Training Community Deputies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most WordPress events are online. Please refer to our online events handbook.

For communities where COVID-19 has been more effectively contained or have easy access to COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing, returning to hosting an in-person meetupMeetup 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. event is possible, with caution, using the resources provided. If you plan to move forward with an in-person meetup, you must use the provided checklist .

We like to train new deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. slowly to make sure no one ends up with more tasks or responsibility than they are comfortable handling. This is a rough outline for training a new deputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook.:

  1. How to use Help Scout and triage tickets
  2. How to ship swag & lanyards
  3. how to send an organizer agreement
  4. how to send annual Meetup surveys
  5. how to set up 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. listing on central.wordcamp.org
  6. how to create and share a budget document to a WordCamp organizing team
  7. how to set up a Polldaddy account for a WordCamp
  8. mentoring WordCamps
  9. Creating new Meetup groups
  10. Transferring existing Meetup groups
  11. Retiring old Meetup groups
  12. how to vet organizer applicants
  13. how to interview applicants

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