Calling All Community Leaders!
Join SfN in our re-introduction of the Community Leaders program. Community Leaders (CL’s) are members who spearhead the Neuronline Community by creating insightful posts on professional development and scientific advancement, as well as advising SfN staff on what may be interesting programming for members.
Be an active SfN member
Able to commit for one (1) year
Interest in leading discussion for the neuroscience community
Participate in a monthly Community Leader check-in
Interact with fellow Neuronline Community users
Recap at least two SfN webinars throughout the year
Author or be interviewed for an article on Neuronline
Develop discussion and coverage of various topics, scientific or non-scientific
Contribute one (1) post per month to the Neuronline Community discussion
Frequently Asked Questions for the Neuronline Community Leaders Program
How long does the Neuronline Community Leaders program participation last?
Community Leaders serve for one year upon selection. The application period opens this year in early September and will close on September 26. Invitations to those selected will be sent in October 2022. A virtual welcome event (Zoom meeting) will take place after acceptance and conclude their service a year from that day.
SfN reserves the final right to select Neuronline Community Leader at its sole discretion.
What are the benefits of being a Neuronline Community Leader?
Lead conversations about scientific and professional development issues that matter to you
Showcase your writing and thought leadership
Be part of SfN’s volunteer community, helping to shape the future of the Society
Help shape the direction of the Neuronline Community, making it the most useful resource possible for the field
Join exclusive meetings and events to network with your fellow Community Leaders
Access to a private online forum for Neuronline Community Leaders
What are the requirements for maintaining the role as a Neuronline Community Leader?
Neuronline Community Leaders should plan on regular participation throughout the year (October 2022-September 2023). We understand that schedules vary and there may be times people can be more or less engaged. In general Community Leaders will be:
Contributing 1-2 posts per month, starting or responding to discussion topics
Welcoming new users to the Neuronline community
Participate in one or more of the following community activities, selecting a special project to lead through the year, such as:
Host an open thread
Facilitate a journal club discussion
Author a blog
Manage a community group
Recap an SfN webinar
Develop your own unique idea!
Interacting with and supporting fellow Neuronline community users
Attending and contributing to monthly Neuronline Community Leaders live chats and calls
Helping to promote and participate in SfN online events, such as live chats in the Neuronline community
Working with SfN staff on ways to continue growing the Neuronline Community and its usefulness as a resource to SfN members
Writing or being interviewed for a piece of written content for the resource side of Neuronline
While there is flexibility in participation, SfN reserves the right to remove Neuronline Community Leader status for an individual. Reasons may be but are not limited to:
Not being active in the program for an extended period
Identifying oneself as an SfN representative
Attacking or negatively inflaming online conversations or otherwise making disparaging comments, including not following Neuronline community guidelines
Behavior that goes against the Community Guidelines