Twenty-three Executive MBA students participated in a two-day sailing exercise on May 13-14 at the Long Beach Yacht Club as part of a Leadership Practicum course. Students divided into teams and learned to sail on 37-foot boats. While the students learned to sail themselves, they had the help of Mike Schoettle, a former member of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team who teaches professional growth planning; and Chris Lindsay, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who is the course instructor.
“This was truly a transformational experience,” said Rich Stafford, past director of the Executive MBA program. “We chose sailing as an experiential learning exercise to develop leadership and team building skills.”