[ALAC] Fwd: NomCom selection of ALAC Members

Maureen Hilyard maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 19:08:47 UTC 2017


>From someone who knows... Thank you Yrjo


On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 7:19 AM, Yrjö Länsipuro <yrjo_lansipuro at hotmail.com>
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> Dear Alan, all,
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> Under this thread heading, two related  but separate issues have been
> discussed: 1) The quality of people proposed by the RALO’s as ALAC
> delegates in the NomCom and 2) the choices made by NomCom for ALAC.
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> From my NomCom experience 2011-2016, I can say that, by and large,  RALO
> choices for NomCom delegates were well qualified for their duty. I don’t
> recall cases where a RALO would have sent inexperienced people to the
> NomCom.
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> In many ways (confidentiality, increasing collegiality during the cycle)
> NomCom differs from other cross-community environments. New NomCom members
> from the ALAC might benefit from mentoring by those who have been there
> before, as far as processes and tactics are concerned. But once they are on
> the NomCom, nobody – not even their “home organization”  - should try to
> influence their choices.  That’s at least my reading of what the
> independence of the NomCom means.
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>  But when it comes to NomCom selections for ALAC,  the five ALAC
> delegates have no special mandate or influence. These decisions, like
> others, are collectively made by the NomCom, and don’t always fall the way
> the ALAC delegates would like to see them happen. Thus, ALAC delegates
> should not necessarily be blamed for bad decisions.
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> One of the the problems is that selections for the Board are the main
> focus of the NomCom. Less attention and time is given to the SO/AC
> selections. Sometimes candidates, who just failed to make it to the Board,
> might be put on SO/AC slots without regard to their special requirements.
> Not exactly as consolation prizes...sometimes in the hope that they would
> grow and graduate in the Board role, their first choice... That is why a  set
> of requirements for NomCom appointed ALAC members is an excellent idea.  Details
> don't matter too much, because in the end, the NomCom is pretty free to
> select what criteria to apply.
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> When I was the NomCom Chair, ALAC leadership used to tell me that they
> want, most of all, people who are not afraid to work, ie., to actually
> write drafts for ALAC statements.  Perhaps this could also be reflected in
> the written requirements.
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> *From:* ALAC <alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> on behalf of Alan
> Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:14 AM
> *To:* ALAC
> *Subject:* [ALAC] Fwd: NomCom selection of ALAC Members
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> I have received nothing so far in reply to this message. I will be
> reaching out to a few people to help me adjust these documents, but
> all input is welcome to try to ensure that applicants know what they
> are getting themselves into.
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> The deadline is the start of next week.
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> Alan
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> >Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:15:48 -0400
> >To: ALAC <alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
> >From: Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
> >Subject: NomCom selection of ALAC Members
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> >The NomCom selects five ALAC members and over the years, some have
> >done well and others not.
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> >The documentation used in the last year is attached. I am asking
> >whether there is still time to revise it for the coming year. I
> >suspect that if the answer is yes, time will be tight.
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> >I am interested in putting together a very small drafting team to
> >consider such revisions.
> >
> >Alan
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