Month: October 2014

VFF: Imagination, Creativity, & Ego-Strength

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the November event in our Voices from the Field speaker series: a presentation entitled Imagination, Creativity, and Ego-Strength. This presentation is applicable to education, business, and any field that requires 21st century skills.

  • DATE: Thursday, November 6, 2014
  • TIME: 2 PM – 3 PM
  • LOCATION: Waples Mill Conference Room
    11200 Waples Mill Rd., #360
    Fairfax, VA  22030

Dr. Cadle is a progressive global CEO and educator with proven success in delivering increased stakeholder value by implementing innovative services, technologies, operational discipline, and strategic business planning. He draws upon an international background in teaching and training, innovative brand messaging, and thorough financial analysis to drive strategic initiatives, facilitate sustainable growth, and expand organizational capability. He inspires confidence with board members, senior executives, and program participants in educational, nonprofit, and for-profit environments. As a cross-functional motivator, he has had significant success in recruiting, cultivating, and leading high performing teams in start-up, turn-around, high-growth, and underperforming organizations to meet and exceed strategic goals.Our guest speaker, Dr. Chuck Cadle, is the Chief Executive Officer for Destination Imagination. A technology visionary, global entrepreneur, educator, author, and banker, Dr. Cadle is probably best known for his passionate leadership and advocacy for 21st century learning. He has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to promoting global tolerance, teaching creative and critical thinking, and facilitating the transfer of 21st century skills through effective curriculum design and instructional techniques. His combination of business insight and practical knowledge has enabled him to teach students and adults how to facilitate change, to manage projects, to initiate and improve programs, products, and services, and to develop highly functioning teams of volunteers and staff. His leadership style is transformative and collaborative.

This event is free and open to all VIU students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community.

To learn more about participating in Voices from the Field, please contact Mr. Kevin Martin at, follow us on social media @SEDatVIU and @TESOLVIU, or visit the School of Education’s website at!