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Chapter Advancement Track

The following is the Chapter Advancement Track tentative schedule. All Chapter Advancement Track events are located in the Mediterranean room.

Thursday |August 7, 2014

10:00 - 10:30 am | Introductions and Greetings

10:30 - 12:00 pm | The Plan in Event Planning


Speakers: 

Debbie Chen, OCA National Treasurer 
Janny Leung, OCA-Greater Chicago
Vickie Shu, President, VS Planning

Ever wonder how successful events become so successful? What strategies were used or what do they have up their sleeve? Come join us and hear from event planners, both from OCA chapters and professionals and produce sensational events! Learn the tips and tricks of the trade in pulling together an event plan and what innovative trends that can help your chapter bring in new members and build capacity for future funding opportunities. We will be sharing plans and strategies on different types of programs that participants can continue the discussion with during the lunch break.

12:00 - 1:30 pm | Lunch On Your Own Break


1:30 - 3:00 pm | Best Practices Roundtable

Speakers: 

Recruitment and Retention, Michael Head
Fundraising, Janny Leung
Succession Planning, Mary Tom



3:00 - 3:20 pm | YourMembership.com Website Training


Speakers:

Kham S. Moua, Policy Associate, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates
Ted Chiou, Co-Chair, Technology Committee

Chapters will have an opportunity to get an in-house training on the YourMembership.com database for leadership use and online engagement from the National Center. What new features does the OCA website have? Have you heard of the Chapter Resource Page which contains sub-grants and other vital chapter documents? Don’t miss out on learning the nuts and bolts of the website to help manage your chapter more efficiently!

3:20 - 3:30 pm | Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Voter Registration, Mobilization, and Citizenship

Speakers:

Glenn D. Magpantay, Director of Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Kham S. Moua, Policy Associate, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates
Debbie Chen, OCA National Treasurer

Voting is the primary vehicle for communities to demonstrate their political influence. It is more critical than ever before for the Asian Pacific American community to engage themselves in the political process and capitalize on the turnout from the 2012 and 2008 election cycle. OCA Chapters have an opportunity to encourage citizens we help naturalize become civically engaged. This workshop will provide an overview of voting rights and laws to ensure that any registration and mobilization efforts are legal and effective. Additionally, it will help participants create/enhance their own voter registration and mobilization strategies for their civic engagement efforts while strategically planning for developing Citizenship and Civic Engagement capacity building funding for chapters.

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