The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) normally trains WordPress meetup 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. 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.
In October, we ran our first Discussion Groups based on the workshops we have uploaded to Learn WordPress.
These are the stats for the 3 groups run by @jillbinder in October. Others have begun running discussions as well. (The stats for the others are not yet available at this time.)
Number who attended: 11
From number of cities: 10
From number of countries: 4 (Thailand, Spain, Costa Rica, United States)
Increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshops: 11%
Training event organizers
Normally, our team holds frequent trainings teaching WP meetups 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., 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”).
In October, we held one session.
Number who attended: 0
Upcoming in November
A reminder that we are holding an Intermediate workshop series November 17 – 19, 2020. For people from marginalized or underrepresented groups in WordPress who have spoken at least once before, or who have not spoken yet and are willing to dive deeper.
Special topic on November 19, 2020: Story-telling for tech talks
Read more and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intermediate-wordpress-diverse-speaker-workshops-november-2020-tickets-125564150755
Please help us spread the word! Share the link above, or help us reshare social media posts which will be put out by the #marketing team this coming week.