Upcoming Events Calendar View List View

9190937 Leadership Island Style® for Newcomers - Maui
September 27, 2019 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Doing business in Hawaii is not the same as anywhere else. Significantly 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 successfully leading their teams. 

Leadership Island Style® for Newcomers is a must-do workshop for anyone embarking on a business career that is new to 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:

  • The historical roots and behaviors of island people.
  • 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.

Upon conclusion of this eye-opening and light-hearted workshop, participants will leave knowing how to:

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

About Our Speaker
Glenn Furuya 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 more than 35 years. He is the author of the book, The Little Book with Fifty Big Ideas on Leadership.

Friday, September 27, 2019
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Courtyard Marriott Kahului Airport

Deadline to register:  September 20, 2019
Members:  $140.00
Non-Members:  $250.00
(Includes continental breakfast and workbook)

Click here to download the registration form to pay with check.  Payment must accompany the registration form.

Cancellations must be made 7 calendar days prior to the class will receive a full refund.  Cancellations made thereafter will have a $50 service charge.

Location:  Show map
Courtyard Marriott Kahului Airport
532 Keolani Place
Kahului, HI 96732

Contact Name: Liane Okimoto

To Register for this Event

 Login for Member Discount Tickets not currently available for this event

Become a Member or Refer a Friend

Gain access to exclusive, members-only resources and services.  HEC membership instantly brings depth, experience and expertise to your organization for human resources and labor relations matters.

Learn More

Subscribe to Our Training Events Updates

Subscribe to our training events notices to get in early on upcoming events.  

Back to top

Email Sign Up


If you are a member, please login below to manage your subscription. Otherwise, click "Continue to Subscribe"


Continue to Subscribe


Fill out the fields below to receive HEC emails.

How did you hear about HEC?

I would like to receive the following:

News & Updates
Training Events Notices