BRAINS Fellows from all prior cohorts can participate in a one-and-a-half day Cross Cohort Symposia. These events include an in-depth leadership development skills workshop and cross-cohort community building which will nurture the neuroscience leadership pipeline. Given the different career stages and career paths prior participants have taken since attending a BRAINS Fellows Symposium, topics will be relevant regardless of career stage and career path. The program is designed to deepen and expand Fellows’ professional networks while also developing new career skills and addressing current career challenges and questions.
A pilot Cross Cohort Symposium was held in June 2016. 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 next Cross Cohort Symposium will take place in 2018.