I’m an outreach wikimedia organizer and trainer, and one of my prime focuses is to find and invite new leadership from outside the movement. I’m a member of the Leadership Development Working Group and I’m also responsible for interacting on this forum on behalf of LDWG. I formed a new team in my own college and now trying to ensure sustainable leadership there so that the team doesn’t stop working if I’m not there! I’m extremely interested in all these leadership things and hungry to learn what’s happening in the movement regarding this topic.
As an outreach organizer, I can confidently say that the lack of a platform where people can get involved in the governance process of the movement and other things is one of the reasons of volunteer burnout. This forum has created an inclusive space for everyone to share their thoughts without fear; I, personally noticed this among my team members and other volunteers. A safe and comfortable space without complexities can ensure inclusion in the movement’s governance process, and this platform is doing exactly the same!
I agree to follow Universal Code of Conduct as a moderator in this forum.
I also agree to act in coordination with the other moderators. Together, we’ll make this place more inclusive and less scary for everyone!
I think serving as a moderator of this category would provide me with the opportunity to be involved in these topics more closely!
This section is added by the administrators to check the criteria of this candidacy according to the process.
Commit to act in coordination with the other moderators.
Post a short statement to become a category moderator in the same category, introducing yourself and explaining briefly what is your motivation to be in this role. Any prior experience moderating or administering similar channels in Wikimedia or elsewhere is welcome. No problem if this is your first time. This is a good role to start moderating.
I have added a candidacy status section above to check the status of the requirements for this role.
According to your profile, you are Licensed (which is the difficult one) but not certified (completion of the basic tutorial). You can solve this by sending a private message to @discobot with the text @discobot start tutorial.
While we don’t doubt about your good intentions, can you add explicit mentions about these two points in your post above, please? This way you will be on record.
Anyone else reading this topic, these are the next steps:
Congratulations rafi on your new achievement. I am new here so I don’t know that much about being a moderator but hope in future I can be one too . I want to serve the movement more and hope I will be in everyone’s prayer.