High on a pole, about 30 ft, you see friends making sure they have their grips on, ready to hold you and lower you gently to the ground so you don’t fall and injure yourself. In the event you are about to fall, a hand grabs you to help you stay on your feet; when the strength within you wavers, they cheer you up to go beyond your limit regardless of your race or skin color. From the Kotoka International Airport, Ghana, I flew to a place I have never been. Tired and weary, I arrived safely in the United States.
I have always loved Ohio State. Whether it be the academics, the athletics, or the countless traditions, I am always amazed by what this University can do. The 2011 MAcc Orientation lived exactly up to these standards.
On Friday, May 6, 2011, more than 25+ 1st and 2nd MLHRs headed out to Summit Vision in Westerville, OH. For those of you who aren't familiar with Summit Vision, Inc., check out their website. For me, I think the best thing about Summit Vision is the unique way each of us (individually and as a group) can learn about essential skills such as trust, leadership, communication and decision-marking through outdoor team building activities.
This past Friday many in the MLHR cohort (mainly first years and a couple of second years) went to a place called Summit Vision. It is a place where many organizations (corporate and student) go for team-building, group bonding, and in our case, learning how to facilitate. We were told that HR people may be called to serve as some kind of facilitator for the company we work for in a similar situation. This is true, because my mom had to do something like this YEARS ago at her job (which I was surprised until I saw video footage).