Programs

Summary

SASE Pro delivers a variety of in-person and virtual programs throughout the year to support Asian ERGs and Asian professionals of all skill levels and backgrounds to unlock their leadership potential.

Current programming includes:

More information about each of these activities can be found below or on their page.
Please contact us at pro@saseconnect.org to learn more information.


Conferences

In-Person National Conference

October 2023

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October 2022


Virtual National Conference

October 2022

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Women's Leadership Conference

April 2023

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April 2022


Asian Women In Tech Conference

June 2024

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In-Person National Conference

Estimated Time of Year: Fall

The SASE Professional National Conference is part of SASE’s annual National Convention. Professional attendees enjoy a dynamic experience featuring in-depth leadership training sessions, topic-based workshops, and senior executive panels.

In 2022, SASE welcomed over 600 Asian professionals from 90+ organizations in Atlanta, Georgia for the National Conference.

Highlights included:

Virtual National Conference

Estimated Time of Year: Winter


Following two years of "going virtual" during the pandemic, organizations have had to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape and incorporate new ways of doing business. SASE Pro developed the Virtual National Conference during the pandemic to continue leadership development.


For those unable to join the in-person event, SASE Pro continues to design a separate virtual conference experience with programming independent of the in-person conference. In 2022, the virtual conference was held on 3 consecutive Fridays and featured 18 workshops from 9 training professionals.

There was not a Virtual National Conference in Winter 2023-2024. The Virtual National Conference will likely return in Winter 2024-2025. 

Women's Leadership Conference

Asian women in particular face a double-paned glass ceiling when it comes to career advancement. To help address these issues, SASE Pro hosts annual Women's Leadership Conferences catered specifically towards Asian women professionals.

The 2024 program built on highly successful events in 2021, 2022, and 2023 with a one-day virtual experience accommodating for several time zones. Virtual focus circles encouraged meaningful conversations and built community through networking.

Asian Women in Tech Conference

Estimated Time of Year: Summer


In 2024, SASE Professional is holding the first Asian Women in Tech Conference in San Jose, California. With the increasing demand for technical skills in artificial intelligence, data science, and other fields of technology, feedback from Women's Leadership Conference participants led to the creation of this pilot conference. Keynotes and women-led workshops will include speakers that have backgrounds in technology and trainers working with companies that are focused on the development of technology. 

Training Cohorts

XCORE Asian Leadership Programs

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Nov. 2023 - Apr. 2024


Top Gun Leadership Academy


Feb. - Apr. 2024


Amplify Your Strategic Impact

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Feb. - Apr. 2024


Top Gun Leadership Academy

Estimated Time of Year: Spring, Summer

Commitment: Nine weeks

90-minute workshops 1x / week

Audience: New managers of others with 5+ years of experience


The Top Gun Leadership Academy is an intensive leadership training program for promising new managers. Attendees will gain actionable insights, have inspiring discussions, and practice becoming more confident managers. Through topics such as dealing with imposter syndrome, leading with emotional intelligence, and crafting team purpose, new managers will realize their strengths and how to improve communication with their teams.

XCORE Asian Leadership Programs

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Estimated Time of Year:  Winter

Commitment: 4+ months

One 2-hour workshop + two 30-minute 1:1 coaching sessions per month

Audience: Professionals with 5+ years of experience


XCORE is designed to provide a unique management-level leadership training to address issues facing Asian professionals. XCORE is split into XCORE LITE and XCORE PRO. Attendees will join a cohort to attend workshops, have core group coaching sessions, and grow their own leadership style with 1:1 coaching. Through topics such as the Five Voices and Five Gears, attendees will grow their own leadership style while improving their ability to communicate with others.

Amplify Your Strategic Impact

Estimated Time of Year: Spring

Commitment: Nine weeks

2.5 Hours/week (90-min workshop, 30-min personal work, 30-min discussion, optional 60-min office hour)

Audience: High-potential middle managers with 12+ years


Amplify Your Strategic Impact is an executive coaching program for newer executives and high-potential managers who are aligning and influencing executive stakeholders. Attendees will learn how to identify what an executive audience is looking for and create compelling communications, shift their mindset from operational to executive, and demonstrate their ability to guide strategic outcomes.

Additional Programs

Webinar

SASE Pro hosts free monthly webinars with coaches and leaders. Topics encourage growth of Asian professionals and ERG leaders. Webinars are sponsored by a SASE partnered organization.


Past and Future Webinars


Pro Awards

SASE Pro celebrates the successes of Asian STEM professionals through leadership, achievement, and military service awards. Candidates are nominated annually by a SASE partnered organization. Awardees are honored annually at the SASE National Convention. 

Award Timeline and Information

Newsletter

SASE Pro distributes a quarterly newsletter to share reminders about upcoming events and informational content that may be relevant to Asian professionals.

Register for the Newsletter


ERG Network

SASE Pro leadership actively meet with ERG leaders from organizations of all sizes to grow our community of Asian professionals  across industries. ERG leaders have active input into SASE Pro programs. SASE Pro provides resources for ERG growth and opportunities for leadership development. 

ERG Network Page

Contact pro@saseconnect.org to get connected!