API Leaders Retreat
The A³C hosts quarterly leadership retreats for the elected student officers of over thirty Asian American student organizations that utilize the space and resources at the Asian American Activities Center. The objectives of the retreats are: 1) to educate students about the history of Asian Americans at Stanford and about present day national issues, 2) to provide the space for student leaders to interact, fostering collaborations, and 3) to provide leadership training, such as workshops on effective communication and conflict resolution. The API Leaders Retreat is a quarterly event that brings together representatives from all API student groups on campus for collaboration opportunities and leadership training. This crucial event consists of a series of interactive activities, hands-on discussions, and bonding exercises that allow for more intracommunity dialogue and interaction.
API Leadership Lunches
These small lunches are intimate conversations between API student group leaders to share their mutual concerns about administering their respective organizations, and to find common ground to collaborate. Meant as a kind of “pulse-taking” event, the Leadership Lunch is part workshop, part support group, creating a safe space for student group leaders to ask each other for advice and learn from one another.
UPDATE AUGUST 2008: API Leadership Lunches will no longer be offered.
Student Group Advising
The professional staff at the Asian American Activities Center serve as advisors to the student organizations that utilize the Center. The Director and Associate Director are available as resources for student organizational leaders and as individual students. Students come to ask for help with any issues addressing conflict resolution, planning for retreats and major events, campus resources, team building and fundraising.
Office hours are available to get to know who they are and the resources they have available for students and organizations.
For more information regarding API Leaders Retreat, please contact the Community Building Coordinator, Sandy Chang.