WordCamp New Organizer Mentorship Program Update 1/1/13

Happy New Year everyone!

Our group first met on 12/14/12. We established our ongoing meeting date/time, roles, methods of communication, and overall initiative timing.

We all agreed that there are already some great mentorship program resources available to us, including but not limited to:

Since none of us have been part of a formal mentorship program like this before, we’ll be relying on these experienced resources to help guide our program development. Luckily, we’ve all been organizers for large WordCamps and have all informally mentored other new organizers, so we have that experience to pull from.

Our group has two main objectives:

  1. Setting up the new organizer mentorship program itself, including establishing the system to match mentors with mentees.
  2. Pulling together resources, rules, and expectations for the mentors in the program.

We did make a note to consider international issues with respect to WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organization, since the “WordCamp” concept isn’t as familiar in some areas of the world as the US. Our program will ensure inclusion of input from international organizers and special attention to their specific issues.

We have been on hiatus for the holiday season but will reconvene on Thursday, January 4.

If you have input for our group feel free to comment here and we’ll add it to our discussion list. Thanks!