We introduced this topic in our mentoring webinar yesterday.
The idea is that when a new node manager is appointed, the Secretariat will inform the group of mentors, and request a volunteer to act as a node manager mentor to provide guidance around the establishment of the new node. We consider that node manager mentoring can become a powerful additional means of support, ensuring that new nodes are established with a strong foundation and a view to their sustainability.
We are working now on defining a role for node manager mentors in the GBIF community, heading into a trial period for the rest of 2018. We have an outline available in this document.