We enjoyed speaking with our Bermuda visitors from the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) during our monthly coffee and conversation gathering. It was enlightening to hear about how they were meeting the challenges of their changing economy through workforce development and how they hope the experiences they had here in the US will help them develop policies, strategies, and partnerships back home.
Other than our “common pain points,” as one of our members put it, we discussed the status of women’s and environmental issues in Bermuda. They also shared their impressions about life in our area and were delighted to find out they enjoyed some of our fine cuisine (namely some good ol’ NC barbecue and catfish) and were duly impressed by one of the desserts they had while in Greensboro. Though their stay in our state will be short, and our city shorter, we hope they have an excellent and productive time.