The second edition of this two-day training will be offered in April, here’s how you can get involved.


Great community leaders are made, not born. With that idea in mind, OpenStack’s Stewardship Working Group is organizing a second edition of Community Leadership Training, April 11-13.

Who should attend?

“Anyone who wants to be involved in the OpenStack Community in any way should attend – that goes for users who want to be active, developers, or even members of any working group,” Colette Alexander, who is part of the SWG, tells Superuser.

These small, workshopped sessions are capped at 20 participants. The first edition was offered last year to technical committee members, Foundation staff and board members; sample sessions feature topics including “servant leadership” and “mindfulness in management” while time is also set aside for debriefing and reflection. There held at ZingTrain in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ZingTrain has a long track record in areas of leadership work that closely align with the values of democracy, openness and consensus building in the OpenStack community.

If you can confirm your ability to attend, the sign-up is here:

The Etherpad also has further details about timing, place, recommended locations to stay, etc. You can also scroll down to read a sample itinerary of subjects covered in the training. If you have further questions, Alexander suggests asking questions in this mailing list thread, or in #openstack-swg as many folks who frequent that channel have attended.

A few other things to note:

– This is the exact same training that was done last year
– There will be 1-2 attendees from the previous edition to give some context and continuity to the discussions.
– Training costs are fully funded by the Foundation. Attendees need to cover the cost of travel, lodging and some meals (breakfast and lunch during training is provided).
– Deadline for applications is March 24, so please start the work
of getting travel approvals, etc., now.

Any more questions? You can also ping Alexander on IRC at gothicmindfood.

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