The following are samples of workshop topics I have previously presented:
Blazing Our Way to Tomorrow
Keynote Speech for ITASA 2011 West Coast Regional Conference
Ho Chie Tsai, the founder of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, will highlight the past accomplishments and inspirational stories of trailblazers from the Taiwanese American community. As he shares his thoughts about where our relatively young community has come from and where we’re going into the future, it will be an opportunity to reflect on how we can collectively make a positive impact today into tomorrow.
The Stuff of Big Ideas: Leadership Principles that Last a Lifetime
Workshop Presentation for ITASA 2011 East Coast Regional Conference
Ho Chie Tsai, a community organizer by day and doctor by night, has been behind many big ideas in his corner of Asian America. During this somewhat interactive workshop, he will discuss the topic of personal and organizational leadership. Speaking from his experiences working with past pioneers in Taiwanese America as well as the emerging new generation of leaders who are paving the way for our community, he will share advice and strategies for you to apply in school, organizations, work, and daily life. Have you taken a moment recently to think about the impact you can make whether you’re in a leadership role or not? It all starts with reflecting on your own personal passions and dreams, but then moving ideas forward effectively.
We Are All Activists: How Our Passions Shape Asian America
Workshop Presentation for MAASU 2010
Ho Chie Tsai is a long-time community organizer who played a key role in inspiring the Asian American student movement and the resulting establishment of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will recount stories from his days as a student leader at UIUC and how students play a significant role in helping promote ethnic-specific communities as well as the greater collective Asian American community. He will share his observations about how our identities and communities are transforming over time, how our emerging leaders are paving the way for future generations, and how together we may play a role in defining the future of Asian America. It’s really as simple as the one thing he wants you to remember: “Recognize personal passion, act with purpose, and serve the people.”
Creating Taiwanese America: the Generational Transition
Workshop Presentation for ITASA 2010 East Coast Regional Conference
Ho Chie Tsai, founder of TaiwaneseAmerican.org and long-time community organizer, will recount stories of the 2nd generation experience, from the early immigration of the 1st generation and the formation of our community organizations, to the emergence of a new 2nd generation of Taiwanese Americans who are paving the way for our community and identity in mainstream America. He will share his observations about how our identities and communities are transforming over time, how our organizations are converging as we achieve critical mass, and how together we may play a role in defining the future of Taiwanese America.