of the days and time segments.





August 6, 2021 Career Fair & Development Day

Move forward in your career! From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET, there will be three simultaneous tracks. Drop into any combination of the following: 

  1. Virtual Recruitment Booths
  2. 1-on-1 Resume Reviews
  3. Professional Development Workshops (see schedule below)

12:00pm – 12:30pm ET


Day 1 Opening & Keynote Speaker Welcome to the 2021 Leadership Convention! Join us for opening remarks from the Convention Team and our keynote speaker, who will share their thoughts on building jobs and the future of industry.
12:30pm – 1:00pm ET Job Search Strategies

Looking to move forward with your first job or a career pivot? Hear from a career search expert who will share their strategies on looking for new opportunities whilst employed or unemployed.

1:00pm – 1:30pm ET Your Personal Brand on Social Media Personal branding has gone digital! Learn how to build and monetize your personal brand on various social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and more!
1:30pm – 2:00pm ET Resume Writing Tips and Tricks

Put your best foot forward! Learn from a resume writing expert on the most effective ways to craft your resume and draw more interest from employers.

2:00pm – 2:30pm ET The Federal Government Resume Put your best foot forward for federal recruiters! Learn from a certified federal government resume reviewer on the key components that can set you apart from the competition.
2:30pm – 3:00pm ET Ace the Interview

Learn what hiring managers look for during the interview process. Hear from an HR expert on what to expect, things to prepare for, and how to leave a lasting impression!

3:00pm – 3:30pm ET Salary Negotiation Work for your worth! Hear from an HR expert as they reveal their insights and tactics during salary negotiations. Learn how to research your true market value and build the confidence to negotiate your next salary.
3:30pm – 4:00pm ET Closing, Sponsor Recognition, & Prizes Join us as we close out Day 1 of the Leadership Convention with key takeaways from the professional development workshops. We’ll recognize our sponsors and award prizes from today’s contests and participation.
August 13, 2021 ERG Summit

This track is geared towards Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Business Resource Group (BRG) leaders and executive sponsors. It will be held simultaneously with the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Community Summit. Feel free to attend a single track or mix and match! 


12:00pm – 12:15pm ET Day 2 Opening & Keynote Speaker Welcome to the Leadership Convention Day 2! Join us for opening remarks from the Convention, ERG Summit, and API Community Summit teams. Hear from our keynote speaker on the impact and responsibility of industry leaders.
12:15pm – 1:00pm ET Inclusive Leadership: A View From the Top

In this panel, we will define what it means to be an inclusive leader, discuss examples of inclusive leadership, and learn how to move forward together.

1:15pm – 2:00pm ET Supporting Your Employees in Troubling Times Since the start of the pandemic, xenophobia and racial violence has risen exponentially. Join us as we discuss how ERGs and leaders can support their employees and create safe spaces to work.
2:15pm – 3:00pm ET Measuring ERG Success

We have an ERG. What next? In this workshop we will define ERG success, identify key performance indicators (KPIs), and discuss tools to measure progress and growth. 

3:15pm – 4:00pm ET Action Planning: Creating a Company of Belonging

Let’s make a plan! In this workshop we will break into small groups to develop 2 to 3 action items that can be implemented in our ERG/BRGs to create a culture of belonging.

August 13, 2021 API Summit

This track is geared towards Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community leaders and allies. It will be held simultaneously with the Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit. Feel free to attend a single track or mix and match!


12:00pm – 12:15pm ET Day 2 Opening & Keynote Speaker Welcome to the Leadership Convention Day 2! Join us for opening remarks from the Convention, API Community Summit, and ERG Summit teams. Hear from our keynote speaker on the impact and responsibility of community leaders.
12:15pm – 1:00pm ET Asian Allyship & Community Response

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Anti-Asian hate and violence has risen exponentially in the midst of growing xenophobia. In this panel, we will discuss how community organizations and leaders can join together to combat hate, share resources, and support each other.

1:15pm – 2:00pm ET API Women in Leadership & the Community

Organizational leadership positions are held predominantly by white males. Meet our panel of API community leaders who are breaking down those ceilings, both glass and bamboo. Learn about their journey and how they overcame obstacles and stereotypes along the way.

2:15pm – 3:00pm ET “Breaking Down” Mental Health

The stigma around mental health is a critical barrier to seeking help and building inclusive communities. In this workshop, learn from wellness experts on how to destigmatize mental health within the API community and across generations. 

3:15pm – 4:00pm ET Lack of API Education & Model Minority Myth The Model Minority Myth perpetuates the illusion that API students are monolithically exceptional, pits students of color against one another, and distracts from the achievement gap, especially amongst southeast and pacific islander students. In this workshop, we will discuss how we can work together to dispel the Model Minority Myth, push for more API educators, and advocate for academic support.
August 20, 2021 Fed Summit


12:00pm – 12:15pm ET Day 3 Opening & Keynote for Federal & Women’s Summits Opening remarks from Convention, Federal Summit, and Women’s Summit Teams. Keynote on Federal and Women’s Leadership, High-level overview of today’s sessions.
12:15pm – 1:00pm ET Federal Resources for APIs Federal, state and local government employees are not alone in developing their careers, guidance and leadership skills. These organizations can provide you a sense of re-evaluating your career path and increase the power of your network.
1:15pm – 2:00pm ET Smart Path for a Federal career This session will attempt to determine if your career path is right for you. There are many folks that are in the j.o.b., because it was the path that other took before them, or it was available for the next promotion. But have your really designed the path that has the best potential for you.
2:15pm – 3:00pm ET Political or Political Appointee Reality Check Many have through it would be great to seek out a political career or to be a political appointee, but have they really considered what it take. This session will offer insight into the process.
3:15pm – 4:00pm ET Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI): What It Means to Your Future
– or – CIA….Or EEOC
August 20, 2021 Women's Summit


12:00pm – 12:15pm ET Day 3 Opening & Keynote for Federal & Women’s Summits Opening remarks from Convention, Federal Summit, and Women’s Summit Teams. Keynote on Federal and Women’s Leadership, High-level overview of today’s sessions.
12:15pm – 1:00pm ET Building Effective Communication Skills for Women Story telling, Strategic Communications, Difficult conversations and feedback, and
Pitch are all things needed in our lvies and women of minority and color. This session will touch upon all these subjects and more through the experience speakers you will learn how to take these skillls an intergreate them within your daily life
1:15pm – 2:00pm ET How to Have Physical and Emotional Security for Women in the Workforce From the Food Industry to Finance sharing stories and tips on how to overcome bullying and Harassment in the workplace is crucial to having a successful career. Through this session we will feature a panel discussion to talk about personal stories from each of the panelists as well as take away skills on how to identify, act upon, and resources on how to aid Harassment and Bullying.
2:15pm – 3:00pm ET Gender, Financial, Social Inequality For Women Through data this session will provide how to highlight yourself as a financial leader. Discuss core challenges women of minority face with climbing the corporate ladder. And discuss salary negoation techniques
3:15pm – 4:00pm ET Rich Mom, Poor Mom: Financial Literacy for Women At this panel it will touch upon issues currently affecting women such as uncertain times for investments, how to buy a home, and even talk about how your industry is helping women investors. Thorough a panel and Q&A take away tips and skills will be provided by our experienced panel
August 27, 2021 Leadership Summit, NAAAP Awards & Closing


12:00pm – 12:15pm ET Day 4 Opening & Keynote for Leadership Summit Opening remarks from the Convention Team and Leadership Summit Team. Keynote on API Leadership. High-level overview of today’s sessions.
12:15pm – 1:15pm ET The Entrepreneur: How to Be Your Own Boss TBA
12:15pm – 1:15pm ET Storytelling is Your Superpower Part didactic, part performance, part live-coaching, ALL interactive, this session will provide you with the basics of telling a great story. You will learn how storytelling empowers you to portray your strengths, weaknesses and life journey in a way that is unforgettable to the audience, whether they are friends, family, dates, or potential employers. Storytelling builds your brand by connecting you and others to the essence of who you are and what makes you unique and great.
1:30pm – 2:45pm ET Effective Communication TBA
1:30pm – 2:45pm ET Play Your Way to Ikigai Amongst all the chaos and uncertainty of this past year, we have had little time to slow down and reflect on whether we are truly tapping into our Ikigai. In Japanese, Ikigai means “reason for being.” We sometimes forget why we do what we do. In this play-oriented workshop, we are going to play our way to rediscovering our Ikigai. We will explore what drives us, what we love, what we get paid for, what the world needs, and how it gives us our sense of purpose when combined. As we enter this new normal, understanding our Ikigai will be vital to our success and overall fulfillment, so why not start that exploration today?
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET NAAAP Awards Awards ceremony and speeches by our honorees. 2-3 NAAAP 100 honorees (“lifetime achievement”), 1 NAAAP Pride honoree (LGBTQ+), and 1 NAAAP Inspire honoree (‘up and comer”).
4:00pm – 4:30pm ET Convention Closing High-level takeaways, prize winners, and recognitions for Sponsors, Partners, and the Convention Team