Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Working Group Chat Agenda | May 8, 2019

After some time away, in tomorrow’s meeting we are re-launching the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training working group!

New and curious team members welcome. This is what we do:
(Only now it’s all diversity, not just women.)

  1. Relaunching! Hooray! Info about my partial funding that allows me to dedicate some time to this important work
  2. Discussion: Updates to our Train the Trainers more streamlined process. For further discussion either in the meeting or on the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. after:

    a) When we take use the Community Team’s Calendly Pro account for scheduling Train the Trainers, communicating the link and requirements, sending out automated reminders, etc., it greatly reduces trainers’ bandwidth needed.

    The X’s on this mindmap are what items we can remove.


    How does this look? Anything else we can streamline?

    b) Having the 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. schedule their local Speaker Training Workshop before they book a Train The Trainers with us.

    Currently the orientation about what this is and training how to do it are in one meeting, which may explain why only 26% of those trained actually ran it last year, as well as low attendance in the Train The Trainers. Can we have enough orientation online and then require them to show us their booked workshop to solve both of these?
  3. Scheduling: When should we start scheduling first Train the Trainers?
    (Also, because our Train the Trainers content needs updating, I’m jumping back in more actively to try out different lesson plan styles.)
  4. Discussion: New hashtag.
    We are currently using #WPWomenSpeak. We’ve been wanting to change it ever since we started focusing less on just women and more all diversity. Maybe #WPDiversity?
  5. Discussion: Instead of our current “playlist” of mixing and matching the 5 lessons, what do we think of just having a short version (lesson 1) and long version (all 5 lessons)?
  6. Heads up: Andrea and I are working on a Roadmap Plan for our team, so that:
  • everyone knows the bigger picture
  • new folks can onboard
  • we can create a marketing/promotion plan
  • we can create an editorial calendar

See you tomorrow (May 8) at 5pm UTC / 1pm ET in the Make WordPress Community-Team SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.