Hawai'i Leadership Practicum

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Accomodations and Travel

Leadership Practicum I

Each participant is responsible to make their own hotel and airfare travel arrangements. The conference host hotel is the Double Tree Alana Hotel, and a special low rate has been arranged for participants. The shuttle service departs from the hotel to transport you to the conference venue.

The conference rate includes most meals, valuable resources and material, and shuttle service. Airport transportation is not included.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time does the Practicum start?
A: The Practicum begins 5:30 PM on Thursday. Our New Hope shuttles will depart at 5:30 PM at the Double Tree Lobby and take you to the New Hope Ministry Center.

Q: What time does the Practicum end?
A: The Practicum concludes Tuesday evening.

Q: Where are the sessions held?
A: The sessions will be held at the New Hope Christian Fellowship Ministry Center; 290 Sand Island Access Road. We are 11 miles outside of Waikiki, and 2 miles from the Honolulu International Airport.

Q: Can I book a red-eye flight on Tuesday night?
A: It is highly recommended that you attend the final session in its entirety and book your return flight home for the morning of Wednesday.

Q: What flight should I book?
A: We are on the island of Oahu, and the Airport code for the Honolulu International Airport is HNL.

Q: How do I get from the airport to the hotel?
A: Airport to hotel transportation is not included in the practicum; participants are to arrange this on own. Taxi's are available 24 hours and easily arranged outside baggage claim.

Q: How far is the airport from Waikiki?
A: The airport is 13 miles from Waikiki, approximately 30-40 minutes driving distance.

Q: Should I rent a car?
A: No, a car rental is not necessary. You will be driven by New Hope's Transportation Ministry servants in comfortable New Hope 15 and 25 passengers shuttles. Because of the very early morning sessions and logistics regarding last minute changes, it is necessary for participants to utilize the shuttles to and from sessions.

Q: What hotel do I stay at?
A: We have arranged a block of rooms at the Double Tree Alana Hotel. The rate is $132 a night. The Double Tree will honor this rate for 3 days prior and 3 days post as well.

Q: Can my wife attend the sessions with me or some of my leaders? Can my family come along?
A: The session rate per participant is listed above. Families may attend just the social events and church on the weekends at $200 per person. This covers the cost of meals and transportation.

Q: What is the target audience of the Practicums?
A: The Practicum is geared for senior pastors, leaders and church planters ready to plant within a 12 month period.

Q: Can the shuttles be arranged for personal transportation outside of the sessions?
A: We are not able to deviate from the routing or personalize transportation. The Honolulu Bus system is rated the highest in the nation and easily accessible via Waikiki for side trips during the free time.

What to Bring
Temperatures in Honolulu range from the mid-70's to the mid-80's. Some events will be outdoors so be sure to dress comfortably; athletic shoes, jogging attire, sunscreen and swimwear for the outdoor events. Please bring a sweater or light jacket however, as conference rooms can vary in temperature.

Practicum Coordinator
Mary Waialeale
Phone: 808.842.4242 ext. 113
Email: mary@eNewhope.org


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Last Practicum

Day 1 - Welcome Dinner Day 2 - Breakfast & Leadership Session Day 2 - Fellowship Dinner
Day 3 - Morning Run Day 3 - Morning Devotions & Leadership Team Day 3 - New Hope Service & Debriefing
Day 4 - Baptism Day 4 - New Hope Site Tour Day 5 - Morning Run
Day 5 - Devotions Day 5 - Leadership Session Day 6 - Volleyball
Day 6 - Staff Meeting Day 6 - Staff Devotions Day 6 - Paddling
Day 6 - Snapshots & Farewell