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World Journal 02/14/2009

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規劃生涯 誠字先行 努力爭取
富國銀行企業多元部門副總裁王天名 將談職場生涯規劃

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Jimmy Wong

王天名(Jimmy Wong)目前是富國銀行(Wells Fargo)企業多元部門副總裁(VP of Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion),在銀行界服務已有十多年。談到為何選擇銀行業,他透露,高中的一次實習激勵了他朝銀行界發展的決心,「職場生涯規劃一定要是自己興 趣所在,一旦確定目標,便要積極爭取。」

在銀行界已有17年,王天名曾在花旗銀行、First Interstate銀行、富國銀行任職。在富國銀行經各部門歷練,包括客戶與銷售管理、機構結盟、全球產品經理、資深財務顧問等職務。他曾在舊金山中國城花旗銀行工作,可以說流利粵語。

「作職場生涯規劃前,要問自己至少三個問題:自己能把什麼事情做到最好?什麼事情做不好?熱情所在何處?誠實面對自己。」王天名舉例說,他自己喜歡與人接觸和溝通,不喜歡面對冰冷的電腦,所以選擇銀行業當生涯規劃目標,期間也不斷努力學習。

在目前艱難的就業環境,須強化自己優勢技能、增加人際網絡的重要性。此外,王天名也說,在現階段「人求事」不景氣情況下,任何有可能的工作機會都應該爭取申請。

他強調,看到自己喜歡並且合適的工作,一定要積極爭取,並且在面試時強調自己專長所在,誠懇表達希望擔任此職務的熱切與熱情,而非不確定態度。面試之後,可寫一封感謝信;若之後沒有接到通知,可詢問是否有需要補足之處,讓面試者感到求職者的誠意。

在香港出生、三歲隨家人移民來美在鳳凰城落腳,王天民與大部分移民一樣在美國打拚。他說,亞裔一般比較謙遜,但在職場生涯必須更積極,讓上司或求職面試者感受到對工作的熱切與積極進取態度。

王天名將於25日受邀「亞太僱員聯誼總會」(CAAEN)網上座談,分享他對職場生涯規劃的經驗與建議。有關活動詳情可上網:http://www.caaen.org/caaen/show/72查詢。

C100/CAAEN Mentoring April 5, 2008

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:17 PM by Crystal Kung

Mentor, mentor, where are you?
 
Looking for a mentor can be a challenging exercise. You need matched personalities, right chemistry, perfect timing etc. Have you been looking throughout your organization but couldn’t find one? Are you searching for a broader perspective than your current role? The CAAEN Leadership Training Program could provide the answer.
 
In its second year, the CAAEN Leadership Training Program provides leadership, mentorship, and communication training for future Asian American leaders. The 2008 program is organized by several 2007 graduates. The graduates found the program so beneficial that they decided to put what they learned into practice and have made significant improvements based on personal experiences.
 
“It was a great experience to learn about leadership and mentorship from four amazing, accomplished leaders,” said Christina Hsieh of AAA, a graduate of the 2007 program. She serves as the coordinator of the mentorship session in the program. 
 
Held on Saturday, April 5th at Intel, the mentorship session was sponsored by the Committee of 100 and was a highlight of the program for the 28 students in attendance. Four Committee of 100 members, Albert Yu, Milton Chang, George Koo and Jensen Huang, spent the afternoon with employees from Intel, Cisco, HP, AAA, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, AT&T, and Deloitte & Touche.  The students were nominated by their respective companies to participate in the program.
 
 
The session started with a lunch for the mentors and students to talk in a casual setting. It was then followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Intel Vice President, Chris Min. In a lively exchange of questions and comments, Albert, Milton, George, and Jensen shared valuable advice on career development, mentorship, leadership, personal development, and the role of Asian Americans in business and society. 
 
“I truly appreciate them sharing their personal career experiences, leadership attributes, and business perspectives. I’ve gained new insights from their candid discussions and best practices,” said Jennie Hou of HP, a member of the 2008 class.
 
The students were particularly excited about the “family” breakout sessions, where they had the opportunity to have an intimate, smaller group dialogue with an assigned mentor and to seek personal advice from the mentors. The one and a half hour long session allowed the students to get “up close and personal” with the mentors. 
 
The event concluded with each “family” sharing what they learned in their breakout sessions with the rest of the students and mentors. They all agreed to make use of those valuable learning. 
 
"The learning does not stop today. You need to continue to practice as a leader when you are back to your company and employee group," said Alan Wong, CAAEN chairperson, in his closing comments to the students for the afternoon.

CAAEN Press Release 2004-05-07

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:16 PM by Crystal Kung

Bay Area Executives Offer Counsel on Professional Advancement

 

Asian Pacific American Employees Serve as Focal Point for Panel Discussion
 
San Francisco (May 7, 2004)—Citing an opportunity for more Asian Pacific Americans to move up the ladder into the ranks of executive management, four senior executives from corporations and governmental agencies based in the San Francisco Bay Area, convened this evening for a lively discussion with more than 400 enthusiastic employees of Asian Pacific American descent. 
 
Under the theme, “Forging a Path to Success:  Profiles in Leadership and Courage,” the evening program was held at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Auditorium and was sponsored by the Corporate Asian American Employee Network, a consortium representing more than 13 of the Bay Area’s largest employers, including the AAA of Northern California, ChevronTexaco, City and County of San Francisco, HP, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, SBC Communications and Wells Fargo.
 
Panelists for the event included the Honorable Heather Fong, Chief, San Francisco Police Department; Gary Masada, President and CIO, ChevronTexaco Information Technology Co.; Anlin Ting-Mason, Vice President, UO Business Systems and Energy Programs, PG&E; and, Doreen Woo Ho, President, Consumer Credit Group, Wells Fargo.  Gloria So, Vice President and Diverse Markets Manager, Wells Fargo, served as moderator.
 
Each panelist was invited to answer a series of questions relating to their personal and professional development as executives for their respective organizations.
                                                                                                                                
CAAEN leaders said this event would be part of an ongoing series of management panel discussions designed to provide Asian Pacific Americans with specific tips on how they can grow and thrive within their workplaces.
 
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CAAEN Press Release 2005-09-09

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:15 PM by Crystal Kung

Senior Executives from South Bay Area Employers Address Asian Pacific American Employees

 
Santa Clara, CA – On September 9, 2005, CAAEN (Corporate Asian-American Employee Network) and Intel sponsored an executive panel discussion based on the theme, “Achieving Excellence Through Shared Experiences: Profiles of Leadership and Empowerment”.  Approximately 200 guests attended the annual event.  This was the first time that a CAAEN event was held in the SouthBay, last year the event was held in downtown San Francisco at the PG&E headquarters.
 
The program was a lively and open discussion about how employees of Asian Pacific American descent can succeed professionally and personally in today’s challenging workplace.  Particular emphasis was given on the advantages and potential challenges of workforce mentoring.
 
Senior executives serving as moderator and panelists, include:
  • -- Donna Uchida, Head of communication worldwide , Arysta LifeScience (Moderator)
  • -- Larry Chang, Vice President Worldwide Operations Finance, Hewlett Packard
  • -- S.K. Gupta, Vice President Operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • -- Edward So, Vice President and Director California Technology and Manufacturing, Intel
Despite significant advances in education, where 44 percent of Asian Pacific Americans, 25 years and older, have secured a bachelor’s degree or higher compared with only 26 percent of the total U.S. population, there are only a few executives of Asian American descent within Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies.  CAAEN was established to equip Asian Pacific American employees with the necessary tools to advance professionally and personally. 

CAAEN Press Release 05/19/2006

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:14 PM by Crystal Kung

Senior Executives from Bay Area Employers To Address Asian Pacific American Employees

 
San Ramon, CA – The CAAEN (Corporate Asian-American Employee Network) and AT&T recently sponsored an executive panel discussion based on the theme, “Enhancing Leadership Image Through Confident Communication Styles”.  Approximately 250 guests attended the third annual event.  This was the first time the event was held at the AT&T grounds in San Ramon. Last year’s event was held in San Jose at the Intel headquarters.
 
The lively and open discussion about how employees of Asian Pacific American descent can succeed professionally and personally in today’s challenging workplace placed particular focus on professional image and the impact of effective communication skills.  This third major CAAEN sponsored event united Asian Pacific American employees from throughout the Bay Area.
 
Serving as guest speaker was Professor Preston Ni of Foothill College and senior executives serving as panelists, included:
 
Debbie Barba, Vice President – General Manager, AT&T Orange/Riverside Market Area
 
Kailesh Karavadra, Partner, Ernst & Young
 
Teddy De Rivera, Executive Vice President, Head of Online Customer Service Wells Fargo Company
 
Despite significant advances in education, where 44 percent of Asian Pacific Americans, 25 years and older, have secured a bachelor’s degree or higher compared with only 26 percent of the total U.S. population, there are only a few executives of Asian American descent within Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies.  CAAEN is committed to promoting personal and professional development of Asian Pacific American employees through networking, sharing of best practices, community service and celebrating diversity. 

Asian Week 12/29/2006 CAAEN Inspires With Can-Do Attitude

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:13 PM by Crystal Kung

CAAEN Inspires With Can-Do Attitude

AsianWeek Staff Report, Dec 29, 2006

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Bolstered by three years of providing corporate networking opportunities and civic service, the rapidly growing Corporate Asian American Employee Network, (CAAEN), recently announced the establishment of a one-of-a-kind leadership development/training program for Asian Americans who work in corporate America.

 

This six-month CAAEN Leadership Training Program is designed to cultivate and identify those skills and relationships needed by Asian Americans in the workplace to not only climb the career ladder, but ultimately contribute to the community through their newly developed leadership skills.

 

The program will commence on January 19, 2007, and be divided into three parts: a one-day intensive seminar on the cultural strengths and inhibitions of Asian Americans, a six-month "webinar" series featuring lectures from top Asian American executives in both the private and public sector, and finally, two half-day mentoring sessions where senior Asian American business leaders personally mentor those in the program at a ratio of one mentor to five applicants. The 20 successful applicants, for the inaugural program, were selected from the Asian American employee associations of the 26 corporations that currently make up CAAEN.

 

"The main goal of this program is to develop leaders that will not only advance through their businesses, but also and ultimately bring those leadership skills back to the community," said Ray Su, co-chair of CAAEN (Hewlett Packard). "In addition, for CAAEN, I’m also hoping that we are sowing the seeds for future leaders of our organization."

 

CAAEN is a network of Bay Area Asian American employee groups in the private, public and educational sectors. With a goal of promoting personal and professional development of Asian American employees primarily through networking and sharing best practices, CAAEN boasts an impressive array of Asian American employee associations from such recognized businesses/public agencies as: Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Macy’s, GE, Visa, the City and County of San Francisco, the Port of Oakland and the University of California, San Francisco.

 

"Hopefully, what CAAEN does," stated Wayland Chan, the other co-chair of CAAEN (PG&E) "is that it exposes and gives some insight to our members on the best practices of corporate America so that they can navigate the corporate maze and better further themselves as well as our community."

 

"I’m so proud of what CAAEN has become," remarked CAAEN co-founder Joyce Chan. "When we started it was almost a loose federation of about 13 companies. Today, we’ve doubled our membership and have the ability to present a leadership training program. It’s inspirational and shows we are becoming a force in corporate America."

 

Since their membership is defined through these Asian American networks. Senior CAAEN officials estimate that either directly or indirectly their organization represents approximately 15,000 to 20,000 Asian American corporate employees.

 

Due to space limitations, the leadership program is designed for active CAAEN members. For those interested in the program or joining CAAEN, please contact Wayland Chan or Ray Su through the organization’s website at www.caaen.org

Singtao Daily Newspaper 1/17/2007

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:12 PM by Crystal Kung


聯誼會的共同主席蘇戰(右2) 、陳偉麟(右1) 與友好社團代表在一起。左為張錫宏、中為顧屏山。記者王碩舸攝 

 

20名學員周五開始接受短期訓練   
亞太僱員聯會啟動領袖培訓   

 

(本報記者王碩舸報道 )

美國大機構亞太僱員聯誼總會新春年會昨日在聖馬刁舉行,會上宣佈了2007領袖培訓計劃的啟動,20位學員將從本周五開始接受短期培訓。本次年會得到百人會、聖他克拉華人商會、硅谷女性、玉山科技協會、硅谷中國無線電協會、華源科技協會和亞太裔領袖訓練計劃等社團的支持。

以 灣區為總部的聯誼會已經成立5年,來自灣區26家大機構的僱員以往都採取內部交流的方式聯誼,組織各個會員機構副執行長以上級別的人士來演講等小規模年會 活動。這些成員機構包括政府部門如三藩市政府、大型企業如HP、AT&&T、PG&&E、AAA、英特爾、凱薩醫院、富 國銀行和萬事達信用卡公司等。

今年聯誼會一改以往的風格,加強與其他社團的聯係往來,百人會副會長顧屏山、亞太裔領袖訓練計劃張錫宏、以及華源科技協會、聖他克拉華人商會等諸多南灣社團的代表昨日應邀來參加新春聯會。

任職於HP技術聯盟經理的蘇戰,擔任聯誼會的共同主席,他表示,聯誼會成立幾年來,已經不滿足於最初的亞裔僱員聯誼會初衷,經過2年的籌備,今年的2007領袖培訓計劃作為實驗項目開始啟動。

昨 天的年會上,有一群青年人,青春中透出穩重。他們是26家會員機構的年青僱員中甄選出來的20位首屆領袖培訓計劃學員。本周五開始,他們將分別在萬事達信 用卡公司、亞太裔領袖訓練計劃、百人會的輔導師指導下開始培訓,提高自己的領導能力,為自己的未來職業生涯和社會角色進行累積。

蘇戰表示,由於是試點項目,所以首先在成員單位中嘗試。這20位學員都已經踏上工作崗位,並且在工作中表現出「有心」和「有力」的潛質,才獲得培訓資格。

所謂「有心」,就是在工作中表現出對領導才能強烈的需要和求知欲,「有力」就是在工作表現中成績非常突出,很有潛力。蘇戰表示,華人在美國生活,遇到「玻璃天花板」,或是社會參與度不夠,都是經常談到、遇到的問題。改善這兩個方面,都和領導能力有關。

聯誼會並沒有清晰地將培訓計劃針對參政、職業生涯發展或是非營利組織,希望學員從中領悟到通用的領導技巧,並將之運用到今後的生涯。

此次培訓計劃為學員安排的學習內容有職業生涯領導技巧、非營利組織領導技巧和成功人士經驗交流咨詢,後二者由亞太裔領袖訓練計劃、百人會提供。聯誼會並將在項目成熟後,向公眾提供培訓。



Singtao Daily Newspaper 2/11/2007

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:11 PM by Crystal Kung


左起﹕培訓主持人Joyce Chan、聯誼會共同主席蘇戰 、張茂德、盧有澄、丁利生、顧屏山、聯誼會共同主席陳偉麟和蘇秀蘭。記者王碩舸攝 

 

 

百人會提供師資   

亞太領袖訓練計劃英特爾開課   

 

美國大機構亞太僱員聯誼總會(CAAEN)亞太裔領袖訓練計劃導師輔導課程昨日在聖他克拉英特爾公司舉行。 百人會是此次導師輔導課程的師資提供單位,張有澄、盧茂德、丁利生、顧屏山、明珍尼是昨日半天活動的輔導老師。

   以灣區為總部的聯誼會已經成立5年,來自灣區26家大機構的僱員以往都採取內部交流的方式聯誼,組織各個會員機構副執行長以上級別的人士來演講等小規模 年會活動。成員機構包括政府部門如三藩市政府、大型企業如HP(惠普)、AT&&T、PG&E、AAA、Deloitte Consulting 、 Ernst & Young 、 GE 、 Lockheed Martin 、 Sodexho 、 英特爾、凱薩醫院、富國銀行和萬事達信用卡公司等,代表了在美國主流社會工作的亞太精英。

  今年聯誼會一改以往的風格,加強與其他社團的聯係往來並且制定總會2007青年領袖培訓計劃目標是每年培訓20名以上亞太裔青年領袖,鼓勵他們在公司、非營利組織和政府部們成為中堅力量。百人會的導師指導是整個青年領袖培訓計劃的四大部分之一。

  幾位輔導老師表示,自己在美國闖天下的時候,單槍匹馬,沒有可以借鑒的經驗,因此在獲得成功之後希望能夠向輩提供一些經驗,免走彎路,加快年青一代在職場生涯的效率。百人會5年前就開始了導師培訓制度。

  20位首屆領袖培訓計劃學員從今年1月19日開始,分別在萬事達信用卡公司、亞太裔領袖訓練計劃、百人會的輔導師指導下開始培訓,提高自己的領導能力,為自己的未來職業生涯和社會角色進行累積。

  導師之一張茂德告訴學員,亞裔不可能將亞裔的烙印從身上去掉,只要在每一天、每一件事上發揮自己的領導才能,你就會、就是一名領導者,而不僅僅是成為一個經理人。

World Journal 2/11/2007

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World Journal: 1/17/2007

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