Volunteer Supporters Network/VSN Training: Let’s Connect

Volunteer Supporters Network

Let’s Connect is the new peer learning program which was launched as a Community and Wikimedia Foundation initiative this year. How does it work? How can you benefit from it and contribute to a new level of movement-wide knowledge sharing? Join us to discuss this with the Let's Connect Working Group. They will explain the program, what they learned from the pilot phase (April-October 2022) and what we can expect for the next phase starting in November! We will also do some interactive exercises to get the feel of the Let's Connect learning culture - safe, fun, open!

Speaker: JStephenson (WMF), Justice Okai-Allotey

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 2–3 pm UTC, on Zoom (Check your local timezone.)

Register for the meeting!


You don’t need to be a member of the Volunteer Supporters Network to participate in this online event. The event will take place on Zoom, and the number of participants is only limited by how many we can have on Zoom at once... We ask for pre-registration (with your Wikimedia username, see below. We will send the link for the event to all registered participants shortly before the meeting.

Ideally, please ensure that you have activated the wiki mail function ("Send email to this user"). If you don't want to do this, please send an email to raimund.liebert wikimedia.at, so that we can email the link to you directly. If it turns out that you can't participate, please remove yourself from the list.

Register with your username:

  1. Raimund Liebert (WMAT) (talk) 13:45, 16 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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  3. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 14:17, 16 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Martin Rulsch (WMDE) (talk) 15:15, 16 November 2022 (UTC) Two meetings in parallel. Let's see if we can connect.[reply]
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Other info


The meeting is a part of Volunteer Supporters Network 2022 program. Learn more about it here. You can also check other upcoming and past VSN meetings.


The Volunteer Supporters Network's safe space policy for video conferences


Basic rules for all participants

  • Friendliness and mutual respect – contribute to a pleasant atmosphere and a climate of friendliness and fairness. Refrain from statements that are intimidating, degrading, offensive or discriminatory, or that could be understood as such, even if you are talking about non-participants. Threats of violence, incitement to violence and unwanted sexual attention are unacceptable.
  • Openness – Be open for all Wikimedians to participate. Restrictions can be made for organizational or technical reasons. Persons on the Wikimedia Foundation Event Ban list are excluded from participating in the video conference.
  • Identity – Do not attempt to impersonate another person. Do not misrepresent your affiliation with any individual or entity.
  • Privacy – Respect the self chosen degree of anonymity of all participants. Allow participation with audio only (without video). Use the names of the participants, which they themselves indicate in the video conference. If video and/or audio recordings are planned, all participants must be informed of this, including the intended purpose, before the start of the meeting. Still images (screenshots) may only be taken during the video conference with the express consent of all participants concerned.
  • Data protection – Do not collect any personal data of the participants in the context of the video conference. For instance, do not demand that participants send you wikimails or reply to your wikimails. In the case of written notes intended for publication, use quotations that can be individually assigned sparingly and carefully. Never disclose or threaten to disclose private information about a person without explicit consent.


  • Recognizability – The participant in the facilitation role is automatically identified during the video conference (e. g. with a star symbol, as "facilitator" or as "administrator", depending on the platform). Ideally, the facilitator should be the person who starts or leads the video conference. If this is not possible for technical reasons or if the facilitation role has to change during a video conference, please point this out to the other participants.
  • Technical role – During the video conference, the facilitator has extended technical rights. This includes the ability to exclude other participants.
  • Social role – The facilitator is expected to support compliance with these rules with his or her extended technical rights and to coordinate additional measures if necessary. The facilitator may take any action to enforce these rules, including excluding participants and terminating the video conference.


  • Personal responsibility – All participants are responsible for compliance with these rules to the best of their ability.
  • Reporting – If you believe that someone else is not following this policy, you have the following options: (1) point out the terms openly, (2) inform only the facilitator (for example, by using the direct chat function) and/or (3) inform the Wikimedia affiliate that offers the respective video conference platform.
  • Consequences – In case of violations, the facilitator can act immediately. The Wikimedia affiliate providing the video conference platform may subsequently exclude participants from funding and a future participation in video conferences as well as, in the case of particularly serious violations, also pass on data to third parties.