[NCSG-PC] [council] Supporting Document for November Council Meeting Agenda Item 4: Revised GNSO Councilor Job Description for the Nominating Committee

Steve Chan steve.chan at icann.org
Wed Nov 17 23:45:48 EET 2021

Dear Stephanie,

It took me a moment to see what you were suggesting, as I saw no redlines. I’ve since seen your comment in the Word doc and thought it might be helpful to make clear what specific change you are suggesting. For the first sentence under Job Description:

  *   As currently shared: The NomCom is seeking accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence with experience in the multistakeholder policymaking process and within the GNSO community.

  *   Suggested change, which reverts to previous language: The NomCom is seeking accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence with an interest in the multistakeholder policymaking process.

I have tried to highlight the difference between the two versions by bolding the relevant elements, and hope Councilors find this helpful.


From: council <council-bounces at gnso.icann.org> on behalf of Stephanie E Perrin via council <council at gnso.icann.org>
Reply-To: Stephanie E Perrin <stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca>
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10:02 AM
To: "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>
Cc: NCSG PC <ncsg-pc at lists.ncsg.is>
Subject: Re: [council] Supporting Document for November Council Meeting Agenda Item 4: Revised GNSO Councilor Job Description for the Nominating Committee

Thanks for your hard work on this job description.  NCSG has had a brief discussion on this topic, and believes that we have taken a slight wrong turn in some of the revisions.  We believe that it is important for Nomcom to seek fresh eyes and talent for the Nomcom representatives on Council.  The job description should therefore not insist, as this new version does, on the importance of experience.  Understanding of the role of the GNSO, certainly, but experience in the ICANN MS model and its structures is certainly NOT necessary or even desireable.  WE want fresh eyes, different experience and ideas that can help us improve.

There is obviously an issue if former Councillors start to apply for a Nomcom seat on Council when their terms are up, in terms of upsetting the balance of stakeholder group/constituency representation.  We are not looking for a prohibition of Councillors coming back as Nomcom, just to remove the emphasis on previous GNSO/ICANN experience.

I hope that I have expressed the views of my SG adequately in these comments and the attached markup, and suggest we have a thorough discussion of this topic in our meeting this week.

Stephanie Perrin
On 2021-11-15 8:00 p.m., Steve Chan via council wrote:
Dear Councilors,

On behalf of the small team (Flip Petillion, Mark Datysgeld, Maxim Alzoba, Olga Cavalli, and Tomslin Samme-Nlar) that worked on the revised NomCom job description, please find their proposed final draft attached in both redline and clean. This version attempts to take into account the initial edits proposed initially by the previous Council leadership team, discussion both on list and during the previous Council call, as well as subsequent email dialogue amongst the small team.


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