Free Legal Clinic in Kona @ Kealakehe High School
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have a legal issue and need legal advice?  Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii is hosting a Pop-Up Legal Advice Clinic at Kealakehe High School from 9 am to 12 noon on March 10, 2018.  Volunteer attorneys will be available to meet with you invidually to provide legal advice for the following tupes of cases: family law, veterans benefits, estate planning, bankruptcy, and district court matters.  This service is FREE to all low and moderate income individuals.  Cal to reserve your spot: 808-528-7046.

Leadership Skills and Grant Writing for Sustainability Training @ Hawaii CC Manono Campus (Hilo)
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Multilateral Negotiation: Tools for Conflict Resolution and Prevention @ iLab/Building 37
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Learn about special programs and opportunities for students through the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Description: Multilateralism is a process of international negotiation involving primarily, although not exclusively, state actors and at least three parties. In the international context, effective multilateral negotiations help resolve and prevent conflicts. This session explores the characteristics and processes of multilateral negotiations, and considers how the model could be applied to address social, political and economic issues in the Hawaii community.


Professor Alex Carter is the director of the Columbia Law School Mediation Program, director of Clinical Programs, and a Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Carter won the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy while a student at Columbia Law School and has become a strong advocate of mediation as a valuable tool for many kinds of legal challenges. Through the New York Peace Institute, a nonprofit that specializes in mediation, Carter has served as a mediator. She has also supervised student mediations in court-related programs at New York City Civil Court and Harlem Small Claims Court.

Carter received her J.D. from the Law School in 2003, where she was articles editor for the Journal of Transnational Law and won the Lawrence S. Greenbaum Prize for best oral argument in the 2002 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition. She earned her B.A. at Georgetown University in 1997.

Professor Shawn Watts is the associate director of Columbia Law School Mediation Program. A Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Watts won the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy and was a Strine Fellow while he was a student at Columbia Law School. He developed and teaches a course in Native American Peacemaking, which is a traditional indigenous form of dispute resolution. He has mediated in the New York City Civil Court, Harlem Small Claims Court, and the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and supervised student mediations in court-related programs in New York City.

Prior to receiving his J.D. degree at the Law School, Watts served as the president of the National Native American Law Students Association and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar as a student. During that time, he was also managing editor of Law School’s Journal of Law and Social Problems. Watts earned a B.A. from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. in 2000.

For more information, contact the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at

Honolulu Death Cafe Conversation @ JABSOM Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 222N
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to attend the 11th Death Cafe Honolulu, a free event with tea, cake and conversation.

The conversation is steered by the participants, and has previously touched on topics such as medical decision-making, paddling clubs taking people’s ashes out to sea, teaching youth about volunteering in hospice, natural burial and so much more.

There is limited unmetered parking available and metered street parking, which is free after 6pm. If you can’t find street parking, park in Lot “C” in a numbered stall and put $5 into the white collection box mounted to the front gate.

Please RSVP and arrive by 6pm. Late arrival disrupts the conversation, and makes it harder for you to participate.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page at for more info about Death Cafes.

Please feel free to bring snacks. There will be cake, water, and tea for sure.

Association for Community Health Improvement National Conference
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all-day
Assessing and Addressing Honolulu’s Resilience in the 21st Century @ Kinau Hale, 1st Floor Conference Room
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and thrive, no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. In 2016, O‘ahu votes approved a City Charter
amendment to create and Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. Several months prior, Honolulu was selected into the third and final round of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) network, joining global cities in addressing pressing 21st century challenge around climate change, urbanization, and globalization. Participants will be introduced to the Office and its charter mandate; learn about approaching resilience through assessing and addressing shocks and stress, including identified challenges and near-term actions already taken; and contribute to the Office’s perceptions assessment through a live interactive survey.

2018 Volunteer Manager Series 2 of 3: Asserting Your Value as a Volunteer Manager
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Do you feel valued as a volunteer manager?  Are you included in decisions that affect your department?  Are you confident about what you bring to the table?  Do you need to better define and manage how others perceive you?  This webinar will explore how to take a more assertive approach within your department, with other departments, and with team members and volunteers.  Learn why an aggressive approach usually produces negative results, while being more assertive can invite discussion.  Determine how you can make improvements and be included in decision-making.


  • Common obstacles volunteer managers face
  • Delineating and taking responsibility for skills and knowledge base
  • Differentiating between aggressive and assertive approaches
  • Assessing personality strengths and potential challenges
  • Problem-solving approaches
  • Current and potential challenges assessment exercise
  • Skills/knowledge base checklist exercise
  • Examples differentiating aggressive and assertive approaches
  • Personality assessment exercise, including a volunteer version
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Resources for key topics

This informative webinar is designed for volunteer managers, hospice administrators, and other managers.  While the content is specific to the role of volunteer managers, the information on taking a more assertive approach will benefit all team members.

2018 HADONA Presents Communication is the Key to Quality Care @ Ko`olau Ballrooms
Mar 16 all-day

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The Hawaii Association of Directors of Nursing Administration Long Term Care (HADONA) will be holding our Annual Educational Conference at the Ko’olau Golf Course Grand Ballroom on March 16, 2018.  The program is titled “Communication is the Key to Quality Care.” We are expecting a large turnout of attendees from various long term care settings in Hawaii.

We welcome you to participate as a vendor at our exhibits and/or sponsor for this conference.

VENDOR:  If you would like to participate as a vendor, please complete the attached vendor registration form and table choices. The cost is $375 which includes lunch for one person.  Each extra lunch would be $55.

Selection of vendor tables will be done on a first come first served basis.  Therefore, I am also attaching the vendor floor plan with the numbered tables displayed.  Please indicate your preferred table choices below. Table choices will be granted only after registration and payment is received.  Once payment is received, HADONA Treasurer Margaret will notify you of your table assignment.  We will try our best to assign you a table that you have listed below.

SPONSOR:  If you would like to be a sponsor for this conference, please complete the attached vendor registration form. Your logo and sponsorship donation amount will be displayed on the conference screen during all breaks and included in each attendee’s registration packet on a sponsorship handout. Sponsorship options are:

  • Gold Sponsorship ($1,000 or above)
  • Silver Sponsorship ($500 or above)
  • Bronze Sponsorship ($100 or above)

In addition, if you would like to donate a door prize please let me know as well.

For any questions, please feel free to contact Aileen Sakado at 808-832-6175 or email at

Recovery Approaches and Improving Attitudes for Success Living
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm


Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-person training at QCC

Recovery Approaches for anyone includes a range of interventions, strategies, treatments, and individual behavior changes. The strengths approach helps many recovering individuals focus on improving their emotional wellbeing and attitudes about how they live their lives.

Learning Objectives:
1. Examine various types of recovery approaches for different situations.
2. Classify tools and strategies for continuous quality improvement.
3. Share success stories from Case Management Services and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

Trainer is Kathleen Rhoads Merriam, LSW, Service Coordinator with Program Support Services at Hawai‘i Adult Mental Health Division with Hawaii State Department of Health. Kathleen Rhoads Merriam, is the Service Coordinator with Program Support Services at DOH -Hawai‘i Adult Mental Health Division. Prior to this job she was the DOH’s Statewide Clubhouse Coordinator with more than 25 years serving Hawai‘i at the DOH.  Kathleen has served on the Board of Directors with The Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu for more than 10 years.

Kupuna Caregivers Rally and Sign Waving @ Hawaii State Capitol, 1st Floor on the Capitol Steps
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am


In 2018, our Hawai‘i legislators can pass Senate Bill 2988 to continue to fund the Kupuna Caregivers Program. This program helps seniors to age in place by ensuring working caregivers have basic support to care for their aging loved ones.

We’re organizing across the state to push forward this groundbreaking legislation–and we invite YOU to join us.

For more information: or 808-947-2950.