[AFRI-Discuss] Improvement of the win-win relationship between the Staff and the At-Large Community

At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Tue Jun 10 12:00:25 EDT 2008

In case you did not get this Email today, please find below the Email sent
by the At-Large Staff

Dear All:
You will have received At-Large Staff¹s (Frederic Teboul¹s) recent email
asking some questions of you as a member of the At-Large community and some
of you have already replied. As there have been a few questions about the
message, we would like to provide some additional information.

Firstly, we want to emphasize that this effort is meant to be a
collaborative process ­ we are asking you to provide information so that we
can combine your answers with others in the At-Large community and create a
summary of the community¹s views on how its involvement in ICANN can be
better supported.  We will share the aggregated input with you, along with
an analysis of the trends that we see, and our thoughts on how we might
collectively ­ Staff and community - respond to the Regional At-Large
Organizations¹ needs to support greater involvement in ICANN.  After
community discussion and concurrence, an Action Plan will be publicly posted
and implemented. 

To be clear, the questions you have been asked to respond to relate only to
the At-Large community and its involvement in ICANN.  To avoid any
confusion, we are re-stating the questions below, and would appreciate
receiving your thoughts.

This exercise is part of Staff's ongoing effort to better serve the At-Large
community.  It is not related to the completely separate and independent
³ALAC Review² currently being conducted under the auspices of the Board as
part of their process for reviewing all ICANN structures.

We know you are all busy and that you volunteer for your At-Large group and
ICANN in your spare time. On reflection, we therefore think the original
deadline was overly ambitious. It would be a great help if we could get a
good set of responses on or before the end of the Paris ICANN meeting (25th
June). This will allow us to move on to the next steps in the process
mentioned above in due course. That said, of course the kind of input we
seek in this short questionnaire is always welcome ­ we are always glad to
hear your thoughts, concerns and ideas.

For your convenience, below you will find a restated set of the same
1.   What issues being debated in ICANN do you believe are the most
important to your RALO?
2.   How can we help make the time you spend on ICANN issues as valuable and
efficient to you as possible?
3.   What challenges and opportunities do you see for your RALO and for
At-Large more generally (in the context of ICANN work)?
4.   How interaction between and within RALOs be increased?
5.   What are the top three things you would like your RALO to achieve?
6.   What are the top three things you believe ICANN Staff could do to help
your RALO?
Many thanks in advance for your time with these questions ­ but also with


Nick Ashton-Hart, Matthias Langenegger, Frederic Teboul
ICANN At-Large Staff
email: staff at atlarge.icann.org

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