Movement Roles Meeting

From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel
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Strategy Workshop, Movement Roles

This is a public workshop, scheduled for Tuesday in the Arbel room, with flexible topics based around movement recommendations and ongoing movement roles discussions.

All interested participants are welcome. Please add your own ideas for the agenda below.

This is a working meeting focused on milestones for the movement roles targets developed over the past months. Many of these topics will be discussed more generally at the chapters meeting the following day.

Time and venue

August 2nd, 9:30 - 17:30
Beit Hecht, room Arbel (1st floor)

0930-0945 - Logistics for today & tomorrow, welcome 
1000-1030 - Introduction to the space
1030-1230 - Sessions 1 & 2  (focus on charter and global recommendations)
1230-1300 - Recap and update online
1300-1400 - Lunch 
1415-1645 - Sessions 3 & 4  (focus on flow of funds and specific recommendations)
1700-1730 - Future work, tomorrow & beyond: acceptance, communication, regular strategy review


  • Meet other people and groups interested in clarifying movement roles
  • Review recommendations from the MR groups, and how they have been received so far
  • Revisit remaining challenges we face, proposed ideas and solutions
  • Determine which groups can act on or endorse these recommendations to move them forward
  • Discuss how to proceed with future and related work

The end of the day will focus on topics to bring to the Chapters meeting the following day (in this same space), and to the Board (also the following day).


  • Current events from a MR perspective
  • Reviewing active projects
  • Sharing and acting on recommendations
  • Remaining work

Discussion topics

Learnings from "peer" global organizations

Work progress

Draft recommendations to review

Other topics to discuss

  • Feedback tools
    • A Poll/Questionnaire for chapters
    • A low-traffic list for discussion, w/ people opting in during the poll
  • An Affiliation Committee (AffComm)
    • New organizational/recognition models for partner orgs, affiliates, associations
  • Mechanisms to make group decisions and resolve disputes
    • Pan-movement mediation solution (for org-org disputes)
    • A mechanism for movement-wide decisions (Chapters Council?)
    • A mechanism for community-wide decisions (Community Council?)
  • Standards for parts of the movement (foundation, committees, chapters, other groups) - more detailed than the Charter overview:
    • Alignment with movement goals: increase reach, improve content/quality, increase participation, stabilize infrastructure, encourage participation
    • Participatory standards: transparency and reporting, openness, membership, activity
    • Legitimacy standards: mechanisms, representation, transparency, community support
    • Financial standards: spending, budgets, controls, transparency, reporting
  • How to ensure that different parts of the movement contribute to the mission and are up to standard
  • Peer support and review
    • Mechanisms of peer review by like-minded organisations
    • Auditing

Organizational and other roles

Organizational roles will be revisited, and mapped onto existing targets / recommendations. Next steps for approving and refining movement roles will be discussed, including transitioning to public discussion and review for the next iteration of this work.

For a list of roles, see this updated list.


Please sign up below if you can participate for some or all of the day. We may arrange the agenda based on who is availability in the morning.

  1. SJ
  2. Jhuggett
  3. Asaf Bartov
  4. Effeietsanders 20:24, 6 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Nearly Headless Nick {C} 02:33, 7 July 2011 (UTC)*[reply]
  6. Bishdatta
  7. James F. (talk) 14:19, 7 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Harel
  9. Arne (akl) 16:00, 11 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Siebrand*
  11. Phoebe*
  12. Tinucherian (Arriving at 5:20 AM @Tel Aviv, Will b then travelling to Haifa, checkin at the Dorm and then attend the meeting)
  13. Schiste 07:57, 22 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Possibly (concurrent with the Dev Days). guillom 13:32, 22 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  15. I'll try juggling this w/ hacking Aude 23:57, 23 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Tomo suzuki 09:13, 30 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Laurentius 14:16, 31 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Ziko 13:31, 1 August 2011 (UTC) I'll arrive only that day but try to join you ASAP :-)[reply]
  19. Austin 19:46, 1 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  20. ...
* depending on other workshops / agenda timing

Session at Chapters Meeting, optional

The session at the Chapters Meeting on Wednesday builds onto the results of this workshop. Condensed items from the workshop will be presented and discussed.