Education for Humanity BBQ Fundraiser

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Tickets are $20 per person and $25 day-of.

NAAAP SD Education for Humanity

Education for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists less fortunate children to pursue their dream though education. NAAAP San Diego collaborating with Education for Humanity to help provide an opportunity for less fortunate children in China and Vietnam to be able to have an opportunity to pursue their education.
BBQ specials, skewers, desserts, beverages and canopies will be provided.
Bring your own pinic gear which includes chairs, tables and umbrellas. Friends and family.

Price: $20.00

Date: July 30, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Art of Communication


The Art of Communication

Join NAAAP San Diego as we partner with the National Conflict Resolution Center for a special event on "The Art of Communication" with Carson Cooper.

Participants learn how to improve their reaction/response to others when they feel attacked by someone. They also learn how to handle a situation in which they need to approach someone about a concern they have in a respectful, rather than confrontational, way. The participants leave with improved communication skills, the ability to de-escalate anger and proven techniques to better manage conflict.
The Art of Communication not only gives participants more skills in responding to conflict, but it also offers an actual strategy to help them put those skills in practice.

Price: $20.00

Date: July 21, 2016

Hera Hub
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400
San Diego, CA
92121 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

API Mega Mixer

Price: Free Event

Date: May 19, 2016

Project Management Certification 101

Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30pm
Apollonia Greek Bistro - 8650 Genesee Ave
Learn more about the Project Management Professional certification during this informative event with the San Diego Project Management Institute. A desirable certification, PMP professionals are often compensated more than their non-PMP counterparts in addition to having the ability to distinguish themselves in a competitive job market.
Seats are limited so please RSVP beforehand. Light appetizers will be served.

Price: $10.00

Date: April 27, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited


Price: $20.00

Date: March 31, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Intro to Meditation - Managing Workplace Stress

Learn to manage workplace stress as we join Kadampa Meditation Center San Diego for a special "Intro to Meditation" class. Instructor Kadam Angie will be talking about methods to combat stressful situations at work and home, and how you can apply these methods to everyday life. Open Q&A; to follow after class.

NAAAP Discount Admission - $10 (Valued at $20) and payment is due at the door.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 24, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Lunar New Year Happy Hour Mixer

CoHost NAAAP Lunar New Year Happy Hour Mixer CROPPED

Open to both members and non-members, join NAAAP SD for a Lunar New Year Happy Hour Mixer at Emerald Chinese Cusine. Mix and mingle with fellow professionals and start off the lunar new year with success!

Price: Free Event

Date: February 25, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Salary Negotiation Workshop

NAAAP Salary Negotiation Seminar Jan 27Salary Negotiation Talk - A Hands-On Workshop 
with Zelekha Amirzada from Tigress! Negotiating
Wednesday, January 27th, 6:30pm
Hera Hub - Sorrento Valley - 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400

Join us with coach Zelekha Amirzada from Tigress! Negotiating for a hands-on workshop.  Learn to:

  • Reduce your fear of asking for your salary demands
  • Recognize the psychological obstacles behind asking for more money
  • Understand the potentially substantial economic cost to you if you fail negotiate your salary
  • Determine how to best highlight your achievements during the negotiation
  • Identify how to best motivate yourself during salary negotiations

We invite you to come prepared with questions as we will be entertaining a short Q & A Session afterwards. Refreshments will be served.

NAAAP Members Free | General Admission Pre-Registration $20 | At-the-door $25
* NAAAP members please sign in to recieve your free admission. Trouble signing in? Email frank (at) *

Price: $20.00

Date: January 27, 2016

Hera Hub
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400
San Diego, CA
92121 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Toys for Tots Fundraiser Happy Hour



Join us for a special Happy Hour at Rough Draft Brewing Co. in support of Toys for Tots. All NAAAP members will receive a complimentary drink ticket as a thank you for your support all year! We ask everyone to bring a toy for a local child in need this holiday season. General admission is $20 or a toy donation.
Please RSVP by November 25th as this event has limited seating and will fill quickly!
Members - Free with complimentary drink ticket
General Admission - $20 OR a quality toy as a donation to Toys for Tots

Price: $20.00

Date: December 2, 2015

Rough Draft
8830 Rehco Rd
San Diego, CA
92121 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Mortgage Lending Basics for the First-Time Home-Buyer

Financing Your First Home Oct 21

As you’re making progress along your professional path, eventually, you may or have already started thinking about purchasing your first home, but are unsure where to begin.

As part of our efforts to help our members grow professionally and personally, NAAAP San Diego will provide our members the opportunity to learn the basics of financing your first home.

The speaker, Ms. Robin Hill, recipient of the San Diego 5 Star Professional Award Winner in 2013 and 2014,  is an expert in the mortgage lending and will walk attendees through the steps of getting a home loan, types of loans available, interest rates, and other information that will prepare you in buying your first home. Whether you are ready to buy your first home or just want to prepare yourself for the future, this seminar will help navigate you through one of life’s biggest purchases. Wine & cheese will be provided.

Due to limited space, please RSVP by no later than 12pm,  10/19/2015

NAAAP Member: As a benefit to membership, this seminar will be free to current NAAAP members who RSVP. ** PLEASE LOGIN TO YOUR NAAAP ACCOUNT BELOW TO REGISTER**

General (Non-Member) Admission: $10


Price: $10.00

Date: October 21, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAAAP SD HIkes Torrey Pines

NAAAP SD Torrey Pines Hike











Join us for a hike at Torrey Pines as we soak up the last bits of summer. We will be meeting at 9:30am at the Green Marker point on this map:
Parking at Torrey Pines State Park is $15. Free street parking is available on Carmel Valley Road with a walk to the State Park.




Price: Free Event

Date: September 19, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

North County Happy Hour

Join us for a special North County Happy Hour! We'll be gathering a BJ's in Carlsbad for delicious appetizers and drinks. All current members receive one drink on NAAAP SD!
RSVP by Monday, August 24th so that we include you in the headcount.


Price: Free Event

Date: August 25, 2015

BJ'S Carlsbad
5613 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA
92011 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Eat, Drink, and Connect




















Price: Free Event

Date: August 12, 2015

Common Theory
4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA Map and Directions

NAAAP National Convention in Dallas

Anyone who wants to build leadership
capabilities, expand their professional
network, and grow their business.
Corporate professionals, entrepreneurs,
civic leaders, NAAAP members, ERG/BRG
members, and students are welcome!
3 days of leadership training,
inspirational talks, and building strong
connections. All meals included with
convention registration.
Hilton Anatole | Dallas, Texas
August 6-8th, 2015
Details and registration at the 2015 Convention website: 


Price: $250.00

Date: August 6, 2015


Date: August 6th 
Details: NAAAP San Diego members are welcomed to attend the "Connect Hong Kong" Mixer where you can network with local organizations and business professionals while enjoying light refreshment and exhibition displays.


There will be Live Entertainment & Prizes Giveaways!

Click here for flyer
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Price: $18.00

Date: August 6, 2015

Stand & Be Heard

Stand & Be Heard Facebook Cover Photo


"Stand & Be Heard: An Interactive Workshop on Assertive Communication in the Workplace"
Wednesday, July 22nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hera Hub, Sorrento Valley Blvd #400


Join us for an interactive workshop with award-winning motivational speaker and coach Jenni Prisk.
Jenni will lead you through discovering your voice and how you can communicate your ideas so that you are noticed and heard by management.
If you've ever had difficulty speaking up or communicating your ideas, we invite you to experience this workshop. Spots are limited to 30 people so please register beforehand.


About Jenni:


Jenni Prisk Headshot
Jenni Prisk has coached hundreds of corporate executives and corporate teams in the United States and internationally. She has provided communications training skills to Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sony, and  and serves as a presentation training coach to the United States Navy’s Special Forces Seals teams.
She is the author of Communication Skills Training, a publication of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).  For six years she was a faculty professor at the University of San Diego in the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program.



$5 NAAAP Members (Please log with your username/password to receive this pricing)
$25 Non-Members
$40 Special Solar Pricing Package, that includes event admission plus year long membership (valued at $65)

Price: $40.00

Date: July 22, 2015

Hera Hub
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400
San Diego, CA
92121 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pints with NAAAP

May 20th Event NAAAP SD
Come join NAAAP San Diego for our next social hour at Rough Draft Brewing Co. in Sorrento Valley

All current NAAAP members will receive a $4 voucher (exactly the cost of a pint at Rough Draft) alongside appetizers.

All non-members pay $15 for admission, a $4 voucher, and appetizers.


*Members - please click through to "Register" and your pricing will change to $0*

Price: $15.00

Date: May 20, 2015

Rough Draft
8830 Rehco Rd
San Diego, CA
92121 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Full Moon Hike

Come join NAAAP San Diego for a beautiful full moon hike at Cowles Mountain. It is a moderate level hike that should take about two hours roundtrip.
There is a parking lot at the trail head and plenty of street parking.

We will meet at 8 PM at the trailhead near the restrooms and then start the hike at 8:15 PM.

If you wish to join the executive team for food beforehand, we will meet at 6 PM at
Top Ten Oriental
Campus Plaza Shopping Center
6165 El Cajon Blvd # A
San Diego, CA 92115

Price: Free Event

Date: April 4, 2015

Cowles Mountain
Intersection of Navajo Rd & Golfcrest Drive
San Diego, CA
92119 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: The Lessons of Trailblazing Leadership in the CIA

Join TAP SD and NAAAP SD in an interactive discussion with the Executive Director of the CIA to discover her journey as an Asian Pacific American in this Top Secret organization.
As the CIA's first APA Executive Director, the third highest position in the CIA, she will share:
  • Her career journey as an APA in Intelligence
  • Lessons learned from leading the way
  • The importance of diversity in carrying out a global mission
Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore how one APA rose to the highest levels of the world's premier spy agency. Seats are limited so please RSVP today.  
Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Please register on Eventbrite

to save your spot at: Seats are limited as admission is free, so RSVP early!

Price: Free Event

Date: March 11, 2015

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
San Diego, CA Map and Directions

A Casual NAAAP Happy Hour

Join NAAAP as we kick off our Quarterly Casual Happy Hours at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens (9675 Scranton Road). A relaxed happy hour, get to know your fellow NAAAP members and officers while making new friends.

Price: Free Event

Date: February 20, 2015

Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens
9675 Scranton Road
San Diego, CA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Rising Up: The 2015 NAAAP SoCal Gala

NAAAP SoCal Gala Website Event Header

Join us for an exquisite evening in a celebration of diversity in Leadership! Widen your eyes full of lively performances, awesome traditional dresses, and a lore of rich cultural icons found in the growing AAPI business community. Four individuals will be honored in various sectors for their accomplishments and iconic business models, setting the stage for many aspiring do-gooders and disruptive thinkers to begin their own ascent for greatness.

The National Association of Asian-American Professionals of Southern California invite you to our annual gala held in at the Brandview Ballroom in Glendale. Begin January with us as we gather around the many colors of tradition that root each of our rising successes in a celebration of diversity in leadership.

Included in the night's festivites will be the official installation of NAAAP's Incoming Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego chapter officer teams and special recognition ceremony of NAAAP SoCal's Founding Board of Directors for their years of service to NAAAP SoCal.

NAAAP Members, to recieve the $70 rate please log into your account. For technical issues, please email frank(at) 

Price: $70.00

Date: January 24, 2015

Available Spaces: 0

Engineering Your Resume for Success

Resume Workshop Cover Photo

Understand what hiring managers are looking for in a resume when recruiting for a technical position. Come to this interactive workshop and learn how to improve your chances of getting that first interview. Feel free to bring your resume critique and feedback.

Speaker Bio: Jack Yao is a Technical Manager At Qualcomm Technologies Inc who leads a team of engineers. In his role on one of Qualcomm’s interview committees, Jack is responsible for reviewing resumes and conducting interviews.

Admission: Free for NAAAP Members 

General Admission is a suggested donation of $10. 

Parking info: There is parking next to the building.

Note: The auditorium is inside the building Q which requires a badge to get in.  It is not immediately visible from the main entrance.
Attendees should meet at the main entrance and will be directed to the auditorium.
Resume Workshop Directions 2

Price: Free Event

Date: January 14, 2015

Qualcomm Building Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Boulevard
San Diego, CA
United States Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GROW with NAAAP - A Networking for A Cause Event

GROW with NAAAP Flyer


We invite you to join us as we close the year with our signature "Networking for a Cause" event. We've partnered with Shakti Rising, a local non-profit that works on developing feminine leadership and GROW, a team of volunteers that holds an annual fundraiser for Shakti Rising.

In the spirit of the season all profits from this event will go towards Shakti Rising and it's mission to transform the lives of women. Bring your friends, meet new people and be inspired by stories about Shakti's impact on our community.

Please arrive early to enjoy the complimentary appetizers get in the holiday spirit! Mix, mingle, and make new connections for a cause!

Why Support Shakti Rising? 

One of Shakti's core programs is the Transformational Recovery Program that provides the support and tools for women to tap into their own wisdom, power and resiliency, ultimately reclaiming their whole selves and becoming leaders within their families, social networks, and communities. Women work with an integrated team addressing their mind, body, and spirit through various healing modalities.

The GROW team's objective is to raise money for Shakti Rising and to raise awareness of their impact on the community in the corporate and business sectors of San Diego, primarily via the annual fundraiser.

Register before December 9th:
** NAAAP Members please log in to receive members' pricing **

Price: $20.00

Date: December 10, 2014

Blue Fin Fusion Japanese
4305 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA
92122 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Networking 101 Workshop & Happy Hour

Networking 101 Cover Photo


Register  today for Networking 101, the third workshop in the NAAAP San Diego Professional Development series, at Common Theory. Our expert presenter for the evening is Stefanie Chow, an award-winning Toastmaster and corporate trainer.

In this workshop, she will help us learn effective tools to lead conversations while exuding confidence in ways that we can all use immediately, especially in the networking time following the workshop. Join us as we discover networking techniques that will help us all build better connections and open professional doors to opportunity!

Common Theory is a new, craft beer-centric eatery in the heart of Convoy district – founded by two Asian American UCSD grads – that  features Korean-style friend chicken, BBQ’s meats, savory seafood pancakes, and spicy Asian soups, among other dishes.

Attendees will have access to an Extended Happy Hour! Admission includes a voucher for $5 towards Common Theory drink & food. 


Date: Wednesday August 27th

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Admission (Includes a $5 voucher towards food & drink): 


$10 General Admission

$10 day-of for both members & general attendees

Registration ends on Tuesday August 26. Admission includes a a $5 food & drink voucher. 




Stefanie Chow is one of the youngest award-winning Toastmasters and the founder and lead corporate trainer at Stefanie Chow & Associates, a firm specializing in helping professionals grow their leadership through world-class communication strategies and techniques.

For many years now, Stefanie has trained leaders and empowered entrepreneurs throughout the US. She is passionate about giving people tools to dramatically sharpen their communication and public speaking skills and see their confidence grow!

In her free time, Stefanie enjoys active volunteering, performing stand-up comedy, and playing Starcraft. Learn more about her by visiting her website or following her on social media.



Price: $10.00

Date: August 27, 2014

Common Theory
4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Trailblazers: Lessons From Women Who Paved the Way




$35 for Non-Members

$40 for Members & Non-Members at the door.


The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center

Banquet Room Building B

6845 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

Price: $35.00

Date: July 19, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Art of ABC - Appearance, Body Language, Communication

The Art of ABC Cover Photo

93% of communication is non-verbal, which is why appearance and body language are integral to success.

Discover your voice and your message as award-winning public speaker Jimmy Thai will talk about: 

- Conversation killers

- The secret words of effective public speaking

- Giving constructive feedback in the workplace

One lucky attendee will receive a free 6-month Toastmaster's membership! This workshop is free for NAAAP members and $10 for non-members. The deadline to register is June 16th.

ADMISSION: $10 General Admission| Free for current NAAAP Members

**NAAAP Members - Please log in below to RSVP and receive free admission to the workshop.**

DATE: Tuesday, June 17th 6:00PM

LOCATION: Co-Merge - 330 A St, San Diego, CA 92101
There is plenty of parking available - click here for parking directions


Price: $10.00

Date: June 17, 2014

Available Spaces: Unlimited

NAAAP and PALSD Joint Volunteer Opportunity: San Diego Food Bank

NAAAP and PALSD Joint Volunteer Opportunity: San Diego Food Bank

Come join NAAAP and PALSD (Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego) in a JOINT volunteer event at the San Diego Food Bank to fight hunger on Saturday, June 14th from 9:30am - 11:00am. 

We will be sorting and assembling food packages for thousands of low-income seniors, women with infants, and children in the San Diego County. The food packages consist of canned fruits, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items.

This event will be followed by an informal lunch at Siam Nara in Mira Mesa  (

We only have limited spots for this event, so RVSP today!


Price: Free Event

Date: June 14, 2014

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA
92121 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Mega Mixer

CoPresenting Partner Mega Mixer Flyer

Join the National Association of Asian American Professionals for the mixer of the year! In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month we will be uniting all Asian and Pacific Islander organizations under one roof for a night of networking and community partnership.


Download the flyer here

Members: $15 (Please log in by clicking on "Log in" in the navigation bar at the top of the screen to receive the membership rate)

Non-members: $20

Door price for everyone: $20


Members:  Register online before 12 AM on 5/15/2014 to receive the discount.

You will receive a link to a printable ticket in your email confirmation.  Please print and bring the ticket to the event or bring your smartphone showing the ticket.

Price: $20.00

Date: May 15, 2014

Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
4609 Convoy Street Suite A
San Diego, CA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Demystifying the CIA - A Special Panel

If you are mid-career or just out of college and are interested in working for the Central Intelligence Agency, don't miss out on this opportunity to talk with CIA professionals. Listen to a panel of professionals talk about their journey that lead them to a career with the CIA. We'll have open Q&A; and a chance to network with local professionals, so please RSVP as seating is limited.

6:00-6:30 PM Registration
6:30-7:00 PM Presentation
7:00-7:45 PM CIA Employee Panel
7:45-8:30 PM Networking

Complimentary refreshments and appetizers will be served. Free private lot parking and ample street parking available.

Sponsored by the CIA Asian American Community Outreach Program

Price: Free Event

Date: April 24, 2014

Taiwanese American Community Center
7838 Wilkerson Court
San Diego, CA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Join NAAAP San Diego in Watching "MISS GRANNY"



Join NAAAP San Diego as we attend PAC Art's Spring Showcase and watch "MISS GRANNY" - a comedic Korean film that portrays the transformation of a 74-year old grandma into a 20 year old.

NAAAP attendees will receive a special group pricing of $9/person. Non-group pricing tickets are $11.50. Please RSVP for your ticket and pay through our website beforehand. Only 10 spots are available!


74-year-old Oh Mal-soon knows her hot-tempered, abrasive ways are driving her daughter-in-law and grandkids nutty. One fortuitous night, she chances upon an old-timey photo studio and decides to get a self-portrait – for her headstone, she says with equal parts grief and disdain. But this ain’t no ordinary photo studio. After the shoot, Granny looks in the mirror and finds that she’s been magically transformed into the twenty-year-old version of herself. And she ain’t no prim princess. Continuing to wreak havoc with her accented barbs and hard-headed violent tendencies that really only a grandma can get away with, Oh Mal-soon fends off young suitors and concocts a plan to get back at her family.

Price: $9.00

Date: April 22, 2014

Available Spaces: 7

Empowerment in the Workplace - Be Your Own Advocate

Sometimes speaking up in the workplace can be tough. Whether it's asking for a raise, a promotion, or simply contributing your ideas, it's important to find your own voice.

Join us for a special workshop with Amy Chang, MS LMFT.  A licensed counselor, Amy will go over the inner challenges that one can face in the workplace and what you can do to overcome them. Learn how to speak up, assert your opinion, and examine the cultural behaviors that may contribute to the "bamboo ceiling".

Amy will also be available for Q&A;, so don't miss out! RSVP today as spots are limited. Light refreshments will be served.

Members: Free

Non-members: $10

To receive membership pricing, please log in to your account by clicking on "Log In" in the top menu bar.

Price: $10.00

Date: April 16, 2014

Ansir Innovation Center
4685 Convoy St
San Diego, CA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Women in NAAAP Dinner with Breaks The Silence

The Women in NAAAP (WiN!) San Diego Chapter is hosting this month's WINners Circle Dinner on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.  This month we will be gathering and enjoying authentic Thai food at one of San Diego’s finest, Siam Nara, in the Mira Mesa area.  We will be featuring guest speaker, Kristen Paruginog, the executive director and founder of Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, INC.  This amazing organization provides assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence in the form of legal clinics and services, counseling, and safe housing.  Come learn all about this organization from Kristen and find out how to get involved to help those in need.

The dinner is a casual opportunity to connect, engage and establish meaningful relationships with other professional women in San Diego. Come for dinner, leave inspired to take action and having made new friends!  To help us facilitate reserving a table, please RSVP by no later than noon on Thursday, the 27th of March.

Please RSVP to:

Erica Chang

Phone: (619) 333-6856


Can’t make it this time? No worries because we have monthly WIN dinners so if you can’t make it this month, please join us next month!

Have ideas for dinners?  Share your thoughts with us and let us know what types of events you would like to see or be a part of for future events.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 27, 2014

Siam Nara Thai Cuisine
8993 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA
92126 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

First NAAAP Networking Mixer of 2014

Air Conditioned Lounge (4673 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92110) (map)

NAAAP's First Networking Mixer of 2014

Join NAAAP San Diego as we start off this year's events with a networking mixer at AC Lounge in North Park. Enjoy delicious happy hour specials and connect with San Diego professionals.25% of all proceeds will go towards our NAAAP SD chapter, so come out, have fun, and show your support!Please RSVP beforehand so that we can provide an accurate headcount to the venue.

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Air Conditioned Lounge
4673 30th Street

San Diego, CA 92110

Price: Free Event

Date: February 20, 2014

Air Conditioned Lounge
4673 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92110
San Diego, CA
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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