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[council] Re: Invitation to ICANN Academy WG

  • To: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl@xxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] Re: Invitation to ICANN Academy WG
  • From: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 21:26:52 +0200
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I will be representing the GNSO on the ICANN academy WG. I look forward to 
working with other community members on this in the weeks and months ahead.


Stéphane Van Gelder
Directeur Général / General manager
INDOM Group NBT France
Head of Domain Operations
Group NBT

Le 4 mai 2012 à 19:37, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond a écrit :

> Dear Stéphane,
> I am following-up on my email below. As we discussed, it is important
> that people from the different SO/ACs/SGs are represented in this
> working group. I gather it must have been confusing that I email both
> you and Jeff separately -- and the council separately to each SG -- but
> this is because I think that there should be someone (one? more?) from
> the Council in the WG to explain the point of view of councillors, as
> opposed to SG Chairs who have a different point of view, not from the
> Council.
> I look forward for you to make suggestions on a volunteer after you have
> discussed it with your councillors.
> Warmest regards,
> Olivier
> On 21/04/2012 15:49, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote :
>> 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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