Movement Strategy/Recommendations/Iteration 3/Foster and Develop Distributed Leadership/pt

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Promover e desenvolver liderança distribuída
Conexão com outras recomendações
Conexão com outras recomendações

This recommendation proposes the idea of opening pathways for more diversity in those who lead our Movement. ‘Ensure Equity in Decision-Making’ and ‘Invest in Skills Development’ recommendations provide additional clarity on this.

O quê?
Temos de reconhecer e investir no desenvolvimento de liderança atual e futuro, para assegurar o crescimento do movimento de forma equitativa e sustentável em todas as comunidades. Imaginamos um Movimento construído por pessoas qualificadas, bem treinadas, social e tecnicamente qualificadas de diferentes formações que reflitam a diversidade das comunidades globais.

Para alcançar essa meta, temos de treinar, apoiar e preservar os líderes do Movimento que reflitam suas comunidades locais. Portanto, precisamos recrutar, incentivar e desenvolver ativamente novos líderes, para assegurar a diversidade e a distribuição de poder nos cargos de liderança. Também precisamos incentivar cada comunidade a planejar e alocar recursos, ferramentas e informações para promover e desenvolver a liderança local e globalmente. [1]

Por que?
Por que?

Wikimedia leaders, who bring innovative ideas and methods into our systems, can be found across all corners of the globe. Fostering their leadership potential should be encouraged, as it is key for building a Movement that represents global diversity. People who are active participants in various regions know what works best in their socio-economic, political, and cultural contexts and are critical to the development of their communities.

To date, the Movement has not invested in formal training programs to develop leadership. This causes inequity in accessing leadership positions in the Movement and makes it difficult for individuals from underrepresented groups to occupy key strategic decision-making spaces.[2] New leaders bring a healthy rejuvenation to the Movement, prevent the concentration of power in few hands and burn out, and allow our leadership to become more diverse.[3]


To invest in and foster the future leadership of the Movement, we recommend an approach based on several actions and requirements. The development of distributed leadership must occur in contexts where stakeholders are responsible for determining the resources and tools needed, as well as for sharing and transferring knowledge and experience within the Movement. Utilizing the principle of subsidiarity, we can forge a diverse network of leaders ready to face both local and global challenges in the Movement.

As communities grow more complex, roles and responsibilities emerge, and a leadership development plan becomes necessary. A plan ensures there are pathways for future leaders and proposes methods to identify and promote new generations of leaders. It aims at creating a perspective that fits that particular community, encouraging its self-governance and ensuring self-determination. A leadership development plan should include an outline of roles as well as clarifying term limits and pathways for developing skills and experiences to serve their community and the Movement at large.

Fostering leadership also requires planning resources and bringing in new people that have skills, backgrounds, and experiences that are currently lacking in a particular context. The plan requires encompassing all the types of leadership support such as mentoring, peer-to-peer development, training events, tutorials on a knowledge management platform, etc.[4]

As an additional measure that could work in specific contexts, we envision the incorporation of coaches or trusted advisors, a new concept within the Wikimedia Movement. These would be independent contractors or Movement staff who would assist leaders across communities in identifying their needs and in finding proper ways to address them.[5] They are ideally from within (or have the trust to consult with people from within) the various communities and have an expertise that will assist in obtaining more contextualized development of and participation by community members.[6]

Leadership plans must set methods of ways to bring more diverse types of leadership and propose practical ways of ensuring our Movement’s leaders in all areas represent the diversity of the world’s population. Communities need to be able to receive adequate support and help from well-established structures if they wish to create such a plan, as well as with proper execution of its stipulations.[7]

Resultados esperados
  • Avaliar as habilidades de liderança necessárias e criar um plano de desenvolvimento de liderança sistemático e coordenado globalmente, para capacitar e enriquecer as comunidades durante todo o Movimento. [8]
  • Oferecer opções de treinamento localmente, para permitir que as pessoas adquiram habilidades de liderança relevantes para as suas comunidades. [9]
  • Capacitar uma rede de líderes de Movimento que reflita as comunidades diversificadas pelas quais lutamos. Pessoas de grupos anteriormente sub-representados devem ser ativamente consultadas, incentivadas, ouvidas e apoiadas para ocuparem cargos de liderança. [10]
  • Desenvolver uma plataforma de todo o Movimento para a gestão de conhecimento, para facilitar a transferência de conhecimento sobre liderança em nível global e local. [11]