Starting February 19 2014, 10:00 AM
Ending February 21 2014, 02:30 PM

2014 Partners in Excellence - Honolulu

A Regional Convening on Mission, Connection and Professional Development

To convene agency staff, board members, and volunteers across the country for professional development opportunities, which will connect them to the mission of Catholic Charities USA and to each other.

What to expect?
  • Connections to your colleagues in the Catholic Charities network
  • Connection to our Catholic Identity
  • Connections to national expertise and practical applications

Keynote Speaker: Father Larry Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA

Workshop topics include: 

Strategic Leadership, Asset Development, A Disaster Resilient Island, Immigration Reform, Introduction to Digital Best Practices, Social Enterprise: When Government Funding isn't Enough, Volunteer Service and Community Engagement, Accredidation and more.  

Optional Site Tour - Catholic Charities Hawaii 

At no additional cost, this 3-hour tour will include a visit to Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center, a place where seniors gather to volunteer, exercise, learn, and remain culturally connected.  Leaving urban Honolulu, the tour will then take you to the beautiful Wai‘anae Coast to visit Mā‘ili Land Transitional Housing Program where homeless and at-risk homeless families find rest, support and develop skills to obtain and retain affordable housing (transportation provided).

Optional Pilgrimage to Kalaupapa, Hawaii (February 18, 2014)
Journey to the sacred land of the little peninsula of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai, and walk in the footsteps of two saints who brought the compassion of Christ to the leprosy sufferers exiled there in the mid 1890s. 

The package includes roundtrip air transportation from Honolulu to Molokai, lunch, ground transportation and airport/hotel transfers. Thanks to a subsidy from Catholic Charities USA, the cost of this pilgrimage is only $250/person, but register soon - the pilgrimage is limited to 45 pilgrims (must be 16 years or older). Registration is due January 8!

For more information or to register for the pilgrimage, contact Vicki Galam (808-527-4878). 

Sojourn Theatre and Catholic Charities USA

Building on the collaboration Catholic Charities USA and Sojourn Theatre at the 2012 Annual Gathering in St. Louis, previous Partners in Excellence programs, and the 2013 Annual Gathering in San Francisco; Sojourn Theatre (in partnership with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice) will continue its engagement with the CCUSA network through a series of workshops and conversations during Partners in Excellence events. 

Paying by check or registering multiple people?  Please click here for a printable form. 

Event Location

Catholic Charities Hawaii
Clarence T.C. Ching Campus
1822 Ke'eaumoku St
Honolulu, HI 96822


Housing will be at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, 120 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to Catholic Charities Hawaii. Reservations can be made by calling 1-808-921-4631 (identify as "CCUSA Partners In Excellence Group") for the Catholic Charities USA group rate by 5:00 pm Hawaii/Aleutian Time on Friday, January 17, 2014. Room Rate: $175.00 single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes. Additional people in same room are $70 per person, plus applicable taxes. All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night's room deposit plus tax. Optional Pilgrimage to Kalaupapa, Hawaii: February 18, 2014.

The registration deadline for this event has passed.