[bc-gnso] Announcing that the BC will meet with the 2013 Nominating Committee members and Chair/Chair-Elect in Toronto - date and time to be confirmed/Background Reports for Nominating Committees - 2011, 2010, 2009 [2012 will be available soon]

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 30 19:59:42 UTC 2012

 Dear BC Members
The BC will meet with the 2013 Nominating Committee Chair, Chair-Elect, and our own appointees, and hopefully other members of the 2013 NC in Toronto.
We are finalizing time slots, but at present, it appears that Monday, during our lunch time session, or Wednesday, during our lunchtime session are the available time slotsfor our full BC members. We will try to confirm one of these asap. In any case, if that does not work, we will work out a different time to interact with the full BC attendance. 
In the meantime, we all have homework to do on this important topic.  
For some of our BC members, the NC is perhaps a new item for discussion, so I'll suggest that we use our list to exchange views and perspectives and share information.
We are very fortunate that we have several current BC members with past experience on the NC, including:
Mike RobertsPhil LodicoMarilyn CadeWaudo SigangaSarah Deutsch[apologies if I have missed anyone]*Some other NC reps no longer are BC members due to having made job changes - Graham Forsyth and Chris Martin, as examples. Another BC rep has retired and declined my efforts to recruit him as 'emeritus' participant. :-) 
Some of our members are relatively new, and I thought that you might want to have some discussion on a few background items: Possible exchange of view topics: 
What does the NomCom do? Why is it important? Who appoints the Chair? What reforms were instituted based on its last Review? Did the ATRT affect the NomCom and if so, how? Have those improvements been put in place?  What criteria should the NomCom apply for selection of its appointees? Why? What transparency and accountability mechanisms guide the NomCom's work? 
The BC has just announced its two participants in the 2013 Nominating Committee.  While they will carry participation inside the NC, all BC members should be aware of and concernedabout the Nominating Committee's functions.   I hope we can demystify what it is, and why it is  important to understand for our broader BC membership.  Appointees to the NC do not represent a Constituency, but work independently, once appointed. This is a hard, and responsible role for all appointees.  
The Nominating Committee carries a high degree of responsibility, but at present is still working to implement the recommendations of the ATRT. 
I want to call all BC members attention to critically important background about past NC reports and bylaw and code of conduct.
information about the Nominating Committee -- see below. 
The 2012 Report is not available, but I have assurances from the 2012 Chair of the NC that it willbe available shortly. I will be sure it is posted to the full BC at that time. 
While the following are 'required' reading for our two appointees, some of the rest of us will be interested, so I am sharing with all. 
Other Background Materials: 
 2011 Report
 2010 Report
 2009 Report 

 In addition to the Bylaws and reports listed above, the following documents are reviewed and updated as necessary for each NomCom and may also be useful information.  

 Nominating Committee Procedures
 Nominating Committee Guidelines

Nominating Committee Code of Conduct
Thanks for your ongoing participation in the BC and your participation in the ICANN governance issues.  ICANN governance improvements strengthen the BC's ability to encourage others from business to support and engage in ICANN and to participate in the BC. 
Marilyn Cade, BC Chair

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