Coach Practise week as a Reps Coach trainee


(Md Shahbaz Alam) #1

Hi Reps,
I and @Dorothydaf were the Coach Training Partners and discussed some issues of a coachee and provided suggestions as a Coach. Here are the notes from our meeting on following things:

  • CASE 1 : The coachee is a part of a small but growing community and would like to know how they can increase their numbers, enable these volunteers to make impact and make their community visible in the local tech scene.

  • CASE 2 : The coachee is an existing member of a community who do activities as the opportunity comes (i.e new campaign, invitation from schools) making the community stalled sometimes. The mentee wants to learn how he can step up to drive his community to a better direction.

  • CASE 3 : The coachee is an active functional area contributor who has contributed to a couple of projects but this is the first time he’ll be involved in a community. He wants to learn how he can reach out to people inside and outside the community to grow and make quality contributors.

  • CASE 4 : Being a new rep, the coachee wants to be more involved in being a leader in his community. His community had a lot of achievements before, but it all stalled as community members slowly became inactive due to organizational changes, community conflicts and shifting priorities. He wants to learn how he can move forward as it feels like a big task to him that he isn’t even sure if he can do something about.

The summary of this discussion is as follows.

Shahbaz as a Coach :

  • Form a technical group, organise and attend meetups and events, write blogs and provide follow ups.

  • Seek help from veterans of the community and pay attention to all the community member and distribute work among all

  • When you are starting a new community, organise events in schools and colleges and share on social and local media.

  • Promote emerging technology and go with series of events and meetups

  • For a Dormant Community, identify the reason of discontinuity, seek help from veterans of community and motivate them by providing new ways to contribute to community.

Dorothy as a Coach :

  • Enlighten Mozilla and its Mission, showcase community contributions and divide the work among community member.

  • Setup digital campaign and special outdoor events, pay attention to all member, specially core contributors. Be a fair play member.

  • Observe all other community, understand their working and objective. Attend local meetups and events

  • Identify other Rep, form a core contributors, understand their earlier focus. Find out the reason of discontinuity and motivate them with special action plans to grow the community.