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 <petefors...@gmail.com> 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" <risker...@gmail.com> 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 <l...@bluerasberry.com>
> 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 <meta...@gmail.com>
> 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 <
> > > chriskeatingw...@gmail.com>
> > > > 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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