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Pao Lor

Pao Lor

Spring 2011

"Hmong Leadership for 21st Century"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "The $300.00 awarded by GIAR for spring 2011 was used to cover partial expenses for my presentation at the 15th Annual National Development Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The partial expenses included hotel, meals, and mileage reimbursement. The presentation was accepted after going through a rigorous committee selection process. The presentation was on how the passing of General Vang Pao, a prominent leader in the Hmong community across the United States and abroad, in January 2011 had invoked many emotions throughout the Hmong communities in America and abroad and how such untimely passing could serve as an impetus for transitional leadership efforts in the Hmong American community. Along with sharing historical background on the landscape of Hmong leadership in the last century, I shared with the participants a leadership framework that could serve as a guide, resource, and reference for those who find themselves within leadership positions in the Hmong community. The proposed leadership framework consists of three major components: 1) knowledge of the Hmong leadership continuum, 2) the infusion of a culturally embedded leadership structure into one’s leadership style, and 3) an embracing of the key attributes of leadership. The leadership framework utilized in this commentary article is drawn from several key sources including the academic literature, ethnographic observations, and professional experiences. Shortly after the presentation, I wrote an article on the presentation content and the article was eventually published in 2012 by The Hmong Studies Journal."


Fall 2010

"Achievement Gap Conference"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2008

"Key Life Experiences Contributing to Hmong Students’ Matriculation"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2007

"Hmong Footprints: Cultivating a Vibrant Culture"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2006

"The Wat Thamkrabok Experience: A Snapshot of the Forgotten Americans" and "Compass to Successful Leadership in K-12 Administration"

Grant in Aid of Research