[ALAC] [ALAC-ExCom] ALAC/At-Large Improvements Project -- important update

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-----Message d'origine-----
De : alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org
[mailto:alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] De la part de Wolf Ludwig
Envoyé : mercredi 12 octobre 2011 14:44
À : Patrick Vande Walle; Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
Cc : Carlton A. Samuels; ALAC EXCOM; At-Large Worldwide
Objet : Re: [ALAC] [ALAC-ExCom] ALAC/At-Large Improvements Project --
important update

I fully support Patrick's remarks on expectations from volunteers based on
clear indications about time and other capacities or resources needed to
assume particular functions. Otherwise, misunderstandings are unavoidable.


Patrick Vande Walle wrote Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:42:
>On 12 Oct 2011, at 01:04, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:
>> Yes, that person is a volunteer, but when you volunteer for ALAC, 
>> you're not doing it as a piece of fun. There is a deep responsibility 
>> that goes along with that. There is accountability to users in the rest
of the world.
>At the same time, the ALAC needs to be crystal clear about what is expected
from a volunteer, especially the amount of time requested. As a volunteer,
you can be  expected to use a large part of your free time to serve on ALAC,
committees, working groups, etc. You should not be expected to work for the
ALAC in lieu of your main job, although some people might have more flexibly
than others. 
>While this is somewhat clear for the main ALAC task,it is less so for
working groups, especially when they involve other SOs and ACs. 
>One of the "ALAC improvements" I would like to see is that any call for
volunteers should include a detailed description of the expected investment
in resources, including details on teleconference schedules, etc. It is one
thing to pressure an individual to be part of a working group, because "that
is expected from a volunteer". If we find out later that he/she is
effectively unable to participate because of time constraints or overload,
there is no gain for anyone. 
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