Rediscovering Hawai‘i’s Soul

The process of rediscovering Hawai‘i’s soul is key to addressing the root causes of many of Hawai‘i’s most enduring challenges. By reimagining a future for Hawai‘i that is thriving, inclusive, and grounded in Native Hawaiian culture and values, the outlook for our people and our communities will be brighter than ever.

Through a process of Transformative Scenario Planning that was developed and facilitated by Reos Partners, a diverse group of community leaders came together in August and September 2022 to grapple with some big questions and begin to envision a variety of possible futures for Hawai‘i.

  • How can we ensure that Hawai‘i’s soul is not diminished or lost?
  • How can we help with healing so that trust is built and not eroded?

Out of the planning sessions with business leaders, cultural practitioners, educators, advocates, and nonprofit leaders, came four possible scenarios for Hawai‘i’s future that will be shared with broader audiences throughout the islands to spark conversation, collaboration, and action.