I am pleased to announce the first Program Evaluation and Design Workshop!
The application process is now open. We have only 20 slots available for this workshop and the application deadline ends on May 17th. This two-day event will be followed by a pre-conference workshop at Wikimania 2013. Ideally, applicants would commit to attending both events.
Why are we offering this workshop? Over the next couple of years, the Wikimedia Foundation will be building capacity among program leaders around evaluation and program design. A better understanding of how to increase impact through better planning, execution and evaluation of programs & activities will help us to move a step closer to achieving our mission of offering a free, high quality encyclopedia to our readers around the world.
What will take place at this and the following workshops? Our long-term goals are:
We will publish a detailed agenda for the event in Budapest soon on meta.
Which programs & activities are we going to focus on? During the workshop in Budapest, we will only have a limited amount of time. Therefore, we will be focusing on the some of the more common programs & activities:
Who should apply? Community members who play an active role in planning and executing programs & activities as described above in the Wikimedia community. Your experience and knowledge will make this workshop a success!
What about the costs for travel and accommodation? Hotels, flights and other transportation costs will be on your chapter; the Wikimedia Foundation will provide the venue, handouts, breakfasts and light lunches, and a dinner for all participants on Saturday. If you're not affiliated with a chapter and cannot afford to attend the event, please send me a private email – we have a small amount of money set aside for those cases.
Applications are open until May 17. You can apply via this Google Form.
Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to a great group of participants!-Sarah