The Community Onboarding Pilot Program was borne out of discussions between the community and the [[ICANN]] organization starting at [https://singapore49.icann.org/en/ ICANN49] and concluding at [https://la51.icann.org/en/ ICANN51]. Driven by the [[IANA]] functions stewardship transition’s growing demands on the community, this broader consultation process sought to address volunteer burnout and improve newcomer retention rates.<ref>[https://community.icann.org/display/COP22/About Community On-boarding Pilot 2017 - 2018]</ref>
In January 2016, the pilot was launched; a mentorship-based program with a clear objective: Improve engagement and retention of new participants within ICANN by creating a structured, year-round (not meeting-focused) onboarding process, anchored in mentorship, tailored by and for each community group. For more information about this ongoing pilot program please go to the [https://community.icann.org/display/COP22/
About Community Wiki].
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