This year, Mozilla is building its own internal processes to work more like a movement. Empowering more of our community to design and execute Open Leaders in local communities around the world is a first step towards this goal.
Following the success of community-run Open Leaders programs, we’re thrilled to announce the next phase of Open Leaders. We’re calling it Open Leaders X (OLˣ).
To sow the seeds of new pathways into the movement, community members will learn how to run and launch their own Open Leaders programs. From September through November 2019, Mozilla is offering movement building training and program-design mentorship for participants interested in running their own Open Leaders program in 2020. The goal is to raise up multiple community-run Open Leaders programs with diverse audiences to serve as entry-points into the internet health movement.
Interested in applying to be a part of OLˣ? We’ll be looking for participants passionate about internet health in areas like artificial intelligence, open campaigning, open science, or any area you have a strong vision for. Stay tuned for more details on time commitments, selection criteria and areas we’re prioritizing. Applications open July 2.
Mozilla Open Leaders started 3.5 years ago to make openness the norm in innovation and research. Through personal mentorship and cohort-based training, participants learn how to lead open projects. From Gracielle building an open community of science communicators, to Kasia creating open tools to tackle bias in AI, graduates go on to be leaders in the internet health movement.
Over seven rounds, 25 cohorts and more than 500 open leaders were raised up as strong pillars in the internet health movement. Graduates consistently go on to champion openness and internet health as MozFest wranglers & facilitators, Mozilla fellows, movement leaders and more.
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