Representatives from Lili‘uokalani Trust and Kamehameha Schools’ Kona, O‘ahu Region recently teamed up to bring facilitative skills training to a diverse group of leaders who serve the Native Hawaiian community.
The 30 leaders represented organizations including The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu, Hale O Nā Ali‘i O Hawai‘i, The Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawai‘i Maoli, and Lunalilo Home.
The group spent two days learning useful facilitation tools from Dr. Donna Ching, founder of the Pacific Center for Collaboration.
At a time when organizations are seeking to leverage their existing resources, training people in facilitative skills is a highly efficient way to ensure that their meetings are productive, critical conversations are well-managed, and that there is collaboration at every level of the group.
“It is my hope to help build the leadership capacity of some of our partner organizations, civic clubs and Hawaiian royal societies by providing their members with the opportunity to network with each other while strengthening their facilitation skills,” said KS Kona Oʻahu Regional Director Hailama Farden.