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Ascend OC Leadership Development Program

When: Monday, November 4th, 2019
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: PIMCO Offices
650 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States
Contact: Daniel Choi

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Ascend OC Leadership Development Series:  Communicate, Connect, Convince


Ascend OC invites you to attend our first leadership development seminar focused on communicating, connecting, and influencing to make an impact on your organization and in our community.  We are limiting attendance to 40 participants to optimize the leadership learning experience, so please register soon to secure your seat.


Seminar Description

During our Ascend OC kick-off events, we have discussed a number of key questions such as:


·         How do I most effectively influence my team and organization in light of certain Pan-Asian cultural tendencies?

·         What is your advice on how I overcome common perceptions of Pan-Asian Americans to become as impactful of a leader as possible?

·         How can I learn to communicate and sell my ideas as I progress my career and aim to be a transformational leader?


We will begin to address these types of questions during this seminar and as we develop Ascend OC’s Leadership Development Series. In particular, the seminar will highlight and analyze how influence is a critical success factor in any team and organization, and across cultures.  Join us for a powerful and highly interactive workshop designed to teach leadership, negotiation and influence skills that will help you build relationships, expand your career options, and persuade others.


Discussion topics will include:

·         Influence and power

·         Emotional intelligence – connecting with others

·         Communication and presentation skills

·         Constructive conflict


This is a participation-based workshop, so come ready to discuss, debate, and share your challenges and insights. 


About our speaker:

Dr. Aaron Shaffer is a Leadership and organizational development expert with over 20 years of international experience working with individuals, teams, and organizations to build leadership, collaboration, resilience, and create cultures of innovation, adaptability and execution excellence.   He works with Fortune 10 companies and start-ups, technical leaders, executives, elite athletes, and boards.  He is a sought-after speaker and has presented at conferences and universities around the world.

Dr. Shaffer is a principal at SPI, a global leader in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Prior to SPI, Dr. Shaffer held senior leadership roles at Motorola (a Google company), ITT Industries, and Network Appliance, and currently teaches at UC, Irvine and Webster University.

In his free time, Dr. Shaffer is a competitive cyclist, and enjoys family time, camping, and adventure travel.  In addition to working with Pan-Asian clients for over 20 years, he has enjoyed family trips to India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, Eastern and Western Europe, and Central America.

Aaron Shaffer, Psy.D.





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