Skills, knowledge and attitudes we develop to effectively, and collaboratively build momentum of positive change we want to see in our communities, on projects and initiatives that matter to Mozilla’s mission.
Methods : Build
Based on Tom Chi’s Mozilla Brantina talk: ‘Rapid Prototyping’, this workshop will take people through a series of ‘Mental Debugs’ that can help you innovate for better project outcomes in less time.
Rapid prototyping is the process of finding the fastest path to a direct experience of the thing you’re trying to create – Tom Chi
Design Thinking for Community Mobilizers
This module will teach the basics of Design Thinking, while helping participants prototype ways they can connect with kindred spirits in their community to mobilize and magnify their work.
This engaging workshop will equip participants with the opportunity to deepen self awareness while exploring how others may learn, adapt, and perceive similar problems and situations differently. These foundational skills are key to building strong effective teams in Mozilla’s volunteer communities.
Competencies that help people bring others in, to help others realize and claim their potential through designed opportunity, guidance and challenge.
Methods : Empower
Building your Community Credentials
It can be overwhelming to join, or step up in a community – even when you are empowered to do so. Using Design Thinking, this workshop helps people uncover their existing strengths, skills and reputation to begin visualizing and building community credentials that feel real, and give confidence to follow inspiration and goals.
Truly engaging facilitation builds empathy for the participants in the room – with collaboration and creativity as core mechanisms for creating inspired learning experiences.
This guide is focused on helping you improve as a facilitator through the experience of facilitation itself.
Open is a way of thinking and being, open is a willingness to share, not only resources, but processes, ideas, thoughts, ways of thinking and operating. Open means working in spaces and places that are transparent and allow others to see what you are doing and how you are doing it, giving rise to opportunities for people who could help you to connect with you, jump in and offer that help.
Methods : Open
Designing Learning Events
Embedding learning opportunities into events is an effective way to help people collaborate through the ideas, technology and opportunity you are presenting. Meaningful learning experiences are the result of preparation, clear messaging, understanding of how people learn and by embracing learning as a reciprocal experience.
Growing connection and shared vision for advocacy and purpose through strong personal and community narrative.
Methods : Communicate
Using Powerful Questions
This workshop helps participants explore using powerful questions. Developing this key skill can help open conversations, increase creativity, make better decisions, build stronger teams, and help focus. This workshop will take you through a series of reflections and activities that will help you practice asking powerful questions.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
This workshop will teach you how to understand effectively give and receive feedback leveraging the Johari Window model.
Bring the Bling - Creating Awesome Slides!
Learn how to create beautiful presentations by creating the slides for an ignite deck.
Participants in this module will will plan an ignite slide deck, 20 slides that auto advance in 20 seconds, in order to practice the visual medium. We will take you from storyboarding your slides, to searching images, and finally to creating the deck.
Stories have a specific shape and we follow people as they overcome problems. When telling stories to mobilize we direct people on to pathways that lead to action. Stories help us build, teach and protect the web. In this session we identify parts of a story. You will then create a space for your organization to tell a story and then craft your story of your goals.
Know Your Audience
Empathy for your audience allows you to craft messages that empower others. In this task we will take a user centered approach to designing our messages. We will role play and then you develop user personas for your upcoming campaign.
Structuring your Message
Code, speeches and poems all have particular shapes. They are woven in ways to tell stories. By examining and then using specific text structures you can greatly enhance the impact of your messaging. We will trace the shapes of past campaigns to Protect the web, We will identify patterns we see in the messaging and techniques used by the designers and creators.
I Hear You! (Pathway)
This series of course modules will help you develop key skills that build trust, empathy and understanding – in listening to, and generating feedback from diverse voices.
Presenting Ideas (Pathway)
This series of course modules, will help you visualize, design for and successfully present ideas that engage listeners.