Train the Trainer Dec2022 Feedback

  • February 10, 2023

By Esma Gjertsen, Volunteer Coordinator at Wikimedia UK

We organised the most recent iteration of our Train the Trainer (TtT) course in 2022 in the first week of December.

TtT trains volunteers who are keen to deliver Wikipedia editing events. Volunteer trainers are at the heart of delivering Wikimedia UK programmes. They act as community leaders and extend our work to underrepresented communities. They train new and existing editors. We currently have 45 trainers in 33 different locations across the country.

This term 15 trainers attended our course. The training equipped candidate trainers with the skills, experience and resources to deliver a standard Introduction to Wikipedia workshop. The second part of the training focused on Developing Community Partnerships. This session brought together candidate and accredited trainers and served as an opportunity to network as well as learning about how to establish connections with different communities and institutions.


“I want to feel ready and confident to run a successful edit-a-thon.”

Candidate trainers expressed their objectives for attending the TtT as:


“I will revisit the role-play scenarios to inform the outreach to museums that I’m going to do.”

Following the training, our trainers committed themselves to:


“Really enjoyed the training, learnt a lot and look forward to putting it into practice.”

We are glad to see that our trainers had an overall good experience. We received 9 responses (60%) to our questionnaire that requested feedback for the pre-training information, training sessions, communication, training venue, catering, and online experience. All participants rated their experience 4 and above out of 5.

Introduction to Wikipedia

Developing Community Partnerships

We noted the following constructive feedback with appreciation:

We will strive to improve future sessions with these in mind. We will particularly pay attention to develop opportunities for bringing together in-person and remote participants, thus creating a truly hybrid experience for all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *