Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Cycle 2
Welcome to the strategy conversation.
Time to debate the themes.
The 1800 thematic statements we received from the first discussion have been grouped into 5 major themes with sub-themes. These are not the final themes, just an initial working draft of the core concepts.
We invite you to review the five themes summarized on this page and join the debate (May 11-June 12). The discussion is both online and offline, including with those who are not currently involved with the projects and may not have internet access. We will summarize the offline perspectives and share them as they become available. After you read them all, please click on the subject line to go to each individual theme. This will have more information about the theme and how to participate in that discussion. You can discuss as many as you like; we ask you to choose the ones that are most (or least) important to you.
For each theme, we ask five questions to understand the impact of these potential themes and the tradeoffs we will have to make. To succeed in any strategic venture, we must not only declare what we will do, but also what we will not. We ask you to support your arguments with research and other citable data and that you participate in an honest and respectful manner.
|Cycle 1 (generate)||Sensemaking||Cycle 2 (debate)||Final sensemaking||Cycle 3 (Engage with New Voices content;
drafting group drafts the strategic direction)
|Share and finalize||Endorsement||Phase 2|
|March 14–April 18||April 18–May 5||May 11–June 12||June 12–June 30||July||August and September||October||Late 2017–2018|
Cycle 2 of the discussion is now closed. Please discuss the draft strategic direction.
Step 1: Review all 5 themesEdit
The theme descriptions have been updated as of 19 May, 2017 to clarify the themes and allow for more accurate translations.
Healthy, inclusive communitiesEdit
The augmented age (Advancing with technology)Edit
A truly global movementEdit
The most respected source of knowledgeEdit
Engaging the knowledge ecosystem (Participating in the knowledge network)Edit
Step 2: Decide which themes are most important for you to contribute to the discussionEdit
We recognize you may not have the time or interest in contributing to all of the themes. We understand that and value the contributions you are able to make. We encourage you to comment on as many themes as you want and focus on those questions you find most compelling. All comments will be included in the analysis and sensemaking.
Your contribution could be something simple, such as saying how your work will change if we go in a certain direction – what you might stop doing or start doing. Your contribution could also be something thought-provoking, such as challenging why a certain theme is important.
You have something valuable to add and we encourage you to get involved.
Step 3: Select where you want to discussEdit
- On Meta-wiki: Click on the theme above to go to that theme page / discussion page
Step 4: Organized groups onlyEdit
- Summarize the main points of the discussion by theme and question number
- Post to the sources page so that your summary is included