Title: Let's Connect x LDWG Learning Clinics series : Networking for introverts: How to make the most of this conference
The program creates an open and safe learning space for any Wikimedian that is part of an organized group to share and/or learn different skills ( organizational / interpersonal / grant related / learning & evaluation …) with other peers to add value and contribute collectively to the community. The purpose is to develop skills further, share knowledge and promote human connections and mutual support between different groups and communities in alignment with the Movement Strategy.
Leadership Development Working Group
The Leadership Development Working Group (LDWG) is a global, community-driven working group responding to the Movement Strategy recommendation “Invest in Skills and Leadership Development.” View our work and members on our Meta-wiki page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leadership_Development_Working_Group/Working_Group.
I am Nitesh and my username is Nitesh Gill. I am pursuing my PhD in Punjabi Literature from the University of Delhi, Delhi. I am the Punjabi language freelance and book translator. I am working with the Punjabi Wikimedians User Group since 2015. I have been working with the Center for Internet & Society - Access to knowledge (CIS-A2K) since 2019. One of my Wikimedian friends, Gaurav Jhammat, we have initiated the idea and conducted it for the Punjabi community for the very first time and for next year with three more communities. The event went well and we have planned it for more years and proposed it properly with other communities. During doing this, we realised Indian communities also need to work on-Wiki policies. Jason Krüger for Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Room: Room 324
Start time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 10:00:00 +0800
End time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0800
Track: No (pretalx) track id specified
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 60 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
What is this Learning Clinic for? In the era of digital connectivity and social media, giving a safe & light environment to the participants to open-up to explore the power of human connections is not just a need but could be a benefit too. Especially for the introverts among us. :) Because introverts are misunderstood as there’s a misconception, “Introverts don’t like people and don’t like to talk to people.” So Let’s witness an exception today during this clinic and make it a happy hour. :)
Audience: Maximum 35 community members that are part of organised groups (ie. affiliates or groups of organisers). It would be great to have a mixture of organisers from emerging formal and non-formal groups, as well as those of larger more experienced affiliates.
These workshops will be done in collaboration between the Let’s Connect working group (led by community members and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Knowledge_Sharing/Connect/Team) and also with the support of the Community Development team at the Foundation and the Leadership Development Working Group: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Leadership_Development_Working_Group).
Learning Outcomes: Simple strategies and techniques to overcome introversion and build effective networks. Opportunities for participants to practice networking skills in a supportive environment. They will learn simple questions to connect with others.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
Diversity: Let's Connect is based on the principle that we all have knowledge and skills to share, no matter how much experience in the Movement or the size of the group/affiliate. In this workshop series, we will work with community sharers that are diverse and that are often not showcased in skills-sharing spaces, particularly in regions that today are underrepresented in many Movement spaces. The topics in themselves also touch upon issues of diversity. For instance, differentiated approaches are needed to effectively bring in newcomers from underrepresented groups and discuss concepts of leadership and the skills involved in building these forms of leadership that are closely tied to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
It would be great to be able to have live and online language interpretation if the platforms that will be used will allow for this. As this will enable more inclusion in terms of sharers being able to share in their preferred language and participants online to be able to interact. However, if this is not possible it can be done in English.
Collaboration: Let's Connect is based on the notion of peer learning and sharing as a form of human interaction, and collaboration. It is the essence of the program and was born out of Movement Strategy discussions around this need. The learning methods it promotes on a daily basis through multiple Learning Clinics, 1:1 connections, and our skills directory are based on the values of collaboration.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?