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Leadership – July 13, 2018

Leadership Conference 2018

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Join Hawaii Business magazine for the 5th Annual Leadership Conference, Hawaii’s largest professional development conference. This year’s theme is RESILIENCE. Develop valuable new relationships, build influence in your space, challenge yourself to think differently and push yourself to grow as a leader.

 


AGENDA

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING EXPO
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Opening Remarks

Cheryl Oncea, Publisher, Hawaii Business Magazine

Stephen Kaaa, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, First Hawaiian Bank

Unyong Nakata, Executive Director of Development, UH Foundation – Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa

 

Stories of Resilience

Kelii Kotubetey, Founder & Assistant Executive Director, Paepae O Heeia

Victoria Cuba

Dr. Waialeale Sarsona, Managing Director, Kuamahi Education Division, Kamehameha Schools

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MORNING SESSION I
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

 

The POWER of Resilience 

Countless studies show that an individual’s ability to be resilient in the face of adversity is what determines success, both professionally and personally. The true grit of a leader is not how you perform during the good times, but how you display emotional strength, courage and professionalism during the most trying times. Hear stories from local leaders on how they showed integrity during some of their hardest of times.

Speakers:

  • Susan Yamada, Director, UH Ventures
  • Jennifer Walter, Preparedness Branch Chief, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
  • Joanne Lo Grimes, Co-Chair & Partner, Carlsmith Ball
  • Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama, Co-Owner Hanalei Taro & Juice Co.
  • Moderator: Steve Petranik, Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine

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Today and Tomorrow’s Trends

If you want to be a leader of tomorrow, you must stay on top of trends that are shaping the future. Understanding trends helps you forecast better and serves as a guide for determining where improvements are needed within your organization. Learn as Hawaii’s leaders share updates on trends that will help and challenge you and your company.

Featured Trends:

  • Sustainability & Energy – Presented by Melissa Miyashiro, Chief of Staff, Blue Planet Foundation
  • Hawaii Economic Trends – Presented by Dr. Eugene Tian, Chief State Economist, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

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Talk Story: How to Be a Social Change Agent

We’ll discuss how you can become an engaged citizen in Hawaii, and what it takes to be an effective and ethical leader. Learn from these community leaders about making a positive difference in Hawaii.

Speakers:

  • Micah Kane, CEO, Hawaii Community Foundation
  • Corbett Kalama, VP of Real Estate Investments & Community Affairs, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Moderator: Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, Academic Program Officer, University of Hawaii Community Colleges 

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MORNING SESSION 2
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Branding and Marketing in the Digital Age

In 2017, more videos were watched on mobile devices than any other device – another sign of the changing ways that consumers gather information. Companies, organizations and individuals must expand their digital footprint and content to keep up with customer demands and the competition. In this session, learn what everyone needs to do now to optimize their company or product.

  • Presenter: Ryan K. Tsuji, President & CEO, RKT Media

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Attract and Retain Talent

With an unemployment rate around 2%, how do leading companies recruit and retain good employees? Learn best practices from some of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work and the state’s leading HR professionals.

  • Janina Abiles, Manager of Client HR Trainings, ProService Hawaii
  • Peter Hirano, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Servco Pacific Inc.
  • Debbie Padello, Director of Operations, Altres
  • Melissa Pavlicek, President, SHRM Hawaii
  • Moderator: Ben Ancheta, President, Inkinen & Associates

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Is It Your Time for Leadership Training?

Local leadership development programs like Omidyar Fellows and the Pacific Century Fellows have guided hundreds of emerging leaders in Hawaii. This session will tackle these questions:

  • Is one of these leadership programs right for you?
  • What are these programs looking for in candidates?
  • What are the benefits to individuals and your organization?
  • What can your company’s internal development policies learn from these prestigious programs?

Featured Speakers:

  • Joshua Wisch, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii
  • Terri Funakoshi, Director, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership – Mink Leadership Alliance
  • Diane Paloma, CEO, The King Lunalilo Trust & Home
  • Elia Herman, Senior Program Manager, Kupu
  • Moderator: Daniel Ikaika Ito, Digital Media Director, Hawaii Business Magazine

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NETWORKING LUNCH / CONFERENCE EXPO
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON SESSION
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Talk Story: Finesse Your Sales & Marketing

The old ways are not enough. We’ll discuss how brands are staying relevant to consumers locally, nationally and globally and offer tips and tools you can use.

Speakers:

  • Eric Chang, Hawaii Marketing Manager, Kona Brewing Co.
  • Daniel Chun, Director of Sales, Community & Public Relations – Hawaii, Alaska Airlines
  • Lindsey Chun-Hori, Director of Marketing, Consolidated Theatres
  • Moderator: Bernard Uy, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Wall-to-Wall Studios

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Today and Tomorrow’s Trends

If you want to be a leader of tomorrow, you must stay on top of trends that are shaping the future. Understanding trends helps you forecast better and serves as a guide for determining where improvements are needed within your organization. Learn as Hawaii’s leaders share updates on trends that will help and challenge you and your company.

Featured Trends:

  • AI, Robots, and Automation – Presented by Jay Andrews, Head of Marketing, Oceanit
  • Generational Leadership Trends – Presented by Ken Gilbert, Senior Consultant & Partner, Business Consulting Resources, Inc.

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The Rise of the Expert Generalist

Many of history’s most impactful individuals such as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Marie Curie and Leonardo da Vinci to name a few, have upended conventional wisdom by leading across multiple disciplines. Traditionally, we have been told that specialization leads to mastery, which leads to success. But the “expert generalist” way is the opposite: they study many fields, finds deeper principles that connect them and apply the principles. In this talk story, visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Henk Rogers discusses this new way of leading.

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CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Stories of Resilience

Chef Lee Anne Wong, Chef & Owner, Koko Head Café

Mark Towill, Co-Founder & Principal, 55 South

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Keynote Presentation – “The Sky Is Not The Limit: Lessons From A Year In Space”

Captain Scott Kelly, History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain

Back from his historic, record-breaking Year In Space, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure unlike any pioneer of our time. From the cover of TIME to live interviews on TODAY to features in Forbes and on CNN, the world remains in awe of a hero’s extraordinary adventure. With life lessons and personal stories that reveal unique and valuable advice on pushing one’s own limits, to insight on the leadership and teamwork required in such demanding conditions, and the challenges—such as long-term deprivation from loved ones and Planet Earth—Scott reflects on the choices and life events that paved his journey’s path and brings audiences to the edge of their seats as he delivers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Scott’s New York Times best-selling memoir, Endurance: My Year In Space and Our Journey to Mars, is now available everywhere and has been optioned as a Hollywood film by Sony Pictures

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NETWORKING PAU HANA
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

MAHALO TO OUR SPONSORS & PARTERS

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