[council] Re: [council] GNSO Council - Looking ahead from ICANN 45

Wolf-Ulrich.Knoben at t-online.de Wolf-Ulrich.Knoben at t-online.de
Fri Oct 26 07:28:18 UTC 2012

Dear Maria,

please find an appropriate link here:

Best regards


-----Original Message-----
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:52:04 +0200
Subject: Re: [council] GNSO Council - Looking ahead from ICANN 45
From: Maria Farrell <maria.farrell at gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Robinson <jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com>

Dear Jonathan,

Many thanks to you for this warm welcome. I'm really thrilled to
be joining the Council on behalf of the NCSG. 

Oddly enough, when I was on staff some years ago as GNSO Policy
Officer, Glen and I prepared the first formal inductions for new
councillors. Back then we focused a lot on then-current substantive
policy issues. 

But now, at least as steep a learning curve is the many processes and
procedures that have been developed. To be effective councillors, I
think us new people could probably do with equal guidance on the
'how' of policy as well as the 'what'. 

In that vein, can I ask for a link to the operating procedures to be

All the best, Maria

On 25 October 2012 11:53, Jonathan Robinson
<jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com [1]> wrote:

	Dear GNSO Councillors,


	It’s a week since ICANN 45 in Toronto and I would like to take the
opportunity to personally update you with a little progress and the
development of my thinking in the interim. 


	Together with the Vice Chairs, we took advantage of being in Toronto
to meet with the GNSO Policy staff and secretariat.  The objective was
to discuss and understand key practical interactions and ways of
working together to ensure smooth operational functioning of the
Council.  We met for a little over an hour, had a productive, open
discussion and I believe we are all off to a good start. 


	As we commence working together as a “new” council and begin the
terms of our incoming Councillors, I am very keen to extend a very
warm welcome to all those who joined us in Toronto.  More than that,
I’d like to make sure we give the incoming Councillors a proper
introduction to and induction onto the Council.  With this in mind,
I’ll be writing to them in order to set up at least one meeting.  If,
from your own experience of joining or working on the Council, you
think that there are specific imprtant areas we should cover in an
induction, please don’t hesitate to let me know. 


	During the course of the election process, we touched on key areas
that needed on going, renewed or new attention and I’d like to mention
these.  I think of them as strategic priorities and my list is as


	1.       Work load management and prioritisation

	2.       Internal relations and effective working of the Council 

	3.       External relations and effective representation of the


	 I am sure most of you will think of other areas that you may wish to
see on this list.  In any case, I look forward to expanding on points
1-3 above with some practical initiatives.  In the meantime, and
indeed for the whole of my term as chair of the Council, I will
welcome any constructive input and feedback from you. 


	As discussed at various points, my overarching objective is to work
with you, the groups you represent and the relevant ICANN staff to
ensure that the GNSO Council is effective, seen to be effective and
that our work is appreciated and respected. 


	Best wishes,







[1] mailto:jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com

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