[NA-Discuss] Without Further Adieu
mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 12:13:52 UTC 2015
In response to Evan's email. I wish him well in his new venture and
we hope to see him in Dublin in the fall*.*
As regarding the leadership gap I think Evan's suggestions have alot of
merit and I accept Evan's nomination for NARALO Chair and i will post a
separate resignation as NARALO ALAC representative to enable a vacancy for
this position in our annual election
mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 5:03 AM, Peter Knight <ptknight at gmail.com> wrote:
> Congratulations on the new job and your dedication to an important cause. I
> am sure it will benefit from your leadership and creativity.
> Your recommendations seem sound.
> With best regards,
> Peter T. Knight, Ph.D.
> Economista e Estrategista de Transformação Digital
> Socio fundador, pesquisador e membro do Conselho Diretor, Instituto Fernand
> Braudel de Economia Mundial http://braudel.org.br
> Skype: <minhoco2005>
> Facebook: www.facebook.com/peter.t.knight
> Twitter: @ptknight_
> Author:* A Internet no Brasil* and *The Internet in Brazil*
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 1:40 AM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:
> > Hello fellow NARALOers,
> > As some of you may have seen by now from my social media messages and a
> > post in the ALAC Skype chat, I have taken on a major career change. I am
> > moving to Geneva and will be supervising a network of technology centres
> > around the world for the United Nations High Commission
> > er
> > for Refugees.
> > It's a fantastic opportunity that gives me the opportunity to help repair
> > lives and give new skills. It's also much further away from Internet
> > Governance than what I have been doing
> > of late
> > , and the nature of the work will make it increasing difficult for me to
> > attend to the normal duties of At-Large leadership.
> > As it turns out, the timing of this has worked well since Garth Bruen is
> > returning from his leave of absence this Monday. And because of the ARIN
> > meeting this weekend (which I am attending thanks to the CROPP program) I
> > may not even be able to
> > fully
> > attend the entire NARALO call on Monday.
> > As a result, I am tendering my resignation as NARALO Secretariat,
> > immediately. With Garth back and Judith already in place as Interim
> > Secretariat while I have filled in for Garth, I know that things are
> > left in good hands. I have already indicated to Constituency Travel that
> > will not be attending the Buenos Aires meeting.
> > ...
> > Now, as I move on I would like to address the selection of new leadership
> > positions for the North American Region that will be opening very
> > Specifically, I would like to recommend to the region some changes in
> > advance of the coming selection process. I am proposing -- with their
> > awareness and consent -- that:
> > - Glenn leave his ALAC position and become a candidate for Chair of
> > NARALO
> > - Alan leave his Nominating Committee appointment on ALAC and be
> > selected by NARALO to take over the remainder of Glenn's term on ALAC
> > My rationale for this unusual
> > request is as follows. In what I have seen of Glenn's capabilities within
> > At-Large I believe that his talents -- which are extensive in the realms
> > outreach, inclusivity, an increasing community involvement -- are best
> > focused by leading NARALO than from within ALAC. In the case of Alan, as
> > you know he is Chair of ALAC, and he is phenomenal at the task. However,
> > is highly unlikely that the NomCom would choose him for a second straight
> > ALAC term
> > ; so
> > I am concerned ab
> > out
> > Alan's ability to be ALAC Chair for
> > multiple
> > term
> > s, which is hindered
> > by following the NomCom path.
> > The ALAC has benefited greatly from previous Chairs who have been able to
> > serve multiple terms and then also stay on long enough to mentor their
> > successor. I would like to give Alan the best possible opportunity to do
> > this.
> > So it is the combination of these two points -- NARALO's need for Glenn,
> > and the ALAC's need for stability and continuity through Alan -- that has
> > led me to suggest the above two changes, in addition to the various
> > placements that need to be addressed in the coming weeks.
> > It is my understanding that both Glenn and Alan are comfortable with the
> > above proposal, and that Garth has indicated that he does not intend to
> > stand again for Chair. So I ask for your support of them in advancing
> > changes, to supplement the regular leadership selection process that is
> > come. When the appropriate time comes I will be happy to make the
> > appropriate formal nominations.
> > ...
> > So it's à bientôt, but not au revoir. I'll still be involved in some
> > working groups, seeing through things I started, but not as Chair. I will
> > continue to represent my ALS -- which recently was rechartered under
> > Canada's new non-for-profit laws -- in calls, Skype and email to the
> > I am able. So you're not wholly rid of me.
> > Still, it's been a helluva run.
> > Thank you
> > for the opportunity to serve.
> > --
> > Evan Leibovitch
> > Toronto Canada
> > (until the end of the month)
> > Em: evan at telly dot org
> > Sk: evanleibovitch
> > Tw: el56
> > PS: If you'd like to keep a conversation about how to use the Internet
> > help refugees retrain, regroup and recover their lives, please stay in
> > touch. That's my life right now.
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