GHNI TCD & DR Training in Hawaii

Hawaii Global Center for Community Development

Training Farm Volcano Village, Hawaii

Transformational Community Development/Community Health Education Trainer's Training 1

July 30 - August 4, 2019 (5 Nights) OR August 20 - August 25, 2019 (5 Nights)

Pay for your registration - $395 per person, all inclusive

or email with any questions.

Space is limited, so register early before the event is full!

Program Includes:

  • TCD training and certificate
  • Tour of the volcano activity and elsewhere
  • Partnership presentations for additional tools
  • Agriculture models for rural farmers, etc.
  • And more!

Packing List

Click here to download the required packing list. Please remember Temperatures in Hawaii during the summer range from 50 F to 73 F (10 C to 21 C).


Logistics & Travel Tips

  • This is a simulated TCD village experience. Please know there are some Western toilets and hot showers, but experiencing cold showers and village latrines is part of the training.
  • Fly into Hilo airport - closest to venue.
  • We will begin with lunch on the first day of training and end with lunch on the last day of training.
  • Please arrive by 5 PM on day 1 and plan to depart no earlier than 2:30 pm on the final day of training. Those wishing to arrive early must receive prior approval and will be charged $35 per person per extra day on site.
  • There are many wonderful sights on Hawaii and other islands. You can work with your travel guide to book add-on trips coinciding with your training.
  • Watch for Southwest flights to Hilo - new service to Hawaii.


Testimonies from Participants:

"This was an excellent introduction for me into the world of international development. This came at a great time, too. My wife and I were chatting several months ago about some talents and gifts we have that we’d like to be more intentional about using to bring help and hope....I think this training provided a firm introduction to me. I really like the GHNI way of empowering local communities to take charge of their own futures. Additionally, I really appreciated all of the group discussions. Everyone in the group was incredibly brilliant, had amazing ideas and experiences....especially for a newbie like me."

"Good trainers."

"Hands-on farm experience, pit latrine, field-style showers." 

"Lessons on TCD and transforming lives were my favorite part."

"We enjoyed getting to work with the farm animals and other farm chores."