Advancing Leadership in and for Hawai‘i.
The Hawai‘i Leadership Forum serves as a catalyst and convener for initiatives that improve leadership throughout the state. We view leadership development as an essential ingredient for the future.
Effective leadership is essential to creating a more resilient Hawai‘i.
New dynamics are altering what successful leaders will need in the future: global affects local, technology makes information ubiquitous and instantaneous, and social networks replace hierarchies. For Hawai‘i to prosper, we need to develop new leadership skills and new cadres of leaders.
Toward that end, the cornerstone program of the Hawaiʻi Leadership Forum—Omidyar Fellows—is designed to cultivate the conditions in which Hawai‘i thrives by equipping leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively affect societal change.
What we do
Launched in May 2012, the Omidyar Fellows program seeks to cultivate the conditions in which Hawai‘i thrives by equipping leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively affect societal change. The program is comprised of a 15-month curriculum and an ongoing and enduring commitment to the Forum of Fellows.
This active Network of leaders and change makers are dedicated to making positive movement on Hawai‘i’s most pressing issues. The cumulative effect of this extraordinary learning opportunity has the promise to be a life changer for Fellows and a game changer for the people of Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i Leadership Forum partners with SMALLIFY led by Dave Viotti to offer cohort-based Labs and a SMALLIFY U series of monthly sessions. The intention is to accelerate participants’ impact, build relationships across their networks, and strengthen their capacity for innovation.
SMALLIFY Labs run for 3-5 months and include project teams comprised of both Omidyar Fellows and other community leaders who have a collective challenge they want to address.
The SMALLIFY U series of monthly sessions is highly interactive and focuses on learning how to break big goals and challenges down into smaller, more actionable pieces. Omidyar Fellows and their guests may participate in the full series or individual topics that are of interest to them such as “Transformation Through Conflict” and “Structures and Methods for Collective Action and Results.”