Group 1 photo from the C2C in Alumni Hall on April 3

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Alumni Hall on the Reynolda Campus on April 3, 2019 to discuss Leadership & Character.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • We began our conversation sharing times we had seen character in action. Many of our experiences included examples of authenticity, patience, and compassion for one’s neighbors.
  • Our discussion then turned to whether or not character can be taught. We agreed that character can be taught but not necessarily in the classroom setting. Instead character is learned by persevering through difficult situations, such as death and suffering.
  • The theme of death carried over to a discussion on eulogy virtues and how we can focus on these instead of “resume” virtues.