[WITHDRAWN] Delegate Engagement Program

Mission Request made by dmars300 and originally shared here.

TLDR:

  1. Optimism-OGs teach the complete guide for governance.
  2. Curated, committed, incentivized participants learn, get involved in governance and get paid.
  3. One, or multiple participants become actual long-term delegates.
  4. All content stays free and open-source, for everyone to leverage!

S5 Intent: 4)Improve Governance Accessibility

Proposing Delegate: Brichis (Sponsor)

Proposal Tier: Ember Tier

Baseline grant amount

22,000 OP with additional rewards to be received via RetroPGF based on impact/outperformance.

Should this Foundation Mission be fulfilled by one or multiple applicants: One team

Submit by: [To be set by Grants Council]

Selection by: [To be set by Grants Council]

Start date: [Applicable Date]

Completion date: [Within 12 months, Specific Date]


Summary

This Mission is focused on Improving Governance Accessibility through a series of 8 interactive workshops, led by active delegates and governance experts within the Optimism Collective. This four-week virtual cohort program, will combine live sessions, practical governance activities, and an incentivization mechanism, all designed to encourage commitment and effective learning.

Objectives and Intent Alignment

  1. Increase Governance Participation: Encourage active involvement from participants in governance activities.
  2. Educational Focus: Provide comprehensive education on the workings and nuances of governance within the Optimism ecosystem.
  3. Develop New Active Delegates: Target the creation of at least one new active delegate who is well-informed and ready to engage in governance activities.

Format and details

  • Frequency: Two workshops per week, for 4 weeks.
  • Interactivity: Each session will be live, fostering real-time engagement and discussion.
  • Recorded Sessions: All sessions will be recorded and made freely available as open-source content for the wider community.
  • Curated participants: Participants will be selectively chosen by the organizing team, ensuring a focused and dedicated group. (Priority will be given to individuals who demonstrate potential for long-term contribution to the Optimism ecosystem)

However, all workshop content will be accessible to the wider community. This approach ensures targeted and effective learning for the cohort, while still contributing to the broader community’s education and engagement.

Assessment and engagement

  • Onchain proof: Participants will receive attestations upon completion of each class, underscoring their learning and involvement.
  • Interactive Quizzes: At the end of each workshop, interactive Kahoot quizzes or tailored questionnaires will be provided. These assessments are designed to evaluate the participants’ understanding and knowledge acquisition from each session.
  • Practical-activity: At the end of most workshops, participants are required to undertake a governance activity, to apply its knowledge.
  • Incentive mechanism: Accepted participants that attend at least 75% of the sessions and successfully complete the activities will be compensated 100 OP**.** This ensures commitment and maximizes the likelihood of effective learning and active participation in governance.

Curriculum

This curriculum is structured to provide comprehensive, practical knowledge aligned with the core values and operational frameworks of Optimism, facilitating active participation and informed decision-making in its governance processes.
Note that the curriculum outlined is a proposed plan with specific topics and instructors. However, it remains subject to change based on various factors such as availability of instructors, emerging needs of the community, and evolving governance landscapes.

  1. Understanding the Optimism Collective, By @kaereste
  • Introduction to the mission, structure, and functions of the Collective.
  • In-depth exploration of the Optimistic Vision and RPGF
  • Overview of public goods and their significance in the Optimism ecosystem.
  • Understanding OP Mainnet and OP Stack: The technical foundations of the Superchain.
  1. Basics of Optimism Governance, By @brichis
  • An overview of the five entities constituting the Collective.
  • Detailed insights into the Token House and Citizens House.
  • Comprehension of governance processes and responsibilities.
  1. Forum Engagement and Policies, By @lavande
  • Effective navigation and participation in the Optimism Forum.
  • Familiarization with Optimism’s policies and codes of conduct.
  • Practical guidance on initiating governance participation.
  1. Grants in Optimism, By @Gonna.eth and @katie
  • Understanding the functioning and types of grants in Optimism.
  • Guidelines for grant application processes.
  1. Proposals, Feedback, and Voting, By @Joxes
  • How to read, understand, and evaluate proposals.
  • Best practices for providing feedback and creating impactful proposals.
  • How to delegate your OP to a good delegate.
  • Insight into voting cycles, seasons, and active participation in voting.
  1. Case Study: RetroPGF-3, By Jonas
  • An interactive workshop led by Jonas, exploring key aspects of RPGF, including planning, process, and lessons learned.
  1. Evaluating Impact, By @ccerv1 and @LauNaMu
  • Carl’s and Lau’s deep dive into impact measurement, quantification, and evaluation within the Optimism ecosystem.
  1. **Delegate Decision-Making Insights, By @itublockchain @lefterisjp
  • An exploration of these delegate’s decision-making process, offering practical insights for participants.

What is required to execute this Delegate Mission Request?

Organizing Alliance Responsibilities: The alliance in charge of this Mission will take care of everything, from coordinating classes, liaising with the foundation, organizing guest speakers, and tracking participant progress.

  1. Guidelines and Selection: Detail specific criteria for participant selection, tailor the curriculum and select the tools that will be used.
  2. Create and execute the communication strategy for social media.
  3. Host the 8 workshops
  4. Dedicated Website: A specialized website will be created for the program, offering comprehensive information, resources, and details about the workshops.

How should the Token House measure progress towards this Mission?

Token House delegates can assess progress towards this mission by monitoring the updates to the Governance Forum, which we suggest are done every 2 weeks.

How should badgeholders measure impact upon completion of this Mission?

Badgeholders can measure the impact of this mission using the following 5 KPI’s:

  1. New Governance Contributions: Track the number of governance-related posts, proposals, or active discussions initiated by participants post-workshop.
  2. Development of New Delegates: Count the number of participants who become active delegates in the following governance cycles.
  3. Workshop Engagement: Monitor attendance rates and completion rates of workshop activities.
  4. Certification Achievement: Record the number of attestations or certificates issued to participants who meet the program criteria.
  5. Quiz Performance: Analyze scores and participation rates in quizzes to gauge understanding and engagement.

Additional info

  • Grant-as-a-service provider: [Disclose if applicable]
  • Contributions from others: @dmars300
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A couple comments on this proposal:

-It requires buy in from specific delegates who may not have the bandwidth to commit to this mission

-This proposal is very similar to the one here and I would like to see the proposers work together on this mission

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hi @dmars300, thanks for posting this mission request and @brichis for sponsoring it. I would clarify whether the instructors listed within the curriculum are the ones intending to complete the mission.

I’m assuming they are not and that there would be a separate team. However if they are, I just wanted to remind you that Mission Requests specify the work to be done, not who will do it. Thank you!

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Agree with Katie that the authors of these two Mission Requests should collaborate so that they may be combined.

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I agree, I’ll tag the writers of both proposals: @dmars300 and @jengajojo. Is it possible for you to collaborate to create a single mission? I would love to see collaboration within the Collective :sparkling_heart:

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Thanks for the feedback @brichis @lavande @katie I have DM’d @dmars300 about this.

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I’ll mark this Mission Request as ‘withdrawn,’ as both have been merged here: