Submissions/Working together, but separately: a gathering of functionaries

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Submission no.
3008
Subject no.
W1
Title of the submission
Working together, but separately: a gathering of functionaries
Type of submission
Workshop
Author of the submission
Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation
Country of origin
USA
Affiliation
Wikimedia Foundation
E-mail address
philippe@wikimedia.org
Username
User:Philippe (WMF)
Personal homepage or blog
philippebeaudette.com
Abstract

Slaving away, often unnoticed, but frequently feeling very alone, Wikimedia functionaries (Oversighters, Checkusers, Arbitration Committee Members, Ombudsmen, and the like) are expected to do a tremendous amount of work to safeguard the projects and their content. They sometimes make life or death decisions, and frequently endure withering abuse. But they're not alone. This workshop will share best practices, and inform functionaries from all language versions as to what the Foundation can do to provide support. All functionaries are invited to attend.

Detailed proposal

Slaving away, often unnoticed, but frequently feeling very alone, Wikimedia functionaries (Oversighters, Checkusers, Arbitration Committee Members, Ombudsmen, and the like) are expected to do a tremendous amount of work to safeguard the projects and their content. They sometimes make life or death decisions, and frequently endure withering abuse. But they're not alone. This workshop will share best practices, and inform functionaries from all language versions as to what the Foundation can do to provide support. All functionaries are invited to attend. The workshop will be led by Philippe Beaudette, (the Foundation's Director of Community Advocacy), Geoff Brigham (General Counsel), and their all-star team. This will be a practical "sharing your stories" and "what can we do to help" type of discussion, which will inform the Legal and Community Advocacy team as they set priorities for the next year.

Track
WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk
1 hour
Language of presentation/talk
English
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  1. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 16:34, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
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  8. MPelletier (WMF) (talk) 03:46, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
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