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Subject: RE: [cti] Inviting nominations for Chair of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) TC,
Thanks for the clarifications.
If I may, a couple of suggestions:
- it’s probably a good idea to have a single chair to kick things off. This doesn’t mean that even by the second meeting we establish that co-chairs are a good idea. The first meeting it is good to have some clarity, simplicity and a single person steering us through the call!
- Secretary is useful, particularly for larger committees, like this one seems destined to be, can handle roll call, agenda, minutes, etc. and leave the Chair with hands free to actually concentrate on the meeting and its discussions.
- We should also remember that every deliverable from a TC needs at least one editor: In my experience, the TC’s work is better served when the roles of chair and editor are separated. The editor’s job is to ensure that texts reflect agreement or consensus in the group; the chair’s role is to steer the group towards such agreement. Editors need to be known when the TC advances onto the first step of the formal process of creating any particular deliverable – although names can be added or changed any time up to publication.
Hope this helps, regards,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Chet Ensign
Yes, you can.
To be clear, the call was simply to give people a chance to nominate themselves or nominate someone else to stand for Chair at the first meeting. Since Rich, as the Convener, is also a nominee for Chair, I will be running the Chair election portion of the meeting. There will also be a call for any additional nominations from the floor before the vote.
If we have only one nominee, I will ask if there are objections to unanimous approval. If there is more than one nominee, then the first question before the eligible voters will be whether or not the TC wishes to have co-Chairs. Totally up to the group.
After that, it is a matter of seat(s) and name(s). If we have more nominees than seats, I will carry out a roll call vote.
So in other words, you could well have 10 nominees for Chair at the first meeting - our process doesn't preclude that. Plus, should the TC start with a single Chair and then you decide, 3 months from now, that it is a lot of work and a Co-Chair is needed, you can hold an election then.
Also, by the way, one other formal role you may want to consider nominations for is Secretary. I don't issue calls for those & leave it up to the TC to decide in as part of their work, but the Secretary role in our platform is one that can also help the Chair(s) with the details of day-to-day work - roster and calendar maintenance, taking minutes, etc.
On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 8:53 AM, Aharon Chernin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: