Relatedly, here is an update (hot off the presses this morning!) about the in-person
session in Berlin. This may help inform our discussion regarding feedback from WREN:
The Wikimedia Summit will focus entirely on the ongoing Movement Strategy Process. As you
might have noticed, last week the (pre-)final set of recommendations were published on
We ask you to read and familiarize yourself with the recommendations and provide feedback
to them. They are translated into several languages, and you can provide feedback in the
language you feel most comfortable in. We ask you to read the recommendations using the
· Local/Organizational/Affiliate Context
o How well would the recommendations address the needs of your local or regional
context? (includes both online and affiliate work)?
o What challenges do you foresee the recommendations posing for your local or regional
context (includes both online and affiliate work)?
· Global Context
o What are the benefits that these recommendations would create for us as a global
o What are the challenges that these recommendations would create for us as a global
· How would you prioritize the recommendations? Which recommendation(s) should be
addressed first? Which recommendations depend necessarily on each other?
This Community Conversations go until mid/end of February. We expect the final set of
recommendations to be ready by Mid-March. For more details on the timeline of the process
When you arrive at the Summit, all the recommendations will be set (we won’t “edit” them
at the Summit!), and we will focus on moving towards the next phase of the Strategy
Process: Implementation. We want to initiate this transition together in a collaborative
manner, discuss the prioritization of the recommendations, and create a shared
responsibility on who is going to implement which part of the proposed changes. Please
have this focus in mind when reading the recommendations.
Public Services Librarian
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From: Jackson, Esther <ejackson(a)nybg.org>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 11:37 AM
To: Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network <wren(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: FW: Community conversations are here!
Here is an update from WMF regarding the strategic planning recommendation feedback
process. I have drafted a Google document if anyone would like to start adding comments:
WMF is *only* accepting feedback through Meta, so please consider also providing direct
feedback through the talk pages linked below.
In the poll I sent, folks had the preference of working asynchronously on this feedback,
which I am happy to synthesize and add to Meta before the deadline for feedback. We will
also have zoom meetings on the following dates and times:
*Zoom call details pending*
Unfortunately I am not available outside of these hours, but if others would like to set
up a Zoom call during these times, do not wait on me – please do so.
If you have any questions or comments about this process, I will do my best to answer
Thank you and looking forward to working with you all on this.
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From: Kelsi Stine-Rowe
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 9:51 AM
To: Kelsi Stine-Rowe
Subject: Community conversations are here!
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Dear Strategy Liaisons and Affiliate Representatives,
The launch of our final round of community conversation is finally here! On behalf of the
Core Team, I am excited to have the opportunity to invite you to take part.
tl;dr: The recommendations have been published! Please take time over the next five weeks
to review and help us understand how your organization and community would be impacted.
What Does This Mean?
The core recommendations document  has now been published on Meta in Arabic, English,
French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish. This is the result of more than a year of
dedicated work by our working groups, and we are pleased to share the evolution of their
work for your final consideration.
In addition to the recommendations text, you can read through key documents such as
Principles , Process , and the Writer’s Reflections , which lend important
context to this work and highlight the ways that the recommendations are conceptually
We also have a brief Narrative of Change  available in the above languages, plus Farsi,
Dutch, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan which offers a summary introduction to the
How Is My Input Reflected In This Work?
Community input played an important role in the drafting of these recommendations. The
core recommendations document  reflects this and cites community input throughout in
I also encourage you to take a look at our community input summaries . These texts show
a further analysis of how all of the ideas you shared last year through online
conversations, affiliate meetings, and strategy salons connect to recommendations. Many of
the community notes and reports not footnoted in the core recommendations document are
referenced here as evidence of the incredible convergence of ideas that have brought us
What Happens Now?
Affiliates, online communities, and other stakeholders have the next five weeks to discuss
and share feedback on these recommendations. In particular, we’re hoping to better
understand how you think they would impact our movement - what benefits and opportunities
do you foresee for your affiliate, and why? What challenges or barriers would they pose
for you? Your input at this stage is vital, and we’d like to warmly invite you to
participate in this final discussion period.
To do this, many affiliate organizations are already working closely with one of our
contracted Strategy Liaisons , but for others interested in hosting these discussions,
please connect with me directly so that I can be sure your input is collected and used.
After this five week period, the Core Team will publish a summary report of input from
across affiliates, online communities, and other stakeholders for public review before the
recommendations are finalized. You can view our updated timeline here  as well as an
updated FAQ section  that addresses topics like the goal of this current period, the
various components of the draft recommendations, and what’s next in more detail.
Finally, I’d like to share that I will be on parental leave for February and March, but
Diane Ranville (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) as
well as other members of the Core Team will be responsive to you until I return.
Thank you again for taking the time to join us in community conversations, and I look
forward to receiving your input. Happy reading!
Community Relations Specialist, Movement Strategy
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all
knowledge. That's our commitment."