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Chris Keating-2
Dear Wikimedia friends,

**Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**

This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select two
members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.

We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the WMF
board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call for
candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists,
village pumps, and blogs.

*Role of WMF Board members*

The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight
of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in
detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member

Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the
Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic and
governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though
fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a
significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in
California or worldwide.

*Nominations and selection process*

Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations

If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one of
the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.

Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be
entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by a
statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may
accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.

The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016

There is also a selection FAQ here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ

 Many thanks,

Chris Keating
Lorenzo Losa
Lane Rasberry
- Election Facilitators
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[Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

Chris Keating-2
Dear Wikimedia friends,

**Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**

This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select two members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.

We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the WMF board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call for candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists, village pumps, and blogs.

*Role of WMF Board members*

The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member

Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic and governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in California or worldwide.

*Nominations and selection process*

Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations

If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one of the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.

Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by a statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.

The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:


 Many thanks,

Chris Keating
Lorenzo Losa
Lane Rasberry
- Election Facilitators


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

metasj
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Dear Chris and all,

What sorts of candidates are you looking for?  How are you directing your
search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be good
candidates?  What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a Trustee
needs, or that would be effective on the Board?

The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is also
extremely generic.  Given the current difficulties around strategy &
governance, more detail seems called for.

Warmly,
Sam

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Dear Wikimedia friends,
>
> **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
>
> This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select two
> members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
>
> We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the WMF
> board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call for
> candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists,
> village pumps, and blogs.
>
> *Role of WMF Board members*
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight
> of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in
> detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
>
> Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the
> Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic and
> governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though
> fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a
> significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in
> California or worldwide.
>
> *Nominations and selection process*
>
> Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
>
> If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one of
> the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
>
> Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be
> entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by a
> statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may
> accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.
>
> The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016
>
> There is also a selection FAQ here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ
>
>  Many thanks,
>
> Chris Keating
> Lorenzo Losa
> Lane Rasberry
> - Election Facilitators
> _______________________________________________
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> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines
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> --
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

Lane Rasberry
SJ,

Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request
nominations?

There are two criteria for nominations - one is that their name has to be
posted on the nomination page, and the other is that a Wikimedia chapter
has to support their nomination.
<
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
>

Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they would
nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want.

Going into more detail - the traditional duties of a board member are that
they approve the annual budget and oversee an organization's executive
director. That could mean anything, but such as it is, this is the role
description.

The election belongs to the chapters. My request would be that anyone get
chapters engaged in any way possible, from discussing nominations, to
talking now about what kind of person they would elect, to planning
questions to ask before and during the election, and to plan how to choose
how each organizations vote will be cast in such a way that it reflects the
desire of chapter members.

All Wikimedia chapters are encouraged to request the involvement of all
other Wikimedia chapters in this election. 2 of 10 seats of the board of
trustees will be chosen.

Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed in
wiki style.

yours,



On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Samuel Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Chris and all,
>
> What sorts of candidates are you looking for?  How are you directing your
> search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be good
> candidates?  What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a Trustee
> needs, or that would be effective on the Board?
>
> The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is also
> extremely generic.  Given the current difficulties around strategy &
> governance, more detail seems called for.
>
> Warmly,
> Sam
>
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > Dear Wikimedia friends,
> >
> > **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
> >
> > This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select
> two
> > members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
> >
> > We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the
> WMF
> > board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call for
> > candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists,
> > village pumps, and blogs.
> >
> > *Role of WMF Board members*
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight
> > of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in
> > detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
> >
> > Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the
> > Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic
> and
> > governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though
> > fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a
> > significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in
> > California or worldwide.
> >
> > *Nominations and selection process*
> >
> > Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> >
> > If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one
> of
> > the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
> >
> > Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be
> > entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by
> a
> > statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may
> > accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.
> >
> > The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016
> >
> > There is also a selection FAQ here:
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ
> >
> >  Many thanks,
> >
> > Chris Keating
> > Lorenzo Losa
> > Lane Rasberry
> > - Election Facilitators
> > _______________________________________________
> > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines
> > New messages to: [hidden email]
> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> > <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
> >
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> 4266
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

Risker
Hmm, Lane, I think you may be missing SJ's point.  He's asking what the
group that is going to select candidates has put on its wishlist for
candidates.  What skills are they seeking?  Are they looking for a certain
geographic representation?  The "traditional duties of a board member" that
you have described aren't even in line with the duties of a WMF board
member (WMF has greater duties and responsibilities); but that isn't what
SJ is asking either.  He's asking about what kind of candidates chapters
are looking for.

Are they looking for someone with a track record within the movement?  Are
they looking for someone with experience in an executive position in a
large movement organization?  Are they looking for people with proven
leadership skills inside or outside the movement?  Are there significant
variations in what each chapter values, or is there some element of
consensus already?

That's what SJ is asking.

Really...the chapters won't benefit from having a bunch of candidates who
have little experience or few skills. The requirement that a chapter
support a candidate isn't all that high a bar, there are a lot of chapters
after all, and some of them see things from a very different perspective
than others.

Risker/Anne



On 18 February 2016 at 21:04, Lane Rasberry <[hidden email]> wrote:

> SJ,
>
> Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request
> nominations?
>
> There are two criteria for nominations - one is that their name has to be
> posted on the nomination page, and the other is that a Wikimedia chapter
> has to support their nomination.
> <
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> >
>
> Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they would
> nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want.
>
> Going into more detail - the traditional duties of a board member are that
> they approve the annual budget and oversee an organization's executive
> director. That could mean anything, but such as it is, this is the role
> description.
>
> The election belongs to the chapters. My request would be that anyone get
> chapters engaged in any way possible, from discussing nominations, to
> talking now about what kind of person they would elect, to planning
> questions to ask before and during the election, and to plan how to choose
> how each organizations vote will be cast in such a way that it reflects the
> desire of chapter members.
>
> All Wikimedia chapters are encouraged to request the involvement of all
> other Wikimedia chapters in this election. 2 of 10 seats of the board of
> trustees will be chosen.
>
> Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed in
> wiki style.
>
> yours,
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Samuel Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Dear Chris and all,
> >
> > What sorts of candidates are you looking for?  How are you directing your
> > search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be good
> > candidates?  What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a
> Trustee
> > needs, or that would be effective on the Board?
> >
> > The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is also
> > extremely generic.  Given the current difficulties around strategy &
> > governance, more detail seems called for.
> >
> > Warmly,
> > Sam
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <
> [hidden email]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Wikimedia friends,
> > >
> > > **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
> > >
> > > This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select
> > two
> > > members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
> > >
> > > We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the
> > WMF
> > > board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call for
> > > candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists,
> > > village pumps, and blogs.
> > >
> > > *Role of WMF Board members*
> > >
> > > The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic
> oversight
> > > of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out
> in
> > > detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
> > >
> > > Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help
> the
> > > Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic
> > and
> > > governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though
> > > fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves
> a
> > > significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings
> in
> > > California or worldwide.
> > >
> > > *Nominations and selection process*
> > >
> > > Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> > >
> > > If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one
> > of
> > > the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
> > >
> > > Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To
> be
> > > entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied
> by
> > a
> > > statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may
> > > accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.
> > >
> > > The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016
> > >
> > > There is also a selection FAQ here:
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ
> > >
> > >  Many thanks,
> > >
> > > Chris Keating
> > > Lorenzo Losa
> > > Lane Rasberry
> > > - Election Facilitators
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines
> > > New messages to: [hidden email]
> > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> > > <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
> > >
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> > 4266
> > >
> > >
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>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

Pete Forsyth-2
Risker, I think Lane understood SJ's question, and stated that it's outside
his group's mandate. I sympathize with Lane's position. I agree with SJ's
concern about what kind of candidates should be considered, but I do not
think it would be appropriate for a group of three to set the tone of what
kind of candidates the *chapters* should choose.

I hope that some way or another, there can be some open and thoughtful
communication about what qualities would be most helpful, that might help
individuals decide whether they want to apply, and that the chapters might
find helpful in evaluating whatever candidates emerge.
-Pete
[[User:Peteforsyth]]
On Feb 18, 2016 8:16 PM, "Risker" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hmm, Lane, I think you may be missing SJ's point.  He's asking what the
> group that is going to select candidates has put on its wishlist for
> candidates.  What skills are they seeking?  Are they looking for a certain
> geographic representation?  The "traditional duties of a board member" that
> you have described aren't even in line with the duties of a WMF board
> member (WMF has greater duties and responsibilities); but that isn't what
> SJ is asking either.  He's asking about what kind of candidates chapters
> are looking for.
>
> Are they looking for someone with a track record within the movement?  Are
> they looking for someone with experience in an executive position in a
> large movement organization?  Are they looking for people with proven
> leadership skills inside or outside the movement?  Are there significant
> variations in what each chapter values, or is there some element of
> consensus already?
>
> That's what SJ is asking.
>
> Really...the chapters won't benefit from having a bunch of candidates who
> have little experience or few skills. The requirement that a chapter
> support a candidate isn't all that high a bar, there are a lot of chapters
> after all, and some of them see things from a very different perspective
> than others.
>
> Risker/Anne
>
>
>
> On 18 February 2016 at 21:04, Lane Rasberry <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > SJ,
> >
> > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request
> > nominations?
> >
> > There are two criteria for nominations - one is that their name has to be
> > posted on the nomination page, and the other is that a Wikimedia chapter
> > has to support their nomination.
> > <
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> > >
> >
> > Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they
> would
> > nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want.
> >
> > Going into more detail - the traditional duties of a board member are
> that
> > they approve the annual budget and oversee an organization's executive
> > director. That could mean anything, but such as it is, this is the role
> > description.
> >
> > The election belongs to the chapters. My request would be that anyone get
> > chapters engaged in any way possible, from discussing nominations, to
> > talking now about what kind of person they would elect, to planning
> > questions to ask before and during the election, and to plan how to
> choose
> > how each organizations vote will be cast in such a way that it reflects
> the
> > desire of chapter members.
> >
> > All Wikimedia chapters are encouraged to request the involvement of all
> > other Wikimedia chapters in this election. 2 of 10 seats of the board of
> > trustees will be chosen.
> >
> > Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed in
> > wiki style.
> >
> > yours,
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Samuel Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Chris and all,
> > >
> > > What sorts of candidates are you looking for?  How are you directing
> your
> > > search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be good
> > > candidates?  What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a
> > Trustee
> > > needs, or that would be effective on the Board?
> > >
> > > The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is also
> > > extremely generic.  Given the current difficulties around strategy &
> > > governance, more detail seems called for.
> > >
> > > Warmly,
> > > Sam
> > >
> > > On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <
> > [hidden email]>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dear Wikimedia friends,
> > > >
> > > > **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
> > > >
> > > > This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will
> select
> > > two
> > > > members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
> > > >
> > > > We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to
> the
> > > WMF
> > > > board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call for
> > > > candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing
> lists,
> > > > village pumps, and blogs.
> > > >
> > > > *Role of WMF Board members*
> > > >
> > > > The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic
> > oversight
> > > > of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out
> > in
> > > > detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
> > > >
> > > > Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help
> > the
> > > > Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a
> strategic
> > > and
> > > > governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English
> (though
> > > > fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role
> involves
> > a
> > > > significant commitment, including travel to several in-person
> meetings
> > in
> > > > California or worldwide.
> > > >
> > > > *Nominations and selection process*
> > > >
> > > > Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> > > >
> > > > If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact
> one
> > > of
> > > > the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
> > > >
> > > > Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To
> > be
> > > > entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied
> > by
> > > a
> > > > statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which
> may
> > > > accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.
> > > >
> > > > The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
> > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016
> > > >
> > > > There is also a selection FAQ here:
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ
> > > >
> > > >  Many thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Chris Keating
> > > > Lorenzo Losa
> > > > Lane Rasberry
> > > > - Election Facilitators
> > > > _______________________________________________
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

Risker
Well, I was interpreting SJ's question to be directed to everyone who is
involved in this election, not just the three election coordinators.

Having said that, during the last community (s)election, the Election
Committee deliberately was far more descriptive in identifying what was
being sought in candidates; in particular, there was a wide call for
diversity in the candidates.  (That despite the diverse geographies of the
candidates, the electorate selected three western white males was something
well outside the control of the Election Committee.)

It would not be inappropriate for the chapter group, either through the
coordination group or through some other means, to be more specific in what
kinds of talents and characteristics they'd like to see in candidates.

Risker/Anne



On 18 February 2016 at 22:18, Pete Forsyth <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Risker, I think Lane understood SJ's question, and stated that it's outside
> his group's mandate. I sympathize with Lane's position. I agree with SJ's
> concern about what kind of candidates should be considered, but I do not
> think it would be appropriate for a group of three to set the tone of what
> kind of candidates the *chapters* should choose.
>
> I hope that some way or another, there can be some open and thoughtful
> communication about what qualities would be most helpful, that might help
> individuals decide whether they want to apply, and that the chapters might
> find helpful in evaluating whatever candidates emerge.
> -Pete
> [[User:Peteforsyth]]
> On Feb 18, 2016 8:16 PM, "Risker" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Hmm, Lane, I think you may be missing SJ's point.  He's asking what the
> > group that is going to select candidates has put on its wishlist for
> > candidates.  What skills are they seeking?  Are they looking for a
> certain
> > geographic representation?  The "traditional duties of a board member"
> that
> > you have described aren't even in line with the duties of a WMF board
> > member (WMF has greater duties and responsibilities); but that isn't what
> > SJ is asking either.  He's asking about what kind of candidates chapters
> > are looking for.
> >
> > Are they looking for someone with a track record within the movement?
> Are
> > they looking for someone with experience in an executive position in a
> > large movement organization?  Are they looking for people with proven
> > leadership skills inside or outside the movement?  Are there significant
> > variations in what each chapter values, or is there some element of
> > consensus already?
> >
> > That's what SJ is asking.
> >
> > Really...the chapters won't benefit from having a bunch of candidates who
> > have little experience or few skills. The requirement that a chapter
> > support a candidate isn't all that high a bar, there are a lot of
> chapters
> > after all, and some of them see things from a very different perspective
> > than others.
> >
> > Risker/Anne
> >
> >
> >
> > On 18 February 2016 at 21:04, Lane Rasberry <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> >
> > > SJ,
> > >
> > > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request
> > > nominations?
> > >
> > > There are two criteria for nominations - one is that their name has to
> be
> > > posted on the nomination page, and the other is that a Wikimedia
> chapter
> > > has to support their nomination.
> > > <
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> > > >
> > >
> > > Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they
> > would
> > > nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want.
> > >
> > > Going into more detail - the traditional duties of a board member are
> > that
> > > they approve the annual budget and oversee an organization's executive
> > > director. That could mean anything, but such as it is, this is the role
> > > description.
> > >
> > > The election belongs to the chapters. My request would be that anyone
> get
> > > chapters engaged in any way possible, from discussing nominations, to
> > > talking now about what kind of person they would elect, to planning
> > > questions to ask before and during the election, and to plan how to
> > choose
> > > how each organizations vote will be cast in such a way that it reflects
> > the
> > > desire of chapter members.
> > >
> > > All Wikimedia chapters are encouraged to request the involvement of all
> > > other Wikimedia chapters in this election. 2 of 10 seats of the board
> of
> > > trustees will be chosen.
> > >
> > > Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed in
> > > wiki style.
> > >
> > > yours,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Samuel Klein <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dear Chris and all,
> > > >
> > > > What sorts of candidates are you looking for?  How are you directing
> > your
> > > > search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be
> good
> > > > candidates?  What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a
> > > Trustee
> > > > needs, or that would be effective on the Board?
> > > >
> > > > The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is
> also
> > > > extremely generic.  Given the current difficulties around strategy &
> > > > governance, more detail seems called for.
> > > >
> > > > Warmly,
> > > > Sam
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <
> > > [hidden email]>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Dear Wikimedia friends,
> > > > >
> > > > > **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
> > > > >
> > > > > This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will
> > select
> > > > two
> > > > > members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
> > > > >
> > > > > We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to
> > the
> > > > WMF
> > > > > board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call
> for
> > > > > candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing
> > lists,
> > > > > village pumps, and blogs.
> > > > >
> > > > > *Role of WMF Board members*
> > > > >
> > > > > The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic
> > > oversight
> > > > > of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set
> out
> > > in
> > > > > detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
> > > > >
> > > > > Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to
> help
> > > the
> > > > > Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a
> > strategic
> > > > and
> > > > > governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English
> > (though
> > > > > fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role
> > involves
> > > a
> > > > > significant commitment, including travel to several in-person
> > meetings
> > > in
> > > > > California or worldwide.
> > > > >
> > > > > *Nominations and selection process*
> > > > >
> > > > > Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> > > > >
> > > > > If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact
> > one
> > > > of
> > > > > the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
> > > > >
> > > > > Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC).
> To
> > > be
> > > > > entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be
> accompanied
> > > by
> > > > a
> > > > > statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which
> > may
> > > > > accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March
> 2016.
> > > > >
> > > > > The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
> > > > >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016
> > > > >
> > > > > There is also a selection FAQ here:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ
> > > > >
> > > > >  Many thanks,
> > > > >
> > > > > Chris Keating
> > > > > Lorenzo Losa
> > > > > Lane Rasberry
> > > > > - Election Facilitators
> > > > > _______________________________________________
> > > > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines
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> > > > 4266
> > > > >
> > > > >
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
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> > > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
> > > 206.801.0814
> > > [hidden email]
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

Pete Forsyth-2
Good points, thanks for clarifying. Agreed.
-Pete
On Feb 18, 2016 9:29 PM, "Risker" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Well, I was interpreting SJ's question to be directed to everyone who is
> involved in this election, not just the three election coordinators.
>
> Having said that, during the last community (s)election, the Election
> Committee deliberately was far more descriptive in identifying what was
> being sought in candidates; in particular, there was a wide call for
> diversity in the candidates.  (That despite the diverse geographies of the
> candidates, the electorate selected three western white males was something
> well outside the control of the Election Committee.)
>
> It would not be inappropriate for the chapter group, either through the
> coordination group or through some other means, to be more specific in what
> kinds of talents and characteristics they'd like to see in candidates.
>
> Risker/Anne
>
>
>
> On 18 February 2016 at 22:18, Pete Forsyth <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Risker, I think Lane understood SJ's question, and stated that it's
> outside
> > his group's mandate. I sympathize with Lane's position. I agree with SJ's
> > concern about what kind of candidates should be considered, but I do not
> > think it would be appropriate for a group of three to set the tone of
> what
> > kind of candidates the *chapters* should choose.
> >
> > I hope that some way or another, there can be some open and thoughtful
> > communication about what qualities would be most helpful, that might help
> > individuals decide whether they want to apply, and that the chapters
> might
> > find helpful in evaluating whatever candidates emerge.
> > -Pete
> > [[User:Peteforsyth]]
> > On Feb 18, 2016 8:16 PM, "Risker" <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > Hmm, Lane, I think you may be missing SJ's point.  He's asking what the
> > > group that is going to select candidates has put on its wishlist for
> > > candidates.  What skills are they seeking?  Are they looking for a
> > certain
> > > geographic representation?  The "traditional duties of a board member"
> > that
> > > you have described aren't even in line with the duties of a WMF board
> > > member (WMF has greater duties and responsibilities); but that isn't
> what
> > > SJ is asking either.  He's asking about what kind of candidates
> chapters
> > > are looking for.
> > >
> > > Are they looking for someone with a track record within the movement?
> > Are
> > > they looking for someone with experience in an executive position in a
> > > large movement organization?  Are they looking for people with proven
> > > leadership skills inside or outside the movement?  Are there
> significant
> > > variations in what each chapter values, or is there some element of
> > > consensus already?
> > >
> > > That's what SJ is asking.
> > >
> > > Really...the chapters won't benefit from having a bunch of candidates
> who
> > > have little experience or few skills. The requirement that a chapter
> > > support a candidate isn't all that high a bar, there are a lot of
> > chapters
> > > after all, and some of them see things from a very different
> perspective
> > > than others.
> > >
> > > Risker/Anne
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 18 February 2016 at 21:04, Lane Rasberry <[hidden email]>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > SJ,
> > > >
> > > > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request
> > > > nominations?
> > > >
> > > > There are two criteria for nominations - one is that their name has
> to
> > be
> > > > posted on the nomination page, and the other is that a Wikimedia
> > chapter
> > > > has to support their nomination.
> > > > <
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they
> > > would
> > > > nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want.
> > > >
> > > > Going into more detail - the traditional duties of a board member are
> > > that
> > > > they approve the annual budget and oversee an organization's
> executive
> > > > director. That could mean anything, but such as it is, this is the
> role
> > > > description.
> > > >
> > > > The election belongs to the chapters. My request would be that anyone
> > get
> > > > chapters engaged in any way possible, from discussing nominations, to
> > > > talking now about what kind of person they would elect, to planning
> > > > questions to ask before and during the election, and to plan how to
> > > choose
> > > > how each organizations vote will be cast in such a way that it
> reflects
> > > the
> > > > desire of chapter members.
> > > >
> > > > All Wikimedia chapters are encouraged to request the involvement of
> all
> > > > other Wikimedia chapters in this election. 2 of 10 seats of the board
> > of
> > > > trustees will be chosen.
> > > >
> > > > Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed
> in
> > > > wiki style.
> > > >
> > > > yours,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Samuel Klein <[hidden email]>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Dear Chris and all,
> > > > >
> > > > > What sorts of candidates are you looking for?  How are you
> directing
> > > your
> > > > > search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be
> > good
> > > > > candidates?  What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a
> > > > Trustee
> > > > > needs, or that would be effective on the Board?
> > > > >
> > > > > The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is
> > also
> > > > > extremely generic.  Given the current difficulties around strategy
> &
> > > > > governance, more detail seems called for.
> > > > >
> > > > > Warmly,
> > > > > Sam
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <
> > > > [hidden email]>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Dear Wikimedia friends,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will
> > > select
> > > > > two
> > > > > > members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected
> to
> > > the
> > > > > WMF
> > > > > > board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call
> > for
> > > > > > candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing
> > > lists,
> > > > > > village pumps, and blogs.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > *Role of WMF Board members*
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic
> > > > oversight
> > > > > > of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set
> > out
> > > > in
> > > > > > detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to
> > help
> > > > the
> > > > > > Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a
> > > strategic
> > > > > and
> > > > > > governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English
> > > (though
> > > > > > fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role
> > > involves
> > > > a
> > > > > > significant commitment, including travel to several in-person
> > > meetings
> > > > in
> > > > > > California or worldwide.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > *Nominations and selection process*
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please
> contact
> > > one
> > > > > of
> > > > > > the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight
> UTC).
> > To
> > > > be
> > > > > > entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be
> > accompanied
> > > > by
> > > > > a
> > > > > > statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation,
> which
> > > may
> > > > > > accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March
> > 2016.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
> > > > > >
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016
> > > > > >
> > > > > > There is also a selection FAQ here:
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ
> > > > > >
> > > > > >  Many thanks,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Chris Keating
> > > > > > Lorenzo Losa
> > > > > > Lane Rasberry
> > > > > > - Election Facilitators
> > > > > > _______________________________________________
> > > > > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
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> > 529
> > > > > 4266
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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> > > >
> > > > --
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> > > > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
> > > > 206.801.0814
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Call for Candidates - Affiliate Selected members of the WMF Board

Sam Klein
In reply to this post by Lane Rasberry
Lane writes:
> Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request
> nominations?

Ok.  I take it they have already been emailed directly?  And each chapter
can handle this however they like?

> Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they
> would nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want.

Where should they do this – on Meta somewhere, on this list, on the private
chapters mailing list? Is there somewhere they can see wishlists others
have proposed?

This questions page does not shed much light; who is expected to contribute
to it?

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Questions



===
Risker writes:
> Well, I was interpreting SJ's question to be directed to everyone who is
> involved in this election, not just the three election coordinators.

Yes.  And +1 to your other comments.

I think the selection process would benefit from the affiliates considering
& sharing what is on their wishlist for candidates, before nominations are
closed.  If the facilitators can help make this happen, all the better.


===
> Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed in
> wiki style.

++ Good, that's why I asked in the first place.  Feel free to migrate this
discussion elsewhere.

SJ
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Lane Rasberry
Risker, SJ, Pete, and others -

Help! This election is what people make of it. It might be the case that
many people concerned about Wikimedia governance do not even realize what
is at stake in this election. There has recently been a lot of discussion
about the board of trustees. In this election, there will be turnover of
two seats. If anyone has ideas for getting chapters more involved in the
election then please get anyone involved in any way that you can.

SJ in response to your questions

   1. So far as I know no one has contacted chapters directly. I would like
   for every chapter to take responsibility for contacting a few others and
   confirming that they are engaged in the election. It would be difficult to
   centrally manage communication with everyone. Do you know anyone at any
   chapter that you could ask to have their chapter discuss the election with
   a few others?
   2. I do not expect anyone to contribute to the election questions.
   Anyone may. Last election there were four candidates and only about 2/3 of
   chapters voted, so perhaps the votes were cast by personal connections. My
   personal perspective is that a lively election discussion has not
   historically happened. One could happen this time - if you can encourage
   anyone to start one then please do so.

Anne -

   1. Yes there are three white males on the election committee. If you
   identify someone else who wants the role then please have them contact me
   and I will advocate that the election committee give them my position if
   you think diversity is useful. There is nothing that I am doing in this
   role that I could not do outside of it, and I feel that any non-white male
   in this role would get no particular privilege to do anything they could
   not otherwise, but just the same, consider my position open for anyone who
   wants it. I would coach my replacement.
   2. I care less about the characteristics of candidates and more about
   the characteristics of voting organizations. I want every organization with
   a vote to vote, and if you can think of a way to encourage more
   organizations to vote, then share. I want the inactive chapters to vote
   even if they have not had wiki-engagement for years. Election success from
   my perspective is the highest possible vote rate and the most communication
   among chapters to encourage each other to vote and to discuss how they will
   vote. If possible, I would like every voting organization to give a
   statement describing how they decided their vote, but that is left to the
   chapter to share as they like and I think it would be unfair to pressure
   anyone to do this. In some cases voting might mean one person cast the vote
   without consulting with others, and in other cases it might mean that there
   was an effort to get opinions from a large chapter membership. Whatever the
   case, I want all organizations to vote, and I would prefer that chapters
   look to each other and think about everyone else's vote process.

Everyone - feel free to speak up if you want election assistance!

yours,




On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:07 PM, Sam Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Lane writes:
> > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request
> > nominations?
>
> Ok.  I take it they have already been emailed directly?  And each chapter
> can handle this however they like?
>
> > Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they
> > would nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want.
>
> Where should they do this – on Meta somewhere, on this list, on the private
> chapters mailing list? Is there somewhere they can see wishlists others
> have proposed?
>
> This questions page does not shed much light; who is expected to contribute
> to it?
>
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Questions
>
>
>
> ===
> Risker writes:
> > Well, I was interpreting SJ's question to be directed to everyone who is
> > involved in this election, not just the three election coordinators.
>
> Yes.  And +1 to your other comments.
>
> I think the selection process would benefit from the affiliates considering
> & sharing what is on their wishlist for candidates, before nominations are
> closed.  If the facilitators can help make this happen, all the better.
>
>
> ===
> > Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed in
> > wiki style.
>
> ++ Good, that's why I asked in the first place.  Feel free to migrate this
> discussion elsewhere.
>
> SJ
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Laurentius-2
Il giorno ven, 19/02/2016 alle 10.18 -0500, Lane Rasberry ha scritto:

>    1. So far as I know no one has contacted chapters directly. I would
> like
>    for every chapter to take responsibility for contacting a few
> others and
>    confirming that they are engaged in the election. It would be
> difficult to
>    centrally manage communication with everyone. Do you know anyone at
> any
>    chapter that you could ask to have their chapter discuss the
> election with
>    a few others?

In addition to what Lane wrote: chapters (and Amical) have been
contacted using the chapters' mailing list, and all chapters board
members should be subscribed to that. Still, some chapters may not be on
the list, or they subscriptions may not be up-to-date, therefore we're
doing a manual check on the list of subscribers.

> Anne -
>
>    1. Yes there are three white males on the election committee. [...]

I think Anne was referring to the results of 2015 elections (with
Dariusz, James and Danny elected), not to the election facilitators.
The positive note here is that at the last two ASBS rounds both elected
trustees were not North American/European white males!

Laurentius



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