Grupo de Trabajo de Desarrollo del Liderazgo/LDP/Prólogo

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Leadership Development Plan

¡Te damos la bienvenida!

El Plan de Desarrollo de Liderazgo es un recurso práctico para los líderes emergentes y existentes del movimiento Wikimedia que desean desarrollarse a sí mismos y a otros. En respuesta a la recomendación de la Estrategia del Movimiento "Invertir en el Desarrollo de Habilidades y Liderazgo", los miembros de la comunidad se reunieron en 2022-2023 como el Grupo de Trabajo de Desarrollo de Liderazgo (LDWG), un grupo global de 15 miembros de la comunidad con diferentes roles y experiencias en el movimiento. Tras un año de colaboración y consulta a la comunidad, el LDWG publicó una definición de liderazgo y ahora el Plan de Desarrollo del Liderazgo.

El Plan de Desarrollo del Liderazgo consta de herramientas, conceptos y recomendaciones. Nuestro objetivo era crear un recurso fácil de usar, práctico y flexible. Contiene tres secciones que invitan a los líderes emergentes y existentes a reflexionar sobre los roles y habilidades de liderazgo en el movimiento, navegar por situaciones de liderazgo e implementar iniciativas de desarrollo de liderazgo en sus comunidades. Al utilizar este recurso, esperamos que te sientas mejor equipado para fomentar el liderazgo en el movimiento Wikimedia, tanto en ti mismo como en los demás. Es un punto de partida y un esfuerzo inicial para alinear y dirigir el desarrollo del liderazgo. Al igual que otros trabajos en el movimiento Wikimedia, considérelo como un trabajo en curso. Te invitamos a adaptarlo y mejorarlo para tu propio contexto.


El Grupo de Trabajo de Desarrollo de Liderazgo

Escrito por: Rocío Consales (La Mantis), Goodness Ignatius (Olugold), Nada Alfarra (Nada kareem22), Donia Domiaty (دنيا), Matanya Moses (Matanya), Ryu Cheol (Ryuch), Anthony B. Diaz (Kunokuno), Jan Lukas Hobrock, Flavia Doria (XenoF), Francesc Fort (TaronjaSatsuma), Isaac Olatunde (T Cells), M. Rafiul Bahar Rafi (Mrb Rafi), Dmitry (Erokhin), Iván Martínez (ProtoplasmaKid), y Nitesh Gill (Nitesh Gill)

Apoyado por: Anna Chaplygina, Andy Cyca, Jyotsna Sara George, Beverly Jiang (WMF), Cassie Casares (WMF), Melissa Guadalupe Huertas (WMF), Simona Ramkisson (WMF), User:NANöR (volunteer), Hanan El-Youssef (WMF), Yop Rwang Pam (WMF), Tila Cappelletto (WMF), Asaf Bartov (WMF), y Rebecca Maung (WMF)

'Con aportaciones e inspiración de: muchos miembros útiles de la comunidad que aportaron sus comentarios; antiguos miembros del LDWG que contribuyeron con valiosas perspectivas incluyendo Gnangarra, Imelda Brazal (Brazal.dang), y Vermont; y grupos de movimiento y socios que comparten nuestra misión de avanzar en el desarrollo del liderazgo


Effective leadership can foster the health, growth, and sustainability of our many communities. Effective leaders, whether they be individuals or groups, bring people together for a common mission, help people feel safe and a sense of belonging, and support those around them. Leadership already exists in the Wikimedia movement, yet there is little attention given to identifying and developing it. Often newcomers and existing community members alike are uncertain about what to do or where to go for support. The purpose of this resource is to surface, encourage and grow effective leadership.

We envision a movement where newcomers feel welcome and equipped to begin their Wikimedia journeys; community members feel supported during challenging situations; collaborations are productive and positive; and editors feel motivated to continue contributing over the long term. Effective leadership has the potential to invite newcomers, improve community stability, and foster healthy collaborations and supportive community environments.

Who is this for

Anyone in the Wikimedia movement interested in leadership development is invited to engage with this resource. You may be a newcomer interested in learning about leadership roles, a new leader eager to grow their abilities, an existing leader who wants to continue developing or pass on their knowledge, a facilitator or trainer wanting to help others develop leadership skills, or just someone curious about what the LDWG created.


A few considerations to keep in mind when reading this resource:

  • Community-informed. This resource was written by LDWG members over several months, with the help of community input. We gathered insights from community members through feedback and research periods, with the intention of writing a resource that addresses, as best as possible, global community interests and needs.
  • Relevance and contextuality. A global resource such as this one is not going to be perfectly relevant to you. As a group of 15 community members from different regions and communities, we united our own individual experiences and decided to share leadership concepts and tools that we believe can be relevant across Wikimedia communities. We expect and welcome you to create more contextually-relevant materials based on this starting point.
  • An ongoing effort. Similar to other Wikimedia initiatives, this resource is a collective and continuous effort that improves and changes with your contribution. If there are materials or information that you have found helpful in your leadership journey, please share them so that we can all benefit!

Start Here: How to Use This Resource

This practical guide is written for active reading and interaction. You will get the most out of it by reading it with curiosity and willingness to use the suggested materials.

Reflection questions

  • What does reading this inspire in me?
  • What can I bring back to my community, project, or group?
  • How are leadership topics relevant to my context? If I don’t find them relevant, what would I need instead and how can I get it?
  • What are my leadership roles, skills and goals?
  • What are skills that I succeed at? What are areas of growth for me?
  • Do I see colleagues in the Wikimedia community reflected in this resource?

This section provides an overview of leadership in the Wikimedia movement. It shares the definition of leadership, a framework to view leadership roles and skills, and a leadership skills self-assessment. How can you use it? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Orientation. You’re new to the movement or curious about leadership and want to know about leadership possibilities in the movement. Use this to orient yourself to possible roles or ways to contribute to Wikimedia
  • Learn together. You are part of an affiliate, informal group or project group. Bring this resource to your group or team to discuss and learn together.
  • Conversation starter. You want to have conversations in your community about leadership, perhaps to improve current dynamics or work culture. You can use the information here as conversation prompts.
  • Reflection. You have been an active community member and want to improve your working relationships or the ways you lead people and projects. You can use this information to reflect on your personal development as a leader.
  • Inspiration. You are a mentor. Use this with your mentees to clarify their leadership aspirations and skills.

This section shares a few common situations and themes experienced by leaders. It shares overviews and practical suggestions to navigate the situations. How can you use it? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Self-development. You are a new leader who anticipates experiencing some of these situations in the future and wants to prepare; or you are an existing leader who has experienced these situations in the past and wants to improve. Use the tools to reflect and plan for future scenarios.
  • Team development. You work with a group, maybe through your affiliate, committee, or project. You can create group activities based on the situations presented to help your team improve collaboration and communication.
  • Build upon. You are a skills trainer, mentor or facilitator and are looking to support people in leadership situations. Re-use the materials and exercises with the people you support.
  • Inspiration. You are a leader experiencing various leadership situations like the ones described. View the section as inspiration to notice the leadership themes and encounters in your life. Document your learnings and tools, share them with your community, and contribute to this Leadership Development Plan resource.

This section presents a step-by-step guide to creating a leadership development initiative. It includes templates and tools to help you define, develop and deliver an initiative. How can you use it? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Implementation. You are a skills trainer, facilitator, or organizer and want to develop leadership skills in volunteers. Use this to help you create a leadership development initiative.
  • Refinement. You are already delivering leadership development initiatives. Use this to systematize your practice and document how you’ve applied a similar (or different!) approach to successfully enable leadership development in your community.