[council] GNSO Council meet and greet?

Stéphane Van Gelder stephane.vangelder at indom.com
Wed Sep 16 16:45:29 UTC 2009

I fully support the initiative (obviously).
I agree with Kristina that the morning session should not be recorded if we
want people to be honest.
I am OK with keeping these as closed Council sessions. The idea here is to
get some friendly interaction and discussion going within the Council. I do
however believe that it may be good to allow constituency officers as well.


Le 16/09/09 15:23, « Rosette, Kristina » <krosette at cov.com> a écrit :

> I would support both sessions on the condition that both are closed and
> participation is limited to Councilors and relevant staff.  (I wouldn't
> necessarily object to including Constituency officers.)
> I also believe the morning session should be neither recorded nor transcribed.
> Neither is conducive to the level of candor that the productivity of the
> session requires.
> Having the sessions be open seems likely to decrease their utility.
> Kristina Rosette 
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> All,
> As most of you will remember, on behalf of the registrars, I suggested on the
> recent GNSO Council call that we should try to create a number (two) fora in
> which we could get together and interact on a social and informal level,
> especially in light of the introduction of new Councillors.
> I am not sure how much detail is required but here are my previous suggestions
> that I sent Glen previously.
> I think we should do two events.
> The first would be to create an agenda item on the Saturday morning where we
> could simply go around the room and introduce ourselves and discuss openly any
> areas of concern - specifically to do with the Council itself (points of view,
> voting etc). I know the registrars for example would say that they are a
> little sick and tired of being pigeonholed simply because they have commercial
> interests. I'm sure other groups would have pet hates too.
> Secondly I think we should have a social gathering on the Saturday evening
> (perhaps just a few pre-dinner drinks if the budget doesn't allow too much)
> where GNSO Councillors both new and old and ICANN staff (those that interact
> regularly with the Council perhaps) can gather once again for the purpose of
> getting to know new members better and, more importantly, for each
> Constituency (Stakeholder Group) be able to convey their distinct and perhaps
> unique perspectives on the Council and the issues that are before us. That
> said, it is a social event. It is more about getting to know the personalities
> that make up the GNSO Council.
> I believe that we would need a show of support for these ideas in order for
> this to happen.
> Can I please get your ideas/ thoughts/ suggestions or support to the list
> please?
> Thanks.
> Adrian Kinderis

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