The AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation’s Leadership Forum brings together a small group of emerging leaders to learn from senior leadership in an intimate setting. The Forum is held during the TechNet Asia Pacific Conference Tuesday through Thursday.

The focus is on practical applications of leadership for mid-level managers in the commercial and defense communities.

Attendees actively participate in a program that combines lecture and classroom activities in 12 hours of instruction with key leader presentations. These lay leaders come from senior positions in the military, government, industry, and academia. The course is complemented throughout by rich interaction and both formal and informal networking opportunities.

Graduates of the Leadership Forum are eligible for continuing education units from George Mason University and are provided access to the Leadership Forum Alumni website.

Course Objectives

Develop an understanding of fundamental leadership principles and why a leader’s core value framework must be integrated with those principles.

Gain an understanding of the differences and interrelationships between Leadership and Management and why both are essential to organizational success.

Develop an understanding and skills of how great leaders care for their most important resources – their people.

Develop an understanding of the leader’s responsibilities for establishing the vision for the organization and a strategy to achieve it; and how to achieve buy-in from all stakeholders.

Develop an understanding of the necessity for, and techniques to establish, a climate of trust and accountability across the organization.

Develop an understanding of and learn successful techniques for establishing championship-caliber teamwork and unity of effort.

Develop a Personal Leadership Philosophy (PLP) that you will be proud to share with your people.

Special Rate

     The rate of the Leadership Forum is normally $1200, but is discounted to $800 during TechNet Asia Pacific Conference. The cost includes TechNet registration fees, lunch with keynote speakers and all course materials. Participants are presented with certificates during the luncheon on Thursday. The forum is limited to a maximum of 24 participants so early registration is a must. The special rate will be available on the TechNet registration site.

All proceeds go to support STEM
scholarships and STEM projects in
our community

Employee Recognition Opportunity

     The Leadership Forum is a great way to recognize a deserving employee in mid-level management while providing an opportunity to participate in a personal training experience that will enhance their business and interpersonal skills.
You may also make a donation to AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation to support the Leadership Forum and other educational efforts for our military, government, and community.

Contact Joy Hess, AHEF Chairman

Comments from Past Participants

“I believe there is nothing more valuable than experience and this for me is hands-down the best example of ‘paying it forward’. My subordinates, leaders and even my family will benefit from what I have learned here.”

“Thank you for the incredible opportunity to refine my leadership skills. Senior leader discussion/insight was priceless!“

“The intimacy of this forum definitely enabled me to see the big picture in regards to what happens across all of the organizations that create the Command.”

“The small, consistent tidbits from the discussions and presentations along with the peer interaction made it worthwhile.”

“The stories moved my heart. The idea of writing a leadership philosophy for my team is a must do!”