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Growing ʻŌiwi Leadership

ʻŌiwi leadership is present and shaping Hawaii from the loʻi to the board rooms.

Experiences that guide ʻōiwi leaders to apply Native Hawaiian perspectives, practices and attributes to serve and strengthen the lāhui, Hawaiʻi and the world.

KS’ ʻŌiwi Leadership Institute (ʻŌLI) was established to galvanize the organization’s desire and kuleana to develop ʻōiwi leaders in multiple spaces and places in Hawaiʻi. The ʻŌiwi Leadership Institute fosters transformative growth in forming, nurturing and sustaining an ʻōiwi leadership lens by strengthening skills, abilities and behaviors grounded in kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi (Native Hawaiian perspective). Our work is driven by E Ola! , a set of outcomes that serve as the foundation for the organization and how it achieves its vision. We look to a legacy of strong leadership as examples...

...strength, confidence and skill like Paiʻea Kamehameha (?-1819)

...influential and strategic like Kaukeaouli (1814-1854)

...kindness, foresight and selflessness like Ke Aliʻi Pauahi (1831-1884)

...compassion, empathy and philanthropy like Queen Emma (1836-1885)

...diplomacy, innovation and the uplifting of Hawaiian identity like Kalākaua (1836 -1891)

...aloha, understood as intelligence and grit like Kūhiō, a champion for Hawaii (1871-1922)

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