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At-Large Director Appointment Process

8 October 2009

Description: In its meeting of 27th August 2009, the ICANN Board of Directors unanimously resolved as follows:

'IT IS RESOLVED THAT the recommendation of the BRWG to add one voting director appointed from the At-Large Community to the ICANN Board of Directors, and removing the present ALAC Liaison to the Board, is approved in principle for implementation. Staff is directed to identify all steps required to achieve the implementation of this principle, after issuing of the BRWG Final Report.'

The proposal that one or more voting Director seats on the ICANN Board should be selected by the At-Large community is a recommendation of the recently-completed At-Large Independent Review process. The other recommendations in the Final Report of the Board's At-Large Review Working Group were approved by the Board during their meeting at the Sydney ICANN meeting in June.

As referenced in the final part of the resolution, the next step in the implementation of the resolution will be the presentation at the Seoul meeting of the full report of the BRWG (Board Review Working Group), as this element of change of the Board is a part of the broader Board review process.

In the meantime, the At-Large community's ALAC has resolved upon drawing up a process to submit to the Structural Improvements Committee of the Board at the Seoul ICANN Meeting. This section is for development of ideas and a draft process to that end.

Audio: English

Transcription: English

Reference Material: NomCom Director Requirements 2009

1. Introduction: Welcome, Purpose and Proces of Call (Cheryl Langdon Orr) - 5 min

a. Welcome

b. Purpose of Call
This call is an initial opportunity for the At-Large Community to to discuss the issue of the At-Large Director Appointment Process in preparation for the meeting of the ALAC and the SIC at the Seoul Meeting. The ALAC/SIC meeting will focus on matters of implementation of outcomes from the ALAC Review. The At-Large Director Appointment process is one of the key issues resulting from the ALAC Review and will require considerable Community input and discussion. This call will review initial thinking, including a draft NARALO proposal, and begin an inter and intra regional dialogue.

c. Process of Call
i. The length of the call will be 90 minutes. A 30 minute extension to the call will be optioned by mutual consent of those on the call if required.
ii. An Adobe Connect Chatroom will be utilized during the call.
iii. Regional input/comment will then be called for on the Agenda otems below. The order will be alphabetical order by RALO: AFRALO, APRALO, EURALO, LACRALO, NARALO (at the discretion of the Chair). Each RALO will have 3-5 minutes speaking time on any matter.
iv. Comments from the Members of the SIC and ALAC Review Committee

2. Review and Discussion of Current Draft Procedure for Appointment of a Director by At-Large (NARALO leadership) - 15 min - click here for draft NARALO proposal

Input and comment will be called for using the Adobe Connect room. The order will be rotated to ensure all regional and individual input is collected and offered for discussion (including within the Adobe Connect chat space) to allow for all participants to have ample and equitable opportunity to comment and contribute. Time limits will be placed on speakers reflecting the number of speakers wishing to address matters at any given time.

3. Consideration and Discussion of Matters Posted in the Ideas for Consideration Page - 15-20 mins

Speaker order and time limits will apply (see notes at Agenda Item 3 above)

4. Consideration and Discussion of Matters Legal Questions - 15-20 mins

Speaker order and time limits will apply (see notes at Agenda Item 3 above)

5. Consideration and Discussion of Draft Candidate Criteria - 15 - 20 mins

Speaker order and time limits will apply (see notes at Agenda Item 3 above)

6. Next Steps: Seoul ALAC/SIC Meeting and Beyond - 10-15 mins

Final comments from Regional representatives and Members of the SIC and ALAC Review Committee

Questions About Legal or Other Issues - use this page to ask questions about other issues which you think may impact upon the development of the process. The Staff will ensure they get transmitted to the right staff person to get the answers.

Draft Candidate Requirements - This page is to develop the requirements for seeking election to the At-Large selected Director position.