The ‘Aha adopts the concept of themed days employed at the Stanford Institute. Two-three well respected leaders in the Hawaiian community will be recruited to join the fellows on themed days that most matches their prowess. Each Hawaiian leader will lead a “wala’au session” prior to lunch or dinner and will spend the full day with the fellows in fellowship. KS LAD managers will be recruited and/or asked to volunteer to have fellows shadow them during the normal work day to do normal, everyday activities expected from a resource asset manager. Fellows will learn by observing, and may be called upon to do hands-on work at the manager’s discretion with keeping the fellow’s best interest in mind.
2012 January “Wala’au Session” Itinerary:
Day 1: ‘Ike oe i ka moku – Macro-Influence — Effecting change across boundaries:
Speaker 1: Dr. Ku Kahakalau, Hawaiian Charter School Founder;
Speaker 2: Dr. Pualani Kanahele, Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation;
Speaker 3: Tommy Kaulukukui, Jr., Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center.
Day 2: E ho’opa’a iho i keia au nei – Foresight — Seeing the future as a current reality:
Speaker 1: Neil Hannahs, Kamehameha Schools;
Speaker 2: Kapua Sproat, University of Hawai’i;
Speaker 3: Eric Enos, Ka’ala Farms;
Day 3: ‘O ka waiwai honua, ‘o ka waiwai kanaka – Enterprising — Integrating social, cultural, environmental, and economic agendas:
Speaker 1: Rick Barboza and Kapaliku Schirman, Hui Ku Maoli Ola;
Speaker 2: Richard Ha, Hamakua Springs Country Farms;
Speaker 3: Dr. Ka’eo Duarte, Kamehameha Schools.
Day 4: ‘O ka haipule me ka ‘aia – Constructive Irreverence — Questioning established norms and protocols:
Speaker 1: Maile Meyer, Native Books;
Speaker 2: Dr. Jon Osorio, University of Hawai’i;
Speaker 3: Cheryl Ka’uhane-Lupenui, The Leader Project.
Day 5: Hanau Hawai’i he moku, he kanaka – Engage — Capture the heart and mind:
Speaker 1: Dr. Kamana’opono Crabbe, Office of Hawaiian Affairs;
Speaker 2: Dr. Matthews Hamabata, The Kohala Center;
Speaker 3: Robert Lindsey, Jr., Office of Hawaiian Affairs.