Reports: Diverse Speaker Workshops September 2020 & Train the Trainers July-September 2020

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) normally trains WordPress meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. organizers how to hold their own Diverse Speaker workshop in order to increase how many speaker applications they get from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

During the pandemic, the team is delivering the workshop to the global WordPress community online ourselves. We are also starting to slowly reintroduce the original trainings for organizers as people’s bandwidth is slowly increasing.

Each month, we are reporting at the tag #DiverseSpeakerWorkshopsReports how these workshops and trainings are going.

September 2020

Workshop series

In September, we ran our first “Intermediate” speaker three-part workshops series for individuals.

Number who attended: 17
From number of cities: 17
From number of countries: 4 (Nigeria, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States)

Number who attended all 3 workshops: 4
Number who attended 2 workshops: 6

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshops: 15%

Training event organizers

Normally, our team holds frequent trainings teaching WP meetups, WordCamps, and now other WP online event organizers how to run the Diverse Speaker workshops. (“Hold Your Own Diverse Speaker Workshop” or “Train the Trainers”).

Since the pandemic, we have held them three times:

July – by special request, a training for WordPress women in Latin America

Number who attended: 27
From number of cities: 10
From number of countries: 9 (Buenos Aires, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States)

July – Global (AMER/EMEA friendly time)

Number who attended: 6
From number of cities: 5
From number of countries: 3 (Serbia, Bulgaria, United States)

October – Global (APAC/EMEA friendly time)

Number who attended: 7
From number of cities: 6
From number of countries: 2 (Japan, Indonesia)

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

October 2020 discussions & training

Love this? Come attend a workshop series!

October 6, 7, and 8 we are holding discussion groups on three of our videos posted in Learn WordPress.

On October 24, we are having a Train the Trainers for meetup organizers in AMER/EMEA.

Please watch this space for the November intermediate series, which will include a workshop on a story-writing structure for tech talks.

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