BRAINS Cross Cohort Symposia, which occur in the years between Fellows Symposia, are offered to BRAINS Fellows from all prior cohorts. Topics are selected to be relevant regardless of career stage and career path. The program is designed to deepen and expand Fellows’ professional networks, build cross-cohort community connections, develop new career skills, and address current career challenges and questions.
A pilot Cross Cohort Symposium was held in June 2016 outside of Seattle, WA. It featured using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as framework to better understand personal leadership styles and the styles of others with whom Fellows work and manage.
The 2018 Fellows Cross Cohort Symposium took place in September 2018 in Seattle, WA. The theme was “Being an Effective Leader.” Attendees explored how to improve their ability to be an influential and effective leader in interpersonal and organizational situations. They also examined how social identities impact leadership experiences.