The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Summit




What is a LEAD Summit?

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Summit is a 3-Day Club Officers event that promises to be a whirlwind of learning, networking, and fun.

Please save your seat ASAP!

Deadline for RSVP August 21, 2023. 


An abridged version of the Summit agenda is listed below. 


  • • DAY 1: Friday, Sept 8th, 10:00 AM to 9:45 PM
    • From engaging icebreakers to deep-diving sessions on ours emotions and global stances.
  • • DAY 2: Saturday, Sept 9th, 8:00 AM to 9:45 PM
    • A full day's immersion with "Hawaiʻi Youth Summit: Inspiring Global Citizenship" at the East West Center, and discovering your personality and communications style with PAAC.
  • • DAY 3: Sunday, Sept 10th, 8:00- 4:00 PM
    • Exploring leadership roadmaps, club brainstorming, and as all good things, our final goodbyes.


CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive version of the agenda.


Summit Details

  • • WHEN: September Friday, 8th to Sunday, September 10th, 2023
  • • WHERE: 1601 East-West Center Road: Imin Center, John Burns Hall
  • cool This is an overnight retreat, so be prepared for some slumber party vibes. Students will be rooming together for the duration of the event (bedrooms will NOT be co-ed and chaperones will be present). We cannot accommodate all officers overnight, but our goal is to have at least 2 officers from each club overnight with us.  


Who can attend? 

• Oahu Clubs: We have three officer spots for each club to attend the daytime events (8:00 am to 9:45 pm), and two officer spots per club to overnight with us. We ask that the officers commit to the full three days and two nights.

• Neighbor Island Clubs: We have three officer spots for each club! We provide your flight, transportation and accommodations on Oahu for the full three-day summit!


Who can attend Day 2 "Hawaiʻi Youth Summit"? 

You can invite other officers and/or club members to the Hawaii Youth Summit, hosted by the East-West Center. However, HYS is seeking to engage new students from your schools and schools across the state, so we ask PAAC Clubs to limit themselves to 5 members total to attend the HYS one-day event. These five would include the 2-3 officers already attending the 3-day training. See this matrix for clarity on who attends what and what you need to complete to be fully registered. This event is limited to 100 seats so reserve those seats ASAP. 


Other key information 

  • Expectations: As part of the PAAC community, we anticipate that students uphold the highest standards of behavior and adhere to our attendance rules.
  • Friday Absence: The event begins of Friday, Sept. 8, which is a school day. Please work with your advisor to get the needed permission to miss school. You will need parent/guardian permission and be expected to make up missing school work. 
  • What to Bring: See this packing list
  • Be Punctual: Please ensure you're on time for all sessions. It's all about making the most of what's in store!
  • Advance: This retreat is your golden ticket to bond with fellow officers, glean insights, and set the tone for the year ahead.



For more information please contact PAAC's High School Global Education Program Director, Roya Dennis at  


Global Leaders- Cohort 2022-2023