[OSCTC-planning] mentoring part II - proposed structure

Shauna Gordon-McKeon shaunagm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 21:41:45 UTC 2014


This is a follow up to my previous email about a potential mentorship
program (see <
http://lists.openhatch.org/pipermail/osctc-planning/2014-May/000058.html>).
 I've updated the wiki page for the mentorship program (<
https://openhatch.org/wiki/Mentoring>) to include notes from that email and
this one.

I have a proposed structure for the mentoring program which includes:

* A mailing list for mentees to talk to each other, and an expectation that
mentees will post at least once a month.  I need to brainstorm a bit more
what kind of discussion I want to see on the list and how I can support
that (discussion prompts, codes of conduct, mentee selection, etc).

* Monthly IRC meetups.

* Goal-setting (see here for details: <
https://openhatch.org/wiki/Mentoring#Goal-setting_Process>).

* Pairing with a mentor.  (I've found pair programming/pair planning to be
immensely useful, and would like to average 1 pairing session per month per
mentee.)

*Open Questions:*

~ Right now, I have only a vague sense that the mailing list and meetups
will meet the needs of our mentees as described on the wiki (and in the
previous email).  What can I do to address these needs more directly?

~ What selection criteria should we use for mentees?  Should we prioritize
diversity?

~ When should the mentorship program start?

Feedback is welcome, as always.

~ Shauna
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