RE: [alac] Nomcom process
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- Subject: RE: [alac] Nomcom process
- From: "Denise Michel" <denisemichel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 09:55:53 -0700
The ALAC didn't actually use a "free form" approach last year. It asked for
expressions of interest (full contact information with resume or CV) and
those interested were asked to complete the following questionnaire. For
the NomCom form, see
http://www.icann.org/committees/nom-comm/formal-call-05apr03.txt (bottom of
Questions for ALAC Nominating Committee delegate candidates
1. Why are you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee and
what skills, knowledge or attitude would you contribute to the Committee in
making its choice of members for the ICANN Board and other key positions?
2. Briefly describe your experience with domain name system issues (issues
relating to Internet domain names, IP address numbers, protocol parameter
and port numbers) (if any), including ICANN governance issues (this could be
technical, managerial, political, legal, etc.), and also your experience
with At-Large issues (issues that affect the individual Internet user
community) (if any).
3. Briefly describe any current involvement you may have with other ICANN
constituency groups or their members (see
http://www.icann.org/general/support-orgs.htm for information on
constituencies), or potential At-Large Structures/Regional At-Large
Organizations, or advocacy or interest groups. (This question is designed
to indicate your knowledge of ICANN and its issues, as well as to point out
any possible conflicts of interest).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-alac@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-alac@xxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Izumi Aizu
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 7:27 AM
> To: alac@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [alac] Nomcom process
> Thanks Thomas,
> At 12:43 04/04/03 +0200, you wrote:
> >As a basic process for sending people to the nominating committee, I
> >believe we should stick with soliciting interest from the general
> >public, producing short-lists, etc.
> I agree.
> >That said, there are several things I'd suggest we change against
> >last year's practice:
> >* We selected free-form applications. That has proven to be a bad
> > idea, given the unstructured and sometimes lengthy material we
> > received. I'd suggest we go for a form-based approach like last
> > year's nominating committee. Before adopting their form from last
> > year, though, it could be a good idea to hear about any practical
> > experiences -- as in, "nobody seriously answered question x."
> >* If we go for a form-based approach, we have to think about
> > possibly adding some questions on how people believe that *we* are
> > the ones who should send them to nomcom.
> Good point. That may require them to understand and hopefully
> support us.
> >* We need to get at-large structures involved. There are several
> > ways to do that:
> > - Ask them for nominations, and give their nominations particular
> > weight.
> > - Look for candidates among their members.
> These two above are fine.
> > - Ask them to vet a short-list of nominees. This, of course,
> > brings us to the question what information about nominees we are
> > going to make publicly available, and how we possibly expect
> > structures to deal with that informtion. We could, of course,
> > ask the structures to send us one person, each, that
> > participates in the nomcom member picking exercise.
> I have some reservation about this, given various different
> involvement of ALSs to ICANN.
> >* We need to be more proactive in soliciting statements of interest
> > from good candidates.
> >In terms of moving forward now, I'd suggest that we attempt to come
> >up with a rough proposal quickly, and send that to als-discuss for
> >review and further refinement. Maybe we even get some feedback this
> I agree, though the responses may not be as high as last year.
> Let's act quickly and see how it goes,
> thanks Thomas,
> >Thomas Roessler <roessler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >At-Large Advisory Committee: http://alac.info/
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