Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Board governance workshop

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Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

  • Tim Moritz Hector, chair Wikimedia Deutschland
  • Frans Grijzenhout, chair Wikimedia Nederland


This session focuses on board governance, especially for less experienced board members that want to learn more about sound governance practices and share their own experience with other affiliates.

Topics to be discussed[edit]

  • Introduction to adaptive Board Governance
  • Roles of the Board & roles of Board Members
  • Strategies to work effectively within the board
  • Board Member transition
  • Formal side of Board engagements

Type of submission[edit]

A variety of workforms will be used. Brief presentations to introduce a topic, Q&A. Plenary discussions. 5 minute-assignments. Sharing examples, procedures and tools.


Affiliate Board members are difficult to find and very often new board members feel lost when they are confronted with the tasks of a board member. In this workshop we will share possibilities of improving skills and competences by sharing experiences, highlight procedures, point out pitfalls and discuss ways of improving the governance qualities of an affiliate, from a board member perspective.

Expected outcomes[edit]

A better insight in the tasks and responsibilities of a board member.


90 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

Beamer with HDMI slot, flip-over +pencils

Participants are welcome to bring their laptop

Interested attendees[edit]

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