Learning at Ho’opili Hou 2018


Photos by Chris Garcia

Written by Chris Garcia

Various Student Leaders from the University of Hawaii’s community colleges honed their leadership skills at Ho’opili Hou 2018. The conference was from February 8 to February 11, and was it held at Brigham Young University in Laie. The focus of Ho’opili Hou is on the developmental process of becoming a leader and characteristics that can be shaped to help improve oneself.

The activities were collaborative, focusing on teamwork and communication, such as shaping rope into a star while blindfolded and taking turns drawing pieces of an “ideal campus.” Multiple presentations were geared toward understanding personal and organizational mentalities; like personality styles or club management techniques. Other activities included a Malama ‘Aina day at a local Heiau and visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center or watching ‘Ha: Breath of Life’ show.