Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/Facilitation Skills Workshop

Title of your proposal Edit

Name(s) and/or username(s) Edit

Asaf Bartov, Asaf (WMF)
Senior program officer, Wikimedia Foundation

Topic Edit

  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Attracting new editors and creating comfortable conditions for them.
    • Gender gap.
  2. Capacity development:
    • Encouragement of new editors.
    • Conflict resolution.

Type of submission (Please choose one) Edit

  • Workshop (work in groups)

Summary Edit

Facilitation is a set of practices and a role that concerns itself with assisting (usually goal-oriented) conversations run smoothly and productively. It is distinct from leading or controlling the conversation. Facilitation relies on fairly well-understood principles in human psychology and sociology, and when done well, can transform dysfunctional conversations or situations into healthy and constructive ones. In this workshop, I will present the importance of good facilitation, and teach some basic facilitation techniques. The participants will get to practice the techniques in small groups.

Expected outcomes Edit

Duration (without Q&A) Edit

200 minutes

Specific requirements Edit

Slides or further information Edit

slides from previous occasion

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter). Edit

  1. --Frhdkazan (talk) 03:20, 11 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]