CIS-A2K/Events/Train the Trainer Program/2017

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Train the Trainer Program
Train the Trainer (TTT) is a residential training workshop to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members.
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CIS-A2K believes that in every experienced Wikimedian, there is a trainer. A trainer is like a candle that can light up many other candles. (S)he can inspire many other Wikimedians. The workshop attempts to groom such trainers. After three successful iterations of Train the Trainer in 2013, 2015 and 2016 CIS-A2K organized the fourth iteration of the program in February 2017.

Train The Trainer 2017 logo
Train The Trainer 2017 logo

Event details

  • Dates: 20-22 February 2017 (add this event to your Google calendar or Yahoo calendar)
  • Venue: Jayamahal Palace (1, Jayamahal Road, Near Cantonment Railway Station, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560046)
  • City: Bangalore
  • Location Map: Google maps
  • Etherpad: TTT17 etherpad
  • Status: Completed

Points to note


Eligibility Criteria

  • Any active Wikimedian contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia project is eligible to apply.
  • An editor must have 500+ edits.
  • Anyone who has interest to conduct real-life Wiki events.
  • Anyone who have already participated in an earlier iteration of TTT, can not apply.


  • Travel support provided to participants.
  • Accommodation provided to participants.
  • Food served following a participant's dietary preferences (veg, non-veg, vegan etc.)


  • Pre-event works given.
  • A candidate may need to inform their respective language community/village pumps about their participation, pre-works and activities.


  • All participants were supposed to arrive at the venue on 19 February and attend all the days of the program. Partial attendance not allowed.
  • Participants not allowed to bring friends or relatives to the event, unless it is absolutely necessary (only with prior information and approval).
  • All participants needed to bring their laptops. Participants without a laptop had to inform earlier.



Please fill this form if you are interested to participate in the TTT 2017. The last date of application is 26 January 2017.


  1. आर्या जोशी
  2. Fredericknoronha
  3. balajijagadesh
  4. Palagiri
  5. Siddharthdhodapkar
  6. Sureshkhole
  7. Dr. Manavpreet Kaur
  8. Preeti_Chhabra
  9. Sumita Roy Dutta
  10. Nirjal stha
  11. param munde
  12. pkp05
  13. Diptanshu.D
  14. indrajitdas
  15. Suyash.dwivedi
  16. DashNistha
  17. Sony dandiwal
  18. Dorajagannath8
  19. Ibrahim Husain Meraj
  20. Sidheeq

Program schedule


Day 0: 19 Feb

  • 6:00 pm: Gathering and briefing at Jayamahal palace

Day 1: 20 Feb

Time Session Resource Person
9: 30 AM Introduction to TTT Tito
10 AM
  1. Introduction by participants
  2. Pre-work
  3. Ice breaker
  1. Participants
  2. Tito
  3. Tanveer and Manasa
11: 45 AM Tea Break
12 noon Master Class I

1. Introduction event planning

2. Essentials of conducting an event

  1. Tito
  2. Ashwin
1: 30 PM Lunch
2: 15 PM 3. Communication and promotion: social media engagement and Village Pump

4. Getting Support(grant structure and how to apply)

5. Global metrics

6. Reporting and followup

7. Learning and evaluation

Summing up

Working tea

  1. Manasa and Pavan
  2. Ananth
  3. Tanveer
  4. Subodh
  5. Sailesh


4: 15 PM WCI Presentation Manavpreet
6: 30 PM Socialising
7: 30 PM Dinner

Day 2: 21 Feb

Time Session Resource person
8 AM - 11 AM - Field Trip

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Introduction to contributing to biodiversity in Wikipedia

2:30 PM - 5 PM - Handson contribution to Wikipedia (in five batches)

Master Class II - Biodiversity Field Trip and related Wikipedia editing.

Participants may be prepared for 3 to 4 hours outdoors, easy footwear, sun-protection, carry water, camera, notepad, and pen for full utility of this session.

Ashwin & Shyamal
6 PM Socialising
7: 30 PM Dinner

Day 3: 22 Feb

Time Session Resource Person
9: 30 AM Masterclass III: Global Initiatives and Programs*

Working tea

1 PM Lunch
1: 45 PM [cont.] Masterclass III
3: 30 PM Tea
3: 45 General feedback and Q/A
Master class III topics include
  1. Thematic groups and user groups - panel discussion
  2. Wikipedia Commons - Shyamal
  3. Wikisource - Sumita Roy
  4. Gender Gap Research and Women in Red
  5. WikiProject India in En:WP
  6. Wikipedia Asian Month
  7. 100 Wiki Days
  8. Wiki Loves Food
  9. Village Project
  10. Wikmedia Education Program
  11. Wikimania - Subhashish



If you have question, please post on the talk page or email tito



Day 1


The first day began with an introduction to the objectives of the Train The Trainer program, followed by an ice breaker activity wherein participants introduced the Wikimedian they were most inspired by. Then, the participants took the lead in presenting their expectations for the upcoming year. This was followed by sessions on WMF Grants, Essentials of Conducting an Event, Communication and Promotion of an Event, Event Follow-up and Global Metrics. Participants engaged with the resource persons during the sessions, sparking healthy debates and clarifying doubts related to their language projects. The concluded with the presentation of an event case study of WikiConference India.

Day 2


The second day involved a field trip to Cubbon Park, Bangalore where participants were exposed to conducting outdoor Wiki activities in a learning by doing module. This was followed by a session where the participants were encouraged to conduct such outdoor activities that would help them ponder on a more philosophical discussion i.e. how knowledge (on Wikipedia) reflects reality.

Day 3


The third began with another master class which detailed the various needs assessment and outreach related activities. It touched upon how surveys for feedback and follow up must be conducted in order to gauge the activity levels post an event. Participants the different projects and user groups they were involved with. The final session was on gender gap bridging on Wikipedia, both online and offline. This was enthusiastically discussed by the participants. Finally, participants were asked to give their feedback on the event.