Kauai man in leadership grad class

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    Roy Shioi, Shioi Construction, Inc., Kauai.

HONOLULU — Pacific Resource Partnership’s inaugural Executive Leadership Series class has graduated and completed the 10-month leadership development program.

Led by some of Hawaii’s top design and construction consultants and practitioners, the intensive program covered a broad range of topics required for success in Hawaii’s thriving construction industry, from personal development to business essentials.

Graduates included Roy Shioi, Shioi Construction, Inc., Kauai.

“We established this program to nurture the next generation of our construction leaders and provide them with the skills and resources to advance their careers and help lead their organizations keep local talent,” said Mike Formby, PRP Executive Director.

The program consisted of 10 all-day sessions where participants covered topics relating to leadership, business development, communications, risk management, and more.

To bring their learnings together for the final project, the students worked in teams to complete a Request for Proposals for a mock job. They presented to a panel of leaders in Hawaii’s construction industry; Mike Formby of PRP, Stanford Carr of Stanford Carr Development, Cathy Camp of Kamehameha Schools and Kathy Inouye of Kobayashi Group; followed by a graduation for the cohort at Oahu Country Club on Nov. 13.

“Through the Executive Leadership Series, I was able to elevate my understanding and knowledge of Hawaii’s construction industry,” said Robert Tomas of Hawaiian Dredging.

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