Re: Funding for Diversity Training at LAS GNOME (Urgent)



Hi,

Did the board have a chance to discuss this yesterday? I need to give our speaker an update. I am not sure she can confirm attendance until after this is settled.

Thanks!
Meg

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 8:25 AM Neil McGovern <neil gnome org> wrote:
Hia,

Not quite - I can approve the expenditure, but only if there's a budget
line for it, which there isn't in this case.

Neil

On Mon, 2018-07-23 at 12:29 +0100, Allan Day wrote:
> Hey Meg!
>
> I'm happy to support this. Can't the cost come out of the LAS budget?
> If it can't come out of the LAS budget, the simplest thing would be
> for Neil to approve the expense - it's within his spending powers.
>
> Allan
> On Sun, 22 Jul 2018 at 18:39, meg ford via board-list
> <board-list gnome org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Carlos!
> > On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 10:23 AM, Sriram Ramkrishna <sri@ramkrishna
> > .me> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 12:37 AM Carlos Soriano <csoriano gnome org
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hello Meg,
> > > >
> > > > The idea sounds good. I have a few questions:
> > > > - Is the workshop open to other participants in LAS?
> > >
> > >
> > > It should be open to everyone.  We could make it a registered
> > > event that we can shop to the general public.
> > >
> > > > - Is it limited to a certain number of people? Is so, how many?
> > >
> > >
> > > Depending on interest.  The venue can hold 120 people but there
> > > are smaller room that could hold smaller.
> > >
> > > > - Would it be possible to attend remotely?
> > >
> > >
> > > That depends.on whether we can set something up with
> > > streaming.  Christel plans on bringing her cameras so we can do
> > > the recording ..  and possibly do live streaming .  We would
> > > probably need to ask permission since Audrey makes her money from
> > > these trainings.  Live streaming might be good but recording may
> > > not be.
> > >
> > > > - What would be the difference between the 1 and 2 hours
> > > > training?
> > >
> > >
> > > Not sure.  Overview vs in-depth perhaps ?
> >
> >
> > She's adapting an existing, longer training specifically for us, so
> > I don't know what the specific differences would be. Based on
> > previous trainings like this that I've attended, I think that there
> > will be more time for questions, discussion, and practice exercises
> > if we choose the longer workshop.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Meg
> > >
> > >
> > > Sri
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Cheers
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at 06:07, Federico Mena Quintero <federico@
> > > > gnome.org> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, 2018-07-20 at 19:41 -0500, meg ford via board-list
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm writing as a member of the Talks Team for LAS GNOME. We
> > > > > > invited
> > > > > > Audrey Eschright to keynote, and, based on feedback from
> > > > > > Rosanna and
> > > > > > Neil in the LAS meeting on Wednesday, I asked Audrey if she
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > Foundation could hire her to do a diversity training during
> > > > > > either
> > > > > > one or two of the unconference slots. She replied today and
> > > > > > said that
> > > > > > she had a inclusive language workshop that focuses on how
> > > > > > to use the
> > > > > > best terminology in hiring and documentation, including
> > > > > > practice
> > > > > > exercises. It could be adjusted to run 1-2 hours, and she
> > > > > > would
> > > > > > charge $300 for the one hour version and $500 for 2 hours.
> > > > >
> > > > > I think this is a great idea.  Audrey's Recompiler Media has
> > > > > produced
> > > > > some really good stuff so far, e.g. the Responsible
> > > > > Communication Style
> > > > > Guide.  I'd be happy for the Foundation to sponsor this
> > > > > diversity
> > > > > training.
> > > > >
> > > > >   Federico
> > > > >
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