[council] FW: Invitation - RSVP - ICANN Leadership Program (LP) 2019 - deadline Wednesday 7 November

Marika Konings marika.konings at icann.org
Tue Nov 6 12:15:56 UTC 2018

Dear All,

Please see below the invitation for candidates to participate in the ICANN Leadership Program which is scheduled to take place 7-8 March 2019, two days prior to the official start of ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan. One seat is reserved for the GNSO Council (SG/Cs have been invited to put forward candidates separately). If you are interested, please state your interest on the Council mailing list by Wednesday 7 November at the latest (apologies for the short deadline). Should there be more than one candidate, the Council leadership team will decide how to proceed.



From: Public Responsibility Support <prs at icann.org>
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 4:27 PM
To: Heather Forrest <haforrestesq at gmail.com>
Cc: Ergys Ramaj <ergys.ramaj at icann.org>, "info at hoferichter.eu" <info at hoferichter.eu>, Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>
Subject: Invitation - RSVP - ICANN Leadership Program (LP) 2019

Dear Heather,

The ICANN Academy Leadership Program (LP) during the ICANN61 Meeting in Puerto Rico<https://community.icann.org/display/LTP/2018+Leadership+Program> was another success and we are now preparing the 6th edition that is scheduled to take place 7-8 March 2019, two days prior to the official start of ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan.

For this program, one (1) seat is reserved for a representative from the GNSO Council. The program is designed for current and incoming leaders, helping to increase understanding of the complexity of ICANN and to develop facilitation skills, as well as building a network with other leaders. We are aware that understanding ICANN as an organization, the topics discussed within ICANN, and interaction within other stakeholder groups can be  challenging for incoming leaders, but sometimes also for experienced leaders. ICANN and the community are making considerable efforts in order to help incoming leaders have a good start to their terms and to provide current leaders the opportunity to strengthen their leadership and facilitation skills. Opportunities for Leadership Program participants include the following:

  *   Meet leaders from the other SOs/ACs and get an insight of the functionality and issues in other groups
  *   Discuss current  ICANN topics in an in-depth manner
  *   Deepen the understanding of key ICANN processes
  *   Develop facilitation and leadership skills, focused personal effectiveness to run meetings and foster processes

A preliminary program is attached to this email. Kindly note that this is subject to change.
Accommodation for participants will be covered between Wednesday and Thursday, 6-7 March 2019, and participants will receive a stipend. Please note that flights will NOT be covered under this program, as incoming and current leaders are normally covered by the regular ICANN travel support. Please ensure that the leaders you select are being covered by ICANN Travel Support for their flights to Kobe for ICANN64.

We would like to ask you to identify one incoming or current leader from your stakeholder group who is interested and available to participate in this program. We recommend that you also identify an alternate candidate. Kindly forward us the names and email addresses of the endorsed individuals no later than Thursday, 8 November 2018, and ask them to register here<https://goo.gl/forms/HAInCnPEwsYRxKFs2> by 23:59 UTC on 8 November as well.

We hope this program will meet the needs of your community. All participants will be encouraged to partake in an open exchange of their views, as this will help facilitate cross-constituency collaboration during their terms.

We are very happy to answer any questions you may have on this exciting LP and look forward to having your group’s participants confirmed.

Kind regards,
Sandra Hoferichter, Chair of the ICANN Academy Working Group
Ergys Ramaj, VP, Public Responsibility Support

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