[council] Strategic Planning Session 2019

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Thu May 31 09:07:01 UTC 2018

Thanks Heather

Did we already agree on dates, or was that left open?

I suspect there will be several changes in faces on Council before the end of the year, as several of us are either up for re-election or are term limited.



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From: council <council-bounces at gnso.icann.org> on behalf of Heather Forrest <haforrestesq at gmail.com>
Date: Thursday 31 May 2018 at 07:31
To: GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: [council] Strategic Planning Session 2019

Dear Council colleagues,

I write with some welcome good news, for the GNSO generally and next year's GNSO Council in particular.

I have just received notice that our Additional Budget Request for holding a Strategic Planning Session in 2019 has been approved. You may recall that the request built in flexibility as to a 2 or 3 day schedule, in view of the FY19 budget and the 2018 SPS schedule (taking into account that the day we had on Bylaws review was a one-off). From our request, I understand that ICANN org has recommended that the Board approve a full 2-day face-to-face meeting of the Council, to be held separately from an ICANN Public Meeting. I also understand that the ABR process was highly competitive, with 55 applications received, and that most requests were scaled back to some degree. I personally believe we've done well here to get the 2 full days, and I'm confident that the next Council leadership team and Council can make good use of this to continue the professionalisation and learning process.

We have too much on our collective plates right now to begin planning, but I would suggest that Rafik, Donna and I give some preliminary thought to the logistics as our term ends, to hand over to the 2018-19 Council when it is seated in Barcelona.

Best wishes,

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