With a successful Mozlando for the Participation Cohort still in our rear-view mirror, we are excited to begin the launch process for the Leadership Summit, happening next month in Singapore

What is the Leadership Summit?

As part of the Participation Team’s Global Gatherings application process for this event,  we asked people to commit to developing and being accountable to recruit and organize contributors in order grow the size and impact of their community in 2016.  We ran also ran a second application process this month, to identify new and emerging leaders – bringing our invited total to 136.

The Leadership Summit will bring together this group for two days of sessions and experiences that will:

Help Participation Leaders will feel prepared (skills, mindsets, network) and understand their role as leaders/mobilizers who can unleash a wave of growth in our communities, in impact and in numbers.

Help Participation Leaders leave with action plans and commitments, specific to growing/evolving their communities and having impact on Connected Devices and a Global Campus Campaign.

Help everyone leave feeling that “we’re doing this together.” Everyone attending (volunteer and staff Mozillians) will feel like a community that is aligned with Mozilla’s overall direction, and who now trust one another and have each others back.

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“You mentioned Connected Devices and a Global Campus Campaign?  Say more…”

Sure! In setting goals for 2016, we realized that focusing on one or two truly impactful initiatives, will bring us closer to unleashing the Participation Mozilla needs, while providing opportunity for individuals to connect their ideas, energy and skills in the way that feels valued and rewarding.

To that end, we are currently developing a list of sessions and experiences for the Leadership Summit that will set us up for success in 2016 as community leaders, and on each of our three focus areas:

  • Connected Devices
  • Campus  Campaign
  • Regional / Local / Grassroots

We will say more about each as we get closer to the Summit, as well as including the opportunity to connect personal goals through 1:1 coaching for all attending.

“What about Reps and other functional areas?”

Fear not!  Sessions and experiences will include:

Alignment for Reps around changes in the program, what’s expected of them, and what they can expect from Council and staff in 2016

Opportunity for volunteers in specific functional areas to build relationships with staff in those areas

This event will complete the process of merging participants from three events into one activated cohort – this is our beginning, and I am excited, I hope you are too!


Feature Image by ‘Singapore’ CC by 2.0 David Russo

Leadership Summit Planning
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4 thoughts on “Leadership Summit Planning

  • 29 December, 2015 at 9:12 am
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    Thank you for the insightful post Emma! Looking forward to the Leadership Summit :)

    • 30 December, 2015 at 5:36 am
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      Thanks a lot for the information. It helps to get an insight of what is going to happen in the Leader Summit and what is expected from the participant.

  • 30 December, 2015 at 12:03 pm
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    Thanks for providing the update of Leadership Summit. Hope through this summit we can be able to achieve several goals in 2016!

  • 30 December, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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    Thank you very much indeed Emma for this clear outline of the leadership summit. Looking forward to share my idea soon.

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