Aloha mai kākou!
Founded in 2003 by Mark McGuffie, The Hawaiʻi Island Leadership Series – Ulumau with roots firmly planted in core values: Hawaiian Values, Community, and Servant Leadership. Unlike a traditional “leadership” class, where attendees are usually taught how to “manage” people, Ulumau expands the ranks of community leadership, by providing a broad range of leaders – both existing and emerging – with the knowledge and incentive to confront the needs of our community.
By sharing a sense of who we are, where we are and who was before us, this leads participants through a pathway of engagement and connection, receiving a holistic view of the many facets and challenges of Hawaiʻi Island. Visiting places not usually visited, connecting and interacting directly with practitioners, experts, leaders, and alumni at gatherings across the island, allows class participants to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually – ulumau – perpetuating growth.
Hawaiʻi Island is the classroom … and our teacher . . .