IW leadership students visit CNU

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, December 22, 2016

By Rebecca Kiser

Special to the News-Herald

The December meeting of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Student Leadership Institute featured a field trip to Christopher Newport University, where students studied the influence that teamwork and cooperation have on those in leadership positions.

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The day began with activities focused on collaboration and communication, including one requiring the future leaders to transport their entire team through a six-foot tall “spider web” without touching it.

Later in the day, the class studied the impact of each individual’s values on the functionality and success of a group.

Students also learned about the reality of sexual assault on college campuses and what can be done to stop it through the Fear 2 Freedom Program created by Rosemary Trible, the wife of Paul Trible, president of CNU.

They also received information about the courses and amenities offered at CNU.