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Free workshops on culture-based leadership

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, with support from SEED Ideas and the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Professional Development, will conduct two free workshops on culture-based leadership.

Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori, Outreach Director at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, will help faculty, staff and students apply principles from their own culture to explore leadership models congruent with their culture and learn ways to mobilize their own cultural identity to achieve success and inspire others to do the same. Guided activities will help promote connection between the participants own leadership experiences and their current leadership roles. This will allow new thinking and different actions in how they lead, manage, and execute their daily responsibilities and work. There will be time for reflection and discover of strategies and resources for the participant’s professional life through their personal culture. The faculty and staff workshop will be held on March 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in UCB 127. The workshop for students will be held on March 18 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in UCB 127.

For more information or to register, please call CCECS at (808) 932-7830, or register at

Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori has extensive experience in working with the community, developing professional education for a number of organizations including local high schools, colleges, and universities, private sector, and not-for-profit groups. Her teaching, community service, and leadership experience, focused on Indigenous leadership models and culture-based leadership, spans nearly two decades and seeks an authentic approach grounded in på‘å taotaotano‘ (Chamoru ways).