Group photo from the C2C in WS, NC on April 8, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Alumni Hall on the Reynolda Campus on April 8, 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 examples shared common themes such as courage, perseverance, and willingness to help others.
  • Discussion flowed naturally into the difference between a celebrity and a leader and how social media has influenced the current generations perception of leadership.
  • Our conversation moved on to whether or not character can be taught. Discussion revolved around how life experiences are what really shape one’s character. It is a lifelong process to nurture one’s character. It is important to teach ethics and life skills but positive character cannot be solely created in the classroom.