Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Working Groups/Apply

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The Strategy Core Team continues to look for people with an interest in strategic conversations to join the Working Groups. These groups will work on recommendations for the movement to advance in our Strategic Direction in 9 Thematic Areas. We are looking for up to 15 members per Working Group, and strive for a diverse set of members from across the movement, to ensure the necessary expertise, diversity, and representation.

Working Group model

The Working Groups will map the present situation of their respective Thematic Area, including the obstacles and opportunities, as well as needed changes. They will identify possible strategies for making these changes and develop concrete recommendations for the movement on how to ratify and implement them.

There are 9 Thematic Areas:

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Working Group membership

We are looking for a maximum of 15 members for each of the 9 groups. For best results we will need a diverse set of members from across the movement. We have developed a set of criteria, to ensure the necessary expertise, diversity, and representation.

Working Group members will need to be able to invest an average of 5 hours per week, but that time might vary depending on the workflow that each group agrees upon. Members of the Working Groups are expected to act in the interest of the movement, not in the interest of their own organization or community.

We encourage everyone who is meeting the criteria and has an interest in the strategic conversations to apply for becoming a Working Group member in their topic of expertise. We recommend that movement organizations and groups create internal processes for the selection of their candidates to avoid competing applications.

Apply to become a working group member

Preview the questions of the application form here

Please note that even if you cannot commit to 5 hours per week as a Working Group member, there will be other ways for you to participate in strategic conversations and share your expertise and perspective. The Working Groups will regularly report about their work, consult with the broader movement and bring the voices in that are not represented in their group.

Next steps

At Wikimania, we are convening the attending Working Group members in the Strategy Space to discuss and refine their road to the recommendations and ensure exchange between the groups. The first task for the selected members is to map the gaps and increase the diversity of their Working Groups in consultation with the Core Team. After that, we will also start bringing in external expertise to the groups. Next, the groups will agree upon their set-up and scope of work. (Timeline overview)

Please add comments, additional input or share your concerns via the talk pages. Your comments will be then taken into consideration by the respective Working Groups.