NetKAL VII’s Weekend 1: Unearthing the Foundations

From February 16-17, NetKAL VII kicked off the Fellowship program with its first session: Unearthing the Foundations.

The twenty three fellows gathered for the first time at Ft. Miley Adventure Ropes Course, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  NetKAL VII began their bond through the guidance of Adventure Associates, a company which provides customized corporate team building adventures and corporate training workshops.  From ropes courses to wall climbing, these interactive activities helped the new fellows break the ice!

Held at the Oakland Marriott City Center, NetKAL VII Fellows also bonded through dinner and drinks at the distinguished dinner.  The night was highlighted by the honorary guest speaker, Sandra Soo-Jin–a Korean-American anthropologist who studies sociocultural dimensions and ethical issues of emerging genomic technologies and their translation into biomedical practice.

The session came to an end with a Myers­Briggs Type Indicator Session, “What am I  / Who are You?”  Through facilitator-led discussions and small group excersices,  this workshop explored the appreciation and leveraging of individual preferences, as well as increasing self­ awareness around decision­making and communication preferences.

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