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Hubs/Global Conversations June 24-26, 2022

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The Movement Strategy and Governance team of the Wikimedia Foundation will host a global conversations event on regional and thematic hubs on June 24, 25 and 26. The event will focus on the discussion around the proposed Minimum Criteria for Hub Pilots. It is intended to be a space to gather feedback on the criteria and build consensus among participants to develop and fine tune the draft, while taking into account concerns and disagreements shared by participants before and at the event.

It's the third global conversations event on Hubs, the first one was the co-creation workshop on November 27, 2021 (report), the second one the global conversations event on March 12, 2022 (report). Additionally, 17 groups working on setting up a Hub in their context, or groups that are structured like a Hub, were interviewed in February and March 2022 as part of the Hubs Dialogue interview series. There's a summary of these interviews available.

Context, Goals, and Purpose of the Event[edit]

Context:

There is a lot happening around regional and thematic hubs with different research and planning projects. As agreed and announced as a next step during the last event in March 2022 to advance on the development of Hubs, a first draft of Minimum Viable Piloting Criteria was shared for feedback and review. Having these criteria would support piloting parties having clarity regarding the work that needs to happen and also would generate accountability of hub pilots towards the whole movement.

Purpose and Goal:

Purpose of the upcoming event is to create a shared understanding of the implications of piloting the hubs. Ideally, participants agree on the essential criteria to enable piloting, and use the space to discuss concerns and share their points of view. Goal of the event is to improve the draft of the Minimum Criteria and to map open discussion items (areas of disagreement).

Program:

The event will focus on the discussion around Minimum Criteria for Hub Pilots, that means:

  1. Gather feedback on the criteria overall and on the changes proposed during the review period
  2. Building consensus among participants to get us to the next draft. This includes mapping of  concerns and disagreements.

The participants are expected to have read the criteria prior to the meeting, so they have context to fully take part in the discussion.

Logistics of the event[edit]

To enable more participants to participate and share their opinion, the event consists of three sessions of 120 min each, organized across different time zones. Each session has the same agenda/program. The sessions will take place on Zoom, and will be facilitated and supported by the external facilitation agency Insightpact, which has supported previous virtual Movement Strategy events already.

Date and time of the sessions:

Schedule:

  • Each session will be 120 min long. More details on the schedule will be shared very soon.

Languages

  • Main language of the sessions is English.
  • We'll provide simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French, Spanish (for the sessions on June 24 and 25), Russian (only June 24) and Portuguese (only June 25)

Registration:

  • Registration closed on June 23rd.

Questions? Comments? Feedback?

Program[edit]

Time elapsed Content
0:00 - 0:10 Introductions and welcome
0:10 - 0:20 Context setting presentation and Q&A
0:20 - 0:55 Discussion 1 - validation process and stakeholders
  • Do we need their involvement in the Hubs Pilot Process?
    • If yes, what does it look like and why?
    • If not, what does it look like and why?
0:55 - 1:00 BREAK
1:00 - 1:05 Summary of discussion 1
1:05 - 1:15 Poll - Essential Piloting Criteria
1:15 - 1:50 Discussion 2 - essential piloting criteria discussion
1:50 - 2:00 Summary of discussion 2 - Next steps
  • Define essential, i.e. true minimum piloting criteria that are inherent and indispensable for the hub pilots
  • Remove all the “nice-to-have” criteria from the list
2:05 ~ 3:00 Social time in virtual corridors (break out), if you like!

Further information / documents[edit]