UW PROJECT LEADERSHIP ELECTION PROCESS
Link to Leadership Nomination wiki can be found here
Ubuntu Women Project Team Leadership
- The team will be electing 3 co-leaders who together have diverse strengths and span many areas of the community.
Benefits of Leadership Committee
Co-leaders can demonstrate simultaneous existence of unity and diversity.
Co-leaders can demonstrate that within a group individuality is possible and that conflict can be dealt with without tearing the group apart.
Co-leaders provide for division of labor
Co-leadership can give more individual attention to items and tasks as they arrive.
Co-leaders can model communication and conflict resolution.
Co-leaders provide diversity in theoretical orientation, interpersonal style, and cultural resources.
Co- leaders provide more expertise.
Co- leaders provide different perspectives.
Ubuntu Membership is strongly recommended as we strive for this goal for all active members, but if you're not yet a member having it as a solid goal is sufficient.
UW Project Team Leadership Election
Voting Members of the Team will vote on the leaders in a Condorcet poll.
You must be listed on the Ubuntu Women LP Team for 1 month prior to election date in order to be eligible to vote.
Ubuntu-Women Project Team on LP
It is important that all Ubuntu Women Project Team members who are active in the following areas but have not joined the Ubuntu-Women Team in Launchpad are encouraged to do so:
Ubuntu Women Mailing List
Ubuntu Women Forums
#ubuntu-women and #ubuntu-women-project IRC channels.
June 21st - The List of the eligible Ubuntu Women Project Team members will be put together using the LP list (script here). I have been updating the list from the channel poll - so this will not be a hard or time consuming task. It will just need to be double checked.
July 5th - After the nominations are closed and the testimonial Phase begins. Two (2) people who are NOT seeking the leadership position (s) will need to be responsible for the Condorcet poll. Don't worry if you are unfamiliar with Condorcet it's easy and we can set up some "mock" polls to make you are comfortable and familiar with how it works before the leadership poll is schedule to open.
Time line for Ubuntu Women Project Leadership Elections
May 30th - Election Help Phase- All Ubuntu Woman Project Team members who would not like to be considered for one of the three (3) leadership roles can ask to help in the election, as in run the Condorcet poll. At least two (2) people are needed for this.
June 7th - July 5th - Nominations Phase - All Ubuntu Women Project Team members who would like to be considered for the one of the three (3) leadership roles should complete their nomination wiki's during this time frame.
Team members can be self nominated or peer nominated.
If you want to nominate someone other than yourself (Peer nominations) please double check with them and make sure that they are willing to be included and make sure they are aware of the time lines and each phase of the Election Process
July 5th and July 22nd - Testimonial Phase - Each Nominated Team Member should make sure that all testimonials are added by July 22nd.
July 23rd, close on August 6th - Voting Phase - Condorcet Poll is sent to all Eligible Ubuntu Women Project team members and Voting begins. Voting will close on August 21st at 2400UTC.
August 7th - New Leadership is announced. The Leadership term is for two years.
Ubuntu Women Leadership Responsibilities
(Include but not limited to the following, duties may be added as team or leadership identifies need to add responisbilities)
Leaders will be elected for two (2) year terms
Gathering input from team and other key community members and finalizing a roadmap at the beginning of each cycle.
Seek to serve the team and its charter as well as help team members to agree upon goals and be successful in achieving those goals.
May be called on to resolve conflicts of varying nature
Organizing and chairing regular IRC meetings and coordinating the discussion to achieve agreed objectives and unblock problems.
Taking care of meeting minutes and reporting those minutes in the Team Reporting framework (may be delegated)
Following up with the team on work items and cycle commitments to maximize the opportunity for success.
Add items to monthly Team reports. Reports are due by 1st Sunday of each month
Leadership to set/remind team members of next meeting date.