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New Meetup: 7/11/09, Sat - The Asian Leadership Chasm – NAAAP Philadelphia Leadership Series

From: George
Sent on: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:24 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for NAAAP Philadelphia - Natl Assoc Asian American Professionals!

What: 7/11/09, Sat - The Asian Leadership Chasm ? NAAAP Philadelphia Leadership Series

When: July 11,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

The Asian Leadership Chasm ? NAAAP Philadelphia Leadership Series

You're successful. You're college-educated, some from the finest schools. You've contributed at your job significantly. Your boss likes you and says you've done well for the company. So why hasn't your career moved you into that Director or VP position? It is no secret that Asians/Asian-Americans have the most difficulty in climbing the Corporate ladder into the C-suite or executive ranks in many Corporate America today, despite all of the diversity & inclusion initiatives, training, and feedback. Business Professor David Lum will explore the fundamental reasons for why Asians/Asian-Americans have such difficulty in reaching those coveted positions. The reasons may surprise you. In addition to exploring the root causes, this seminar will also give clear and practical guidance on what you can do to prepare your career now for the long-term.

Date: Saturday, July 11
Time: 6PM-9PM
Location: TBA (Center City Philadelphia)
Contact: [address removed]

About the Speaker

David Lum is the Director of Asia/Pacific Product & Support Operations for the Government & Public Safety business in Motorola. For over 26 years, David has worked in the land mobile two-way radio business and has extensive experience in a wide variety of markets and applications that use two-way voice and wireless data radio systems in mission-critical applications. David's work experience & responsibilities include product development, systems marketing, manufacturing, systems engineering, field engineering, project and program management, sales and engineering training, business development, product marketing, government regulatory affairs, and operations management.

Prior to relocating back to Schaumburg in early 2003, David spent 5? years doing Business Development for Motorola's Asia/Pacific division, living in Singapore as an expatriate. David traveled frequently to many customer locations within Asia to promote radio systems, advised on design, spoke at technical conferences and seminars, presented to many senior level government officials, and educated customers and regulators on technology trends and applications. David also contributed to the industry by writing magazine articles that have been published internationally. One of the more interesting and unique credits in David's career is being the first Motorolan to enter into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) in 2001.

David has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's of Science degree in Management from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. In his spare time, David is a Business Professor teaching at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, teaching Project Management, Global Business & Cultural Diversity, and Effective Leadership to MBA students for the past 19 years. David also served for 3? years as President of the Asian Business Council, a twice award-winning employee-based network inside Motorola. David also started two Toastmasters Clubs, served as President, and continues to serve as Past President in his club, where he is an Advanced Communicator Bronze. David also contributes his time towards the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Chicago chapter as a senior advisory council member to help Asians in the Chicago area to improve their professional career and leadership abilities through personal growth and leadership development, and as a National senior advisory board member with NAAAP National, where he is a frequent guest speaker, lecturer, and trainer on Asian affairs and leadership development.

Born and raised in the United States of America, David is married to his beautiful wife for over 26 years, has two great teenage sons, and lives in the Chicagoland area. David's hobbies include aviation (where he is a licensed private pilot), reading, microcomputing, teaching, public speaking (on business, cultural awareness, career management, and leadership), movie-watching, and spending time with his family.

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