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 discussed character in action through our own lived experience. Some of us used specific people and events for our examples, others used broader examples of character revelation over the lifetime of a particular person or a series of events.
  • Character is revealed through servant leaders; in its truest sense, character is exhibited when no one is looking; character has taken a back seat in our culture; and now, especially, we need good role models of character.
  • We talked about the campus community and asked ourselves, “How do teachers become positive role models” when “WFU can be a bubble”?
  • A few takeaways participants mentioned were: “Recognize character in the little things”, “small things make us”, “we cannot change the world, but if we change one life, the world changes.”