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Communication Choices
in the Workplace

Workshops in partnership with our Employment Prep Center (EPC) to get you Career Ready.

Zoom Workshop Recording Below


  • How do you ask your boss for a day off?
  • How do you resolve an issue/conflict with your co-worker?
  • How does your communication with people outside of your workplace reflect upon your place of work?

Learn some helpful tips to crack the code to answering these simple questions by attending this workshop on communication choices in the workplace.

Facilitated by Puna Sabagala  and  Kierra Sumida, Kūlia ma Kapiʻolani

Puna Sabagala is the Interim Program Coordinator for Kūlia ma Kapiʻolani – The Native Hawaiian CTE Program at Kapiʻolani Community College. He has been working in the higher education academic field for 6 years in various advising and program coordinator positions at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and now, Kapiʻolani Community College. He is grateful for any opportunity he can get to watch students grow to their full potential, gain self-actualization, and become active members of the community.

Kierra Sumida is the Education Specialist for Kūlia ma Kapiʻolani - The Native Hawaiian CTE Program at Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC). She graduated from KCC in Spring 2018 with her A.A. in Liberal Arts and Hawaiian Studies. And then went on to pursue her BA in Communications from UH Mānoa where she graduated in May of this year. In addition to her work here at KCC she also works part time at Kamehameha Schools as an assistant hula teacher. She looks forward to working with all of you to serve our students!

The Native Hawaiian CTE Program at Kapiʻolani Community College: This program assists Native Hawaiian students who are pursuing degrees in career and technical education (CTE) and STEM programs to both graduate and find employment in their chosen field.

Contact Information:

Employment Prep Center (EPC)
-- Kikaha O Lae‘ahi Center, ‘Iliahi 231
-- email:  EPC <>
-- Phone: (808) 734-9066

National Certified Counselor designation is a nationally recognized certification for counselors who have passed a national exam.

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