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How can we best evolve as a movement? What opportunities can we make the most of - or even create ourselves? What changes do YOU want to see in our movement structure?
The nine Working Groups have prepared scoping documents that contain core questions on topics related to the structures of our movement. Between now and the end of June, each member of Wikimedia community has the chance to answer these questions, and to share their opinion around the scoping documents.
The answers will frame issues, challenges, and opportunities that the Working Groups will examine going forward. They will help to gain a deeper understanding of our movement, identify exciting possibilities, and develop recommendations for change. This will strengthen our focus before we deep dive into the most crucial structural reform issues. Draft recommendations will be delivered at Wikimania 2019.
Strategy Salons are an opportunity for recognized Wikimedia affiliates to host in-person gatherings to discuss movement strategy. The goal of these events is to allow affiliate leaders to bring together a broad mix of affiliate members who live within their local area to have deeper conversations about one or two strategy themes that are of interest to them. Our hope is that these events not only allow for meaningful and creative discussions about our future, but to also offer affiliates opportunities to strengthen relationships and deepen engagement with their members.
We have strong interest and a high number of approved applicants - 44 total grants, 12 of which are for youth-specific events. Read more from Strategy Salons.
Join existing discussions
Within your group or language community. Community Strategy Liaisons have been hired to lead conversations on-wiki and in social media channels for our language communities in Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic, German, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. Meanwhile, volunteer Organizational Strategy Liaisons are leading conversations within organized groups on movement strategy.
Conversations take place in a number of languages, and you can find out more on the preferred channels of your organized group or language community.
Start discussions on your own
if you don’t see one on the topic or channel where you are most engaged.
Volunteer (sign up here) as the Organizational Strategy Liaison for your organized group if one does not exist already (check the list)
Check out our Conversation Starters: Drivers discussion guide (below, in form of a presentation). It offers new ways to assist communities in thinking about strategy. You can find explanation of some of the slides here.