Hello Jonathan. Thank you for kickstarting the discussion for the reformulation of the onboarding process and sharing your proposal to the wider community here in there Forum
My 2 cents:
“Any member of the community may apply to begin the process of becoming an Ambassador”
Can one apply anytime using a form pinned in Discord or found on our website? Or only within specified quarterly intervals? Past records indicate that a constant form might draw numerous applicants, challenging the onboarding coordination by Governance Guild or Program Manager to manage
“Upon submitting an application, the Applicant may join one or more Ad hoc or Official Teams as an Applicant….If an Applicant is removed from the Program, they may re-apply after a 3 month waiting period. Applicants that have been removed from the Program 3 times may not reapply.”
In your opinion, which party checks the application of a given community member in order to give him the “Applicant” role to access Ambassador channels and participate in Ad Hoc or Official Teams?. Which group do you believe should manage applicant details, register applicants and the Teams they participate in, monitor departures and reapplications, remove inactive applicants after 3 months, and oversee their history of reapplications and removals?
“Contributions of the Applicant should be Submitted to a Peer Review Process”
Regular and Lead Ambassadors review applicants, yes? I worry that an expanded evaluator group might strain the Peer Review process under testing.
“Selection of Apprentice Ambassadors. Applicants that have completed the Onboarding Curriculum and have been ranked above average in at least 2 successive Peer Review Periods can request nomination as an Apprentice. Any nomination having the support of at least two Ambassadors will be granted the role of Apprentice”
If I’ve grasped the process:
- An applicant submits information.
- Actively contributes for 2 months and receives positive Peer-Review scores.
- Requests to become an Apprentice and awaits approval from two Ambassadors. (who manages this approval? Team lead where the applicant worked?)
- After obtaining the Apprentice status, works in that capacity for an estimated one or two months (to prove his good standing to become Ambassador). Later, when Guild or Ad hoc
- Teams announce Ambassador vacancies, they need the agreement of two Lead Ambassadors (which group oversees this approval?)
- Gets chosen as an Ambassador by the endorsing team (agreement achieved through voting? Is the vote overseen by the Guild/Ad hoc team leader?).
- Once becoming an Ambassador, they must contribute for six months to qualify for vesting.
Given this sequence, a community member needs to contribute for quite some time before getting selected as Ambassador.
This process does favor top-performing candidates. Yet, considering its duration and multiple evaluation stages, wonder whether it will attract the required number of new Ambassadors.