[bc-gnso] Nominating Committee information
Dear Members Regarding the nomination period and election for two BC Nominating Committee representatives, below is some background information. Best wishes Gary ----------------------------------- I have copied various relevant parts from the ICANN website but the entire documents can be found here: htthttp://www.icann.org/en/general/archive-bylaws/bylaws-08apr05.htm#VII http://nomcom.icann.org http://nomcom.icann.org/faqs.htm I recommend that all candidates read these pages as the information below is only a short summary. 1. Criteria Article VII, Section 4 of the Bylaws states that Delegates to the ICANN Nominating Committee shall be: 1. Accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence, with reputations for sound judgment and open minds, and with experience and competence with collegial large group decision-making; 2. Persons with wide contacts, broad experience in the Internet community, and a commitment to the success of ICANN; 3. Persons whom the selecting body is confident will consult widely and accept input in carrying out their responsibilities; 4. Persons who are neutral and objective, without any fixed personal commitments to particular individuals, organizations, or commercial objectives in carrying out their Nominating Committee responsibilities; 5. Persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential impact of ICANN's activities on the broader Internet community who are willing to serve as volunteers, without compensation other than the reimbursement of certain expenses; and 6. Persons who are able to work and communicate in written and spoken English. 2. Expectations Nom Com members are expected to: a.. engage in affirmative outreach and recruitment of excellent candidates b.. read the submitted and gathered information about each candidate under consideration c.. participate in Nom Com teleconferences d.. work diligently with Nom Com colleagues toward an overall consensus on the best possible group of candidates to be selected e.. adhere to the Code of Ethics f.. attend a face-to-face meeting. The nominating committee typically holds two meetings, one soon after the committee is formed, and usually held concurrent with an ICANN meeting, and meeting later in the year when the committee makes its selections. Given the recruitment nature of Nom Com's work, it will be particularly helpful if members have extensive personal networks of contacts from outside, and within ICANN, that will support effective recruiting. Furthermore it will be valuable for such delegates to also be prepared to develop cross-constituency understanding to build consensus. 3. Ineligibility 1. No person who serves on the Nominating Committee in any capacity shall be eligible for selection by any means to any position on the Board or any other ICANN body having one or more membership positions that the Nominating Committee is responsible for filling, until the conclusion of an ICANN annual meeting that coincides with, or is after, the conclusion of that person's service on the Nominating Committee. [Gary: simply put, this means that while anyone is serving on the Committee, they will not be able to stand for a position on any of the ICANN bodies to which the Committee appoints. This includes the ICANN board and the GNSO Council.] 2. No person who is an employee of or paid consultant to ICANN (including the Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve in any of the Nominating Committee positions described in Section 2 of this Article. 4. Attendance Typically the Committee holds two face-to-face meetings, typically in conjunction with an ICANN meeting, and a selection meeting later in the year. There are occasional telephone conferences. Travel and accommodation expenses have been provided to enable NomCom members to participate in the meetings. 5. Terms of Office Nominating Committee representatives are appointed for one year with a maximum term of two consecutive years.