Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI)
APALTI is a student facilitated, culturally aware leadership development program designed to build confidence, enhance competence and strengthen connectedness among a selected group of first and second-year Asian and Asian Pacific American students at UVa. By helping these students discover their personal leadership style, the program aims to increase participation of A/APA’s in community wide leadership roles.
1st and 2nd year students can apply to participate in the program by completing an online application here: http://tinyurl.com/APALTI2013 .Applications will be due by October 26th at 11:59PM. Group interviews will take place shortly after the application is due and applicants will then be notified of their selection.
APALTI takes place in the spring semester. Applications are now being accepted!
Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN)
PAFN is one of the largest and most diverse A/APA organizations at the University of Virginia and is a pan-ethnic, multicultural program that helps incoming Asian/Asian Pacific American students with their transition into college. This peer mentoring program is geared towards providing incoming students with advisors who serve as mentors as well as an excellent source of information on life at UVa.
Incoming 1st year and upperclass transfer students can apply to be a PAFN advisee during the summer prior to their arrival at UVa. If you are an incoming 1st year and transfer student and want to apply, click here! Applications are due by July 18th, 2012! Advisees are paired with 2 upperclass advisors and form a small “family” with a few other advisees. These students along with their families join other members of PAFN and get together for various activities and events throughout the year.
Interested in applying to be a PAFN Advisor?
NEW ADVISOR APPLICANTS:
Thank you for your interest in being an advisor for the Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN). The application process for this upcoming school year has been completed. Please come back here early in the spring semester for more information about the application process for the following school year.
If, in the mean time, you have any questions about the application process or have questions about PAFN, e-mail Julian Dangtran (jld6en), Kim Prosser (kap3zy) or the PAFN Executive board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Asian American Leadership Initiative (WAALI)
Through structured weekly conversation over the course of the fall semester, the Women’s Asian American Leadership Initiative provides a small group of 2nd and 3rd year women the chance to share and learn strategies for personal and professional success as Asian Pacific American women at UVA and beyond. For more information about becoming involved in WAALI, contact the WAALI Facilitators or Marc Paulo Guzman.
The schedule of meetings for the semester is listed below:
- October 1: Introduction – What does it mean to be an APA Woman?
- October 15: APA Women at U.Va
- October 22: Socialization of the APA Woman
- October 29: Socialization of the APA Woman (continued)
- November 1: APA Women and Relationships
- November 5: APA Women Leadership Panel
- November 12: Final Session
WAALI meetings will run for an hour and a half from 8PM-9:30PM on the above mentioned dates.
DiAPAson Leadership Training
DiAPAson was first held in the spring of 2002, arising from the disparity in leadership experiences among the newly elected leaders of the numerous Asian/Asian Pacific American student organizations at UVa. DiAPAson serves as a half-day retreat for executive board members of organizations, highlighting all the resources UVa. has to offer student leaders. This event also provides team building activities in order to create and nurture relationships among student leaders to facilitator collaboration in the future, particularly within the context of the Asian Leaders Council.
Asian Leaders Council (ALC)
The ALC serves as a gathering for the leaders of all Asian/Asian Pacific American student groups, with the expressed purpose of not only planning events with one another but also discussing any issues currently or potentially affecting the A/APA community. For more information, please contact Rachna Pathak, Asian Student Union Vice President of Organizations.