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Welcome to the experimental CNVC Board section of NVCwiki. The goal of this area is to eventually enable CNVC Board members and others they might select, to edit official documents. It is our hope that two needs may be met in this way. First, the international CNVC Board will be able to collaborate on the creation of official documents by using this wiki interface. Second, anyone interested in better understanding CNVC decisions will be able to watch the documents evolve and add their own comments and suggestions in the Public Comment areas.
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Welcome to the CNVC Leadership Team (LT) section of NVCwiki. The goal of this area is to enable CNVC LT members and others they might select, to edit official documents. It is our hope that two needs may be met in this way. First, the CNVC LT will be able to collaborate on the creation of official documents by using this wiki interface. Second, anyone interested in better understanding CNVC decisions will be able to watch the documents evolve and add their own comments and suggestions in the Public Comment areas. [[CNVC Board]] and LT sections of this wiki until recently were combined due to extensive overlap, but are now maintained separately.
 
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:'''Note:''' This section is now distinct from the '''[[CNVC Board]]''' and '''[[CNVC GCC]]''' sections.
This introduction was written by John Wiley, and represents his views only. After this section has been explored by other Board members it might be voted on to become an official CNVC section, but at this point it is unofficial.
 
 
 
=Board Policies=
 
Click here to view and edit (protected) the [[Board Policies]].
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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=GCC Draft Proposal=
 
A proposal to create a global leadership group that is inclusive, responsive to, and representative of the entire global NVC community (for example by including Sociocratically elected members) and linked into the CNVC board in a manner that allows for effective overall cooperation.
 
  
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Initially created at the Albuquerque Strategy Session, 19 – 20 March  2006
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==Announcement==
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To Members of the Center for Nonviolent Communication Network,
  
Group Present: Marshall Rosenberg, Valentina Rosenberg, Jori Manske, Jim Manske, John Buck, Stefan Wisbauer, Barbara Larson.
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We would like to catch you up on some recent changes being made in our administrative structure.
  
Proposal to the Board and Network.
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1.    Jori Manske is no longer filling the position of Interim Executive Director. We are deeply grateful for how she has supported our organization.  She will now be able to put her efforts in her position of Coordinator of the GCC.<br>
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2.  Administrative work previously done within the position of Interim Executive Director will presently be coordinated by our new Office Manager, Margo Pair, supported by the Board and Leadership Team.
  
The following proposal is offered to the Board of CNVC for consent:
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Warmly,<br>
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Board Members and Leadership Team<br>
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John Wiley (Board President), Stefan Wisbauer (Board Vice-President & Secretary), Katherine Singer (Treasurer emeritis), Marshall Rosenberg (Board Member & Leadership Team Functional Leader), Valentina Rosenberg (Board Member & Leadership team Functional Leader), Robert Gonzales (Board Member), Jori Manske (Board Member & Leadership Team - GCC), Jim Manske (Leadership Team - GCC), Anne Wiley (Leadership Team - Synergy), William Poehner (Leadership Team - IT), Danielle Beenders (Leadership Team - Office Representative)
  
The Board is establishing procedures to ensure representation by inviting present large
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==Leadership Team Extended Forum Meeting Mon Aug 18, 2008 - Open to Observers==
geographic groups of one or more country involved in NVC to nominate representatives by consent of their group to a newly constituted Global Coordinating Circle (GCC), which will serve as the guiding body for the international NVC community including CNVC. Due to U.S. non-profit corporate law, GCC representatives would not automatically become CNVC Board members although GCC representatives' consent will carry equal Sociocratic weight in Board decisions.
 
  
The following is offered as background, support and definition for this proposal:
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You are welcome as an observer to the upcoming Leadership Team Extended
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Forum meeting:
  
==1. Observations==
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Date: Mon Aug 18 in North America and Europe
The NVC movement has seen impressive growth in recent years and is conducting an impressive breadth of activities in a large number of geographies.
 
Strong potential exists for further growth and meaningful contribution by the overall movement to the vision (a world where all people have access to getting their needs met, resolving their conflicts peacefully and creating and participating in networks of worldwide life-serving systems in economics, education, justice, healthcare, and peace-keeping) and mission of CNVC (to contribute to this vision by facilitating the creation of life-serving systems within ourselves, interpersonally, and within organizations).
 
Stronger connections are possible within the movement to coordinate activities, support each other, share ideas and information etc.
 
The organizational structure could meet more needs of stake-holders for clarity, connection, identity, contribution, and meaning.
 
  
==2. Intention==
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Time: 9 am in Hawaii, Noon Pacific time, 1 pm Mountain Time, 2 pm Central,
Any models or strategies for organizing such connections be in harmony with the mission and principles of the NVC process and consciousness.
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3 pm Eastern, 4 pm Atlantic, 19:00 GMT / UTC, 8 pm in London, 9 pm in Paris,
This proposal aims to address some of the needs mentioned but additional strategies may be adopted over time to address the wider network’s and its members’ needs in full.
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10 pm in Athens, Tues 3 am in Singapore, Tues 5 am in Sydney, Australia.
The next section is intended to outline initial change suggestions to begin an organizational transformation process that leads to a dynamically adapting life-serving system and that serves the network’s needs while living the process of NVC in the overall community
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The meeting is expected to last 1 hour.
  
==3. Proposed Strategy==
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Create a ‘Global Coordinating Circle’ (GCC) to serve as the guiding body for the international NVC community and CNVC with the following key roles:
 
*Visioning / developing strategies for the NVC movement: what contribution to the world will the international NVC organization make?
 
*Fueling of connection for the overall NVC community
 
*Fueling of organizational adaptation and evolution, initially focused on promoting the establishment of global circles (including the promotion of sociocracy and/or other methods of ‘non-violent’ organizing).
 
*Promoting the establishment and sharing of "leaderful" strategies for running NVC practice groups that could be replicated with or without trainers.
 
*Creating greater clarity around initiatives and projects and fundraising to support them.
 
*Directing, with a service attitude, the overall movement including CNVC.
 
*Hiring and reviewing the performance of the CEO of CNVC.
 
*Being responsible for the financial health, sustainability, but not the lawful responsibilities and actions of CNVC, its staff, and charter so long as CNVC exists as a legal 501-C(3) entity.
 
  
===Specific short-term tasks===
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Call-in Information:
*Search for and recommend to the CNVC Board the hiring of a permanent CEO for CNVC.
 
*Determine the kinds of decisions the GCC will make; how the GCC will stay connected to the global NVC movement; and the relationship between the GCC and CNVC Board and Staff, creating clearly differentiated areas of responsibility that can be measured and evaluated.
 
*Affirm or modify the current CNVC budget by recommendation to the Board.
 
*Work to create clarity about the legal requirements and responsibilities of the CNVC board and the GCC (for example, how income and expenses are handled; how agreements between CNVC and others are handled, eg copyrights, royalties; and clarifying ownership of assets and liabilities currently held by CNVC).
 
  
===Long-term perpetuation and representation strategy to determine GCC membership===
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US bridge line: (712) 432-1600
Establishment of the GCC:
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Access Code: 680620#
*All current board members will automatically be members of the GCC.
 
*An election process amongst the network is proposed to nominate further members to ensure regional representation.
 
*Regions will be self-organizing and will be made of large geographic areas that span the totality of one or more countries based on the current number of certified trainers in the area.
 
*Those nominated from the network will be added to the GCC by its existing members if those members deem that the nominee can contribute together to the vision and mission of GCC with ease.
 
  
Functioning:<BR>
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Local European Dial-in Numbers: (Access Code: 680620# )
The GCC would meet by phone on a monthly basis initially, and self determine when and how often they will meet in order to fulfill their functions.
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Austria: 0820 4000 1552
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Belgium: 070 35 9974
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France: 0826 100 256
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Germany: 01805 00 76 09
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Ireland: 0818 270 021
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Italy: 848 390 156
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Netherlands: 0870 001 920
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Spain: 902 886025
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Switzerland: 0848 560 179
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UK: 0870 35 204 74
  
==4.  Ideas for consideration by the GCC==
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To listen to a recording of the conference after it occurs:
The group has the following suggestions for the GCC to consider:
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Playback Number: (712) 432-1281
*Creating a ‘live platform’ for connecting the network and the sharing of celebration, mourning, requests (general, to GCC, to others ...), sharing evidence of NVC impact and ideas within the network (i.e. some form of blog / wiki / ...).
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Access Code: 680620#
*Encouraging and supporting new strategies for sharing NVC materials more widely, e.g. podcasting.
 
*Facilitating connections between training participants with each other and the wider NVC community, e.g. by encouraging giraffe conventions at local, national and international levels and / or creating e-platforms that support such connections.
 
*Offering easy access to concrete opportunities for the network or anyone to contribute to NVC initiatives, funding or any other forms of support.
 
  
==5. Invitation to the network==
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The network is encouraged to:
 
*Submit comments on the creation / role and membership of the envisaged GCC.
 
*Propose members for election in their region to the GCC.
 
*Suggest organizational strategies for the initial GCC to consider.
 
*Pose other specific proposals or requests to the GCC.
 
  
==6.  Suggested requests to groups in the network:==
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Mute / Unmute: *6
To nominate a candidate for the GCC:
 
*Join with other centers in a country and/or language groups to nominate someone to the GCC by consent within the extended community who has the trust of community.
 
*State how many were directly involved in this choice and geographic regions represented.
 
*To provide the GCC with information about the state of the network, gather information and provide it to the GCC about the scope of your community.  This report could include:
 
**Number of participants, certified trainers.
 
**Geography of those included.
 
**What projects and work are happening in your community.
 
**Intentions for your community.
 
**Mission for your community.
 
**Structure or organization of your community.
 
**Synergistic partners, individuals and organizations involved with your community.
 
**Fundraising in or for your community.
 
**How many people are in your community's database, how many practice groups, number of trainings, who offered training.
 
  
-end of GCC Draft Proposal-
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==[[Talk:NVC_Board#GCC Draft Proposal|Public Discussion]]== Click to read public discussion and Board responses or to add any comments you would like share with the Board.
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Observer Request
  
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We ask observers to reserve any comments until the time we have set aside
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for feedback (up to 10 minutes toward the end of the meeting). We may also
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include other times for feedback, as our need for that arises and when there
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is sufficient time to listen to and address those comments.
  
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Agenda:
  
=Criteria For CEO Selection=
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1) Check in
The following characteristics are offered for consideration in generating a List of Criteria for selection of a CEO for CNVC:
 
===Required===
 
* Extensive experience with NVC, including the work of Robert Gonzales.
 
* Passion for contribution to the CNVC mission.
 
* Ability to maintain NVC consciousness in stressful and conflictual situations.
 
* History of collaboration and team building in NVC community.
 
* Experience with managing budgets.
 
* Familiarity with U.S. labor & non-profit laws and regulations.
 
* Fundraising experience.
 
* Experience using NVC in business or non-profit management.
 
  
===Preferred===
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2) Team status reports - There will be an opportunity to hear brief
* CNVC Certified Trainer.
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updates from each CNVC Leadership Team on their activities over the past
* Training and familiarity with Sociocracy and Chaordic principles.
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three months. The Leadership Teams are: Office & Bookstore, Information
* Mediation experience.
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Technology, Educational Services, and the Global Community Circle, as well
* Non-profit management experience.
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as the Admin Team. Update information will also be sent out in writing
* Experience working with media (public relations).
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after the meeting to this egroup.
* Public speaking experience.
 
* Multilingual.
 
* Permanent U.S. work visa.
 
* Well-travelled.
 
* Experience or familiarity with common computer applications and networks.
 
* Leadership experience with collaboration between staff and global customer base.
 
  
==[[Talk:NVC_Board#Criteria For CEO Selection|Public Discussion]]== Click to read public discussion and Board responses or to add any comments you would like share with the Board.
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3) Check out
  
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Warmly,
  
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Margo Pair
=Proposed Board Agenda - May Meeting=
 
Agenda for May 10 Board conference call meeting, currently scheduled for 8am PT / 5pm CET.
 
*<B>Note:</b> to find out the current Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and Universal Time (UTC, which  is the same as GMT), you can visit this website by clicking on this link:<br>
 
[http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl Current Time (USN)]
 
  
*1700 CET Check in and consent to observer policy (~20 min)
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Administrative Director
*1725-Consent agenda (~5 min)
 
**Liz Gay is welcomed to the Board for the remainder of 2006 per the nomination from the Asia Pacific Circle.
 
**The GCC Proposal is adopted as a working document for the structure of CNVC.
 
**Board Members will review the current Board Policies in preparation for determining the next steps for updating the Board Policies at the June 2006 Board meeting in order to be in congruence with working policies.
 
**Board Members will review what needs are met and unmet by the role of the interim director position and Jori's work in relation to this role, and be prepared for this evaluation at the June 2006 Board meeting for decision on 3-month renewal until Sept 30, 2006, and determination of next steps.
 
*1730-Election of Secretary and Vice President (~20 min)
 
===For elections:===
 
*Terms: 1 year
 
*Responsibilities:
 
**Secretary:
 
***Provide Board minutes for review by the Board and for distribution
 
***Maintain/update Board policies
 
**Vice President:
 
***Track Board agreements for agenda items
 
***Assume President's responsibilities in President's absence
 
*1750-Discussion of database, wiki, blog and other technology support options (~10 min, John)
 
*1800-Discuss NVC World and how to make the best use of Linnaea’s energies both past and present (±10 minutes - Godfrey).
 
*1810-Discuss change to certification-renewal process from percentage of net gains to a Membership Fee (±10 min, Godfrey).
 
*1820-“The Board agreed that all CNVC bodies would do their best to live the process of Nonviolent Communication” (~2 min, Godfrey)
 
*1822-Update on GCC process (John B.? Stefan? ~3 min)
 
*1825-Board meeting location, frequency and review of Needs/strategies.(~10 min)
 
*1835-Additional Discussion, additional Agenda Items, or Observer feedback (10 min)
 
*1845-Board check out: what worked and didn't work?
 
==Other Items Proposed==
 
The following agenda items were also proposed, and along with any that arise during the meeting could be considered for addition if time permits
 
* Certification status of trainers in Belgium.  (Godfrey)
 
* Proposal: that the next in-person meeting in Atlanta be cancelled and that someone (tbd) propose an alternative board regulation looking to provide more flexibility in strategy in order to meet the board member's and organization's needs - 10 mins
 
  
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Center for Nonviolent Communication
==[[Talk:NVC_Board#Draft Board Agenda - May Meeting|Public Discussion]]== Click to read public discussion and Board responses or to add any comments you would like share with the Board.
 
  
  
  
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=How To Edit=
 
You can experiment with editing just by clicking "edit" on the right margin of the section you're interested in and then clicking "Show preview" at the very bottom (rather than "Save page") to see what your changes look like.  If you don't like how it came out you can continue editing in the box provided or just click on "article" at the top to bail out completely without making any permanent changes.
 
  
Even if you save changes you don't like, it's easy in the wiki interface to revert to previous versions. See the "history" function at the very top to get a sense of that. History is also great for finding out who made which changes and comparing different versions with colors to show which parts are different.
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Be sure to also check out the "Recent changes" item in the "navigation" menu on the left. With that feature you can quickly see what has been written on the entire site, rather than looking up each item individually. Since the contributions on the site right now are mostly related to Board business, you'll probably see our discussions on the first page displayed.
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If you'd like to experiment, click "edit" in the right margin next to the title of this section and type in your text in the line below this one.  If you have questions, this would be a great place to ask them since others could see and learn from them too.
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Experiment here
 
  
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CNVC Communication Coordinator
  
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==30 March 2007 Report on Move==
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From Jim Manske
  
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Previously the LT cited the following reasons motivating the exploration of a move to Albuquerque (ABQ).  I  have commented briefly on what I have learned in the last 30 days, then added some considerations below.
  
= Proposal by Jori regarding meeting preparation =
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* Planned future programs, IITs and other training in Albuquerque.
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**There is ample capacity within ABQ to accomodate our needs.
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* People active in CNVC administration are living in Albuquerque.
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**Currently the list includes Marshall, Valentina, Jim and Jori.  Danielle and William intend to move to ABQ.  We have identified two strong candidates with nonprofit management experience for Office Manager living in Albuquerque. (45 Applicants applied.) Miguel and Dee continue to consider moving to ABQ, although at present they are not intending to move there.  Christina and Sol intend to stay in California.  I am not clear on Jenna's intentions in the moment.
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* Cost effective operations.
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**In May 2006, Forbes magazine ranked ABQ #1 in a list of "Best Places for Businesses and Careers".  For the cost of doing business, ABQ ranked 1st among about 200 of the USA's largest metropolotan areas.
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http://www.forbes.com/2006/05/03/06bestplaces_best-places-for-business_land.html
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**It is likely  that CNVC's operational expenses will be reduced in ABQ.  The location we will be occupying initially will likely be significantly less expensive than the office and storage facilities in La Crescenta.
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* Reduced cost of living for office staff.
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                                Composite index Groceries Housing Utilities    Transportation  Health care Misc. goods/services
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                Albuquerque, N.M. 103.3   100.2 107.9     122.3     100.0 96.8         96.8
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                Los Angeles, Calif. 153.1   120.2 245.4     121.3     116.5 114.2         111.7
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http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0883960.html
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* Friendlier regulatory environment for non-profit operation.
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* Easy access to international airport.
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**The ABQ "Sunport" is 15 minutes or less from virtually any part of ABQ.  It is serviced by major carriers including Southwest, Northwest, Delta, and USAirway/AmericaWest
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* Growing local NVC community that is receptive to hosting the CNVC office.
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**There are currently about 900-1000 people on the NM-NVC mail list.  NVC has a presence in local schools, government agencies, jails, mediation community, several businesses, the therapeutic community, the spiritual community etc.
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**Two of the candidates for the recent office manager position emerged from the NVC community.  Another was connected to the Nonviolent Peaceforce community which has been an ally of NVC for many years.
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* Volunteer community available.
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**We have already received several offers of volunteer service.
  
To use our time together with more ease, clarity and effectiveness, we will prepare for our meetings:
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'''Remaining Considerations:'''
  
>The President or Facilitator chooses a facilitator at each meeting for the next meeting and asks for consent.
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*Financial Cost of Move. 
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**We won't know til we get there, but I would estimate this to be at least $20,000 and could be as high as $50,000. We have not yet received requests from employees who are not going to ABQ, and we do not have accurate estimates of the costs associated with moving the employees who are going.  Moving estimates for some office equipment, files, records, etc are approximately $14000.  One bidder may be able to save us 25%, but he will not give us the bid until next week.  Replacement cost of unmoved items (if we decide to leave office equipment behind) is likely to be at least several thousand dollars, and there is still some stuff (eg files, inventory, records, telephone system, computers, etc that still will be moved at some cost.)
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*Timing.
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**We have two strong candidates for the office manager position who will be ready to go to work with 2 weeks notice to their current employers.
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**Preparation work has begun in the LA office, and we have a long way to go!
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**Minor problem with internet/telephone infrastructure.  (Not a show stopper, according to William)
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**Interruption of service to our community, especially book and material orders. 
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**We need to strategize on how to inform previous customers of our new location, and implement ASAP.
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*Focus on moving distracts from other important projects, eg IT and GCC
  
>Voting members post and edit items proposed for the next agenda at http://en.nvcwiki.com/index.php/NVC_Board.
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'''Conclusions'''
  
>New proposals are sent by email also to MembersAll comments and edits will be posted to the Wiki.  
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I would recommend that the LT make a commitment to moving to Albuquerque as soon as possible with a target date of May 7.  The clarity of that decision will help to focus the staff on contributing the resources necessary to accomplish the move with as much ease and grace as possible.  It will also contribute to the staff members so that they can plan their next movesIt will also contribute to creating stability as we will be enabled to commit to hiring a new office manager.
  
>The Secretary supports Members using the Wiki by posting and with instruction as needed.
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=LT Minutes & Agenda - February 5, 2007 Meeting=
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[[LT Minutes & Agenda - February 5, 2007 Meeting]]
  
>Voting members check the Wiki by Friday of each week and makes edits agenda items to support our moving toward consent.
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=LT Minutes & Agenda - January 19, 2007 Meeting=
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[[LT Minutes & Agenda - January 19, 2007 Meeting]]
  
>Facilitator will prepare an agenda 10 days before the meeting and post on the Wiki and email to Members for final review.  (For this month:  14 June - unless changed)
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=LT Minutes & Agenda - January 5, 2007 Meeting=
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[[LT Minutes & Agenda - January 5, 2007 Meeting]]
  
>Facilitator will send final agenda to Members 1 week before scheduled meeting.
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=LT Minutes - December 22 Meeting=
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[[LT Minutes - December 22, 2006]]
  
>Exec. Dir. will post the final agenda to the network with conference details
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=LT Minutes - December 8, 2006 Meeting=
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[[LT Minutes - December 8, 2006 Meeting]]
  
==Consent agenda procedures:==
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=LT Agenda - December 8, 2006 Meeting=
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[[LT Agenda December 8, 2006 Meeting]]
  
>Only items that have had all objections addressed will be listed on the consent agenda
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=LT Position Descriptions=
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[[LT Position Descriptions - 12/06]]
  
>Items on the consent agenda will go directly to a voiced round for consent at the meeting. 
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=LT Minutes - November 15, 2006 Meeting=
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[[LT Minutes - November 15, 2006 Meeting]]
  
>Items on the consent agenda that have a paramount objection at the meeting will go back to the Wiki.
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=LT Agenda - November 15, 2006 Meeting=
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[[LT Agenda November 15, 2006 Meeting]]
  
>Items not ready for the consent agenda, and may be moved to a proposal for a full consent process.
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=How To Edit=
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Once LT/Board members have logged in they can click "edit" in one of these "Protected" areas on the right margin of the section they're interested in. This opens an editing window. Next, scroll down in the text inside the edit box to add your comments or make changes.  
  
Comment S Wisbauer: I fully support this proposal
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If you change your mind about editing, just click "Cancel" at the bottom of the page. To see what your edit will look like before you save it, click "Show preview" at the bottom of the page (note that you'll then probably need to scroll down the main page to see the edit box, which itself has a scroll bar).
  
PS en editing: Once you have logged in you can hit edit and scroll down in the text to add your own comments, or do so on the discussion page. Hit preview to see what it looks like and insert empty lines to get page-breaks... Th buttons at the top of the editing windows allow you to create headers etc.
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Click on the title to visit the CNVC Information Technology (IT) page on NVCwiki.
 

Latest revision as of 23:31, 14 August 2008

Welcome to the CNVC Leadership Team (LT) section of NVCwiki. The goal of this area is to enable CNVC LT members and others they might select, to edit official documents. It is our hope that two needs may be met in this way. First, the CNVC LT will be able to collaborate on the creation of official documents by using this wiki interface. Second, anyone interested in better understanding CNVC decisions will be able to watch the documents evolve and add their own comments and suggestions in the Public Comment areas. CNVC Board and LT sections of this wiki until recently were combined due to extensive overlap, but are now maintained separately.

Note: This section is now distinct from the CNVC Board and CNVC GCC sections.
Tip: Click on "Recent changes" in the left column, or "history" above, to quickly see what's new or modified.

Announcement

To Members of the Center for Nonviolent Communication Network,

We would like to catch you up on some recent changes being made in our administrative structure.

1. Jori Manske is no longer filling the position of Interim Executive Director. We are deeply grateful for how she has supported our organization. She will now be able to put her efforts in her position of Coordinator of the GCC.
2. Administrative work previously done within the position of Interim Executive Director will presently be coordinated by our new Office Manager, Margo Pair, supported by the Board and Leadership Team.

Warmly,
Board Members and Leadership Team
John Wiley (Board President), Stefan Wisbauer (Board Vice-President & Secretary), Katherine Singer (Treasurer emeritis), Marshall Rosenberg (Board Member & Leadership Team Functional Leader), Valentina Rosenberg (Board Member & Leadership team Functional Leader), Robert Gonzales (Board Member), Jori Manske (Board Member & Leadership Team - GCC), Jim Manske (Leadership Team - GCC), Anne Wiley (Leadership Team - Synergy), William Poehner (Leadership Team - IT), Danielle Beenders (Leadership Team - Office Representative)

Leadership Team Extended Forum Meeting Mon Aug 18, 2008 - Open to Observers

You are welcome as an observer to the upcoming Leadership Team Extended Forum meeting:

Date: Mon Aug 18 in North America and Europe

Time: 9 am in Hawaii, Noon Pacific time, 1 pm Mountain Time, 2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern, 4 pm Atlantic, 19:00 GMT / UTC, 8 pm in London, 9 pm in Paris, 10 pm in Athens, Tues 3 am in Singapore, Tues 5 am in Sydney, Australia. The meeting is expected to last 1 hour.

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Call-in Information:

US bridge line: (712) 432-1600 Access Code: 680620#

Local European Dial-in Numbers: (Access Code: 680620# ) Austria: 0820 4000 1552 Belgium: 070 35 9974 France: 0826 100 256 Germany: 01805 00 76 09 Ireland: 0818 270 021 Italy: 848 390 156 Netherlands: 0870 001 920 Spain: 902 886025 Switzerland: 0848 560 179 UK: 0870 35 204 74

To listen to a recording of the conference after it occurs: Playback Number: (712) 432-1281 Access Code: 680620#

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Mute / Unmute: *6

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Observer Request

We ask observers to reserve any comments until the time we have set aside for feedback (up to 10 minutes toward the end of the meeting). We may also include other times for feedback, as our need for that arises and when there is sufficient time to listen to and address those comments.

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Agenda:

1) Check in

2) Team status reports - There will be an opportunity to hear brief updates from each CNVC Leadership Team on their activities over the past three months. The Leadership Teams are: Office & Bookstore, Information Technology, Educational Services, and the Global Community Circle, as well as the Admin Team. Update information will also be sent out in writing after the meeting to this egroup.

3) Check out

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Warmly,

Margo Pair

Administrative Director

Center for Nonviolent Communication


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30 March 2007 Report on Move

From Jim Manske

Previously the LT cited the following reasons motivating the exploration of a move to Albuquerque (ABQ). I have commented briefly on what I have learned in the last 30 days, then added some considerations below.

  • Planned future programs, IITs and other training in Albuquerque.
    • There is ample capacity within ABQ to accomodate our needs.
  • People active in CNVC administration are living in Albuquerque.
    • Currently the list includes Marshall, Valentina, Jim and Jori. Danielle and William intend to move to ABQ. We have identified two strong candidates with nonprofit management experience for Office Manager living in Albuquerque. (45 Applicants applied.) Miguel and Dee continue to consider moving to ABQ, although at present they are not intending to move there. Christina and Sol intend to stay in California. I am not clear on Jenna's intentions in the moment.
  • Cost effective operations.
    • In May 2006, Forbes magazine ranked ABQ #1 in a list of "Best Places for Businesses and Careers". For the cost of doing business, ABQ ranked 1st among about 200 of the USA's largest metropolotan areas.

http://www.forbes.com/2006/05/03/06bestplaces_best-places-for-business_land.html

    • It is likely that CNVC's operational expenses will be reduced in ABQ. The location we will be occupying initially will likely be significantly less expensive than the office and storage facilities in La Crescenta.
  • Reduced cost of living for office staff.
                                Composite index Groceries	Housing	 Utilities    Transportation  Health care	Misc. goods/services
                Albuquerque, N.M.	103.3	   100.2	107.9	    122.3	    100.0	96.8	         96.8
                Los Angeles, Calif.	153.1	   120.2	245.4	    121.3	    116.5	114.2	         111.7

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0883960.html

  • Friendlier regulatory environment for non-profit operation.
  • Easy access to international airport.
    • The ABQ "Sunport" is 15 minutes or less from virtually any part of ABQ. It is serviced by major carriers including Southwest, Northwest, Delta, and USAirway/AmericaWest
  • Growing local NVC community that is receptive to hosting the CNVC office.
    • There are currently about 900-1000 people on the NM-NVC mail list. NVC has a presence in local schools, government agencies, jails, mediation community, several businesses, the therapeutic community, the spiritual community etc.
    • Two of the candidates for the recent office manager position emerged from the NVC community. Another was connected to the Nonviolent Peaceforce community which has been an ally of NVC for many years.
  • Volunteer community available.
    • We have already received several offers of volunteer service.

Remaining Considerations:

  • Financial Cost of Move.
    • We won't know til we get there, but I would estimate this to be at least $20,000 and could be as high as $50,000. We have not yet received requests from employees who are not going to ABQ, and we do not have accurate estimates of the costs associated with moving the employees who are going. Moving estimates for some office equipment, files, records, etc are approximately $14000. One bidder may be able to save us 25%, but he will not give us the bid until next week. Replacement cost of unmoved items (if we decide to leave office equipment behind) is likely to be at least several thousand dollars, and there is still some stuff (eg files, inventory, records, telephone system, computers, etc that still will be moved at some cost.)
  • Timing.
    • We have two strong candidates for the office manager position who will be ready to go to work with 2 weeks notice to their current employers.
    • Preparation work has begun in the LA office, and we have a long way to go!
    • Minor problem with internet/telephone infrastructure. (Not a show stopper, according to William)
    • Interruption of service to our community, especially book and material orders.
    • We need to strategize on how to inform previous customers of our new location, and implement ASAP.
  • Focus on moving distracts from other important projects, eg IT and GCC

Conclusions

I would recommend that the LT make a commitment to moving to Albuquerque as soon as possible with a target date of May 7. The clarity of that decision will help to focus the staff on contributing the resources necessary to accomplish the move with as much ease and grace as possible. It will also contribute to the staff members so that they can plan their next moves. It will also contribute to creating stability as we will be enabled to commit to hiring a new office manager.

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