Hi everyone, 

Sorry for cross-posting, but I think it is helpful. This is an update regarding the progress of the Movement Strategy and the design of the transition events.

The Transition Design Group [1] has over the past month been discussing how to create events that can facilitate a smooth and inclusive Transition process for the movement to start implementing the Movement Strategy recommendations [2].

The Support Team has been sharing weekly summaries [3] from the Design Group discussions, which have largely centred around people and process for the Transition events, as well as ensuring legitimacy of the process, needed resource, and communications.  Transition will mark a major milestone for our movement to create a collaborative, 18-month implementation plan that will begin to shape the future of our work, culture, and collaborations.  

The Wikimedia Foundation will organize the virtual Transition events, planned for September to December, 2020. Your help is needed to make sure the events can be as inclusive, participative, and engaging as possible. We are excited to share the outline for the transition events with you and invite everyone to provide feedback [4]. 

The draft outline offers both light and detailed information regarding the events. Even though the draft outline is available only in English at the moment, the actual events will be multilingual with materials available in a variety of languages and formats. The Transition events aim to be easy to join only once or for multiple events. They are for everyone, whether a newcomer or a seasoned strategy enthusiast. They are being designed for diverse participation across time zones and regions in order to create a movement-wide implementation plan. 

The review period for the draft outline is for two (2) weeks from August 06 to 20. After receiving your feedback, the Design Group will finalize the plan and the Wikimedia Foundation will ensure the delivery of the events according to the design. 

Please comment on the talk page on Meta [5] and feel free to use the questions below as an orientation: 

  1. How can the plan be improved? In your opinion, what are some barriers to entry that must be lowered so everyone can take part in Transition?

  2. How can we make sure that you and your community have what you need to participate in the Transition events? 

  3. If you have attended other virtual events, what has your experience been like and what lessons can be applied in this case?

We are hosting office hours to hear from you. Join us on Tuesday Aug. 11 @ 15.00 UTC (LINK) or Thursday Aug. 13 @ 01.00 UTC (LINK). Alternatively, you can share your thoughts directly via email strategy2030@wikimedia.org.

Hoping that everyone is well and safe in these challenging times in the world. Very grateful for your time and attention.   

On behalf of the Support Team, 


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/People

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations

[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Updates

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Events_Outline/Draft

[5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Events_Outline/Draft


Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)

Movement Strategy

Wikimedia Foundation