What you will learn:

Since the start of the pandemic, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have experienced increasing levels of discrimination, hate, and, in the tragic case of the March 2021 Atlanta murders, unthinkable violence. The hate and discrimination experienced by Asian-Americans in the last 2 years has affected life in public, private and professional spaces. Whether they exist in word or action, acts of hate can diminish, demean, and, often, escalate to violence.

As many organizations are crafting return-to-office plans, one important factor for leaders to consider: many members of the AAPI community are fearful to return to work because they don’t feel safe. The responsibility extends to the workplace -- especially for those of us in positions of leadership.

In this highly interactive course, best selling author and award-winning executive coach Maya Hu-Chan shares a brief U.S. history of anti-Asian racism, explains common micro-aggressions towards AAPI workers, the impact of these actions, how these behaviors can be challenged in the workplace, and how everyone can be an ally for the AAPI co-workers and community at large.

About the instructor:

Maya Hu-Chan is a globally recognized keynote speaker, author, leadership educator, and Master Certified Coach. She specializes in cross-cultural management, global leadership, diversity and inclusion.

Ranked Top Leadership Coaches of 2021, Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers by Thinkers50, World Top 30 Leadership Gurus, and Top 100 Thought Leaders in Management & Leadership, Maya has worked with thousands of leaders from major corporations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Maya partners with organizations to build leadership capabilities to enable profound growth and change, aligned with business and personal goals. Maya’s ability to significantly advance the leadership effectiveness of executives has led to important and measurable results.

Her latest book “Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust” is an Amazon #1 Best Seller (Berrett-Koehler). Her book “Global Leadership: The Next Generationwas Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge book. She is also a contributing author of 14 business books and a columnist for INC.com.

Prior to her consulting career, Maya was an anchor for the China Broadcasting Company in Taiwan, and served as the CEO of a non-profit organization in California. Maya has lectured at the Brookings Institution, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Maya is fluent in Chinese and English. She earned her M.A. from University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Maya lives in San Diego, California with her husband and their triplets. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and traveling.
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Suggested Length:60 min
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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