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Mentoring Community Organizers

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Event mentors are Community Team Event Supporters, Program Supporters, and Program Managers who have experience organizing events and want to help other organizers have a great time planning rewarding WordPress community events.

As a mentor, your job is the same as every Community Team contributor: to help make official community events easier to organize and more engaging for attendees.

An Overview of the Mentor Role

An event mentor is the Community Team contact for a lead organizer. They help lead organizers keep their teams on schedule by checking in every month during pre-planning and every 2 weeks during active planning to make sure things are on schedule.

The goal is to help organizers avoid problems before they become problems. To do this, we depend on our mentors to do three things:

  1. Check in frequently with their event(s).
  2. Share their own experience and knowledge.
  3. Keep up to date on new tools, developments, and decisions made by the Community Team.

Time Commitment for a Mentor

The time commitment for event mentors is around 2-3 hours per month, per event.

  • Up to two(2) 30m meetings per month
  • About one (1) hour per month keeping up with Community Team happenings and reporting on the events you’re mentoring.

One final thought, Mentors are not on the planning team, so you shouldn’t be doing any actual organizing tasks.

NOTE: At any one time, we need to have about 30-50 deputies mentoring WordCamp organizers. If you know of someone that could be a good addition to the WordPress Community Team, please ask them to join us in a Community Chat on Slack or ask to join the next Program Supporter Training Session.