Submissions/Board and ED: a dialogue between WMFr Vice Chair and Executive Director

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Board and ED: a dialogue between WMFr Vice Chair and Executive Director
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
panel / discussion
Author of the submission
Nathalie Martin & Christophe Henner
E-mail address &
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia France
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

As Wikimedia organizations grow larger, some of them hire an ED to support the organization work. But reaching that point is far from being the end of the problems a board faces and creates a new set of issues.

The board role moves from an executive role to a strategic role. It has to redefine its role and how it interacts with its staff and volunteers. It also has a role to manage the ED as well as working with the ED.

During 30mn, Nathalie Martin and Christophe Henner will have a dialogue between them and the audience to share their experience as ED and board duo and will answer the questions of the audience to help them better grasp what it takes to have such a working relationship.

  • WikiCulture & Community

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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