ICANN Fellowship Program Mentoring Guidelines
The ICANN Fellowship Mentoring Guidelines were developed to ensure a consistent and effective mentoring process for all fellows. Mentors are expected to adapt the recommendations to suit the needs of their mentees, while adhering to program requirements.
The mentoring process was initiated in ICANN52, when alumni of the Fellowship Program began serving as coaches to newcomer fellows. Following a community consultation, the mentoring process evolved; from ICANN65 onwards, Fellowship Program coaches are replaced by SO/AC-appointed mentors.
An anonymous coaches' survey was conducted in November 2018 in order to gather input from past coaches and to assist incoming mentors. The results of the survey appear in Annex 2 of the most recent guidelines (December 2018). The survey is intended to offer general guidance only, as the expectations and responsibilities associated with mentoring have evolved as a result of program changes, as reflected in the updated guidelines.
As the guidelines are updated, past versions will be archived below.
Current guidelines (December 2018) [PDF, 255 KB]