When is the application deadline?
The application deadline will be announced shortly.

Is attendance mandatory for all sessions? Yes, we ask each Fellow to commit to attending all sessions. Attendance is important because the context for transformative learning is community. The ability of a group of emerging leaders to form a sense of shared identity creates a basis for moving forward together in learning. The learning community construct is vital to the experience of leadership development.

We will post a schedule and should you have a conflict, we encourage applicants to contact a staff member to discuss this on a one-on-one basis by emailing Lisa Leong. We, of course, understand if unanticipated emergencies arise, but we ask that applicants who know they cannot commit to the schedule to contact us.

What is the cost associated for this program?
There is no cost for the Fellow or sponsoring organization. The program covers all costs for each participant, including airfare, ground transportation, and lodging for neighbor island Fellows.

Can I provide more than two letters of recommendation?
Please submit a total of two letters of support: one from your chief executive and one from a colleague outside of your organization. Detailed information about what each letter should address is available here.

If I am a sole practitioner or entrepreneur, who should write my chief executive letter of support?
Please have your board chair write your letter. Should you not have a board, please have a community executive write your letter addressing why you are a current and future leader in your organization and how your growth might continue beyond the program. In addition, the letter should describe a significant accomplishment that you have achieved or contributed to in the context of your professional career. 

If the chief executive in my organization resides out-of-state, may I submit a letter of support from the regional executive based in Hawaii?
Yes, since the regional executive may be more familiar with your work, feel free to submit a letter from the top executive based in Hawaii.