It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The ‘Mozilla Coincidental Work Week’ brings everyone at Mozilla together in the same city, at the same time for the opportunity of collaboration – this time in Orlando Florida (Dec 7 – 11) !
‘Mozlando’ is the next stop on our Participation Cohort’s journey – a perfect environment for goal-setting focused on building high impact participation opportunities with product teams. Truly – a beautiful opportunity to invest in, and with each other.
Over 100 volunteers will have the opportunity to work directly with teams helping design and strengthen goals which in many (and most) cases includes Participation. For those invited by the Participation Team, we will of course, be dedicating ourselves to that focus.
We have three distinct volunteer groups attending Orlando:
- Those invited by the Participation Team.
- Those invited by another functional area, but who are also part of the Participation Cohort.
- Those who were invited by another functional area, but currently have no Participation connection.
- Subset: those in this group who may, informally, have Participation goals in their work.
We will reach out with offers for 1:1 coaching for all in groups 1 & 2. And for the subset of the 3rd group, will reserve blocks of time for those interested in Participation.
The coaching this time around even more important recognizing that connecting volunteers with the project goals is a critical step to bringing sustained strategic advantage to Mozilla . We are asking our cohort to research and consider the following:
- What are my participation goals for 2016?
- What are the goals in 2016 of the product team I will be working with?
- How do these align with my own goals for 2016? What adjustments do I need to make? What questions do I need to ask?
- How can I share what I learn, and bring others in who want to contribute to the same area of the project?
At the heart of everything of course is people, why we’re here, why we care, where we envision we can go individually, and with each other. I’m looking forward to all of it!
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