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The Program Evaluation & Design team regularly hosts virtual and in-person workshops and presentations, where program evaluation specialists and program leaders all over the world discuss relevant metrics and strategies to better understand wikimedia programs. You can find us as well on any of these social media:

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In this blog, we reflect on the need to create a visualization about the Wikimedia movement's work with external partners. We describe the methodology and graphic system used. View the graphic on Wikimedia Commons, or join the movement strategy process.

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Pictures help us to communicate feelings and ideas across diverse cultures and beyond language barriers. The goal of this campaign is to create a deck of cards that can be used in activities at Wikimedia events throughout the movement to help Wikimedians connect and share. In these ice-breaker activities, participants can pick a card that reflects their hopes, fears or expectations for that day, and then during a round of sharing, each person shares and explains the card they chose.

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To expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we need to guarantee open access to resources that support this very important work. The Wikimedia Resource Center is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over the world to access the resources and staff support they need to develop new initiatives, and expand existing ones.

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The new survey, called Community Engagement Insights, is part of the Foundation’s annual plan. It was developed with input from 13 different teams at the Wikimedia Foundation and tested with Wikimedia volunteers. The opinions gathered will directly affect how the Foundation supports Wikimedia communities.


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We will be hosting a public event online to present the conversation, our findings, and what are possible next steps to continue supporting leadership in our movement. The event will take place on Thursday, November 16, at 9:00 am PST (1700 UTC). You can watch the livestream here, and ask question via IRC on #wikimedia-office.

We will be hosting a public event online to present the data, a few examples on how teams will be using it for annual planning, and what are next steps for this project. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at 9:00 am PST (1600 UTC). You can watch the livestream here, and ask question via IRC on #wikimedia-office.


We are happy to inform that we will be hosting Learning Days at Wikimania!

In addition to the core-conference, the Learning and Evaluation team at the Wikimedia Foundation organizes pre-conference Learning Days. During these days, there will be workshops on program design, evaluation, and communities learning. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 9th and Thursday, August 10th.

This year, participants will be selected along two tracks according to practice and knowledge:

Traditional Learning Days track: Pre-conference participatory workshop sessions on program design, evaluation, resources, learning, & community engagement for folks working to implement programmatic and community engagement activities in their home communities. New Leadership Development track: Pre-conference sessions for affiliate representatives who are focused on developing leadership for programs and community building through train-the-trainer and other skills development approaches in their home communities.

In addition to the core-conference, the Learning and Evaluation team at the Wikimedia Foundation organizes pre-conference Learning Days. During these days, there will be workshops on program design, evaluation, and communities learning on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30. This year, This year, participants will be selected along two tracks according to practice and knowledge: (1) Traditional Learning Days track: Pre-conference participatory workshop sessions on program design, evaluation, resources, learning, & community engagement for folks working to implement programmatic and community engagement activities in their home communities; (2) New Leadership Development track: Pre-conference sessions for affiliate representatives who are focused on developing leadership for programs and community building through train-the-trainer and other skills development approaches in their home communities. Participation is by invitation only; to be considered, you must express interest when registering to the Wikimedia Conference. Learn more on the event page!

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