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TL;DR: The draft leadership definition[1] prepared by the Leadership Development Working Group is ready for community feedback! Please share your feedback on Meta[2], the feedback form[3] or the Movement Strategy Forum[4]. You can also directly mail us at  leadershipworkinggroup@wikimedia.org. The feedback will be collected till October 6, 2022.  

Hello everyone!

I hope you are aware that the Leadership Development Working Group[5] has been working over the past few months to formulate and find ways to nurture the leadership of our movement. The Leadership Development Working Group (LDWG) is a group of Wikimedia volunteers representing different communities, languages, roles, and experiences. We are pleased to inform the community that our draft definition of leadership is now available for community feedback. This first draft definition of leadership was written after months of discussion, learning, and sharing from our community perspective. The Wikimedia Movement, which is by nature diverse and distinctive in its own way, is expressly addressed by this definition.

Please consider going through the definition and letting us know what you think by October 6, 2022. The draft definition includes a general definition of leadership and subcategories that elaborate on the actions, qualities, and outcomes of good leadership. 

There are many places where you can express your ideas, suggestions, and comments, such as the meta talk page[2], the feedback form[3], and Movement Strategy Forum Post[4]. You can also directly mail us at leadershipworkinggroup@wikimedia.org

You can check if the general definition, and the subcategories align with your idea of leadership in the movement. You can also try finding the gaps, maybe some qualities of a leader or anything else are missing in the draft definition or you can check if the definition applies to all cultural, linguistic, community or other contexts of the movement and share your thoughts with us.

Together, let's celebrate the movement's diverse and distinctive leadership! 

Thank you.

[1] Link to the draft definition on meta 

[2] Link to meta talk page 

[3] Link to the feedback form

[4] Link to the Movement Strategy Forum post 

[5] Link to the meta page of LDWG

Cassie Casares 
Program Support Associate 
Community Development 
Wikimedia Foundation