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Re: [council] Re: Invitation to ICANN Academy WG

Thanks John. As you have copied Olivier, I will let him respond directly.

Stéphane Van Gelder
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Le 23 avr. 2012 à 17:33, <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :

> Stephane,
> I am unclear on the invitation.  Is Olivier asking for "the inclusion of some 
> interested members of your community," by which I assume it means the GNSO 
> overall or "a volunteer from your community" by which I assume he means the 
> Council or the Registrars?
> As it is a working group, are the rules in the At-Large different from those 
> in the GNSO and thereby limits those who can participate?  
> I have alerted the executive committee of the Business Constituency to the 
> opportunity.
> Cheers,
> John Berard
> Founder
> Credible Context
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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [council] Re: Invitation to ICANN Academy WG
> From: Stéphane_Van_Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Mon, April 23, 2012 2:15 am
> To: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl@xxxxxxx>, 
> "council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx GNSO" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, 
> soac-chairs@xxxxxxxxx
> Cc: sandra hoferichter <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Heidi Ullrich
> <Heidi.Ullrich@xxxxxxxxx>
> Thanks Olivier,
> I am copying the GNSO Council on my response to you, so that they are 
> informed and can in turn inform their respective groups and communities. I am 
> also copying the other SO and AC Chairs as I believe the concept of an ICANN 
> academy is relevant to all of them.
> As an initial comment, I want to thank ALAC for reaching out and for laying 
> down the groundwork on this concept.
> Although I think the idea of a WG on the academy is great, I am surprised 
> however that the mandate for this WG should be "to finalize a proposed 
> curriculum" for the academy. It feels like we are getting slightly ahead of 
> ourselves if that's the case and that the WG should start by looking to see 
> if the academy should happen at all. I understand that ALAC thinks it should 
> and has already worked hard on it, but surely the other communities should 
> also be given a chance to either sign on or sign off before ICANN as a whole 
> moves ahead on this.
> Thanks,
> Stéphane
> Le 21 avr. 2012 à 16:49, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond a écrit :
> > Dear Stéphane,
> > 
> > During the ICANN meeting in San Jose, the ALAC presented the proposal
> > for an ICANN Academy, a program for people selected by the various ICANN
> > communities and the NomCom to be more effective when they take their
> > position and that would complement other ICANN capacity building
> > activities. As part of that presentation, I announced that we would be
> > inviting all ICANN communities to participate in the further development
> > of this proposal.
> > 
> > The initiative for the ICANN Academy was initially conceived by At-Large
> > members as a comprehensive stand-alone project, which would include a
> > variety of educational offerings for all ICANN participants. On review
> > of various options and based on the existence of the current ongoing
> > other efforts such as Fellowship Program, Newcomers’ Tracks and Lounge,
> > ICANN staff expressed an immediate need to provide a capacity building
> > program for the future leaders of ICANN, those whose term starts at the
> > end of 2012 AGM in Toronto. The ALAC formed a Working Group to develop a
> > program to respond to this specific need and organized it as a pilot
> > operation.
> > 
> > The first draft of this pilot program for new ICANN leaders was
> > presented recently at the ICANN meeting in San Jose. While the feedback
> > was favorable, it also supported that there was a growing need for
> > learning opportunities also among other constituencies
> > 
> > The At-Large community views the ICANN Academy as an ICANN project
> > initiated by At-Large that needs further community support in order to
> > realize its full potential. As a result, we wish to invite members of
> > other advisory committees, the supporting organizations and the various
> > constituencies in the GNSO to join us in the Academy Working Group, to
> > contribute actively in furthering the concept and curriculum.
> > 
> > Therefore, I kindly invite you to consider the inclusion of some
> > interested members of your community in the Academy Working Group to
> > finalize a proposed curriculum and the faculty for this pilot operation,
> > and to continue later on developing the aspects of the comprehensive
> > project together with ICANN Staff.
> > It is absolutely vital that at least one person from your constituency
> > takes part in the designing of the academic program. Just as the best
> > source of information about ALAC matters is an At-Large community
> > member, we believe that the best source of information for your
> > constituency's work is someone from your constituency. This will ensure
> > a *fair and balanced point of view* expressed to Academy participants -
> > a foundation feature of the ICANN Academy.
> > I look forward to hearing from you about a volunteer from your community
> > to take part in the working group as soon as possible, but certainly
> > before 30 April 2012.
> > 
> > Warmest regards,
> > 
> > Olivier Crépin-Leblond,
> > ALAC Chair
> > 

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