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Final Proposal as approved by the Board

The ALAC Chair will work with members of the ALAC and staff to better communicate the role and activities of the ALAC Leadership Team (ALT) ensuring that it is clear what the ALT does and does not do.


1:1:1 (Low resource needs : Low risk : 1st priority)

ARIWG comments

Initial comments from At-Large suggested the inclusion of the new At-Large Organigram (an addendum to this report) being used as the basis for a governance model. Another suggestion was to demonstrate how we share the load to reduce the workload and volunteer burnout of some very active At-Large members.  

The ALAC Chair worked with members of the ALAC and At-Large Staff to ensure both a better understanding of and better communication of the role and activities of the ALT ensuring that it is clear what the ALT does and does not do, including the utilization of the new Organigram agreed to by the ALAC and At-Large Leadership during ICANN63.  On each At-Large wiki web-page is a GATEWAY which gives wiki users quick access to key At-Large activities. The At-Large Governance page is developing a list of key resources relevant to regional as well as ALAC leadership.  This Issue is substantially completed but still subject to web-page update audit.

ALAC Organizational Chart 2018 -  See At-Large Governance Home

Status of improvement effort / staff lead

The ALAC Chair’s Organigram was accepted by the ALAC in Barcelona. Staff will  assist with implementation of steps for the At-Large Governance Webpage.

Activities, if any, on which implementation is dependent, or that are dependent on implementation of this recommendation

The ALAC Chair has developed an Organigram outlining the governance structure of the ALAC, At-Large Leadership, and three key work streams within which At-Large will undertake its core activities - Policy, Outreach and Engagement and Organisational Tasks.

The model proposes more transparency and accountability as well as being more inclusive by adding regional representation within the At-Large Leadership structure.

Accompanying dialogue will make responsibilities clear.

Who will implement the recommendation?

ALAC Chair in conjunction with the At-Large Leadership Team (ALT), plus Liaisons and former ALAC Chairs, Leads of the three Core Activities and ICANN Staff

Anticipated resource requirements (FTEs, tools)

Minimal allocation of staff time to establish a webpage and install the information detailed in the steps.

Expected budget implications

None beyond existing resources.

Proposed implementation steps:

1. Create an At-Large Governance Webpage on the At-Large Website that includes the At-Large Organigram with links to other sections of At-Large, for example ALAC webpage, RALO webpages, Policy Comment pages, Active Working Groups related to Policy, O&E and ALAC Org.

2. Include short descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of the ALAC, At-Large Leadership Team (ALT+), Regional Chairs, Liaisons, Former ALAC Chairs, and the Chairs of the workstreams - Policy, O&E and ALAC Org

3. Outline communication links between the various structures.

  • ALAC and ALT+ meetings

  • Email lists and who they consist of

  • Skype chat groups involving the ALAC Chair, ALAC and ALT+

  • RALO meetings and newsletter

  • Community wiki pages


The page changes should be implementable by February 2019.

How long will it take to implement this plan?

2-3 months* - given that some existing staff time can be allocated to work on this, even if part time.

*Variation here may be required to fit with IT Program of changes to Web site schedule.