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Executive Insight Series
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7/24/2017 to 7/26/2017
When: 24th, 25th & 26th July
9:00 am
Where: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
63rd Floor, First Canadian Place
100 King St W
Toronto, Ontario  M5X 1B8

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Ascend Canada is excited to bring the Executive Insight Series(EIS) to Toronto. This Ascend Canada program is designed to prepare high-potential Pan-Asian managers and young executives for high impact roles in major North American corporations.

Participants will gain tremendous insight into key characteristics, specific behaviors, competencies, and experiences required to reach the executive level. 

As part of this program, participants will…

  1. Develop a thorough understanding of the “Myths of Asian Leadership” and how these myths act as barriers to advancement
  2. Gain insight into executive values, presence, and leadership skills demanded by large North American corporations to be a vital and integral part of the corporate culture
  3. Learn from real-life examples of executives and leaders – how they personally and professionally succeeded


Participants are welcome to register for individual or multiple days.

Jul 24 - Day 1

  1. Myths of Asian Leaders
  2. Managing Up
  3. Personal Brand

Jul 25 - Day 2

  1. Selling and Client Relationships
  2. Taking Risks
  3. Executive Presence

Jul 26 - Executive Insights for Women

  1. Mentors and Sponsors
  2. The Club
  3. Work life Balance


Course prices are the based on Membership level. 

Platinum                 $300 / day
Gold                       $375 / day
Silver                     $450 / day
Bronze                   $650 / day
Non Members        $800 / day

Who are the coaches? 


Wes Hom
Former IBM Vice President and Managing Director
Ascend Vice President and national board member
Executive advisor and co-developer to Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Advance
Leadership Program

Janet S. Wong
Executive Advisor, Ascend
Board Director, Enviva Partners
Partner (Retired) and Co-Chair, Network of Women.



Joyce Hsu

Partner (Retired), Ernst & Young
International Tax Director (Retired), Goldman Sachs
Guest Lecturer, Fordham University


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about Ascend

Ascend Canada was founded in 2012 to enhance the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders. Today, with the support of our more than 3,000 members and numerous corporate partners, our objectives are to develop the full potential of our members by leveraging our networks and providing programs and events that inspire, as well as educate. 

Vision: To have a diverse and inclusive Canada where pan-Asian talent can achieve its full potential.

Mission: Partner and progress with Canadian Organizations to develop and advance pan-Asian talent.

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