Thinking about communication process
Yip --- progress is looking good.
The skills table is a great start. Thinking a little wider here that is the skills specification for future workgroups perhaps it would be better to invite the volunteer members of the workgroup to write a succinct statement of their relevant skills pertaining to the workgroup -- no more than a sentence with a link to their userpage. So for example in my case I could write something like:
- Founder of WikiEducator, elected member of Council with governance, senior level management and leadership experience -- link to User page goes here.
In this way volunteers can identify their relevant experience and interests in a more flexible way and readers and reviewers can quickly scan the experience of the group.
Coming back to a point which I think you made earlier -- we should think about clarifying roles of workgroup participants:
eg Convenor / co-convenor -- responsible for:
- Convening and facilitating workgroup discussions
- Ensuring the development of a charter in accordance with the guidelines and recommended criteria
- Taking responsibility for regular updates on the main list
- Taking proactive initiative to ensure that volunteers are kept up to date (eg personal email, reminders of deadlines etc.)
- Prepare final submission of the work group proposal for Council (in the case of community-wide workgroups).
- Regularly visit the work group page
- Contribute to discussions and draft reviews of the workgroup outputs
- Aim to achieve consensus on relevant items
Other roles? Thoughts?
Your suggestion to have each participant include a short bit summarizing their relevant skills and experience was my first thought also. I even created a test layout, but wondered if a more concise display (2-way table) would be better.
I've got both versions included now (I reset your suggestion with the linked name first instead of last). Not sure both are needed -- it seems like overkill, but I'll leave it for now and see what others think.
Agree that we should include specification of roles. These are the only two roles that I can think of that every Workgroup would need. I'd suggest that Workgroups define additional roles as needed, recognizing that a role is a job that they want a group member to perform, not a set of skills.
I'll work on getting this info onto the page.