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November 2012
November Highlights
Alan Sugiyama: New Executive Director
2013 Programs - Apply Today
Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship
Leadership Reflections
Now Accepting Non-Profit Project Proposals

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EDI Announces Alan Sugiyama as its New Executive Director  

The EDI Board selected Alan Sugiyama as EDI's Executive Director. Sugiyama is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Career Alternatives (CCA). He will start as Executive Director on January 2, 2013. EDI's current Executive Director, Starr Macdonald, announced her retirement after serving ten years. Read More

2013 Programs- APPLY TODAY 
We are now accepting applications for our 2013 Programs. 
Application deadline for ALL programs is:
November 30, 2012.
Space is limited. Click here to Apply.

Jumpstart Your Career with the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship! 
The Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation has awarded the Executive Development Institute a grant of $3,850 for one participant to attend our 2013 Leadership Discovery Programs. 

Interested candidates should be recognized as emerging Asian leaders working at nonprofit agencies with a strong desire to move into senior leadership roles.

Application due by December 15, 2012.
Selection announced on January 15, 2013.   
Contact EDI at 425.467.9365 or apply here

Leadership Reflection:
The Participant's Journey


2012 Puget Sound Class


In this month's leadership reflections we highlight four of our 2012 graduates to share with you what they have learned from their EDI journey.   All of these individuals were nominated by their classmates to speak at graduation.  Here are a few highlights from their speeches.


Sanjit Kundu, Bonneville Power Administration:

"We can honor our history, absorb all that it has taught us, and utilize these lessons to be more effective in articulating our vision, communicating with others and setting the table for success, to be leaders..".


Marvi Matos, The Boeing Company:

"We all need to find our inner strength and through EDI I have found that inner strength..."


Judy Tsao, The Boeing Company:

"I realize I really have to differentiate myself and learn to be unique so people can recognize my contribution.  It is not easy to do so but I have to push myself to live outside of my comfort zone..."


Marisa Wang, Symetra Financial:

"The EDI journey made me come to the realization that ... I should dare to be different. And embrace that difference..."



Click here to see detailed excerpts of their speeches. 

Now Accepting Non-Profit Project Proposals
Are you a non-profit agency or know of one that is looking for a dedicated and innovative team to work on a project? EDI is now accepting project proposals for our 2013 Leadership Programs. 
EDI promotes its philosophy that community involvement is not an option for leaders, it is a fundamental responsibility and key leadership competency.  Through the important mind set of giving back, participants experience the rewards of making a real-time impact to worthy causes through teamwork and innovative leadership. 
Proposals are due by December 31, 2012. Click here for more information.

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