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Train the Trainer is a four-day long residential training workshop to enable Indian Wikipedia community members conduct outreach sessions effectively and independently.

Date: 1st week of October 2013
Place: Bangalore
Venue: To be finalized

Why CIS-A2K is conducting this Programme?Edit

 
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Based on an internal needs assessment exercise undertaken by CIS-A2K, it has been realized that:

  • bulk of the Indian population does not know about the existence of Indic Wikipedias and sister projects.
  • there is a lot of potential to do outreach in India but it is hampered by community member's lack of time, lack of availability of support material and/or ability to do outreach.
  • though many Indic Wikipedia community members have desire to undertake offline outreach they seldom receive support and guidance.
  • there is a need to further build the capacity of interested community members to conduct effective outreach sessions.

Thus through this program, the CIS-A2K programme wants to support and enable community members who are interested to conduct Wikipedia outreach sessions in their own cities/languages and to spread the word about the Indic Wikipedias.

Overview of the programEdit

A2K team is organising a 4 day Train the Trainer Program in Bangalore. The program will include:

  • 3 day sessions with interactive training run by professional consultants on how to conduct outreach in an effective manner – training on presentation skills, audience engagement, public speaking etc. It will include mock presentations, with video recording for feedback.
  • 4th day will be a field trip aiming to train the participants on how to organise an effective photothon; in addition, participants will also add pictures from the field trip to Wikimedia Commons for enhancing and improving articles on Indian language Wikipedias.

Selection CriterionEdit

 
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A2K team will conduct this program for approximately 20-25 interested community members from different Indian language communities. We want to make sure that there is equal participation from each language community. The A2K team will use below mentioned parameters for selecting candidates.

  1. A2K team's evaluation of Train the Trainer Program Application Form.
  2. Motivation of the candidate to be a part of the program.
  3. The applicant should have made minimum 200 edits on their respective Indian language Wikipedia.
  4. The applicant should have created at least 5 new articles of start class (as defined by their language community) on their respective Indian language Wikipedia.
  5. The applicant should have conducted at least 1 outreach session before the end of application date and shared the report with the community (via mailing list, village pump, event page, etc.)

Candidates' DeliverableEdit

There are certain deliverables that the A2K team expects out of the selected candidates. These are:

  1. Take lead in translating outreach documents (including presentations, banners, FAQs, handouts) in their respective language and share it with their respective communities.
  2. Organise at least 2 outreach sessions per month in their respective cities, for a minimum of 6 continuous months and share the report with the community (via mailing list, village pump, event page, etc.).
  3. Take lead in organising at least 1 community meet up in their respective cities, where they would give a small talk/presentation about their experience in the Train the Trainer Program and share ideas and tips they picked from the program with their language community members.
  4. Write a 1500-word report sharing their Train the Trainer Program experience with large emphasis on their learnings and take-aways to be shared with all Indian communities.

What's in it for you?Edit

  1. Get general training and presentation skills which you can apply not only during Wikipedia workshops, but also during delivering personal and professional talks.
  2. Receive detailed feedback about your presentation and training skills from professional consultants.
  3. Help design a training program that serves Wikimedia community in the long term.
  4. Share your skills with others.
  5. Meet fellow Wikimedia editors and have fun.

TimelineEdit

Dates Number of days Details
30th August to 13th September 2013

14 Days

A2K team accepts applications.

13th September to 16th September 2013

3 Days

A2K team evaluates the applications and shares details of selected candidates.

16th September to 23th September 2013

7 Days

A2K team co-ordinates with selected candidates to finalize their travel plans, make reservations etc.

1st week of October 2013

4 Days

A2K team organises Train the trainer Program.

Call for ParticipationEdit

A2K team is calling for applications for it's Train the Trainer Program. If you'd like to be part of this program please make sure that you meet the selection criterion and fill in the Train the Trainer Program Application Form by 13th September, 2013.

FAQEdit

  1. What is train the trainer program?
    Train the trainer is a 4 day program organised by CIS-A2K team to build capacity and enable community members to conduct outreach sessions independently or with minimal support to introduce Wikipedia to prospective editors in their respective Indian languages. Participants will be trained on various aspects such as presenting with impact, engaging with the audience, significance of body language, outreach follow ups etc. Program will also include groups discussions on ideas, learnings, challenges faced during outreach sessions.
  2. When will train the trainer program run?
    Train the trainer program will take place in Bangalore for 4 continuous days in the 1st week of October 2013. Exact details of dates and venue will be communicated shortly.
  3. Who can take part in the program?
    The event is open to all Wikimedia volunteers from India who can and want to support outreach events in the coming year.
  4. How can I apply?
    Please fill in Train the Trainer Program Application Form.
  5. Who will take care of my travel and accommodation?
    CIS-A2K team has a budget for Community Development and the team will be able to cover your travel and accommodation.
  6. What will be the timings each day?
    The timings of the program will be 9.00am to 7.30pm everyday with sufficient time for lunch, dinner, tea breaks and fun sessions.
  7. Where will I eat?
    Light breakfast and lunch will be provided; together with social dinner. Arrangements will also be made for tea and coffee.
  8. What is expected out of me?
  • Each selected candidate will be given some pre-work. You're expected to come with completed pre-work.
  • Take lead in translating outreach documents (including presentations, banners, FAQs, handouts) in their respective language and share it with their respective communities.
  • Post the program, organize at least 2 outreach sessions per month in your respective cities, for a minimum of 6 continuous months and share the report with the community (via mailing list, village pump, event page, etc.).
  • Post the program, take lead in organising at least 1 community meet up in your respective cities, where you would give a small talk/presentation about your experience in the Train the Trainer Program and share ideas and tips you picked from the program with your language community members.
  • Write a 1500-word report sharing your Train the Trainer Program experience with large emphasis on learnings and take-aways to be shared with all Indian communities.

ContactEdit

For any further queries please mail at vishnu@cis-india.org