[At-Large] CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP for Board Member Selection Process Committee and Board Candidate Evaluation Committee

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sun Oct 13 22:21:03 UTC 2013

Dear At-Large members,

the call below launches the process which will ultimately get our
community to select the person who will occupy Seat 15 on the ICANN
Board. The time frame we have might appear to be quite large - quite the
contrary, the process is such that we will need all the time we can have
to give each stage its right amount of time for discussion to take
place, especially when it comes down to engaging the candidates who will
run to be selected by At-Large.

In order for both the BMSPC and the BCEC to run smoothly, I would like
to propose to the ALAC, the Chairs of each of the Committees.

For the Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC), I believe that
we need someone who has had the first-hand experience of being in the
first At-Large Board Selection Design Team (ABSDT), three year ago.
Tijani Ben Jemaa (AFRALO) has that experience and through seeing his
work on the ICANN Academy, Capacity Building, Joint Applicant Support
and in AFRALO, I believe that he would be a perfect candidate for
leading this Committee. I hope that the ALAC will feel that way.

For the Board Candidate Selection Committee (BCEC), we need someone who
has the highest of integrity, who is completely unbiased with regards to
any potential candidate and who has had the experience of what it is to
be an ICANN Board member. I therefore suggest Roberto Gaetano to Chair
this Committee. Not only does he fulfil all of these qualities, but he
has extensive experience in Chairing and finding consensus - and the
selection of a panel of candidates is a very hard task indeed,
especially since you will note that this committee will NOT be made up
of any ALAC member nor RALO Chairs. I hope that EURALO will feel that way.

Finally, I'd like to remind anyone who is considering applying to be in
either committee that this work is absolutely critical to the ALAC. And
I emphasize on the word "work" - because there will indeed be many
conference calls (some at anti-social hours), reading, analysing,
discussing etc. These are *not* Committees to sign up for lightly. The
whole At-Large Community will rely on you and your colleagues to select
their next slate of candidates for the Board seat. Letting them down is
not an option.

Kindest regards,

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
ALAC Chair

On 13/10/2013 19:04, ICANN At-Large Staff wrote:
> Dear All,
> * 
> *To prepare for the selection of the Board Member selected by At-Large
> to be seated at the October 2014 Annual General Meeting, Olivier
> Crépin-Leblond, the Chair of the ALAC, has asked staff to make an
> immediate call for members of the two groups who will be responsible
> for moving the process forward.
> According to the ALAC Rules of Procedure (2013)
> <https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/2262672/ALAC%2BRoP-06April2013.pdf?api=v2>,
> the two groups are the 2014 Board Member Selection Process Committee
> (BMSPC) and the 2014 Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC)
> [please see ALAC Rules of Procedure (2013) Section D.19 -- Procedure
> for Making the Selection to fill Seat 15 on the ICANN Board].
> *The deadline for members of both groups is 23:59 UTC on* *Friday, 18
> October 2013.*
> If you are interested, or if you wish to nominate someone else, please
> send a note to At-Large staff at staff at atlarge.icann.org
> <mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org> specifying which committee the
> application or nomination is for and citing any applicable experience
> by the deadline. A record of all applications and nominations will be
> posted to either the *BMSPC 2014 Workspace
> <https://community.icann.org/display/ABMS/Board+Member+Selection+Process+Committee+%28BMSPC%29+2014>*
> or the *BCEC 2014 Workspace
> <https://community.icann.org/display/ABMS/Board+Candidate+Evaluation+Committee+%28BCEC%29+2014>*
> as appropriate on the  *At-Large Board Member 2014 Selection
> Workspace*
> <https://community.icann.org/display/ABMS/At-Large+Board+Member+2014+Selection>*. 
> *
> *The RALO leadership will send a list of their RALO's supported
> candidates for each group to the Chair of the ALAC by 23:59 UTC
> Sunday, 27 October. *
> *The ALAC will name the final membership during the ALAC meeting of 29
> October.
> * 
> The details of the two groups are:
> *1)      Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC)
> * 
> According to Article 19.2 of the ALAC Rules of Procedure (2013):
> "The ALAC shall name a Board Member Selection Process Committee
> (BMSPC) which shall oversee the entire selection process including the
> election culminating the process but excluding those responsibilities
> specifically retained by the ALAC or
> given to the Board Candidate Evaluation Committee. The composition of
> the BMSPC will be regionally balanced and the committee will typically
> be populated with no fewer than two representatives of each region
> selected by both the ALAC
> and the RALOs. The ALAC shall either name a chair of the BMSPC or may
> instruct the BMSPC to select a chair from amongst its members."
> The group is open to both ALAC members and to At-Large community
> members. However, the membership should include members of the
> community with significant experience from the 2010 Board Director
> selected by At-Large process.  English will be the working language of
> this group.
> The group must be regionally balanced, with no fewer than two
> representatives from each of the five RALOs.
> Please note that *no *member of the BMSPC may submit an Expression of
> Interest (EOI) for the position of the Board Director selected by
> At-Large.
> The ALAC will select the Chair of the BMSPC.
> The first meeting of the BMSPC will be scheduled for early November.
> *2)      Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC)
> * 
> The new ALAC Rules of Procedures state the following on the
> composition and task of the BCEC:
> "19.3 The ALAC shall name a Board Candidate Evaluation Committee
> (BCEC) to compile an initial slate of candidates for election to Seat
> 15. A new BCEC consisting of two delegates selected by each of the
> RALOs plus a chair selected by the ALAC will be convened for each
> Board seat selection process."
> "19.4 The task of the BCEC is to identify applicants who would each
> make an excellent Board Director. Applicant selected by the BCEC must
> meet the criteria specified in the ICANN Bylaws Article VI, Section 3
> ( http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws#VI-3). These
> criteria include but are not limited to being:
> a) accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence,
> with reputations for sound judgment and open minds, and a demonstrated
> capacity for thoughtful group decision-making; and
> b) persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential
> impact of ICANN decisions of the global Internet community, and
> committed to the success of ICANN. Moreover, the Director selected by
> the At-Large Community must understand the mission of  At-Large and
> the needs of the global community of Internet end users."
> "19.5 No member of the electorate (Paragraph 19.10) may simultaneously
> serve as a member of the BCEC."
> According to 19.5, members of the electorate (i.e., members of the
> ALAC and RALO Chairs who will be serving in 2014) may *not* be BCEC
> members.
> Additionally, *no* member of the BCEC may submit an Expression of
> Interest (EOI) for the position of the Board Director selected by
> At-Large.
> Please note that experience on the 2010 BCEC and/or on the ICANN
> Nominating Committee would be highly desired.
> English will be the working language of this group.
> The ALAC will select the Chair of the BCEC.
> The first meeting of the BCEC will be scheduled for early November.
> Regards,
> Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie
> Peregrine and Julia Charvolen ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
> E-mail: staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org
> <mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org%3cmailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>>

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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