"I attended NAPALI in June 2005, and it was a transformational leadership experience for me. I learned about Servant Leadership and how to embrace my Hawaiian cultural background to be a better leader. Honestly, I am in a leadership position today because of this program. Prior to NAPALI, I considered myself a reluctant leader. Now I know it's my kuleana. I believe in this program so much that I've been serving on its board of directors since 2016."
Dean of Academic Affairs, Division I and Academic Support
Windward Community College
Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi, USA
The Mission of the National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI) is to identify, train, and nurture Pacific American Emerging Leaders. NAPALI is unique in that it conducts the only leadership program in the nation that integrates the leadership values of Pacific American cultures and Western Society.
The National Pacific American Leadership Institute educates and trains emerging Pacific American leaders to build upon traditional cultural values in understanding, harmonizing and applying leadership theories and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional growth, greater responsibilities, and a higher level of service to our communities and country.
NAPALI has graduated over 310 fellows from its leadership program. Our fellows come from all over the world, including mainland USA, the South Pacific, Micronesia, Alaska and Hawaii, and represented in a wide variety of professions and fields.