[KI-LC] Proposed Volunteer Fellowship Award

j stollman stollman.j at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 08:21:21 EDT 2010


Trent, et al,

I think that the idea of an award in lieu of financial remuneration is an
excellent idea to reward major contributors to Kantara's efforts.

A few thoughts to mull over prior to our discussion on today's call:

Re:  *Eligibility*: The nominee must be a voting Participant of a Kantara
Work
Group or Discussion Group and who has not previously received the
award.  The contributions made by the nominee must be entirely voluntary
such that *the nominee is not paid for their efforts and contributions.*

COMMENT:  I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment here.  My concern is
drawing the fine line about not being paid.  Clearly, if Kantara is directly
funding the effort, a participant should not be eligible.  But how do we
handle the case where a project is not funded, but a prospective awardee is
able to perform the work as part of his/her job function for another
employer.  Many (most?) KI participants participate in KI activities because
they are germane to their salaried positions.  Does such participation
constitute being "paid for their efforts"?

Re:  *Nomination Process: *The Group Leadership can nominate *one
Participant in
their Group per calendar quarter* for the award.  The name should be
submitted to the LC Secretary along with a written description
explaining why the nominee deserves the award.

COMMENT:  I agree that the award will be devalued if we give them out
willy-nilly to everyone who contributes.  But much pioneering work is
conducted by small teams.  This is recognized by organizations such as the
Nobel Prize committee.  Credit for discovering the architecture of DNA went
to both Watson AND Crick.  Perhaps the limit of "one participant per "Group"
per quarter is arbitrary.  Who is more deserving:  Watson OR Crick?

Re:  *Award*: After approving the nominated participant, the LC will
officially
congratulate the participant and publicly announce the award.  The
awarded participant is then encouraged to list on his/her resume (or
similar list of accomplishments) that they received the "Kantara
Initiative *Volunteer* Fellowship for YEAR".

COMMENT:  We might consider removing the work "Volunteer" from the name.  It
is an apt and descriptive title, but it may carry less weight on the
awardee's resume.  Since resume value is one of the strongest benefits of
the award, the title of the award ought to carry as much weight as possible.

Thank you.

Jeff

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 3:43 PM, J. Trent Adams <adams at isoc.org> wrote:

>
> All -
>
> As we have discussed, I'd like to propose that we come up with a way for
> the LC to formally recognize contributions by participants who aren't
> paid to participate.  The goal of this would be for these truly
> volunteer participants to receive some type of official recognition they
> can put on their resume to showcase their efforts.
>
> Below is my first draft at a proposed Volunteer Fellowship Award
> program.  While all we're proposing at this point is simple recognition
> as part of the award, perhaps we can keep looking for sponsors to
> underwrite a more substantial award (e.g. a sponsored trip to the next
> meeting, etc).
>
> Please let me know what you think so we can try to finalize it by the
> Paris meeting.
>
> Thanks,
> Trent
>
> -----
> Volunteer Fellowship Award
>
> Purpose: For the Kantara Initiative Leadership Council To officially
> recognize participants for their contributions to Kantara Groups and
> Programs who aren't paid to participate, and to provide the participant
> with something that can be leveraged as illustrating their dedication to
> volunteer efforts.
>
> Eligibility: The nominee must be a voting Participant of a Kantara Work
> Group or Discussion Group and who has not previously received the
> award.  The contributions made by the nominee must be entirely voluntary
> such that the nominee is not paid for their efforts and contributions.
>
> Nomination Process: The Group Leadership can nominate one Participant in
> their Group per calendar quarter for the award.  The name should be
> submitted to the LC Secretary along with a written description
> explaining why the nominee deserves the award.
>
> Decision Process: The LC Secretary will gather all nominations submitted
> throughout the calendar quarter and will present them to the LC during
> their last scheduled teleconference of the quarter.  The LC will
> consider each nomination in isolation from the others, each being
> evaluated on it's own merits.  A simple majority of those voting will
> determine whether or not to recognize the nominee with the award.  There
> can be more than one Volunteer Fellowship awarded per quarter.
>
> Award: After approving the nominated participant, the LC will officially
> congratulate the participant and publicly announce the award.  The
> awarded participant is then encouraged to list on his/her resume (or
> similar list of accomplishments) that they received the "Kantara
> Initiative Volunteer Fellowship for YEAR".
>
> -----
>
> --
> J. Trent Adams
> =jtrentadams
>
> Outreach Specialist, Trust & Identity
> Internet Society
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>
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>
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