Training Team Values Exercise Recap

On January 23, 2023, members of the Training Team participated in two, 2-hour exercises to discover shared values. Background for this exercise can be found in this announcement

What we did

Prior to the workshops, participants were asked to reflect on an amazing past team experience, and to envision the very best version of the Training Team. With these two questions in mind, participants shared their experiences and thoughts in discussion, before writing ideas into this presentation

By reflecting on what values were present in previous, amazing team experiences, and what values would be present in the very best version of the Training team, participants identified five top values. Afterwards, we discussed how the values would be applied in different situations and how they would be kept present in the Training Team.

You can watch the recordings of these sessions in the brand new handbook page: Team Values

Top five values

The top five values identified for the Training Team are: 

  1. DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging): We create an inclusive environment that reflects the global, diverse community. We create accessible content that appeals to different learning styles.
  2. Collaborative: We foster trust and cooperation, through mentorship and respect. This is a supportive place that encourages reliability and motivation. 
  3. Sustainable Growth: As individual contributors and as a team, we hope for constant improvement! However, we aim to accomplish this by maintaining sustainable, innovative, and adaptable practices that uphold the team’s energy as well as the consistency and quality of content.
  4. Impact: To help WordPress enthusiasts really learn, we desire to make an impact. This means that we connect with the right audiences and meet their needs. We deliver quality content and consider how this fits into the future of WordPress.
  5. Empathy: Contributors are often led to the Training team by personal passion for teaching others. We maintain that joy by maintaining a spirit of helpfulness and kindness, and readily celebrate each others’ successes. 

Now what?

Now that the team has come together to form our values, our next steps will be to schedule a 2023 goal setting exercise. During the goal setting exercise, we will evaluate the Training Team Goals for 2022 to see if anything should be carried over, and formulate new goals for the Training Team to accomplish this year. A post will be published shortly with details.

And finally, if you have any questions or comments about these team values, feel free to comment below.

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