Train the Trainer 2023 – call for participants

  • October 10, 2023

Would you like to share your passion for Wiki editing by running Wikipedia editing events to train new editors and communities? If so, our next Train the Trainer (TtT) course  is taking place November to December 2023 and will equip you with the skills and resources needed to deliver editing events. We would love to hear from you if you would like to take part. 

TtT trains volunteers who are keen to deliver Wikipedia editing events. Volunteer trainers play a key role in the delivery of Wikimedia UK programmes. They extend our work to underrepresented communities and support them to be part of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. They train new and existing editors across the country, in-person, online or in hybrid sessions. Demand for training often outstrips staff capacity to fulfil, and we’re conscious that our existing networks do not always allow us to reach all the communities with whom we’d like to work.

This training will equip candidate trainers with the skills, experience and resources to deliver a standard ‘Introduction to Wikipedia’ edit-a-thon.In advance of the hybrid sessions in December, participants will complete a four week WikiLearn course, starting 9th November, with a commitment of approx 1-2 hours per week. We will be training volunteers on delivering online and in-person editing events and this year we will also be delivering training specifically on how to deliver hybrid events.

The session ‘Running Hybrid Events’ will be focused on equipping you with skills needed to run an event with participants online and in-person. This session is also open to applications from accredited trainers as well. It will also be an opportunity for new and accredited trainers to get to know each other.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from all. However, given the current demographic mix of our training network, we are particularly interested in hearing from Black, Asian and minority groups; women; and members of LGBT+ community. For this iteration of TtT we’ll be prioritising applications from areas of the UK in which we have gaps.

The in-person training will take place in London. So please do indicate if you would like to participate in-person or online. We have a budget to cover travel and accommodation costs, and will provide lunch and refreshments.

Course content and key dates

What you could expect from us

What we would expect from you

How to apply

Places are limited to make sure that each participant gets individual attention and feedback, so please apply via the following forms to express your interest. Call for interest will close on the 26th of October. You will hear from us by the 2nd of November to confirm your place.

Candidate Trainers Application Form (for new trainers)

Accredited Trainers Application Form (for existing trainers)

Further information

The Wikimedia UK Volunteer Trainer Role description.

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