Deadline: November 30, 2018 00:00 (CET) | Apply here
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Eligibility: Passionate and ready to learn and apply open practices to your project or community, supporting the Internet Health movement

Mozilla Open Leaders 2019

Mozilla Open Leaders is a 14-week online mentorship and training program led and hosted by Mozilla, equipping others to work open.

Join a cohort of open leaders fueling the Internet Health movement. Receive mentorship and training through Mozilla in this 14-week online program on working open.

The seventh cohort of Mozilla Open Leaders starts in January 2019! Mozilla is looking for Open Leaders to fuel the Internet Health movement by designing and building projects that empower others to collaborate within inclusive communities.


There are two tracks in Mozilla Open Leaders 7. Both tracks follow the same 14-week schedule but meet at separate cohort times.

  • Project Track

The Project Track focuses on setting up a specific open project alongside people doing similar work. (Cohorts A-D, Tuesday and Wednesday meetings)

  • Culture Track

The Culture Track focuses on building an open culture in any community, organization, or project with people from a variety of projects. (Cohorts E-F, Thursday meetings)

It might be especially useful to you if you:

  • work day to day within your community to promote openness
  • Lead cultural change in your community, organization, or project
  • Serve in a particular outreach role to help people make the change on a peer-to-peer basis

Why apply?

A Mozilla Open Leader is someone running or starting an open project that supports a healthy Internet. Over the course of the program, they will:

  • Receive ongoing 1:1 project help from Mozilla staff and mentors
  • Have access to a community of mentors, technologists and more
  • Complete modules and provide feedback on Open Leadership Training exploring best practices for project setup and communication, tools for collaboration, community building, and running events
  • Get practical experience empowering others to collaborate on their project.

Who is this for?

If you (or your team) are running or starting an open project and want to grow as an open leader this is for you!

Your open project doesn’t have to be technical — it can be curriculum (open educational resource), an open data project or report, an open source software project, or anything else that:

  • Has something to work on (a feature, module, or minimum viable product) during the program,
  • Allows and welcomes contributions by others, and
  • Supports the open web and a healthy Internet

Who should apply?

  • Passionate and ready to learn and apply open practices to your project or community, supporting the Internet Health movement
  • Available to commit at least 3h/week for 14 weeks for attending weekly online meetings and completing open leadership assignments.
  • Additionally, participants must demonstrate practical experience at the Mozilla Global Sprint (2 days, March 29-30, remotely or at a local site)
  • If you are participating in the pilot culture track, you’ll be expected to present a case study of your learning to your cohort instead.

Interested in applying for the Mozilla Open Leaders 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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