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

  • To: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl@xxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [council] Re: Invitation to ICANN Academy WG
  • From: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:34:04 +0200
  • Cc: john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx GNSO" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, soac-chairs@xxxxxxxxx, sandra hoferichter <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Heidi Ullrich <Heidi.Ullrich@xxxxxxxxx>
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Thanks Olivier.

Just to be clear, is the WG's mandate to implement the academy, or to analyze 
whether the academy should be created or not?


Le 24 avr. 2012 à 01:34, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond a écrit :

> Dear Stéphane,
> Dear John,
> thank you for considering our invitation. 
> In sending invitations both to Stéphane and to Chairs of stakeholder groups, 
> I wanted to keep the door as open as possible to whoever wanted to volunteer 
> to be part of the working group. I realise that my knowledge of GNSO Council 
> procedures and GNSO stakeholder groups is limited, hence if you feel that 
> someone from Council should take part, whilst at the same time, someone from 
> each Stakeholder group should take part, that's okay with me.
> The rules in At-Large regarding working groups do not limit who can take 
> part, especially if there is a specific invitation to other SOs/ACs to take 
> part.
> To answer Stéphane's comment, when presenting the proposal at the ICANN Costa 
> Rica conference, we received many comments of support but also heard 
> concerns, hence the wish to involve the whole ICANN community as early as 
> possible. Happy to discuss this at your leisure.
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
> On 23/04/2012 17:53, Stéphane Van Gelder wrote :
>> Thanks John. As you have copied Olivier, I will let him respond directly.
>> Stéphane Van Gelder
>> Directeur Général / General manager
>> INDOM Group NBT France
>> ----------------
>> Head of Domain Operations
>> Group NBT
>> 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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>>> m: 415.845.4388
>>> -------- 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
>>> > 
> -- 
> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD
> http://www.gih.com/ocl.html

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