Global ISOC Chapters workshop alongside Global INET

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“Imagine, Plan, Act!”

The first ever Global Chapters Workshop was held alongside the Internet Society’s 20th Anniversary Global INET celebration in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April, just prior to the Global INET.

The two-day Global Chapter Leaders Workshop was the first of its kind in Internet Society (ISOC) history. Approximately 120 participants from Chapters all over the world attended the workshop. The title of the workshop was “Imagine, Plan, Act!” with a focus on local action supporting a global mission. The first day was devoted to “Imagine” and was focused on ISOC’s vision and plans for 2012. It included an information exchange among the Chapters to stimulate conversation around the possibilities for local action, drawing on past Chapter experiences and expertise. The second day was devoted to “Plan and Act!” The focus was on more practical Chapter topics and their implementation – the “how to”.  Again participants were encouraged to network and share information with other participants.

The programme of the workshop was designed to take into account that the bulk of the attendees have never been to an ISOC workshop before, and that participation is focused on the “new” Chapter leaders.

The workshop employed three languages: French, Spanish and English (taken into account for the table assignments). Simultaneous translation was available for the plenary style sessions.

ORGANIZATION OF WORKSHOP

There were 13 tables of 10 persons each. Participants were assigned seating among the tables on Day 1 to encourage networking, meeting new people, and exchanging information.

The facilitators were Peter Houstle and Peggy Hoffman, Mariner Management.

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS
ISOC made available travel fellowships to attend both, the Global INET and the workshop in Geneva.

Agenda

“Imagine, Plan, Act!”

Saturday 21st April – Sunday 22nd April

Venue: CICG (The International Conference Center Geneva), Rooms 5 & 6

Generic Twitter hashtags: 
Workshop: #ISOCWorkshop
INET Conference: #GlobalINET

The Global Chapter Leaders Workshop Programme Committee is pleased to present the following agenda for the Global Chapters Leaders Workshop “Imagine, Plan, Act!”

DAY ONE: “IMAGINE” – KEY INTERNET ISSUES
Session I – 09.00am-10.30am

Opening and Welcome

  • Lynn St. Amour, CEO of the Internet Society
  • Raúl Echeberría, Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees
  • Bernie Hoeneisen, speaking for Federico Galati & Vincenzo Pallotta, representing the Switzerland Chapter (in formation)
  • Raquel Gatto, Brazil Chapter, and John More, US Greater Washington DC Chapter, on behalf of the Programme Committee

Ice breaker – Raquel Gatto and Jacek Gajewski

An exercise for participants to break the ice, designed to get people talking and interacting, will precede the first session.

Workshop organization and ground rules (pdf) – Peter Houstle

There will be a brief review of the agenda and organization for the two days, along with an explanation of the ground and safety rules.

Tea break 10.30am-11.00am

Session II – 11.00am-12.30pm

Public Policy and Human Rights – This session will examine ISOC public policy priorities and what role Chapters can, and do play, in national and local environments.

  • 15 minutes – conversation about priorities with Markus Kummer and Charles Mok (Hong Kong Chapter)
  • 55 minutes – focused table discussions
  • 20 minutes – reporting back results of table discussions to workshop (4 tables reporting), to others via tweeting and electronic reporting

Lunch 12.30pm-2.00pm

Anyone interested in learning more about the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) (pdf) programme is invited to a 20 minute Q&A presentation at 12.30pm. This is an optional session with Connie J Kendig, Sponsored Programmes and Grants Manager, ISOC and Niel Harper, Sr. Manager, Next Generation Leaders, ISOC.

Session III – 2.00pm-3.30pm

Open Standards, IPv6 and DNSSEC (pdf) – This session will examine the opportunities and challenges faced in developing and deploying essential technologies to support an expanding number of users online, the security of the Internet, and the critical role that is and can be played by ISOC Chapters.

  • 15 minutes – conversation about priorities with Richard Jimmerson, Andrei Robachevsky and Pierre Dovonou Lokossou, Internet Society Benin Chapter
  • 55 minutes – focused table discussions
  • 20 minutes – reporting back results of table discussions to workshop (4 different tables reporting), to others via tweeting and electronic reporting

Tea break 3.30pm-4pm

Session IV – 4.00pm-5.30pm

Network Confidence, Security and Trust –This session will review some of the hot topics and key issues in the areas of security, reliability, and privacy of communications over the Internet with discussion into how this impacts Chapters in their local environments and actions they can and do take

  • 15 minutes – conversation about priorities with Christine Runnegar, Lucy Lynch, and Marcin Cieslak, Internet Society Poland Chapter.
  • 55 minutes – focused table discussions
  • 20 minutes – reporting back results of table discussions to workshop (4 different tables reporting), to others via tweeting and electronic reporting

Summary for the day and next steps (Speaker: Peter Houstle)

Evening Social Event: Group Drinks and Dinner – Edelweiss Restaurant – (6.30pm onwards) – joined by the Internet Leadership fellows

DAY TWO “PLAN, ACT!” –  Key Chapter Operations Issues
Session I – 9.00am-9.30am

Shared Tools, Resources and Learning (pdf) – An overview of existing and “up and coming” tools and resources ISOC is making available to Chapters.

  • 10 minutes – presentation on ISOC tools and resources available and those coming soon…
  • 20 minutes – table exercise “Find a Chapter expert” – to uncover and share tools and resources used and developed by Chapters
Session II – 9.30am-11.00am

What is “Success”? – How Do We Get There? (pdf) An overview of what a “successful” Chapter operation might look like and the importance of planning.

  • 20 minutes – conversation about priorities with Peter Houstle and Ernesto Cruz – Internet Society Puerto Rico Chapter.
  • 50 minutes – focused table discussions
  • 20 minutes – reporting back results of table discussions to workshop (4 tables reporting), to others via tweeting and electronic reporting

Tea Break   11:00am – 11:30am

Session III – 11.30am-1:00pm

Who will help us? Finding and working with Volunteers (pdf) – Shared insights on successful volunteer recruitment and deployment strategies.

  • 20 minutes – conversational overview of volunteer recruitment practices with Peggy Hoffman & Ankush Bagotra (Bangalore Chapter)
  • 50 minutes – focused table discussions
  • 20 minutes – reporting back results of table discussions to workshop (4 tables reporting), to others via tweeting and electronic reporting
Session IV – Working Lunch  1:00pm-3.00pm

“Getting the message out” (pdf) A review of successful strategies and tools for reaching new audiences and engage people without leaving your desk!

  • (In meeting room) 30 minutes (1.00-1.30pm) – conversational overview of successful messaging practices with Dan Graham, Lia Kiessling, Peggy Hoffman, and Chapter representative tbc
  • 60 mins – Lunch (1.30pm-2.30pm) with table discussions
  • (Back in meeting room) 30 mins –  (2.30pm-3.00pm) sharing out lunch conversations by twitter and by show of hands in the room.
Session V – 3.00pm-5.00pm (including a tea break)

Successful Fund-Raising: The fundamentals of grants, sponsorships, and dues (pdf) – Practical insights on how to raise money with an emphasis on the grants process (sources and grant writing).

  • 30 minutes – conversational overview of different Chapter funding practices with Peter Houstle, Connie Kending. Jeff Hensley and Paul Brooks (Australia Chapter)

[10 minutes tea break]

  • 50 minutes – focused table discussions
  • 30 minutes – reporting back results of table discussions to workshop (4 tables reporting), to others via tweeting and electronic reporting
Session VI – Closing – 5:00pm – 5:30pm

Wrap-Up – Where Do We Go from Here? (Speakers: Peter Houstle and Peggy Hoffman)

  • Summary review of sessions
  • Self-assign “to do” list, share outcomes and next steps
More information

Thanks are due to the members of the Programme Committee, who participated on numerous phone conferences to put together the programme.  The members of the Programme Committee are:

  • Asia -Ping Wong – Hong Kong Chapter
  • Europe – Igor Mkrtumyan – Armenia Chapter
  • North America – John More – US, Greater Washington DC Chapter
  • LAC – Raquel Gatto – Brazil Chapter
  • Africa – Victor Ndonnang – Cameroon Chapter
  • ISOC staff – Jacek Gajewski and Anne Lord
  • Peter Houstle (Mariner Management)
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Time

Saturday 21 April 2012 –

Sunday 22 April 2012

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

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