Grants:IdeaLab/Annual training for Administrators, ArbCom, Wikimedia, and Chapter leaders

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Annual training for Administrators, ArbCom, Wikimedia, and Chapter leaders
Develop a New Administrator and annual training program for Admins and require its completion prior to getting the tools and annually thereafter in order to keep the tools.
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created on14:17, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Not everyone understands the concept of a hostile workplace. Civility is a broad construct. Codify unacceptable behavior and train leaders

What is your solution?[edit]

Develop a training program and require that it be completed after a successful RfA but before getting access to the tools. Require Admins to complete annual training in order to retain access to the tools. Develop an Allies training program such as the ones run by the Ada Initiative and conduct the training at international events (i.e. Wikimania).


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  • yes, there is a crying need for skills: Human Resource Management, Project Management; interacting with the public. might want to make the training mandatory. Slowking4 (talk) 18:23, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, see comment on talk page. --Djembayz (talk) 20:16, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I have always maintained that Wikipedia needs to have a collegial environment, where people are treated as professional colleagues. Enforcement of civility is selective and this is very damaging to morale. harej (talk) 03:36, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • There are more than a few admins who are bullies. This must stop. I hate editing Wikipedia because of bullies. Not all bullies are admins but some admins are bullies. Another bad thing is they stick together, even if wrongdoing is done. For example, they ask permission from the blocking admin to unblock. That is really corrupt. The blocking admin should be able to give info but should have no say in unblock. If the block is bad, the blocking admin should be accountable, such as being blocked himself for a longer period of time. This would result in accountability and professionalism. The reason this concerns me is that I had a situation at work where the middle level boss was corrupt.