The CAUSE Leadership Council & Network (CLC & CLN) moves the Asian Pacific American (APA) community forward through education, networks, and advancement.

The CAUSE Leadership Council serves as the governing body over the Network and provides the overarching strategy for the overall network. It is comprised of an even ratio of private, public, and nonprofit sector experience.

The CAUSE Leadership Network is an invitation-only, membership program and platform for next generation leaders to channel skills, expertise and passion for the purpose of cross-sector advancement and the empowerment of APA communities. Through opportunities for key connections, knowledge-sharing, and dialogue, CLN is a space dedicated to the mutual advancement of emerging APA leaders across all sectors. CLN members are committed to creating space for and driving our collective APA community forward.

Member Qualifications

  • Interest in advancing the interests of the APA community

  • Possesses recognized experience and influence

  • Proven track record of community leadership

  • Upholds CAUSE Leadership Qualities*

  • Ability to contribute the Three T’s: Time, Treasure, Talent


Network Structure

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Structure

All-member Retreat: Day of dialogue to create stronger bonds between members, knowledge-map, and to set a collective agenda for the year.

Reception: An introduction of the CAUSE Leadership Network to the broader community. The Reception will provide a platform of visibility for Network members. Invited attendees will include corporate executive officers, nonprofit executive directors, head hunters, press, etc.

4 Network Sessions (dinners, receptions, training workshops, dialogues, and more): Provides a platform for members and distinguished guest speakers to engage one another on relevant industry and community issues, challenges and concerns through skill-shares and skill-building.

Year End FUNdraiser & Next Gen Awards: A (fun)draiser to showcase hidden member talents and celebrate CLN accomplishments.

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Additional Benefits

Résumé Book: To be shared with top civic leaders, organizations, headhunters, and more.

Resource & File Sharing: The skills, tools, and access you didn’t know you needed to enact the change you want to create.

Broader Partnerships: Bridge-building with organizations to elevate members (e.g. through appointments, media coverage, leadership positions, etc.)


Network Goals

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Increase representation at the executive leadership level

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Foster tri-sector collaboration

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Collaborate and communicate to address community issues

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Support other Network members with personal and career advancement

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Change the civic landscape in Southern California to reflect a more cohesive AANHPI community

 

Leadership Council

Chair    Lisa Thong   Policy Consultant  API Forward Movement

Chair

Lisa Thong

Policy Consultant
API Forward Movement

Jessica Caloza   Director of Scheduling Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Jessica Caloza

Director of Scheduling
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Jade Leung   Attorney  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Adam Ma   Community Relations  SoCalGas

Adam Ma

Community Relations
SoCalGas

 
John Tang   Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs  Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling

John Tang

Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling

The Honorable Thomas Wong   Board President  San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

The Honorable Thomas Wong

Board President
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

Event

Leadership Network Retreat

Leadership Network Reception

Leadership Network Session #1

Leadership Network Session #2

Leadership Network Session #3

Leadership Network Session #4

Leadership Network Closing Awards / Fundraising Event

Date

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, May 5, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


The 2019 Leadership Council & Network is Supported by

 

Charlie Woo