Professional
Development Workshops

Communications Skills Workshop

This Communications Workshop covers The Art of Effectively Pitching a Story for News Coverage.  We focus on providing valuable insight on how you can work with various media outlets to pitch a story idea. Strong communication skills are also very important for all interview settings, including government appointments, boards and commissions.

Our professional media panel experts include, Justien Balarie, Senior Producer for ABC 10; Phil Blauer, Anchor/Reporter for Fox 5; Nikka Magahis, Reporter for KFBK AM1530; and our moderator; Jacqui Nguyen, Press Secretary for Senate, for a knowledgeable conversation. Learn about the fast-paced news cycle and the different roles and responsibilities of a producer, assignment editor, and producers in the newsroom. Don’t miss out on this informative workshop. 

GRC Workshop (6)

Getting Elected to Local Office

This Leadership Skills Training Workshop shares the knowledge for success when running for office.  Special guest speakers include, Lily Mei, Mayor of Fremont, California; Sheng Thao, Oakland City Councilmember, President Pro Tempore; Allan Fung, Former Mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island; and our moderator, YK Chalamcherla, City Councilmember of Folsom, California.  These community leaders want to support and prepare you to run for local office. 

YK Chalamcherla is also Chair of the Folsom APAPA Chapter, and Sheng Thao was a former APAPA intern.  

  • Learn how to evaluate yourself as a potential candidate for office.
  • What are the characteristics of a winning candidate?
  • How to prepare yourself as the best candidate?

Founded in 2001, APAPA has grown to over 35 chapters across the country. We advance API communities through increased leadership and civic engagement. 

APAPA can be reached at info@apapa.org

API Women's Leadership Conference

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