Join Leadership Kauai as we host a FREE outdoor family movie night! We will be showing Big Hero 6 under the stars at the North Vidinha Soccer field.
Bring your chairs, blankets and jackets! There will be food vendors selling drinks, chips, candies and saimin. Please no alcohol as this is a family event.
Looking forward to seeing you there! Mahalo!
Leadership Kaua`i honors Barry Posner on March 13th at the Kaua`i Sheraton Poipu Resort. Barry is an internationally renown scholar and co-author (with JIm Kouzes) of the award-winning and best-selling leadership book The Leadership Challenge. With over two million copies, the book has been described as a groundbreaking research study combining keen insights with practical applications. Translated into more than 20 foreign languages, FAST COMPANY ranked it among the top dozen books of 2012, and it is listed among The Top 100 Business Books of All Time, receiving book-of-the-year honors by the American Council of Health Care Executives and Critic's Choice Award.
Leadership Kaua`i is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring Kaua`i’s future leaders. Their mission is to ensure a source of qualified and committed leaders on Kaua`i through effective leadership programs of which The Leadership Challenge's (TLC) 5 Exemplary Practices and 30 Behaviors serve as the foundational curriculum. Since the graduation of the inaugural adult class of 2005, over 173 adults and 114 youth, along with 1000 students and faculty at Kapa`a High School have received training on TLC. Today, many graduates are serving in leadership roles throughout our island communities and are guided by these principles to help create a better tomorrow for Kaua`i.
Recently, Leadership Kaua`i has received funding from the Saltchuk Giving Trax program to support the expansion of the youth leadership development to the middle and high schools building on the successful program launched at Kapa'a High School. Principal Daniel Hamada acknowledges the remarkable difference in the student's behaviors and academic outcomes which he attributes to the leadership classes facilitated by LK in partnership with Kupu A'e's President Mason Chock.
Also, funding was recently awarded by the Hawaii Tourism Authority Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program in partnership with Na Kalai Wa'a 'O Kaua'i Namahoe. The goal is to create opportunities for cross-generational learning about the role of Polynesian voyagers and their impact and relevancy to contemporary society; also, to build leadership curriculum and networks and community support for Kaua'i's Polynesian canoe Namahoe. The Namahoe is destined to be a floating classroom for Kaua`i's youth, residents and visitors.
More exciting projects for Leadership Kaua`i include the revival of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp at Kokee's CCC grounds on February 27-March 1st; the upcoming Connect 5 Youth Leadership Camp for middle schoolers on April 17-18 th ; and the graduation of the current adult class 2015 on June 12th. The next adult class begins in August 2015.
Join us on Friday, March 13th from 5pm to 7pm at the Kaua`i Sheraton Poipu Resort Ocean Courtyard to honor Barry Posner for his contributions to Kaua'i. This evening is also an opportunity to raise scholarship funds for future programs. For more information call 808-246-8727 or visit www.leadershipkauai.org.
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Join us January 2nd to unwind from the holidays and reconnect with fellow Kaua'i leaders at Lihu'e Lanes from 7pm-9pm! RSVP to Char at email@example.com or click on the poster and RSVP on Facebook!
HARLEM AMBASSADORS TOUR IS COMING YOUR WAY
Hoops and hijinks are coming to Lihue on May 17, 2014 when our very own local challengers, the Kaua'i All-Stars, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 2pm and 7pm at Kauai High School Gym.
Proceeds from this event will support leadership development programs and scholarships.
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"Leadership in sports is one of the finest role models for our youth. Individuals gain physical strength, self-confidence self-esteem along with team-building, communication and collaboration skills. We anticipate sold out shows as many people are looking forward to this opportunity to support leadership development and enjoy this exciting basketball show fit for the whole family," said Char Ravelo, Leadership Kaua'i's Executive Director.
The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.”
"County of Kaua'i Parks and Recreation Department Director Lenny Rapozo scoured the region for skilled – and sometimes unskilled – players to take on the powerful Ambassadors, Come to the game and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent including our own Mayor Bernard Carvalho and other islandcelebrities," Ravelo said.
The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,400 professional comedy basketball games as fundraising and community entertainment events for non-profit organizations, the U.S. military and community service groups since 1998. These events have helped raise over $9 million for communities in 50 states and 20 countries. The Ambassadors have appeared at Pearl Harbor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarejevo, Korea, Japan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Germany, England and Canada. Visit www.harlemambassadors.com to learn more about the company's history and current tour.
“We're proud to give communities quality family entertainment that parents, grandparents and kids can enjoy together and create memories that last a lifetime,” Harlem Ambassadors president Dale Moss said. "Every Harlem Ambassadors game is one-of-a-kind because the Ambassadors play against local competitors. It's a night filled with laughter, comedy and slam dunks, all to benefit the local community."
Tickets are on sale at KMART, Vicky's Fabrics Kapaa, online at BrownPaperTickets.com-Harlem Ambassadors on Kauai, and at our office. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-246-8727. The event is sponsored by County of Kauai and the Aston Aloha Beach Resort.
LK Adult Class 2014, individuals selected by their employers for the 10-month course, are moving swiftly into the 2nd half of their annual leadership development program. They opened the year at Salt Pond, then up to Koke'e for their overnight retreat, followed by a nail-biting rope climbing day at the Kupu A'e Ropes Course, engaged in relatively mild physical but intense leadership practice development day at Kauai Community College, changed it up to getting energized and the art of story telling at StoryBook Theatre, and to their most recent class at Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative for an in-depth look at themselves while while planning their community project. They are doing a terrific job staying on track with the LK curriculum and designing a much needed community project, all while keeping up with their professional obligations and taking care of their families. Be sure to give them a supportive "Hi 5" or hug of encouragement to finish out the year with a bang!
Being an LK Student may look like it's all fun and games, actually it is. And not. This journey requires guts to go within, to decide whether or not to risk bringing forward the leader within. Each of member of Class 2014 has chosen to dig deep and the fruits of their labor is almost ripe.
Here are photos from their first half of the year. Next up is Challenge the Process on the Huleia River and County Council Chambers. Imua! Class of 2014!
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in this one-of-a-kind leadership and networking program on Kaua`i, please submit the application as soon as possible. You can download our 2-page Program Brochure and the 2015 Adult Application and Program Schedule by clicking on the images below.
Here's a brief summary of the Program and its benefits:
Our annual adult program joins a cross-section of Kaua'i adults, ages 18 and over, to further develop their leadership skills. During their time together, participant teams learn and work to resolve important community issues. Upon graduation, participants are challenged to use the skills and knowledge they gain towards the long-term benefit of the community in their daily jobs and activities as well as through volunteerism in the Leadership Kaua'i Alumni Network (LKAN).
Our Adult Program Delivers Value to Participants, Companies, Sponsors, & the Community:
Annual tuition for the program is $3,000 + $200 for beginning & ending LPI (Leadership Practices Inventory) online assessments. In many cases, a participant's company or organization will cover the cost. Payment plans and a very limited number of scholarships are also available.
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Leadership Kaua'i is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing culturally based leadership programs, cultivating skilled and committed leaders to guide the people of Kaua‘i through sensitive social and economic challenges.