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One way we can inspire and motivate others is through the sharing of our experiences. We are seeking panelists for the conference to speak on various topics. Please select a topic of interest from the drop box and provide a brief explanation on the subject or experience in that area. We will only consider panelists who complete the entire form.
We hope that our panelists will be able to share their experiences and expertise with participants, in hopes of inspiring others to attain success in their career.
Intentional Networking: Creating Meaningful Connections
Are you networking with clear intentions? It is easy to "network" with others - though perhaps from a safe distance and perhaps without clear intentions. At AIPDC 2019, a Panelist shared that earlier in his career he spent approximately 40 hours a week networking, but none of those networking events led to any meaning connection or relationships.
This panel will explore the value of being intentional with building a diverse professional network. Panelists will share practical ways to initiate and foster productive relationships. These new connections can lead to unexpected opportunities, innovative collaborations, and mutual success.
Intentional Success: Growing an Intentional Business
This panel/workshop will share best practices on how to grow a successful business. You will learn about some of the challenges as well as opportunities that exist for African immigrants in starting and running a successful business. Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur who has had a lot of success or a newbie just starting out, this panel/workshop has something for you.
Intentional Success: Thriving in the Workplace
For many African immigrant professionals, the journey to the top has not been without challenges. African immigrant professionals often have to deal with communication and cultural barriers, subtle and overt racism, and family pressure while navigating the American workplace. However, some African immigrant professionals have successfully navigated challenges in the workplace and have managed to thrive in their careers.
This panel will focus on the personal journey of individual panelists in the workplace. Panelists will discuss some of the challenges they encountered as African immigrants, how they overcome those challenges and thrive in the workplace. Participants will expect to receive information on steps that they can take to be successful in the workplace.
Intentional Success: Advancing your Career and Establishing your Brand as a Published Author
A book can be a powerful tool for advancing your career and establishing yourself as a brand and as an industry leader. There are several publishing routes to choose from and they can all lead to new opportunities for advancement. This panel will include African immigrants who are published authors and reaping the rewards of having created a brand platform. Through story-telling, panelists will talk about their chosen platforms and their publishing journeys. Participants can expect to learn about choosing a brand platform, the writing process, deciding on a publishing path, finding resources, generating income, and more.