Training Team 2023 Half Year Review

Can you believe it is already July, folks? This means that half the year has already passed us by, and with that being said, this makes it a great time to review how far we have come in completing the goals we set for the team early in the year.

Outlined below are the goals we have completed, what is currently in progress, and the details of the goal’s current state. We have completed 5 out of 9 goals for the first half of the year, and have already completed 2 out of 7 of the goals we set out to complete in the second half of the year.

You can review our 2023 goals in this Training Team Goals for 2023 post.

✅ = Complete 🚧 = In Progress

March to June 2023 – 5 Completed, and 4 In Progress

✅ Create a Learn newsletter for learners.

✅ Create a Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. checklist/template.

✅ A fully documented process set up for folks working on content localization.

🚧 Plan a course for beginner WordPress users.

🚧 Plan promotions with the Marketing Team.

  • We currently do the following:
    • X-post the team’s monthly update
    • Share the Learn Newsletter link
  • We will also share the #training-notifications slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel has content publication information with the Marketing team

Individual Learner survey (tied to Needs analysis).

🚧 Establish monthly recurring onboarding Online Workshops in different timezones for training team roles.

  • The team has been doing this in a one-off manner and is exploring how we can make this programming more consistent.

🚧 Create a dev road map for the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at which is often referred to as the "Learn" site..

🚧 Get involved with the redesign work happening on Learn.

  • The team reps would like to see the Training Team taking on a more active role in getting involved with the website redesign going forward and could consider running more frequent pushes for updates

July to September 2023 – 2 Completed, and 5 In Progress

🚧 Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features).

We have now established the Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress project plan which we can fold this planning into.

Assess the content that has the largest impact.

🚧 Test out a course creation cohort method that will work as a group to create one course together.

  • A few team members have recently been discussing how we could make this content creation handover process seamless and efficient.

🚧 Work more closely with AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (

  • A content creation accessibility checklist is currently being created
  • We are exploring how we can run accessibility testing sessions on WordPress Playground, for example, in with collaboration with the Accessibility Make team. (See Slack conversation here)

🚧 Figure out a method to manage localized content translation.

  • We are currently exploring creating a Learn WordPress staging site where we can test localization integrations like the Polylang pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, for example.

✅ Nurturing the Locale Ambassadors program (making sure people who show up have people they can connect with).

We will review our goals in this week’s team meeting.