[council] [Ext] Re: Please read: GNSO Council Strategic Planning Session

Marika Konings marika.konings at icann.org
Sun Jan 28 05:14:08 UTC 2018

All, please note that one additional document has been added for day 3 (2018 project timing planning). Please make sure to review this document as well as the other required readings.

Safe travels!


From: Heather Forrest <haforrestesq at gmail.com>
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 16:05
To: Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>
Cc: "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: [Ext] Re: [council] Please read: GNSO Council Strategic Planning Session


Please indulge me as I turn on law professor mode here.

The leadership team is fully convinced that in order to reach the desired outcomes of our 3 days together next week, advanced reading/preparation is essential. We three commit to full preparation to lead by example, and we hope that this inspires you to do the same. The ultimate goal is to reach a common understanding of what our governance documents say and what expectations they have of us as individuals and a group - incomplete recollections from having read the documents a long time ago, or having read only parts of documents and not the whole, or assumptions about what the documents say based on what you've heard are not going to get us there. So, long time ICANNers and newbies alike, let's seize the opportunity to become experts in our own procedures; I'm confident this will pay dividends down the road in allowing us to focus on the substance of issues without getting bogged down in procedural questions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few days, best wishes for safe travels and speedy jet lag recovery,


On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 8:13 AM, Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org<mailto:marika.konings at icann.org>> wrote:
Sending on behalf of the Council Leadership


Please find attached two versions of the Agenda for our Strategic Planning Session to be conducted next week in Los Angeles. One is a simple version of the agenda that gives you a good overview of the three days, while the detailed agenda provides you with more information about the goals/objectives for each session along with required reading.

The required reading is an important part of your preparation for the three days and we sincerely hope that you will take the time to either refresh your memory of a number of the documents or make yourself familiar with them for the first time. It is our hope that as we work through the agenda and discuss the relevance and importance of these documents it will provide us all with a working understanding of how they apply in our work as the GNSO Council.

In order to assist you in this regard, a Google drive has been created that contains all the materials that are required to be reviewed and read prior to the meeting, as well a number of documents that provide additional background information but which are of an optional nature (Please see here[drive.google.com]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__drive.google.com_drive_u_1_folders_1BZtK5S4pC1Fx9hkieNS5Nm1WwPvM1-2DyF&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=7_PQAir-9nJQ2uB2cWiTDDDo5Hfy5HL9rSTe65iXLVM&m=vRbPPPhiT9LICwvRFePxeBogasFA95ei2MNMEx_mdqo&s=G2S-qYHjRCsbrprVhJhtzPqhOtrxIcJdHv0bL-B6bfI&e=>). The detailed agenda identifies the documents that will be relevant to each day.

Please make sure to take the time to review at a minimum the required documents as it will be imperative to have a common understanding and background with regards to the topics under discussion.

Logistical information:

In addition, the agenda and practical information regarding the meeting and location can be found in the General Information folder (please see here[drive.google.com]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__drive.google.com_drive_u_1_folders_1z0aKG5A4p4mMLOlnsK-2DkK3ZJbfT4CEpW&d=DwMFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=7_PQAir-9nJQ2uB2cWiTDDDo5Hfy5HL9rSTe65iXLVM&m=vRbPPPhiT9LICwvRFePxeBogasFA95ei2MNMEx_mdqo&s=ciWB3cJMB85mdyvuNd2ssb41GKiKOHQg_1rd8viX1yE&e=>).

Look forward to seeing you all next week and don't hesitate to ask any questions.

Heather, Donna & Rafik

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