Recap of the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training meeting on March 7th, 2018

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Attending:  @jillbinder @cguntur @zoonini

Today’s Agenda

  • Co-leader!
  • Meetups update
  • Promotions update
  • Train the trainers update
  • Workshop material update
  • Discussions, questions, volunteers, etc.

Co Leader

I am happy to say that I am stepping into the role of the co-leader along with @jillbinder. If anyone else would also like to join our co-leading team, please shoot a message to @jillbinder.

Meetups update

8 Meetups have filled in our form to let us know they are going to run the Diversity Speakers workshop.

Places that have run it so far this year:

São Bernardo do Campo
A private company’s internal team

Places that are about to run it in the next couple of weeks:

São Paulo

Our goal is to run 27 workshops this year, and we are right on track. It looks quite likely we’ll have 7 or 8 in the first three months.

Promotions update

The promotions for our form are going well:

@andreamiddleton sent it out in the brand-new newsletter for Meetups. @miriamgoldman promoted it on Slack for Canada and in Canadian Facebook communities. @jillbinder promoted it in Vancouver Slack and Facebook Canada and @jenswish posted it to WordCamp US Twitter.

It will be awesome if more folks can re-tweet this –

If there have been any other promotions, please let @jillbinder know about that.

Train the trainers update

In the last meeting we were discussing the format for training Meetups to run the workshop…

We now have a new Train the Trainers team who are coming up with a plan.

They are working on some ideas based on the discussions from last time about how to run a hybrid training. It won’t be too long before this finalized as there are a couple of groups who would like to run it fairly soon and would like to be trained.

It will most likely be a recording that we can spread around. Jill will talk to the team to see if they would like to be “participants” in that recording. Having two participants would be ideal and Jill will reach out to the team if she needs people for that recording.

Workshop material update

Jill has been working to finish up the workshop itself and also on how to handle the workshop when it is split into several modules. That helps if people want to run just one part of the workshop or run them consecutively. The handbooks are now up at

The slides are almost ready. They are based on the work that Seattle did when they ran the workshop. Jill is working to refine them.

@sheilagomes has run the workshop twice and is about to do a third. She has her own version of the slides in Portugese (first module only).

Just a reminder of the types of promotions we can do:

  • Writing articles
  • Speaking about it in the Slack groups of countries
  • Speaking about it in Facebook groups
  • Speaking to people about it at WordCamps
  • People who are already doing Diversity work, ask for a mention in their talks or a tweet out to their followers
  • Asking former workshop attendees to write articles about how attending the workshop affected them
  • which posts to YouTube


You can use this hashtag for your promotion tweets: #WPWomenSpeak.

If you want to see all the recaps easily in one place, we’re using that same tag to mark them. So they’re all here:

In Summary:

  • We need more people promoting the workshop
  • We will soon have a recording (likely) for the train the trainers workshop

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