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9180636 Island Style for Newcomers
June 14, 2018 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Doing business in Hawaii is not the same as anywhere else. Influenced by three cultures - East, West and Polynesia - failure to understand and embrace Hawaii’s cultural nuances and island style behaviors could lead to rejection, ineffectiveness and failure.  The sooner newcomers understand this unique island environment and are able to adapt, the greater their chances for success.

Island Style for Newcomers is a must-do workshop for executives, managers, or individual contributors embarking on a new career in Hawaii. 

Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and having spent the last three decades helping leaders and organizations succeed in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Islands, Glenn Furuya will teach participants how to navigate their new island home and business climate by learning and understanding:

  • Key make-or-break island style virtues that contribute to positive team relations and successful outcomes.
  • Cultural mistakes to avoid, which could result in early loss of endorsement and the inability to effectively recover.

In this enlightening four-hour workshop, newcomers to Hawaii will:

  • Avoid unnecessary drama,
  • Build trust, and
  • Gain respect and endorsement.

About our Speaker

Glenn Furuya, Founder, President & Chief Educational Officer (CEO) of Leadership Works, holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education from the University Hawaii.  During his career as a special education teacher for eight years in Hilo, Glenn created strategies and fostered environments that inspired children to learn. 

Glenn also served as the head of advertising and assistant to the company President at KTA Super Stores, based in Hilo, where he gained valuable business experiences and insights that transformed the company from a small, family-owned market to a modern retail entity.

In 1982, Glenn left his teaching career and job at the market to pursue his passion in leadership and formed Leadership Works – a company that has been devoted to growing people, teams, and businesses for 35 years. He is the author of the book, The Little Book with Fifty Big Ideas on Leadership.

Members: $110.00
Non-Members:  $175.00

Click here to download the registration form if paying by check.  Check must accompany registration form.


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Central Union Church
1660 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Contact Phone: 808-440-8815

Contact Name: Tonya Ahn

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