[Euro-board] Draft EURALO Outreach strategy

Jordi Iparraguirre ipa at josoc.cat
Tue Oct 4 10:02:58 UTC 2016

Hi Olivier,

thanks a lot for your detailed answer.

Sure, mentoring depends a lot on people availability and expertise on
each subject.

I'm just trying to put myself on the shoes of a newcommer an how could
we be more helpful to get them engaged on board. Lots of names and
people to know, acronyms, and all the background needed for some policy
issues ...

I do not know, perhaps we could create a "Welcome, next steps" entry in
our web page pointing them to these webinars, inviting them to attend
certain teleconferences, visit the current topics under discussion and
inviting them where and then, once they select an area, find out if
there is anyone already working there and work together on writing the
comments to a given docs, etc.

Or any other idea you may propose. The goal is to lower whatever barrier
they might face and encourage their active participation.
In fact, listening to newcommers will be really helpful.

Should we devote time to it?
If yes, when, where, how?

all the best

El 30/09/16 a les 15:54, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ha escrit:
> Dear Jordi,
> thank you for your kind follow-up.
> You suggestions for a mentoring program are very well received.
> In London we had a mentoring program for each and every person that
> attended. Although the aim was laudable, in practice, the level of
> mentoring varied between mentors. A lesson learnt was that we should
> really be selecting mentors that both *want* to share their knowledge
> but also have the knowledge to share in the first place.
> Other RALOs also have mentoring programs, primarily taking place when a
> meeting takes place in their region. The At-Large Outreach and
> Engagement working group regularly discusses mentoring and there have
> been some opportunities for doing so.
> There are also regular Webinars out there, which provide a good first
> step into understanding a topic. These Webinars are recorded and so
> EURALO members can watch/listen to them at their leisure. I have missed
> a few Webinars due to travelling and managed to catch up later.
> They are all stored on:
> More than a Webinar, of course, is the mentoring --- With Yrjö being a
> Board member, I trust he'll pick this up and get the EURALO ALS
> engagement Task Force to work something out.
> As a first step, I'd personally favour something quite light, a bit like
> asking for any volunteers who want to be a mentor in our community, and
> opening the door to people asking them any question about ICANN
> activities. The next step could be the formal allocation of mentors to
> our ALS representatives.
> Until now, I have tried my best to help out our new ALS reps Erich (from
> Austria) and Nenad (from Serbia) and they know they can ask me any
> question, but it would be great to widen this to all ALSes.
> I also note that there are plenty of new individual members now signing
> up. In that instance, I gather that Jean-Jacques Subrenat has done an
> excellent job in accompanying them to understand issues but a mentoring
> program would be great, in my opinion.
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier

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