Learning and Evaluation/Events/2016

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Events of 2016[edit]

20 September - 16 October 2016

The Community Engagement department needs your ideas about (1) how we can design opportunities for leaders that are inclusive, to help leaders develop skills and mentor one another, and (2) how we can describe leaders in our movement. Your input will be included in upcoming trainings such as, and also may be be used to design or expand leadership development activities supported by the Wikimedia Foundation.

11 October 2016; 11:45 am (GMT-4)

In what ways might we create and improve Wikimedia outreach programs using creative problem solving techniques? In this 75 minutes workshop you will work with other program leaders to create and improve Wikimedia outreach programs using a creative problem solving process. Bring back to your community the best thinking of other program leaders for new and improved programs, as well as a process you can use to engage your community volunteers in creative program design. Sign up on the session page!

10 October 2016; 3:45 pm (GMT-4)

What are the characteristics of a healthy Wikimedia Community? What are communities doing to promote the welcoming and retention of new editors and contributors and support overall civility? In this session we will review what we have learned from recent and past Wikimedia research on community health as well as discover what other organizations are doing to support robust online communities. Sign up on the session page!

9 October 2016

Join us Sunday October 9 at WikiConference North America in San Diego. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. we will hold a 90 minute session of learning rotations that will feature two tables for small group overviews and demonstrations of 10 different tools and resources for program design, support, & evaluation. Tools and resources to be overviewed include two table tracks, one on program support, design, & evaluation resources (Program Evaluation, Logic Models, SMART Targets, Grants Programs, Outcome Mapping) and the other on online metrics & collaborative project management tools (Global Metrics Magic Button, Category Tools, Quarry, Education Toolkit, IdeaLab, Phabricator) For more information visit the event page

22-23 June 2016

There will be a new Learning Day during Wikimania Esino Lario which include series of workshops, on Wednesday, June 22, on the first hackathon/pre-conference day. Participants will have the opportunity to further engage in topics such as tracking and reporting, storytelling, organizational development, posters and give lightning talks and other topics in evaluation. The agenda for the event will be available on the event page.

Due to limited space, attendance to these Learning Days is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation email, please be sure to confirm your attendance and remember to fill out the survey! If you have not yet been contacted by someone on the Learning and Evaluation team, and would like to take part, please email us at eval(_AT_)wikimedia · org.

20-21 April 2016

For the third year in a row, during the days before Wikimedia Conference, we will host pre-conference Learning Days, in partnerships with nearly 50 affiliates from all over the world. Workshop sessions will be scheduled on both Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21. Check out the updates on the event page. We have added the agenda for both days as well as sessions for; a) Engaging and Retaining Volunteer, b) Best Practice Exchanges with other Leaders, c) Designing Wikimedia Programs and Events, and d) Measuring and Evaluating Impact.

12 February 2016; 8:00 am (PST)

Our newly integrated team, Program Capacity and Learning, will host office hours via IRC on Friday, February 12, at 8 am PST, to discuss the team's proposed projects, focus areas and criteria to prioritize our work. Sign up to attend the event on Google or Facebook.