Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition/Discuss/Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

This is an open discussion space dedicated to defining potential priorities for implementation from the Invest in Skills and Leadership Development recommendation.

Global approach for local skill developmentEdit

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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Leadership development planEdit

Create a systematic, globally-coordinated leadership development plan. This requires us to:

  • Establish a process to understand and model leadership according to skills necessary in each context.
  • Deploy tools or processes based on existing volunteer engagement that support communities in identifying potential leaders.
  • Invite potential leaders from other social movements to diversify and enrich the Movement through sharing experiences.
  • Provide training options (e.g. online, in-person) at local and regional levels to allow individuals to acquire leadership skills relevant to their communities.
  • Create an outline of the roles and skills that contextually encourages self-governance and ensures subsidiarity to empower communities.
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Skill development infrastructureEdit

Invest in new or existing technological infrastructure which facilitates learning of skills through functional, collaborative, real-time tools and quality content. This requires:

  • A user-friendly, searchable, multilingual, multi-format, curated platform to host learning resources (e.g. tutorials, videos, online training, etc.).
  • Learning resources (e.g. “learning packs”) directed to individuals and organizations joining the Movement to encourage self-directed knowledge acquisition and development of skills within our practices and roles.
  • Learning packs required to understand issues that relate to scalability, sustainability and other areas considered in the Wikimedia Movement Strategy recommendations.
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