[Engagement-wg] ALAC Member and Liaison Position Description Under Revision - Comments Requested
As discussed by the ALAC and regional leaders in Sydney, work is
progressing on setting up policies to ensure active participation of
ALAC members as well as greater clarity regarding the time and other
obligations of members, as well as of liaisons from ALAC to other parts
This effort is intended to help those who are interested in being
candidates for these positions understand what is required, whether as
elected members from RALOs or as appointees to the ALAC from the
Nominating Committee; it also forms the foundation of how to evaluate
the performance of those serving in these positions.
There were two decisions that came out of the Sydney meeting:
1. At-Large needs a comprehensive Position Description for these
positions before a policy on how to enforce it can be drawn up.
2. ALAC should continue work on this as a committee-of-the-whole (that
is, the entire ALAC).
At the request of the Chair, ICANN staff were asked to draft an initial
Position Description ("PD"). It was reviewed at the ExCom meeting of 28
July 2009, (following some significant discussion on various lists).
Three changes were made:
1. A change was made to ensure that the PD was aligned with the
recommendations of the ALAC Review Report as accepted by the ICANN Board.
2. A section on recommendation to the Nominating Committee was removed.
3. Sections were numbered to make it easier to comment on particular parts.
The revised PD can be found at
The PD has been open for ALAC comments for two weeks. Those made to date
may be seen on the page above.
We've been asked to ask the community for comments at this time. Please
review this document and add comments at the bottom. This is easily done
by clicking the 'Comment' button at the top of the page. To make sure
that everyone is commenting on the same document, PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE
THE PD ITSELF, even if you have editing rights.
If you agree with someone else's comments, do feel free to say so. If
you disagree with any of the original text or someone else's comments,
you are also invited to note your disagreement..
Please note that this document is the Draft Position Description, not
the policy on how it will be enforced, as that is being drafted as a
We will be providing a translation of the draft PD shortly. This will be
announced as soon as it is available.
*ICANN At-Large Staff*
Nick Ashton-Hart, Heidi Ullrich, Matthias Langenegger, Gisella Gruber-White
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