October 7, 2019

NAAAP Detroit’s Annual Signature Event Will Focus on Honing YOUR Voice

DETROIT, MI – On November 9, 2019, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit will host its annual Signature Event – Community Conversations. with two separate, thematically related sessions. With an emphasis on honing individual strengths and effectively articulating them to the world, NAAAP Detroit’s event will feature the powerful personal testimony of Simon Tam, as well as interactive workshops led by an exemplary panel from GiANT Worldwide with three motivational speakers including Abraham Gin – CEO of Gin Consulting Group and Senior Consultant of GiANT Worldwide, Jim Lee – Senior Consultant of GiANT Worldwide, and Allison Choi – HR Consultant of Movember Foundation and Ambassador of GiANT Worldwide.

The first session of the Community Conversations, “Discovering Your Voice”, will be held at the Henry Ford Museum in the Anderson Theater.  It will shed light on how our upbringing affects the way we handle ourselves and how we react to our surroundings. Keynote speaker, Simon Tam, will start this session by sharing his personal story, which is detailed in his memoir, “​Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court” (2019).

Simon Tam is an Asian American author, musician, activist, and self-described troublemaker. He is the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band; in addition to being the founder of their corresponding 501(c)(3) non-profit, The Slants Foundation. He recently helped expand civil liberties by winning a unanimous victory in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark case, ​Matal v. Tam ​ (2017). His work has been highlighted in more than 3,000 media outlets across 150 countries, including The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NPR, BBC, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone.

The first session will continue after Simon Tam’s talk with a presentation on GiANT Worldwide’s 5 Voices Leadership framework. This framework is the code for unlocking people’s capacity to have honest conversations to build deeper, more authentic relationships within teams, families, and friends. The 5 Voices Leadership framework have proven tools successfully used by Johnson&Johnson, Google, Dropbox, Movember, non-profits, startups, small businesses and more.

The second session of NAAAP Detroit’s Annual Signature event, “Developing and Leveraging Your Signature Voice”, will be an evening Gala Reception and workshop at the Fairlane Ballroom in the landmark Dearborn Inn. This session will begin with dinner and followed by an interactive workshop presented by the GiANT Worldwide Panel. During this workshop, attendees will continue to develop deeper leadership insights. The 5 Voices Leadership framework will demonstrate how to overcome limiting beliefs about leadership skills. Attendees will also learn to leverage their voices to become humble, secure, and confident leaders. Networking will follow dinner and the workshop so attendees can immediately practice what they learned.

NAAAP Detroit’s events provide excellent opportunities to hone your professional and leadership skills, as well as to meet professionals and employers in the South East Michigan area. Members are able to grow and contribute to the growth of others in the Greater Metro Detroit area by participating in leadership and professional development programs and community service experiences. Through NAAAP, Detroit members can also connect with the broader Asian American professional network throughout North America via national leadership gatherings and interactions in the 33 chapters. NAAAP Detroit invites all professionals to join its membership roster to contribute to the dynamic energy, growth, and the future of Michigan.

NAAAP is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit in North America that aims to cultivate and empower Asian leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. More information is available at ​​ and ​​.

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