Talk:Wikipedia Regional Ambassadors/CA Trainings

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CA TRAINING(S) IN AUGUST[edit]

Qualifying for airfare[edit]

Explanation. The email about this spoke of a 2-hour driving time, then a 4-hour driving time as the upper limit for trainees, before the Foundation would pay for airfare.

Q: Which is it? 74.211.20.101 19:16, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

A: The two hours was just an example of an unreasonable request for a flight. Wikimedia recommends approximately a 4-hour cut-off. But, this is not a hard limit. Use your judgment but don't make promises one way or the other if it's close. Remember to fill out this form for trainees' needs - borderline cases can be taken care of via conversation if there are any issues. Manumitany (talk) 19:31, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Doing the training ourselves[edit]

Explanation. The email about this invited us to volunteer to do the trainings ourselves. I see many advantages to this, but I've also read of a 2-day training-for-trainers, given to CAs, to qualify them as trainers. I haven't had that training (but would be willing to run the training for my CAs if I can have access to the syllabus and materials in advance.

Q: Do we, in fact, have to have that 2-day training to qualify as trainers? If so, how is it to be done before the August training? If not, how soon can I (and interested other RAs have the syllabus and training materials? 74.211.20.101 19:16, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

A: Previous train-the-trainer sessions have been 2-days themselves, and have been in person. However, we have a tighter schedule now, therefore we'll be doing these online and one-to-one. It will not take the full two days. These will be arranged once we know who the trainers are, so remember to check the PDF with personal contact information for already-trained trainers that can train your trainees - it's best to have at least 2 trainers there, so one experienced one + one trainee trainer to train trainees would be great. But again, set up who the trainers are and then specific plans will be made regarding training the trainers. Manumitany (talk) 19:39, 1 August 2011 (UTC)