• Monte Jade

Leadership Lessons for Career Success

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018 Time: 6:30-9:00PM (Registration starts at 6:30PM; Program starts at 7PM) Location: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134

Moderator: Dr. Limin Hu (胡立民), Chairman, Monte Jade West

Speakers: -Dr. Rose Tseng (張蘊禮) - Chancellor Emerita, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Former Chancellor, West Valley /Mission Community College District, and Former Dean, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, San Jose State University Title: Leadership Development as a Chinese American Woman in a Western World

-Dr. Belle Wei (魏文憶) - Guidry Chair for Engineering Education, Former Dean of Engineering, San Jose State University

Registration: Online registration is required. Free. Light dinner and water will be provided.

1st Talk Abstract Title: Leadership Development as a Chinese American Woman in a Western World by by Rose Tseng

This presentation describes my personal story of leadership development. Born in China and raised in Taiwan within a predominantly Asian culture, I moved abroad at the age of 19 and experienced unique challenges and opportunities throughout the years, especially as a Asian woman in America.

Like many of you, my cultural background was heavy with Confucian influence--obedience to parents and elders, family pride, emphasis on the group vs. the individual. Later I gradually came under the influence of American Midwest culture, Catholicism (I had became Catholic in Taiwan), followed by Liberal and Democratic behaviors at the University of California, Berkeley (during the Sixties!!), and then by Silicon Valley’s unique high tech culture of entrepreneurs. I especially appreciated the entrepreneurial and “Can Do” attitude and risk-taking behaviors of ‘start up’ Silicon Valley. Under this influence, I myself began to take risks and learned that I could succeed in whatever I did, becoming more bold and confident as a university administrator.

The last 15 years of my career—which were spent in Hawaii—felt like a reward, an opportunity to meld the cultures of both East and West, together with beautiful Aloha and Loving spirit.

With the above as a background, this talk describes some of my personal learning and achievements. In putting this together, I will also try to synthesize and share with the audience some leadership lessons and concepts that I have found useful in today’s global society.

2nd Talk Abstract by Belle Wei

How to chart a path to career success? What motivates you? What are your strengths and capability? What are the opportunities? How do you position and prepare yourselves for these opportunities? I’d like seed a conversation with these questions and present a SEP (Strength, Energy, and Pay) model for career success. The goal is to help you be more thoughtful and proactive in designing your future.

Speaker bio:

Rose Y. Tseng, PhD Chancellor Emerita, Senior Advisor for the Chancellor, and Professor, University of Hawaii at Hilo Former Chancellor, West Valley-Mission Community College District Former Dean and Professor, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, San Jose State University

Rose Tseng is an educator, administrator and champion of entrepreneurial projects. In both California and Hawai‘i, she has established extensive partnerships between the university and the business community to benefit the states and the Asia-Pacific region. She was instrumental in developing a Technology and Business Park at Mission College in Silicon Valley and significantly expanded the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Science and Technology Park. At Hilo, she obtained funding for construction of seven new buildings, including ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, a modern world renown museum.

During her 12-year tenure as chancellor of UH Hilo and five years as CEO at West Valley-Mission Community College District in Silicon Valley, Dr. Tseng proved adept at running the business of higher education with distinctive records. She was successful at starting up three new colleges at UH Hilo, including the College of Pharmacy

Over the course of 23 years prior to her appointment as Chancellor/CEO at West Valley-Mission Community College District, Dr. Tseng was professor, department chair, associate dean, and then dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San José State University. Dr. Tseng also served as Principle Consultant for Nutrition and Manpower Development at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and developed several higher education programs in China. She was a visiting professor in Fu Jen University, Taiwan

Dr. Tseng believes in community involvement. As a highly respected community leaders, she served on many boards of professional and community organizations including Workforce Silicon Valley, Joint Venture Silicon valley, Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Downtown Rotary, United way, American Leadership Forum and AACI (Asian American for Community Involvement). She also served as Advisor in many National organizations including National Institute of Disability, Pew health Professions Commission. The San Jose and Silicon Valley Business Journal named her one of the Bay Area’s Top 50 Women in Management. Dr. Tseng is the recipient of many awards including:

Received a White House Commendation.

Honorary doctorates from Josai International University, Japan, and International Technology University in Silicon Valley.

Outstanding alumnus of National Cheng Kung University.

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Distinguished service award.

Island Business Model award and a role model by the Hawai‘i State Legislature.

Statewide Role Model Woman of the Year from the California State Legislature.

Ho‘oulu Leadership Award from the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs in 2010.

Dr. Tseng received a BS in chemistry at Kansas State University. She received a MS and a PhD and was a postdoctoral research fellow in nutritional sciences, with minors in biochemistry and physiology, at the University of California at Berkeley. She received certification for Registered Dietician (RD). She holds a certificate in Education Management from Harvard University.

Dr. Belle Wei

Dr. Belle Wei is the Carolyn Guidry Chair in Engineering Education and Innovative Learning at San José State University (SJSU). She served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Chico, and as the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering's Don Beall Dean of Engineering at San José State University (SJSU) for ten years.

Dr. Wei has been a champion for fostering inclusive excellence, bolstering STEM education, and broadening participation in computing. She has led the Technology Pathways Initiative (TPI) with an alliance of multiple universities and corporations in developing new interdisciplinary computing degree programs. She has also led the Silicon Valley Women in Engineering program. She championed the expansion of educational access for historically underrepresented groups, and the development of the Engineering Pathways to Success initiative that brings Project Lead the Way engineering curricula to over 200 middle and high schools in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley region.

Dr. Wei chaired the Engineering Deans Council’s Diversity Committee in 2009-2012, and spoke before U.S. Congress in 2006 on innovation, contributing to the 2007 America COMPETES Act. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley, Master’s degree in Engineering from Harvard University, and Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from U.C. Berkeley.

文: 李喬琚

張校長、魏副校長,久違了!

八月三日,美西玉山年會之後的首個對外開放的講座,也是品牌之一的田長霖講座帶給社區一個驚喜而興奮的活動 --“成功生涯之領袖課程” Leadership Lessons for Career Success. 邀請兩位知名的教育家,前夏威夷希羅分校(University of Hawai'i at Hilo)榮休校長張蘊禮以及聖荷西州立大學工程教育Carolyn Guidry 主席(Carolyn GuidryChair in Engineering Education and Innovative Learning at San José State University (SJSU) 魏文憶。

「熱情而達禮、關懷而智慧、堅持而溫韌、謙虛而堅持」足堪用在這兩位第一代移民,在美國發光發熱的高等教育界的領袖。兩位傑出女性在田長霖國際論壇的講台上,再添一位美西玉山理事長、成功創業家胡立民做為論壇的引言人,談成長、求學、職場、移民、兩性地位、抉擇等等,講堂更具啟發,也饒富興味。兩位重量級講員也讓許久未露面的前理長王寧國前來捧場,還有前理事長、魏教授的同學施振強、田長霖講座發起人也是前理事長龔行憲、前祕書長周仁章、科技組祕書高亞眉等。

全美第一位亞裔女性四年制大學校長,在張蘊禮身上,可以看到一個在多元文化勳??陶下,成長的故事:也如同看到一位亞裔(華裔)女性在美國一步步建立起她特有的領導才華。在中國大陸出生,台灣長大,北一女,成功大學、堪薩斯大學碩士、柏克萊加大博士。從美國保守的中西部的堪薩斯大學州立大學,到校風自由開放的柏克萊加大;在教育界,從聖荷西州立大學文理學院院長、西谷/米慎社區大學總校長,到夏威夷大學西羅分校,她深知管理學校,不僅是在校園內,更要結合校園外的社區、商業甚至是結合科技發展和資源。她的智慧與胸懷,讓她在不同文化的影響和衝擊之下,是不斷地學習與成長。

從東方到西方,張蘊禮說,東方禮教裡的循規蹈矩、吃苦勤奮、謙虛向上似乎是她從小做人做事的原則,然而,在西方的環境中,她了解到追求目標、展現領導力、勇於冒險、不怕失敗、熱情參與都是在事業生涯中很好的特質。做為一名成功的教育家,張蘊禮明白因才施教的重要,她也「未必人人要做領袖,也需要有好的跟隨者。」要做最好的自己。

張校長在教育界的拔尖的表現,並非沒有受過挑戰。她分享了一個小故事,剛接手社區大學校長時,她就接過恐嚇電話,質疑她一位華人如何能治校?張蘊禮不但毫不動怒,還邀請對方面對面聊聊,「但她從來沒有出現。」張蘊禮沒有去報警,而選擇以行動証明她能管理好學校,也能帶人帶心。

她在矽谷的米慎學院開發科技和商業園,排除萬難,讓租出校地,讓學校有數百萬美元的進帳,並在希羅擴展了夏威夷大學的科技園區。並且籌到建造九座新建築的資金,其中包括憶密樓天文中心 這是一個現代化世界著名的博物館。它融合了原住民文化輿世界尖端的天文科技。在她擔任夏威夷大學希羅分校校長的12年任期中 她成功地在大學開設了三所新學院,包括藥學院,在她領導下 夏威夷大學希羅分校成為綜合國際大學。她的成就也讓她得到許多的榮譽,包括傑出校友、夏威夷大學傑出項獻獎,並曾獲白宮表揚等。

張蘊禮分享她一路走來,對成功領袖的觀察:樂觀,面對不佳的環境,仍能克服困難,接受挑戰;謙虛而積極進取;溝通,做個好的傾聽者,理解、尊重與信用他人;建立團隊,與人合作;永遠懷抱理想與使命!

若說張蘊禮是天生的教育家,那麼魏文憶則是在求學之路探索出一條讓自己不斷湧入熱情與活力的路而成為一位令人敬佩的教育家。或也正因如此,她很願意多接觸年輕人,無論是校園或社會新鮮人都能在起步階段,打穩步伐。

「SEP-- Strength(強項), Energy(能量), and Pay(薪資) 」是魏文憶提出在建立成功生涯的三個要素;目的透過這三個元素,注入更多的思考也更加主動,規劃自己的未來是幫助新鮮。

魏文憶說了自己的故事。以現在的形容詞來說,她是人稱的“學霸”,北一女畢業之後,考入台大醫學院,若非父母移民來美,可能今日人們稱她是魏醫師,而非魏教授了。來美後,她進入柏克萊加大,沒有人跟她說她該選什麼科系,「我很掙扎,去做問性向問卷,結是做什麼都可以。」她的興趣很廣,但少的是耐心。「嗯,如果沒有耐心可能也不適合做醫生吧!」她努力去發掘自己的長處。

那時的氣氛,半導體的發展就像是昔日的淘金一樣,她的同學中有已在創業的,神龍見尾不見尾,到期末考時老師還懷疑學生有沒有走錯教室。在這樣的氛圍下,魏文憶反而更迷惘,她愛工程,也愛與人互動相處,一位好友告訴她,有個學生雖然學習狀態不是很好,但日後成為HP最頂尖的銷售高手,「發現自己的長處。」她心想,電機是個這麼寬廣的領域,但她不想一輩子鑽研半導體技術或者在企業裡,但她想到了「教育界」。她有豐富的學理知識,喜歡與人接觸,「教書,教一群有熱情學習的孩子。」

「Energy( 能量)什麼人是你想合作,什麼樣的環境是你喜歡的!」魏文憶了解自己並不適合醫院的環境,在大學唸了生物物理,之後她在哈佛念工程,爾後回到柏克萊加大念電機電腦博士。進入教育界之後,她也思索一個有意義、有影響力的路。漸漸,她發現,在數學或者是生物主修的女性比例很高,但在電機系就不見得了。她也花了許多的力氣負責鼓勵女性在理科發展,Silicon Valley Women in Engineering program就是其一。她照顧弱勢族群,讓他們在高中時能夠了解大學教育,是為 Engineering Pathways to Success initiative。「我也受到許多人的啟發,我們能夠產生影響力。」

薪資到底重不重要?魏文憶很直接地說,要面對現實!有學生跟她說,薪資不重要。但她的反應是,薪水讓你成為一個獨立的人,不要小看它,有時它也是達到某種成功的指標,「財富能夠做許多的好事,要用健康而實際的心態來看待它。」對於尋找工作的學生,她也會讓他們多分析市場的供需情況。她看到許多成功人士提前退休,到學校來教書,「已不是為了賺錢,而是想做一些有意義的事。」

「發現自己,了解自己;尋找有意義的事,創造影響力」魏文憶希望學子們注入更多的思考在學校和職場上的選擇!而她,也是如此,從教授、聖荷西州立大學工學院院長、芝哥州立大學副校長,曾至國會闡述並推動創新,目前擔任Carolyn Guidry Chair in Engineering Education and Innovative Learning 主席,她發現自己,更發揮了影響力!

面對兩位學姐,胡立民這位柏克萊加大的學弟也是成功創業家,他分享許多在創新和管理的經驗,也提出亞裔女性在生涯中的地位等問題,胡立民對女性能力給予高度的肯定,兩位講員的經驗中,將「轉劣勢為優勢」發揮最大的價值,定義成功!

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