[gnso-rpm-wg] Mark Your Calendars: First organizational call for RPM WG set for April 21

Susan Kawaguchi susank at fb.com
Fri Apr 8 18:14:21 UTC 2016

I would like to nominate Phil Corwin as Chair of this PDP WG.   I have known Phil for several years and worked closely with him in the Business Constituency since we are both GNSO councilors.  He works hard, is very engaged and committed to all the work at ICANN. He has chaired the IGO/NGO working group and spent many hours working on multiple working groups.

Phil’s experience with RPM’s would make him an excellent chair for this working group.

I am hoping you will all consider him for Chair.
Susan Kawaguchi
Domain Name Manager
Facebook Legal Dept.

From: <gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org>> on behalf of Mary Wong via gnso-rpm-wg <gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>>
Reply-To: Mary Wong <mary.wong at icann.org<mailto:mary.wong at icann.org>>
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:23 PM
To: "gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>" <gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>>
Subject: Re: [gnso-rpm-wg] Mark Your Calendars: First organizational call for RPM WG set for April 21

Dear Working Group members,

Following up on Phil’s (our interim Chair and GNSO Council liaison) note below, we’d like to continue to welcome all participants to our Working Group, especially those that may have signed up most recently.

As Phil has mentioned, there are several preparatory matters that we request you attend to, prior to our first meeting on 21 April:

1. Review the Background Materials to familiarize yourself with the context for our work: https://community.icann.org/x/4SWAAw<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__community.icann.org_x_4SWAAw&d=CwMGaQ&c=5VD0RTtNlTh3ycd41b3MUw&r=gvEx8xF7ynrYQ7wShqEr-w&m=QGSTQjuzWhzhthcsRMnK39EcAMIWeFB1c35QKpXl85A&s=bUMChl3r9Vwvd5ZfsXPVXN6WFJUkNunO2X2HwPpA8dQ&e=>.

  *   These are the documents on which our Working Group Charter – which is essentially the authoritative document that sets out the full scope of this Policy Development Process – is based. As such, we recommend that you also review the Charter, which can be found here:https://community.icann.org/x/2CWAAw<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__community.icann.org_x_2CWAAw&d=CwMGaQ&c=5VD0RTtNlTh3ycd41b3MUw&r=gvEx8xF7ynrYQ7wShqEr-w&m=QGSTQjuzWhzhthcsRMnK39EcAMIWeFB1c35QKpXl85A&s=dcg48lDq2fJPspsRRjnMM1EryvGfGlp5oVm_vbUtZSc&e=>.

2. Consider the recommendation to have two or more co- or vice-chairs, and consider also nominating someone for a chair/co-chair/vice-chair position.

  *   Phil has already noted the reasons for either having a chair, assisted by one or more vice-chairs, or having several co-chairs for this Working Group. Where nominations are concerned, you may find it helpful to consider nominating a person(s) who you believe has the experience and skills to manage a large Working Group that will be working on complex (and possibly contentious) issues in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder bottom-up policy environment. To add to Phil’s notes, including the importance of a neutral Chair, the GNSO’s Working Group Guidelines provide that the purpose of a Chair is to manage the entire Working Group process (e.g. call meetings, preside over deliberations, and ultimately designate the appropriate consensus levels attained by all of the Groups final recommendations). A Chair is also expected to continually assess whether the Working Group has sufficiently broad representation and enforce ICANN’s Expected Standards of Behavior.

If you would like to nominate (including self-nominate) a Working Group member for a chair, co-chair or vice-chair position, please do so via email to this mailing list prior to the 21 April meeting. This will allow the Working Group to discuss and hopefully select its leadership at or shortly following that meeting, which would in turn facilitate the work of the group.

Thanks and cheers

Mary Wong
Senior Policy Director
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Email: mary.wong at icann.org<mailto:mary.wong at icann.org>
Telephone: +1-603-5744889

From: <gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org>> on behalf of Phil Corwin via gnso-rpm-wg <gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>>
Reply-To: Phil Corwin <psc at vlaw-dc.com<mailto:psc at vlaw-dc.com>>
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 19:02
To: "gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>" <gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org<mailto:gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>>
Subject: [gnso-rpm-wg] Mark Your Calendars: First organizational call for RPM WG set for April 21

Dear Members of the RPM Review WG:

As Interim Chair, I am pleased to announce that our initial WG organizational call has been scheduled for 1500-1600 UTC on Thursday, April 21st. You will be receiving a calendar invitation as the date draws closer, along with Adobe Chat and dial-in information.

Please note that this date and time is not indicative of the scheduling of future WG calls. So far, 113 individuals have signed up to be Members of this WG, and their domiciles are broadly distributed around the globe. Therefore, it is likely that the WG will adopt a staggered, rotating meeting schedule to more evenly distribute the inconvenience of calls scheduled outside of normal working hours.

In preparation for the initial call, I invite you to review background materials that are being posted to the WG’s wiki space, which can be found at https://community.icann.org/x/4SWAAw<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__community.icann.org_x_4SWAAw&d=CwMGaQ&c=5VD0RTtNlTh3ycd41b3MUw&r=gvEx8xF7ynrYQ7wShqEr-w&m=QGSTQjuzWhzhthcsRMnK39EcAMIWeFB1c35QKpXl85A&s=bUMChl3r9Vwvd5ZfsXPVXN6WFJUkNunO2X2HwPpA8dQ&e=>.

A proposed agenda for the meeting will be posted in closer proximity to April 21.

Given the size of the WG, the complexity of the issues it will address, and the divergent views and interests raised by some of those issues, it is possible that the administrative task of managing its workflow will be performed by a Chair and several Vice-Chairs, or by several coequal Co-chairs. In this regard -- and while I hope to have your support to serve in one of those leadership  positions going forward -- other WG members should start to consider whether they also wish to serve in a management leader role. Chairs (of whatever title) should expect to be involved in discussions of WG issue management among themselves and with Policy support staff that are in addition to the regularly scheduled WG calls, so there is an extra time commitment involved. While Chairs may step out of their official roles and advocate specific positions, their management of the WG’s effort must be neutral and even-handed.

Finally, and again given the large number of volunteers who are willing to contribute to this effort, I request that all WG members refrain from posting substantive comments and materials to the email list at this time and confine their postings between now and April 21 to questions and comments regarding our initial organizational efforts.

Thank you and best regards,
Philip S. Corwin
Interim Chair

Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
Virtualaw LLC
1155 F Street, NW
Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20004

Twitter: @VlawDC

"Luck is the residue of design" -- Branch Rickey

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