Re: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet?
I fully support the initiative (obviously). I agree with Kristina that the morning session should not be recorded if we want people to be honest. I am OK with keeping these as closed Council sessions. The idea here is to get some friendly interaction and discussion going within the Council. I do however believe that it may be good to allow constituency officers as well. Stéphane Le 16/09/09 15:23, « Rosette, Kristina » <krosette@xxxxxxx> a écrit : > I would support both sessions on the condition that both are closed and > participation is limited to Councilors and relevant staff. (I wouldn't > necessarily object to including Constituency officers.) > > > I also believe the morning session should be neither recorded nor transcribed. > Neither is conducive to the level of candor that the productivity of the > session requires. > > Having the sessions be open seems likely to decrease their utility. > > > Kristina Rosette > Covington & Burling LLP > 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. > Washington, DC 20004-2401 > voice: 202-662-5173 > direct fax: 202-778-5173 > main fax: 202-662-6291 > e-mail: krosette@xxxxxxx > > This message is from a law firm and may contain information that is > confidential or legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, > please immediately advise the sender by reply e-mail that this message has > been inadvertently transmitted to you and delete this e-mail from your system. > Thank you for your cooperation. > > > > > > ------------------------- > Sent from my Wireless Handheld > > > > > From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: Council GNSO <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Wed Sep 16 03:47:01 2009 > Subject: [council] GNSO Council meet and greet? > > All, > > As most of you will remember, on behalf of the registrars, I suggested on the > recent GNSO Council call that we should try to create a number (two) fora in > which we could get together and interact on a social and informal level, > especially in light of the introduction of new Councillors. > > I am not sure how much detail is required but here are my previous suggestions > that I sent Glen previously. > > I think we should do two events. > > The first would be to create an agenda item on the Saturday morning where we > could simply go around the room and introduce ourselves and discuss openly any > areas of concern - specifically to do with the Council itself (points of view, > voting etc). I know the registrars for example would say that they are a > little sick and tired of being pigeonholed simply because they have commercial > interests. I'm sure other groups would have pet hates too. > > Secondly I think we should have a social gathering on the Saturday evening > (perhaps just a few pre-dinner drinks if the budget doesn't allow too much) > where GNSO Councillors both new and old and ICANN staff (those that interact > regularly with the Council perhaps) can gather once again for the purpose of > getting to know new members better and, more importantly, for each > Constituency (Stakeholder Group) be able to convey their distinct and perhaps > unique perspectives on the Council and the issues that are before us. That > said, it is a social event. It is more about getting to know the personalities > that make up the GNSO Council. > > I believe that we would need a show of support for these ideas in order for > this to happen. > > Can I please get your ideas/ thoughts/ suggestions or support to the list > please? > > Thanks. > > Adrian Kinderis > > > >