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[council] GNSO Council Operations and Organisation Meeting - 23 January 2013

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  • Subject: [council] GNSO Council Operations and Organisation Meeting - 23 January 2013
  • From: "Jonathan Robinson" <jonathan.robinson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:28:04 +0100
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Dear All,


Here is a note to update you on the meeting held today between GNSO Council
leadership and ICANN policy staff.


The meeting was held in person in Amsterdam, taking advantage of most of us
either being here or relatively nearby.  It was attended by me in my
capacity as GNSO Council Chair together with Vice Chairs Wolf-Ulrich Knoben
and Mason Cole as well as ICANN staff David Olive, Marika Konings, Lars and
Glen de Saint Géry.


We had intended to meet as soon as possible after Toronto in order to
discuss and improve, where possible, the operation and organisation of the
Council.  We worked through a full agenda covering the following items:


1.       Input & update from Staff
Including understanding key staff roles & responsibilities and providing
feedback on the organisation and functioning of the initial meetings since I
have been in post as chair.

2.       Effective operational management of the Council
Including covering GNSO Councillor training development as well as effective
meeting planning & operation.

3.       Workload Management
Review of existing approach including the use of the ?pending Projects List?
and the potential to include improvements such as an Action Item list
covering shorter term commitments on a meeting to meeting basis.

4.       Beijing Meeting
Key issues in the planning and organisation the GNSO meetings in Beijing
including confirming Mason as VC responsible.

5.       Key GNSO Council Relationships
Including effective working with relevant ICANN policy staff, facilitating
work within the Council and, where appropriate, between the GNSO and other
SOs and ACs

As you are well aware, I am keen to ensure that our work as a GNSO Council
is as effective and productive as possible and whose quality and quantity of
output we can all be justifiable proud of.  


Today?s meeting was a very helpful face-to-face opportunity which we have
taken advantage of in order to ensure that the Council leadership are
positioned to be as effective as possible in working with one another and
together with some of the key ICANN staff with whom we need to interact.


Best wishes,







Jonathan Robinson




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