Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/Facilitation Skills Workshop

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Title of your proposal[edit]

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

Asaf Bartov, Asaf (WMF)
Senior program officer, Wikimedia Foundation


  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Attracting new editors and creating comfortable conditions for them.
    • Gender gap.
  2. Capacity development:
    • Encouragement of new editors.
    • Conflict resolution.

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Workshop (work in groups)


Facilitation is a set of practices and a role that concerns itself with assisting (usually goal-oriented) conversations run smoothly and productively. It is distinct from leading or controlling the conversation. Facilitation relies on fairly well-understood principles in human psychology and sociology, and when done well, can transform dysfunctional conversations or situations into healthy and constructive ones. In this workshop, I will present the importance of good facilitation, and teach some basic facilitation techniques. The participants will get to practice the techniques in small groups.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

200 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

Slides or further information[edit]

slides from previous occasion

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

  1. --Frhdkazan (talk) 03:20, 11 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]