[Alac-sc-outreach] [ALAC] Fwd: [ICANN60_Onboarding] Call for ICANN61 Nominations

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Thu Nov 23 15:10:46 UTC 2017

Hello all,

on the process to select mentors/mentees.

On 22/11/2017 00:01, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
>     ALAC Selection Committee?
> SO: I think this group are used to reviewing and selecting such
> non-RALO centric positions and may be in a better place to perform
> this task. 
> Overall my suggestion is to push this to the ASC.

Recognising it was an excellent idea I shared this with the ALT
yesterday and this idea has received support.

Today I had a call with Beran Dondeh Gillen, one of this past year's
Mentees. She, along with Isaac Maposa, were mentored by Dev Anand
Teelucksingh and put together a proposal for a follow-up to the
mentoring program. This proposal was that in the next cycle, five people
from At-Large should be mentored, one from each RALO.

With the news that only 1 mentee & 1 mentor would be funded,
specifically in the lead up to the next ICANN meeting, with 1 other
mentee that  would need to be funded by other means, the concept of
having 5 mentees sounded as though not possible. Heidi asked Ergys Ramaj
about having 5 mentees funded, one for each region. That was
categorically refused as there isn't the funding to do this, this year.

So Beran suggested a version of the proposed plan:

- 5 mentees, to be proposed by each RALO, but actually selected, one per
region, by the ALAC Selection Committee.
- 1 mentor selected from a slate of applicants, by the ALAC Selection

The mentor starts mentoring all 5 mentees through a set of calls
throughout the year, with the 5 mentees. The mentor travels to each of
the ICANN meetings in the year.
With 3 ICANN meetings in a year, 2 mentees go to March meeting. 2
mentees go to June meeting. 1 mentee goes to AGM in November. Thus, all
5 mentees have had a chance to attend one funded ICANN meeting. This
means there is actually a shortfall of only 2 travel slots, one at the
March meeting and one at the June meeting. As the focus for mentoring is
about policy, one slot for each of these two meetings could be a
discretionary slot current available for a policy person to take part in
the meeting.

This is just a simple proposal - Feedback/Comments welcome as soon as
possible! We need to have finalised a process by the end of this week.

Kindest regards,

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