Workshops - Session 1 (9:30am)
These workshops will run concurrently at 9:30am:
WORKSHOP A: Leading the SAP Process
Ruby Hiraishi (Mu), Peggy Hirata (Epsilon), and Jo-An Goss (Epsilon)
This session is designed to support chapter leaders as they take their chapters through the SAP process. Presenters will discuss surfacing member interests and merging them with International and State initiatives. Different strategies for prioritizing activities will also be discussed and modeled: Four corners, CBAM, Spend a Buck, Dyads-Triads-Quartets. The session will be conducted using Facilitative Leadership format.
WORKSHOP B: Reframing Leadership
Babette DeWree, Ed.D and Laure Burke, Ed.D. (Epsilon)
A successful leader needs multiple lenses and skills in reframing in order to look at old problems in a new light/confront challenges with different tools and reactions. In this session participants will identify their personal leadership frame based on the Bowman & Deal leadership framework. The participants will then work with others to explore which leadership approach or combination of approaches would work best for different leadership situations.
WORKSHOP C: Out of the Box
Jenny Tam Sing (Mu)
Art is a universal language. I start with a story of how personal circumstances led to the creation of Ho'omaika'i School for Creative Hearts, a nonprofit creative arts school. Then we go into a PowerPoint presentation of how we grew from serving 4 to 1,150 children on a weekly or biweekly basis. Thirdly, I share my favorite art lessons from my original curriculum, which spans Kindergarten to Grade 5, and explain how we hit the HCPSIII benchmarks as well as the International Baccalaureate Transdisciplinary Themes. I will end with an art lesson for audience participation to give teachers an idea of how I teach the visual arts.
My presentation focuses on 1) increasing personal and professional pride, 2) inspiring educational excellence, and 3) increasing global awareness.
WORKSHOP D: DKG Makes a Difference in Hawaiʻi - What's Next for You?
Nancy Shimamoto, Jean Tsuda, Wendy Yoshimoto, and Amy Maeda (Beta Beta State)
Are you looking for a way to balance the busyness of career and family with something to strengthen your spirit and lighten your heart? Maybe you’re at a crossroads between full time employment and something else, but you’re not quite sure what that something else might be. Join Beta Beta State members, Nancy Shimamoto, Jean Tsuda, Wendy Yoshimoto and Amy Maeda as they share their experiences and contributions to non-profit organizations and our state legislature. Here’s your chance to connect to the community beyond the classroom and make a difference through service to others.
Workshops - Session 2 (10:40am)
These workshops will run concurrently at 10:40am:
WORKSHOP E: Are We Going to Exist 1929-2029 - Leaving a Relevant Legacy - Internally and Externally
Patricia Ann Park (Epsilon)
There are Five Levels of being a highly effective and relevant leader and organization. In order to address the urgent and on going needs of DKG International, Beta Beta State and each individual chapter, it is imperative that every DKG Sister realizes the importance of being active participants at all three levels internally and to be relevant as an organization, we all must commit to being an external and internal, viable organization. This presentation will address this sense of urgency but will also provide strategies and research to support participants understanding and tools to use in the future to accomplish these targets.
WORKSHOP F: Want to Write a Book for Your Family?
Soo Boo Tan (Mu)
Do you collect family photos and treasure those memories? Have you ever felt it important or feel a desire to produce a family history book for your loved ones, but just didn’t know where or how to begin? In this presentation I am pleased to share my own experience of how to write and publish a book about family without getting drowned in the sea of information and photos, and the tremendous personal growth possible in the process. Writing one’s family history is a very personal and meaningful undertaking, and also one that is deeply satisfying when completed.
WORKSHOP G: Diamonds in the Rough - Aspiring Leadership
Phyllis Unebasami (Mu)
What is your vision for yourself in the next 3-5 years? How do you as a senior leader encourage and coach "diamonds in the rough" to find their potential and confidence? The journey starts with identifying your values and principles to guide your planning for the future. Join others in an interactive session to explore possibilities.
WORKSHOP H: Working SMARTer in the 21st Century Classroom
Terri Trevathan, The Audio Visual Company
Whether its tablets or laptops, many teachers and students are using mobile devices to promote and engage learning with the 4 C's: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking. In this hands-on session come see and put-to-practice the strategies teachers are using to increase the effectiveness of their student device implementation. Programs highlighted include: SMART Board, SMART Notebook Software, SMART Response VE, XC Collaboration, and SMART Amp (Collaborative Cloud-Based Software).