Recap of the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training meeting on April 4th, 2018

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Attending: @jillbinder @cguntur @simo70 @larryswanson @zoonini  @jenswish @torlowski @miriamgoldman

Today’s Agenda

  • Updates on where things are at
  • Promotions
  • Questions / discussions / anything on your mind for the team

Updates on where things are at

There were no workshops run since our last meeting. @jillbinder said we’re at 7 for the year so far and we’re about to have a whole lot more which is awesome. 17 people are waiting to be trained to run it and a handful more are running it without our training. We have 29 who have run it or are planning to run it this year! Assuming they all happen, we will exceed our goal for the year of 27. And we do expect quite a few more to want to run it as well. We’re doing great!

@jillbinder recorded a train the trainer video with the goal of creating something that the Train the Trainers team (a mini group within our group) and Jill will be able to use to run trainings easily. It was the hybrid version which is running through an overview of the material and doing a little bit of some of the exercises so they get a feeling of doing it.

Getting through 5 modules in 1h 20 min feels a bit rushed, but the 2 meetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. Jill did it with who are planning on running it soon seemed happy and seemed confident to be able to run it.

Some of them on the Train The Trainers team found it hard to follow because it was too much in a short time. So they are planning on working through some improvements to it. Particularly the length of time it takes to run it, as 1 hour and 20 min is long. We want it to be an hour if we can.

@Jillbinder also has the completed slides in time for that training. Even though there were some issues with the slides, the ones getting trained seemed content with it. All 5 modules are in one set of slides so that they can be run in any order. I think we’re keeping those slides, and @larryswanson is also planning on creating some “most common configurations” of the modules that people can grab and use.

The last time Jill ran the training she only did 1 module and the folks who did that version have been running only that module. In this training she showed all 5 modules and this new group seemed really excited to run all 5 modules in 4 hours like it was done in Vancouver.

Promotions & Questions / discussions / anything on your mind for the team

@miriamgoldman is planning to run the workshop in Ottawa sometime soon.

We are promoting the form on this page – to let people know about these and to sign up to let us know that they are running them and/or that they would like training to run them. When someone is promoting, they can use material from that link & promote that link and use the hashtag #WPWomenSpeak

@torlowski said she is working on planning the WCPGH 18 currently. She said they had about 1/2 female speakers last year, but would love to see some diversity which is awesome.

As a note to everyone, particularly those running this for a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more., ideally people in the workshop have the chance to practice at meetups first and then apply for WordCamp. Though we know that isn’t always possible, and it’s totally ok if they go straight from this to applying for WordCamp.

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