ICANN Community Onboarding Pilot Program Call for Nominations by SOs/ACs (+SGs)
ICANN is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Community Onboarding Pilot (COP) Program for ICANN61. The COP seeks to improve ICANN community newcomer engagement and retention rates through mentorship and knowledge and experience sharing.
Interested Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) - or their relevant stakeholder groups (SGs) - should nominate two representatives: one individual shall serve in the role of mentor and the other in the role of mentee.
The program defines a mentor as an experienced member of the community best suited to share knowledge of and experience in ICANN. A mentee is defined as a relatively new member of the community who has demonstrated both the potential and desire to actively engage and participate in ICANN’s advice and policymaking activities.
The COP can accommodate up to three participants from each community, although funding for the third individual shall be secured through alternate sources, not the COP.
The two primary nominees will receive travel, lodging, and per diem for March 10 - March 15 in Puerto Rico.
Both the process and the decisions concerning the selection of program participants will be determined by each respective community. COP participants are expected to contribute in the following ways:
Actively participate in calls and discussions leading up to ICANN61
Attend face-to-face meeting on 10 March 2018 in Puerto Rico
Develop materials and tools to support community newcomers
Engage in capacity development activities
Share knowledge and experience
SOs and ACs must submit their nominations to OnboardingProgram@icann.org no later than Friday, 15 December 2017, 23:59 UTC. Individual nominations will not be considered.