Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition/Discuss/Invest in Skills and Leadership Development

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This is an open discussion space dedicated to defining potential priorities for implementation from the Invest in Skills and Leadership Development recommendation.

Global approach for local skill development[edit]

Create a systematic, global approach to skill development for local communities, their people, and their organizations. This requires us to:

  • Establish a methodology that maps assets and needs and generates aggregated data for deploying skills development initiatives based on real needs.
  • Establish a service that facilitates connecting/matching peers across the Movement for teaching and learning skills (e.g. peer-learning, networking, and pooling of information from partners and allies).
  • Encourage a diversity of methods, including training, mentoring, consulting, online learning, peer-to-peer support, and events.
  • Create incentives for skill development (online and offline) through the recognition of skills (e.g. through open badges).
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Leadership development plan[edit]

Create a systematic, globally-coordinated leadership development plan. This requires us to:

  • Establish a process to understand and model leadership according to skills necessary in each context.
  • Deploy tools or processes based on existing volunteer engagement that support communities in identifying potential leaders.
  • Invite potential leaders from other social movements to diversify and enrich the Movement through sharing experiences.
  • Provide training options (e.g. online, in-person) at local and regional levels to allow individuals to acquire leadership skills relevant to their communities.
  • Create an outline of the roles and skills that contextually encourages self-governance and ensures subsidiarity to empower communities.
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Skill development infrastructure[edit]

Invest in new or existing technological infrastructure which facilitates learning of skills through functional, collaborative, real-time tools and quality content. This requires:

  • A user-friendly, searchable, multilingual, multi-format, curated platform to host learning resources (e.g. tutorials, videos, online training, etc.).
  • Learning resources (e.g. “learning packs”) directed to individuals and organizations joining the Movement to encourage self-directed knowledge acquisition and development of skills within our practices and roles.
  • Learning packs required to understand issues that relate to scalability, sustainability and other areas considered in the Wikimedia Movement Strategy recommendations.
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