OCEANIA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

MANA | VĀ TAPUIA | KOTAHITANGA

Oceania Leadership Institute (OLI) is a culturally rooted leadership development program designed for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) young adults and community organizers. The OLI curriculum forefronts Pasifika values, community, and history as the foundation of our holistic leadership praxis. We are committed to the development of critical consciousness through embodied practice and the integration of post-colonial and decolonial theory, anti-racist curriculum, liberation theologies, and social justice advocacy.

OLI INFORMATION

  1. Mana | Power
    • OLI acknowledges the spiritual and cultural power of Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities to determine their social and political futures in advancing justice locally and globally.
  2. Vā Tapuia | Sacred Relations 
    • OLI is committed to establishing deep ties through inter-accountable communities by building robust Statewide, Country, Municipal, and local coalitions between our Melanesian, Micronesian, & Polynesian communities to unite our political voice.
  3. Kōtahitanga | Collective Action 
    • OLI celebrates NHPI as an expansive body and we welcome all members of our community which includes our queer & trans siblings. We are an intergenerational community that celebrates our elders and hold the highest value for our children.
  4. Practical info for OLI Virtual Seminars
    • The Oceania Leadership Institute program will include a series of virtual seminars designed to build OLI participants’ competency in key content areas that focus on collaborative community organizing and Indigenous Pacific Islander Praxis in Pedagogy founded upon Anti-Racist principles.
  1. In the Oceania Leadership Institute (OLI), you will develop the essential leadership and organizing skills necessary to create and sustain long-term collaborative community movement building while strengthening your understanding of our OLI Pasifika values and how we create belonging as part of this work.
  1. OLI is available to folxs who identify as Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander ages 18+. Though the program was designed for young adults and community organizers, we encourage folxs to apply if they are genuinely interested in participating in the program.
  1. OLI is free! OLI will provide participants with reading materials and other supplies. OLI will also provide a $500 stipend to folxs who successfully satisfy the requirements of the program.
  1. In the Oceania Leadership Institute (OLI), you will develop the essential leadership and organizing skills necessary to create and sustain long-term collaborative community movement  building while strengthening your understanding of our OLI Pasifika values and how we create belonging as part of this work.
  1. July 2021
    • Session #1: Saturday, July 3rd, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #1: Friday, July 9th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (PST)
    • Session #2: Saturday, July 17th, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #2: Friday, July 23rd, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (PST) 
  2. August 2021
    • Session #3: Saturday, August 7th, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #3: Friday, August 13th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (PST)
    • Session #4: Saturday, August 21st,6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #4: Friday, August 27th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (PST)
  3. September 2021
    • Session #5: Saturday, September 4th, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #5: Friday, September 10th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm(PST)
    • Session #6: Saturday, September 18th, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #6: Friday 24th, 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST)
  4. October 2021
    • Session #7: Saturday, October 2nd, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #7: Friday, October 8th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm(PST)
    • Session #8: Saturday, October 16th,6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #8: Friday, October 22nd, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (PST)
  5. November 2021
    • Session #9: Saturday, November 6th, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Talk Story Session #9: Friday, November 12th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (PST)
    • Session #10: Saturday, November 20th, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)
      • Thanksgiving Break – No Talk Story Session
  6. December 2021
    • Session #11 (FINAL SESSION): Saturday, December 4th, 6:30am – 9:30am (HST) | 9:30am – 12:30pm (PST) | 10:30am – 1:30pm (MT) | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (EST)

OLI 2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE:

JUNE 26, 2021

Please consider applying at the link provided! If you have any lingering questions, please contact:

Address: 33710 9th Ave South, Suite 1
Federal Way 98003

Phone: 206.686.5221 / Email: contact@picawa.org

Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday 9 AM - 2 PM