It’s been great to meet for the first time as a Leadership Team in person. The topics have been good – a lot of logistics about how to make our global network sustainable. There are so many things happening all over the world and of course it doesn’t hurt that we are meeting in Hawai’i.

One of the most enjoyable parts has been listening to the various voices and accents – and with everyone saying: “What do you mean – accent? I don’t have a accent, eh, you do!”

It’s so rare to not have to explain why it’s important to have men teaching – everyone on the Leadership Team has been working in this area for so many years. So we all understand the challenges and the rewards.

Tonight is the opening ceremony. It will be a Native Hawaiian cermoney to welcome people from all over the world.