6E Initiatives

In 2019, CKA launched six critical initiatives entitled, “Engage, Enlighten, Enrich, Elevate, Empower, and Envision” (6Es) to achieve this mission. Our organization will focus on hosting meaningful networking events, sharing Korean American stories through new media channels, and rolling out innovative professional development programs.
CKA will organize national summits of leading experts and professionals to connect, inspire and equip leaders with the soft skills and insights needed to uplift Korean American communities across the country and around the world. CKA’s inaugural Empower Summit will be held in November 2019 in Washington, DC, where we will provide practical skills and insights, as well as exploring key ideas and issues affecting Korean Americans and Asian Americans.
CKA strives towards connecting and mobilizing Korean American leaders to promote mentorship, collaboration, and volunteerism in different regions. To mobilize the Korean American community, two ingredients are essential: Communication and Organization. Engagement addresses these two underlying needs by creating an exclusive digital Community Platform for our members and launching Action Task Forces (ATFs).
At CKA, we believe in the importance of lifelong education and growth. We strive to provide learning opportunities to sharpen leadership skills for our members and the broader Korean American leadership community. Through Elevate, CKA will provide professional development training weekends for small groups of leaders around the country on both tactical and soft skills that are essential for effective management, networking, and communication.
One of CKA’s unique assets is the experience and wisdom of our diverse membership community. Connecting members with each other and outside leaders through meaningful engagement is an important value added for being a part of this community. To facilitate these interactions, CKA will organize two types of Enrichment programs, Civic Dinners, and Executive Forums, to deepen ties among CKA members and with senior leaders outside the Korean American communities through civic meal forums and meaningful conversations.
To promote greater awareness of CKA’s mission and share the concerns of the Korean American community, CKA needs strong media channels to connect with the broader public. To achieve this goal, we will develop two important Enlightenment communication platforms – a new national CKA podcast entitled Korean American Perspectives and an enhanced dynamic website.
The Envision Retreat is a three-day retreat where we welcome 20 to 25 key senior stakeholders and donors to discuss how to elevate our national community. We will convene in locations such as Yellowstone and Oahu, we gather stakeholders to be inspired, build relationships, and learn about the long-term vision of CKA. Together, we will create exclusive networking opportunities with movers and shakers of the Korean American community, as well as engage in discussions about the future of CKA.

2019 Empower Summit

CKA’s Empower Summit: November 1-2, 2019 in Washington, DC

Join us this November for CKA’s largest public event of the year

For the past five years, CKA has assembled top Korean American thought leaders, opinion-makers, and innovators across the country to discuss important issues that shape our society, from the future of Korean American women’s leadership to security in the Korean Peninsula. This year, we will explore not only critical issues, but also examine leaders themselves and the Korean American communities that shape them.

Our goal is to help you become a more impactful leader in your community. Be connected with amazing trailblazers and change makers. Be inspired by life stories of challenges and triumphs of Korean Americans trying to make a difference and give back. Be equipped with insights and tools on how to be more effective in your workplace, career and community.

Registration is now open, with Early Bird pricing up until September 1, 2019.