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Working Better Together: Developing Wikimedia Affiliate Partnerships for Programs[edit]

Abstract

Creating partnerships between Affiliates to learn from each other, achieve greater things together seems like a no-brainer. In the Community we have excellent examples of partnerships that have worked for the greater good... but also experiences of partnerships that got nowhere. Let's explore what makes partnerships work, trying to find those threads of collaboration, good vibes and practical actions that make this movement move forward (against all odds).

Amount of time required

60 minutes.

Goal of the session

Reflect on “How do we facilitate better partnerships/collaboration between affiliates on programs”?

Participants will be able to:

Articulate several principles for facilitating partnerships between affiliates, which can be applied for different situations.

Session plan

  1. Intro by facilitators: 2 examples from WMF
  2. Examples of partnerships from the Community
  3. Break out (facilitated by community presenters)
  4. Conclusions

Presenter roles

Lead: Alex Stinson, Vahid Masrour Facilitators: Anna Torres, Vojtěch Dostál, Tanweer Morshed, TBD

Workshop materials

Building our learning network[edit]

Building a learning network - Wikimania 2017 (slides with notes)
Abstract

Communicating for learning and evaluation requires a series of steps. First is understanding what you learn, second is figuring out how it relates to the larger Wikimedia movement, and third is capturing these lessons and promoting them in the right channels. As a Wikimedia affiliate, or as an individual program coordinator, your area of work may be similar to others, but singular in many respects. This is what makes your expertise unique and valuable. Through understanding what is general knowledge, and what is specific to a context, participants will learn how to create a strategy to share what they know with the larger movement.

Amount of time required

60 minutes.

Specific learning objectives
  • Participants will get familiar with tools to capture lessons learned.
  • Participants will understand a process to share what they learn.
  • Participants will engage in designing a strategy to communicate what they know to others.
Session plan
  1. Understanding what you learn
  2. Bringing the lessons to the broader movement, a three contexts expansion: local (other programs), regional (other affiliates working in your region or theme), global (everyone else).
  3. Formats to share your knowledge.
Presenter roles
  • Lead: María Cruz
  • Facilitators: LiAnna Davis

Staying connected through conflict[edit]

Abstract

Creating partnerships between Affiliates to learn from each other, achieve greater things together seems like a no-brainer. In the Community we have excellent examples of partnerships that have worked for the greater good... but also experiences of partnerships that got nowhere. Let's explore what makes partnerships work, trying to find those threads of collaboration, good vibes and practical actions that make this movement move forward (against all odds).

Amount of time required

90 minutes.

Goal of the session

Introduce a lens for interpreting conflict that supports connection, based on the needs consciousness model from Marshal Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication.

Participants will be able to:

Respond to statements with emotional charge with greater awareness of underlying needs.

Presenter roles

Lead: Marti Johnson

Workshop materials

Unconference[edit]

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Program Tracking Tools Demonstrations[edit]

This session will focus on demonstrating various tools and resources that might help you in evaluating and running programs in the Wikimedia Community. Learn more about the session below.

Here is the slide deck

Program & Events dashboard[edit]

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Wikimedia Resource Center[edit]

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Global Metrics API[edit]

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Hashtag tracking[edit]

Ever want to develop a distributed campaign that uses both social media and contribution to Wikimedia Prjoects? Ever wonder how #1lib1ref was organized and tracked as a campaign? Hashtag tracking using the Hatnote built Hashtags tool (https://tools.wmflabs.org/hashtags/) is an intuitive way to encourage distribute contributions to an event to track track their contributions. [Please create your session description here. Thank you!]

Making decision Together: Tools for community listening[edit]

A presentation about community listening tools and decision making.
A handout to learn about various tools to help with decisionmaking and listening to communities
Abstract

Listening to community voices in a balanced way is key to making decisions that are collaborative and legitimate, an important value of the movement. There are many tools we use: surveys, consultations, community wish lists, mailing lists, and many others. These tools are each unique and are not just about getting input, but also are also a way to gather insights about needs, challenges, or opportunities of communities. In this session, participants will learn about various tools and they will need to work through a challenge to practice applying the various tools to solve a problem.

Amount of time required

60 minutes

Specific learning objectives
  • Participants will learn how to pick a certain tool
  • Participants will learn available resources for each tool
Plan
  1. Introduce the topic (15 minutes)
  2. Participants break into small groups, read problem statements and fill out a worksheet (30 minutes)
  3. Group debrief (15 minutes)
Facilitator roles
  • Edward Galvez, Facilitator

Lightning Talks[edit]

This lightening talk session will include conversations about what various GLAM-Wiki and education program leaders have learned from programs and events they have run over the last few years. It will also include experiences on community development. If you would like to participate in the session, there is still a little bit of additional time: reach out to astinson(at)wikimedia.org

Time Presenter Topic
14:45 - 14:50 Alex Introduction to Program-focused lightning talks
14:50 - 14:55 Samuel Guebo GLAM in West Africa: Constraints and opportunities
14:55 - 15:00 Isla Haddow-Flood Wiki Loves Women AND Partners
15:00 - 15:05 Iolanda Pensa Decision making is not a problem, Transforming GLAMs
15:05 - 15:10 Farkhad Fatkullin Small Wikipedia Community Support
15:10 - 15:15 Sailesh Patnaik WikiTungi's efforts for localising global projects
15:15 - 15:20 Shola Olaniyan Mentoriship in Wikimedia Community
15:20 - 15:25 Pavanaja Bellippady Making Tulu Wikipedia live by creating a new set of active Tulu Wikipedia community
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:05 Nichole Introduction to program-focused lightning talks
16:05 - 16:10 Vojtech Dostal One Commons picture for every item: ways of campaigning and measuring impact
16:10 - 16:15 Sara Mörtsell The impact of GLAM educators as Champions of Wikimedia
16:15 - 16:20 Chuck Roslof Privacy in Wikimedia Surveys and Programs
16:20 - 16:25 Martha Gomez Cervantine Library from TEC de Monterrey
16:25-16:30 Anmol Wassan Students, WEP and evolution
16:30-16:35 Samuel Guebo Piloting the Wikipedia Education Program in Cote d'Ivoire
16:35-16:40 Erik Bolinder Presenting Wiki Master
16:40-16:45 Tanweer Morshed Glam and sustainable partnership
16:45-16:50 Jeffrey Keefer 2 Tips from 20 Years of Training

Engaging Volunteers (Social Media)[edit]

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Tools Rotation[edit]

GLAM Category Tools[edit]

GLAM-Wiki projects often focus on addressing batches of content: whether its editing events focused on series of topics, or batch uploads of content to commons, or batch edits to Wikidata. Managing these different sets of information, and evaluating them can be challenging. This tools rotation will go over how different external tools can help you assess and support batch activities.

The handout for this rotation can be found at: File:Category Tools for GLAM-Wiki and other Wikimedia projects.pdf

Quarry[edit]

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Phabricator[edit]

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Legal questions & issues[edit]

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Education Lightning Talks Workshop[edit]

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Group Consensus Building[edit]

Abstract

Wikipedians tends to focus on local or personal concerns rather than on the broader development of their organization or community. This view has led to thinking that a Wikimedian is not interested in, or doesn't seek to be involved in the larger community's organizational development. Awareness, collaboration, and commitment are key factors in building consensus in an organization. In this session, we'll review these key factors, and using the 5 Why's process we'll brainstorm the importance of each alone, and in combination within the context of building consensus in organizational development. Bringing in an element of "fun", we'll use the example of a fictitious Affiliate, Wiki Arctic User Group (which includes people from the 8 countries of the Arctic), throughout the session.

Amount of time required

45 minutes

Specific learning objectives
  • Participants learn about key factors in consensus-building necessary for organizational development
Plan
  • Introduce the key factors necessary to reach consensus in strategy development, as well as the 5 Whys tool (10 min)
  • Participants break into small groups to work on pre-defined examples, small groups facilitated by community leads (20 min)
  • Participants come together to share what they found most difficult and most useful with building consensus in organizational development (15 min)
Presenter roles
  • Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, presents explanation of key factors in consensus building necessary for strategy development, and the 5 Whys tool.
  • Community presenters facilitate small, round-table groups using the key factors (awareness, collaboration, commitment) in addressing specific struggles faced by the User Group:
  • Community presenter 1, facilitates a small group focused on: who will be the UG's representative in Berlin for the Wikimedia Conference (e.g. people).
  • Community presenter 2, facilitates a small group focused on: where will the UG hold its first conference (e.g. logistics).
  • Community presenter 3, facilitates a small group focused on: budget (e.g. not enough money for everything that the stakeholders want to do).