The Lighthouse Series
The 2016-2017 Council of Regional Representatives is proud to announce The Lighthouse Series! Leaders from across the North American Vietnamese community will be providing insight and expertise on a variety of topics. Through this interactive online series, learn more about Vietnamese traditions, building your VSA, professional and career development, civic engagement, health and fitness consultation, and many other various subjects!
With Education as our main operating pillar, we at UNAVSA want to expand on this ideal: by providing resources, and relevant material to further our members and their journey through leadership. UNAVSA believes a well informed individual is a successful individual and with help from the right tools, potential is turned into a reality.
Our series is split up across 5 categories in order to accommodate the varying interests of our constituents:
- VSA/Leadership Development
- Professional Development
- Community Engagement
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Lead The Way With VSA!
Lead The Way With VSA! is a two part series in which we’ll explore the various aspects of building your VSA and developing yourself as a leader. In part one we’ll go through common issues faced while developing VSAs and conduct a discussion on how we can find valuable solutions to those issues and provide the proper advice needed for your club to succeed. In our second part, whether you’re involved in an organization or not, we will go through ways you can develop yourself and become the type of leader you want to be.
Session Time: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10 PM ESTSign Up
Our first “Professional Development” session has concluded. Stay tuned for more!
Our vision is to encourage community engagement by revitalizing and preserving cultural heritage through language, tradition and food. We chose Tet as our topic of choice because it is such an important part of Vietnamese culture. There are so many aspects of Tet and so many things we do to prepare for Tet, and we will show you the reasons for them. So come join us in our fun, interactive and informational session on Tet, where we discuss language, traditions and food relating to this important Vietnamese holiday!
Session Time: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6 PM ESTSign Up
Civic Engagement 101
Millennials (18-34) make up about 24% of the United States population. Within this group, many are immigrants or children of immigrants. Imagine the things we could achieve with these numbers. With the recent events in our nation, it is important now more than ever to create a platform for our voices, our Asian American voices. In this session, we will explore the role of AAPIs, specifically Vietnamese Americans, in civic engagement and political activism. Now is the time to embrace our civic duty and take a stand for those who can’t. With the tools and resources provided in this session, we are hopeful that we, collectively, can move the nation forward. Be prepared to discuss, plan, and take action for the betterment of our communities.
Session Time: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8 PM ESTSign Up
Hacks for Health!
Come discuss the many options of health, exercise, and lifestyle! There’s always more to learn and implement. We hope to inspire/influence healthy life choices with easy tips and tricks while creating conversation and learning from each other.
Session Time: TBD – Stay tuned for more information!