In the last heartbeat, as part of our Q3 goals for leadership development, I interviewed a diverse set of people across Mozilla, asking what they think the skills, knowledge and attitudes of effective Participation Leadership at Mozilla are. Two things really stood out during this process. The first was how many people (staff, contributors and alumni) are truly, truly dedicated to the success of each other and Mozilla’s mission, which was really inspiring and helped inform the quality of this Framework. The second was how many opportunities and resources already exist (or are being created) for leadership development, that if bundled together, with more specifically targeted curriculum and focused outcomes will provide powerful learning by Participating experiences.
This Heartbeat iterated on themes that emerged during those interviews. I thank those who provided feedback on Discourse, and in Github, all of which brought us to this first 0.1 version.
Foundations of Participation Leadership are the core skills, knowledge and attitudes that lend to success on both personal goals, and goals for Participation at Mozilla.
Building Blocks of Participation Leadership are units of learning, that together provide a whole vision for leadership, but individually build skills, attitude and knowledge that inform specific learning outcomes as needed.
Examples of skills, leadership and knowledge for each:
- Decision Making
- Introspective, Authentic Leadership
- “My Leadership Identity at Mozilla”
- Mozilla’s Timeline & History
- Mozilla’s Mission
- “Why Mozilla, Why Now, Why Me?”
Building for Action and Impact
- Community Building
- Agile for Participation Projects
- Designing with Participation Hooks & Triggers
- Building Bridges to Mozilla
Empowering Teams and People
- Uncovering Unconscious Bias
- Mentoring & Finding Mentorship
- Teach & Facilitate Like Mozilla
- Distributed Leadership
- Open Practices
- Writing in the Open
- Sharing & Licensing
- Activism in the Open
- Creating Automated Tests for Firefox OS
- Inviting Skilled Participation to Fennec
- Web Literacy Leadership
We would love your comments, suggestions and ideas on where we are so far. In the next heartbeat we’ll begin building and running workshops with these as guide, and further iterating towards 1.0.
Image Credit: Lead Type by jm3