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Global Approach for Local Skill Development

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In order to Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, we need a systematic plan for skill development. This plan will start with a methodological needs assessment to gather data about the needs of Wikimedia communities and affiliates in terms of skill development. This needs assessment should create a plan that is based on a combination of: 1. Local skill development, and 2. Global coordination of local skill development activities. The advantage of localization  allows activities to be adapted for the local context of each community. Global coordination will allow learning and improving our approach to skill development across the entire Wikimedia movement. This plan should include a way for peers across the movement to connect, socialize, network, and mentor each other so that Wikimedians can learn and improve as a group.

Create a systematic, global approach to skill development for local communities, their people, and their organizations. This requires us to:

  • Establish a methodology that maps assets and needs and generates aggregated data for deploying skills development initiatives based on real needs.
  • Establish a service that facilitates connecting/matching peers across the Movement for teaching and learning skills (e.g. peer-learning, networking, and pooling of information from partners and allies).
  • Encourage a diversity of methods, including training, mentoring, consulting, online learning, peer-to-peer support, and events.
  • Create incentives for skill development (online and offline) through the recognition of skills (e.g. through open badges).

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Initiative Project Stakeholder type Project lead Geography of the project Implementation Phase
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Overall Initiative Coordination
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Learning Match / Peer-to-Peer Proposal WMF Community Resources Project Planning
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Skill Development Needs Assessment For Arabic Wikipedia and Arabic Wikisource User Group Arabic community
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Free Knowledge Africa Movement Strategy Sub-Saharan African Communities
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition MSIG in Africa great lakes region East African Communities
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Volunteer Supporter's Network
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Harmful Content Portfolio WMF Content Compliance Global Execution & Implementation
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Peer Support Networks within the Wikimedia Movement WMF Trust & Safety Global Pilot
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Chapter Capacity Building for Advocacy Program WMF Global Advocacy (Public Policy) Global Pilot
32. Global approach for local skill development - gathering data, matching peers, mentorship, recognition Human Rights Policy Community Engagement Plan WMF Global Advocacy (Public Policy) Global Execution & Implementation