Friday, August 17, 2012

You're Invited | From Geek to Chic: How to Manage Your Career Successfully in the US

The National Association of Asian American Professionals Minnesota recognizes the diversity of languages that surround us on a daily basis. Whether it's Chinese or Khmer or HTML or Visual Basic, it can sometimes be a challenge to fully understand and comprehend the language and culture of people you work with. Enter David Lum and his insights as a practicing manager in the high-tech industry. Join his seminar this weekend to gain tips, suggestions, and deeper fluency to get your career moving forward!

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Upcoming Event - Saturday 8/18

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From Geek to Chic: How to Manage Your Career Successfully in the US

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
U.S. Bank Plaza
220 South Sixth Street Suite 17B

Minneapolis, MN 55402

What does it take to manage your professional career successfully? Why do so many others seem to be able to chart their careers so well while your career feels like it has stalled? This seminar will discuss the path to success and how to get there.
As a practicing manager in the high-tech industry, David Lum (bio below) will share his insights as a manager of technical professionals to help you understand how you can move your career forward. His seminar will also cover the specific issues that Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants have with career management challenges in the US.
To make it even more meaningful, this seminar will also focus very heavily on specific and highly practical tips and suggestions (homework!) to really get your career moving forward. There will be a lot of them, some you can do at work and some you can do after-work, with detailed explanations as to why the tips and suggestions will help you in your career. Time will be devoted to Q&A.
This presentation was presented at several NAAAP National Conventions, and at several other workshops in the Chicagoland, Seattle, Research Triangle Park, Boston, and Dallas-Ft Worth areas, and received a lot of praise for its practical nature and usefulness. This seminar is targeted for ALL professional Asians/Asian-Americans, and any technical field professional working in Corporate America.


REGISTER NOW: Registration is limited to 30 people. Over 40 people attended our last event!

10:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
10:30 a.m. Presentation Begins
11:45 a.m. Q&A
12:00 p.m. Session Ends
Questions? E-mail or call 651-276-0589
Not a member? Sign up for membership at this event and get a refund of your registration fee!

About Our Speaker

David Lum is the Director of Asia/Pacific Regulatory, Product, and Support Operations for the Government & Public Safety business in Motorola Solutions. For over 29 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 international operations management. David works extensively in the US and Asia/Pacific markets.
Prior to relocating back to Schaumburg in early 2003, David spent 5¼ years doing Business Development for Motorola's Asia/Pacific division, living in Singapore. David continues to travel frequently within Asia to consult on radio systems and its design, speak at technical conferences and seminars, presenting to many senior level government officials, and educating customers and regulators on technology trends and applications. David contributes 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 an MBA Business Professor teaching at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management since 1993, teaching Project Management, Global Business & Cultural Diversity, and Effective Leadership to MBA students who are full-time working executives. David also served for 3½ 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 achieved the Advanced Communicator Bronze level. David also contributes his community service time towards the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) as a senior advisory council member on the national level to help all Asian professionals in the US to improve their professional career and leadership abilities through personal growth and leadership development. David is a frequent national 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 29 years, has two great 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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