Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#wpdiversity) on Aug 14, 2019

Attending: @jillbinder @cguntur @miriamgoldman @rahuldsarker @bhargavmehta @amyjune



1. Reports of what you’re working on, with colours:
    – Green: on plan. No help needed.
    – Yellow: not on plan but I have a strategy to get there
    – Red: not on plan, no plan to get there, I’m lost!
2. Our upcoming team’s workshop
3. Our new Train the Trainers process ( )
4. We want more Trainers
5. Other (things I’ve missed, open discussion, questions, etc.)


What are you working on? How is it going?

Green: on plan. No help needed.
Yellow: not on plan but I have a strategy to get there
Red: not on plan, no plan to get there, I’m lost!

I’m full green – been working with Jill and Angela to streamline and improve the Train the Trainers process, and am running a training next Tuesday.

Green: And the WS has been approved for BADCAMPas a 1/2 day training. So, I am taking the train the trainers next week. Tara will be leading the WS at BADCamp

Full green – Contacting Jeremy about the speaker mentorEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. and also getting the resources page done.

I had a training scheduled (but no attendees), scheduled another training for September, responding to emails in the HS queue with info on upcoming trainings.

Our upcoming team’s workshop

I would love for everyone on our team to take our workshop so that you know the material better and can help our team more, as well as I would like to record it to use for our future Train The Trainers videos.

We’ll hold it in September or October. There will be 2 parts on two different days. We will choose both dates by which 2 best times closest to each other work.

If you haven’t already, please select every date you can attend in our doodle poll.

If a date can work but needs to be at a slightly different time, please let me know. It was tricky with the timezones!

Deadline: Monday, Aug 19 @ 9am PT.

Our new Train the Trainers process

I walked us all through the new process as described on (

We want more Trainers

We currently have 2 and a half (sometimes me) Trainers, and we would like to start on-boarding more.

Miriam and I will be writing up a proper blog post call-out. In the meantime I described what is needed and the time commitment off the top of my head. (

@rahuldsarker, @bhargavmehta, & @amyjune are all still interested in becoming Trainers.

If anyone else is interested, please reach out to @miriamgoldman or I.

Other – Questions, comments, anything else relating to our team?

I will be co-creating and co-leading a workshop at WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. in the Community track with @allienimmons and @aurooba: “Creating A Welcome And Diverse Space”. !

Who in our group will be attending WCUS?