Mentorship Program Committee

Member Roster:

Karen Wei, Co-chair

Lisa Zhao, Co-chair

Vickie Fu Doll

Amy Tsiang

Diana Wu

Haiwang Yuan

Mengxiong Liu (Co0chair through October 2010)

Is this an
interim or annual report?:
Annual report

List significant
activities the committee has done since last report:

The Mentorship Committee was appointed by CALA President
Zhijia Shen in August 2010. The 2010-2011 Committee was specifically charged
with designing and implementing a CALA leadership training program to address
the critical needs for leadership training of CALA officers and members. It is
designed to train and further develop the leadership skills of CALA officers
and potential leaders in CALA's organizational structures, documents, and

The Committee worked closely to develop the best topics
for that purpose. After many discussions and a lengthy search, the Committee
has identified the following three topics and speakers:

1. Barbara Ford:
will speak on opportunities outside of CALA, "Leadership Initiatives and
Opportunities for CALA members."   

2.  Nancy Hershoff: will speak on "Why are
you important to the continuing success of CALA?" She will also touch upon
the CALA structure.

3.  Ling Hwey Jeng: will speak on leadership
skills, organizational management, and especially the personal transformation
that we, as members and officers of the association, must have in order to
contribute to the association's growth and effectiveness.  Her talk is entitled "Leadership as Teachable
and Learnable Services."

The program is scheduled for Friday, June 24, 2011, from
7:30pm-9:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, Napoleon A3. The Committee
will distribute handouts covering CALA's important documents, such as the CALA
Constitution, Bylaws, and Handbook of Officers.

This program is a new initiative for CALA as we have
received requests from newly elected officers that they needed some guidance to
understand and perform their duties. We believe the program will benefit CALA
officers and potential leaders by developing CALA officers/members' skills and
knowledge on leadership. The Committee will assess the outcome after the
conference and make suggestions to the Board for future planning/directions.


The Committee suggested that similar programs be offered
periodically for CALA new officers and members in the future.

Respectfully submitted by:

Karen Wei (co-chair)

Lisa Zhao (co-chair)

List committee
recommendations, if any, to the Board:

The Committee recommended that similar programs be
offered periodically for CALA new officers and members in the future.