The Community Onboarding Pilot Program is designed to improve engagement and retention of new participants within ICANN by creating a structured, year-round (not meeting-focused) onboarding process tailored by and for each community group.
This program was born out of discussions between the community and the ICANN organization starting at ICANN49 and concluding at ICANN51. Driven by the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition’s growing demands on the community, this broader consultation process sought to address volunteer burnout and improve newcomer retention rates. In January 2016, the Pilot was launched in order to develop an individualized, tailored mentorship process. The Pilot will conclude in FY18.
On-boarding resources and materials include:
→ information on how to facilitate entrance into policy development
→ working groups facilitation and leadership training
→ mentorship within the community to continue the newcomer’s journey for continued engagement and investment into ICANN
The program consists of three pillars:
Welcome: timely welcome of new community member
Onboarding: structured courses, materials and tools for individuals to learn about a community and how to participate
Mentoring: individualized peer-mentoring for selected individuals
Sign up for the COP mailing list
The COP mailing list is intended to keep the conversation going between former program participants.
If you have participated in the Community Onboarding Program and would like to subscribe to the mailing list, please click here. You can enter your details under the section, "Subscribing to CommunityOnboardingProgram."
Click below to view draft materials produced to-date.
At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
Omar Mansoor Ansari*
and Marilyn Cade
Julian Esteban Lescano*
Suman Lal Pradhan
Louise Marie Hurel*
Dina Solveig Jalkanen
* Not receiving travel support from COP
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