[Wikimedia-l] Registration open for Chapter Board workshop

Chris Keating chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 18:03:54 UTC 2013

Correcting link:


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> ***Registration is now open for the Wikimedia Boards Training Workshop in
> London, 1-2 March 2014.***
> Are you a Board member of a Wikimedia Chapter or Thematic Organisation?
> Then this workshop is for you! We are drawing on expertise from within the
> Wikimedia movement and beyond to produce a two-day training session which
> will aim to give Board members the skills and knowledge to do a great job.
> The programme and venue details for the workshop is here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Boards_training_workshop_March_2014
> You can register for the event here:
> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/register?orderid=233759341483
> Registration is open to all Wikimedia chapter / thematic org board members
> but those who have, or expect to recruit, staff will gain the most out of
> it. Registration costs £50, and accommodation options will cost £70 or cost
> £120 per night. There is a maximum of 20 places available.
> Some frequently asked questions:
> * Are there scholarships?
> Yes. If your chapter / organisation is not able to cover the costs, please
> fill in the "Will you require a scholarship to attend?" box on the form
> with an estimate of how much your travel will be. There will be a number of
> scholarships on offer. All scholarships offered will cover registration,
> food, accommodation and travel (no-one is expected to pay for this event
> out of their own pocket). We will be in touch with everyone requesting a
> scholarship within 2 weeks with a definite answer.
> * What if my attendance depends on visas / being re-elected?
> If you register but are unable to attend because of visa issues, or if you
> leave your organisation's Board before the workshop, we will offer your
> place to someone else from your chapter/organisation. Also, if you need a
> visa, Wikimedia UK will help (e.g. with a letter of invitation).
> * This is a great idea but is too far away from me - what can I do?
> This is a first step and hopefully, if it succeeds, there will be more
> similar events in future. (Hopefully not all of them will be in London or
> in English, either). If you feel that training and supporting boards is
> important, then you can also raise this in the calls for programme for the
> Wikimedia Conference and Wikimania.
> Regards,
> Chris
> on behalf of Wikimedia UK and the organising committee

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