This post was authored by Vanessa Rhinesmith and originally appeared on NetSquared.org on January 30, 2012.
We are very excited to announce the members of the 2012 Global Leadership Council:
April Kyle, San Francisco, California, USA
Aysegul Guzel, Istanbul, Turkey
Eduardo Bejar, Guayaquil, Eduador
Eli van der Giessen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ivan Boothe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
John Wells, Sydney, Australia
Maria Zaghi, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Steven Flower, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tierney Smith, Toronto, Canada
Yudi Emmanuel, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Congratulations and welcome! This inspiring group of NetSquared Local leaders will work together to help us improve NetSquared programs and services. We cannot wait to see what ideas and solutions surface over this coming year.
As mentioned in our previous posts (here and here), Global Leadership Council members will share their experiences and expertise in ways that help to foster programing, events, and growth associated with the NetSquared Local groups. The Council will also help to identify current capabilities of Local groups, what works and where there are hurdles to improve support, program design, and other desired capabilities of the Local groups and community.
To ensure that the Global Leadership Council is appropriately supported and that all information is communicated to the NetSquared community at-large, the following members of the NetSquared team will part of the support team:
We held our inaugural meeting on Friday, January 20, 2012 with a discussion that centered around participation norms, member and NetSquared expecatations, and a conversation about challenges and opportunities of NetSquared. Stay tuned for a complete wrap up of the call later this week.
In the meantime, stay connected by: • Following and participate the conversation on Twitter using #net2glc • Reading the NetSquared blog for reflections from the GLC members • Sending me, Vanessa, NetSquared Local topics for the GLC to address