TL;DR You can now mark your mobilizing expertise and learning interests in the Reps portal. This will give us the ability to understand the Reps’ landscape better and also match Reps with expertise in one mobilizing area to Reps that are interested to learn more, in order to teach each other.
Back in Q2 the Reps Council worked with a team of mobilizers in order to learn more about the characteristics and indicators of what forms a great mobilizer and which are the best processes to find and empower them. Out of that experiment, a set of learnings was gathered in order to identify and support great mobilizers around Mozilla technologies.
Part of those learnings was to make sure that mobilizers are intentional about the technology area they want to support and ensure they get trained to have certain degree of knowledge to better understand and support this community.
For that reason, we’ve created a new feature in our Reps portal, that enables Reps to map the areas they believe they have expertise or areas that they would like to learn more about and be experts in the future. After the mapping is done, we will match the two groups’ members to enable knowledge exchange. The participants will be also equipped with the area goals and points of interest so they can be as impactful and aligned with the area’s objectives as possible.
How to indicate your expertise and learning interests
Log in on the Reps portal and go to your profile. Once you click “Edit profile” you will see 2 new areas: “Mark your mobilizers expertise” and “Mark your mobilizing learning interests”:
By clicking on them you can choose your learning interests and mobilizing expertise. Of course you can choose as many as you want. Also, those fields are not mandatory, meaning that if you don’t feel confident about your expertise but you would like to learn more, then mark only your learning interests.