Deoband Community Wikimedia/Leadership Development and Skills Infrastructure Plan

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Wise leaders seek out as many questions as they do answers.

— Linda A. McLyman, Wise Leadership, p. 174

Deoband Community Wikimedia's Leadership Development and Skills Infrastructure Plan is a research project that aims to produce a leadership and skills infrastructure for the DCW's longer-run and institutional partnerships and sustainability. The study aims to further the recommendations of Leadership development and Skill development infrastructure from Movement Strategy Initiatives through a prism of institutional building and collaboration whilst at the same time prepare certain courses for the DCW. The project is supported by a Movement Strategy Implementation Grant of 4,651.50 USD.

Background and ideas edit

Project outlines edit

  • Ascertain the need for a skills and leadership development infrastructure.
  • Locate, scrutinize and analyze already available leadership and skills infrastructure - produced by different Wikimedia entities. (Prelimenary research)
  • Expand upon various aspects of leadership development and skills infrastructure with respect to the vision of knowledge-sharing.
  • Formulate few courses in line with the choice-based-credit-system of some Indian universities. This is subject to DCW's strategic recommendations viz. March 2023 strategic learnings.
  • Help design a short leadership course to be offered through WikiLearn.
  • Define a roadmap guideline about how to navigate the concept of knowledge-sharing in non-mission aligned institutions.

Development edit

  • Workshops at Sister Nivedita University and Celica Group, in Kolkata, on 27 November 2023. These were attended by more than 50 people including students, teachers, activists, and government officials.
Founding members of Wiki Club Jamia
Aafi presenting at Train The Trainer, Kochi 2023
Aafi presenting during Pre-Conference, Wikimania Singapore

People associated edit