Discussion Point: Consolidation and Framing of Work Groups


 

Greetings all!

I would like to open a discussion about tidying up our work groups and introducing new ways for participants to engage.

First of all, I want to propose that our curriculum and education work groups merge, allowing one team oversight of our reference material. I propose it is initially co-chaired by Balakrisha and Alexios as activity for 2nd Half 2021 is discussed :)

I also propose that our conformance and specification work teams are combined, given that we have narrowed the work to “specification and guidance documents + self-certification questions.” I propose it is initially co-chaired by Mark and Miriam as activity for 2nd Half 2021 is discussed :)

I would also like us to open a discussion about how we select Chairs for our various work groups (global and local), so that we can make sure it is democratic. Perhaps we can consider one or two year elections, and test it with one work group, to see how things go? There is no need to change chairs, but we want to make sure people feel included in all aspects of project decision-making and governance.

Regards

Shane