Improving the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings

It’s been about four months since the Learn WordPress Working Group started meeting at its current frequency and schedule. Immediately after launch, the meetings were very active as we navigated new ideas and brainstorms for Learn’s next steps.

I have the impression that the meetings have been a bit quieter since we’ve started moving from that initial brainstorming phase into planning for and working on many of those ideas. With that in mind, I have two small requests to make to help improve these meetings.

Fill out the Doodle poll for new meeting times

I think it’s a good time for us to revisit our current meeting times – especially since I know there are some other meetings that either overlap or happen right around the same time as the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings. 

Fill out the Doodle

Let’s aim to keep this poll open until Tuesday, April 20th. This gives us enough time to share a reminder in the next Learn WordPress Working Group meeting on April 15, 2021 at 19:00 UTC, as well as sharing a reminder in upcoming Training team and Community team meetings. 

I’ll share the top two times that cover the most timezones by the end of the day that Tuesday so folks can put the meeting into their calendars as soon as possible.

Revisit the format of our current meetings

Currently, the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings typically follow this format:

  • Team check-ins
  • Updates (i.e. announcements or new workshops published)
  • Discussion items
  • Open floor

I’m wondering how others feel about this structure and what’s currently included in the meetings. In particular, it would be helpful to know:

  • How do you feel about the current cadence, length, or format of the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings?
  • What is missing from our current meetings? What is working well?
  • What would make these meetings more meaningful or impactful for you?

In addition to any of the questions shared, please feel welcome to include any others that you feel might be missing.

As always, if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or plan these meetings – or are simply interested in attending – please do share in the comments or reach out in the Training Slack channel!