[council] Your input requested: MSSI trends and cocktails to replace GNSO Council dinner at ICANN62?

Stephanie Perrin stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Fri May 4 14:31:43 UTC 2018



On 2018-05-04 03:58, Tatiana Tropina wrote:
> Dear Heather, dear all,
> Excellent idea. I am very much in favour of replacing the Council 
> dinner with this exercise/meeting.
> Cheers,
> Tanya
> On Fri 4. May 2018 at 09:19, Heather Forrest <haforrestesq at gmail.com 
> <mailto:haforrestesq at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     *
>     Dear Council colleagues,
>     As we work towards finalising the ICANN62 GNSO schedule, Council
>     leadership has been thinking creatively with ICANN staff to find
>     an opportunity for the GNSO Council to undertake the “trends
>     exercise” conducted by Theresa Swinehart’s team (MSSI). This
>     exercise is intended to be an input to ICANN’s next strategic
>     plan. Donna and I had an opportunity to participate in a similar
>     exercise during the SO/AC Chairs’ workshop held prior to the start
>     of ICANN61 and found it to be an interesting exercise. We think it
>     is useful to capture the particular perspective of the GNSO
>     Council as manager of the GNSO PDP in this trends exercise as a
>     complement to the inputs of the various SGs and Cs and consistent
>     with our discussions at the Strategic Planning Session back in
>     January. ICANN62 offers the best timing for us to do this before
>     Theresa’s team finalises its data gathering and contributes this
>     to ICANN Org for strategic plan development.
>     At the same time, we are mindful of the limited time available to
>     us during a policy forum meeting and we have taken the general
>     approach so far in drafting the ICANN62 schedule of prioritising
>     PDP time over Council meetings. We therefore seek your input on
>     the idea of conducting the “trends exercise” as the Council over
>     cocktails on the Wednesday evening from 18:30-19:30. This would
>     replace the traditional Council dinner, free up the remainder of
>     an evening for any other plans and experiment a new format, but
>     would still offer us an opportunity to get together informally
>     over drinks and canapes, enjoy each other’s company, while
>     contributing our unique perspective to the “trends” that have been
>     identified by other parts of the community to date.
>     Please contribute your thoughts on this idea of getting together
>     on Wednesday evening (ie, the evening after the GNSO Council
>     meeting) over cocktails, in lieu of the traditional Council dinner.
>     Best wishes,
>     Heather Forrest
>     Donna Austin
>     Rafik Dammak
>     *
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