GRACE Leadership Journey

GRACE Leadership Journey is an in-depth application of Kohala Institute’s Collaboration For Solutions framework that is customized specifically for tomorrow’s leaders who will be high school juniors or equivalent in Fall 2017. It provides practical application of problem-solving skills, communications techniques, and leadership approaches to facilitating collaborative solutions that benefit the collective. The goal is for future community and business leaders to utilize their experiences, skills, and relationships developed in the program to make collaboration the “new normal.” The program seeks, at the most basic level, to shift the mindset from “not my problem” to “if not me, then who? If not now, then when? Not no can, but how can?!!”  


GRACE Leadership Journey uses place-based learning and practical application throughout its curriculum. Designed with the assistance of the Omidyar Fellows leadership program, the program focuses on 15 students per year. 


For more information on the program, including online application, see links below.



The GRACE Leadership Journey program spans 12 months. The curriculum consists of weekend sessions from Friday evening to Sunday noon where the cohort will meet as a group the 2nd weekend of each month. Meetings with mentors will happen monthly. Participants will also be expected to complete reading, writing, and other study/exercises between sessions.

Total time commitment will be approximately 24 hours a month:

  • Pre-reading or other materials review, writing, etc. (2 hrs/variable)
  • Conversations with Leaders (1-2 hrs)
  • Weekend Session (20 hrs)

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