Training Team 2023 Year-End Review

The end of the year is nearly upon us, which means it’s a good time to review our 2023 goals once more and check in on how we are doing.

Outlined below are the goals we have completed, what is currently in progress, what’s on hold / being re-evaluated, and the details of each goal’s current state.

To date, we have completed 11 goals, while 5 are still in progress and 2 are on hold / being re-evaluated.

You can review our 2023 goals in this Training Team Goals for 2023 post, our our first half year review in the Training Team 2023 Half Year Review post.

✅ = Complete

🚧 = In Progress

🚫 = On Hold / Being Re-evaluated

March to June 2023 – 6 Completed, and 3 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

  • What have we done to progress this goal?

Individual Learner survey (tied to Needs analysis)

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

  • To date, we have not been able to consistently offer monthly onboarding sessions for our 5 contributor roles.
  • What’s next?
    • We plan to revisit the onboarding information, especially the content creator side to validate it’s clear and up to date
  • This will carry over to 2024

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

July to September 2023 – 4 Completed, 1 In Progress, and 1 On Hold

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

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.

  • Team reps agreed that we should re-evaluate this goal as getting consistent content creators on board should be higher priority

✅ 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). (

  • Content creation accessibility checklist was created in this Training Team Accessibility Checklist handbook page
  • We worked more closely with Accessibility with the addition of WordPress Playground to the Learn WordPress site (see Slack thread)
  • We see this evolving into a new, specific, accessibility goal (Ex. make sure new content on Learn is accessible)

🚧 Figure out a method to manage localized content translation.

  • What have we done to progress this goal?
    • Reached out to MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. re: staging site which is not possible at the moment. Looking into a sandbox site
    • Docs team is also working on localization and we can meet with them to discuss their plan
  • We’d like to revisit this conversation with the team and loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. in Documentation as well since they are also working on localization

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

October to December 2023 – 1 Completed, 1 In Progress, and 1 On Hold

🚧 Audit Handbook

  • We will be asking for Training Team volunteers to help us take this goal over the finish line in our November 21st meeting.

✅ Plan a structured way to showcase Learn WordPress content.

🚫 Curriculum Advisory Board (working title) planning and outreach.

  • Team reps feel this can be shelved for now as increasing contributor output is higher priority.

We will review our goals in the November 21st team meeting and publish a 2023 goal results post at the end of the year.