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



Hi Meg,

Given that:
* There seems to be general support for this
* It wasn't actually discussed yesterday,
* Time is short,
* There's space in the staff CPD budget,
* Me and Rosanna will both be there anyway;

I'll approve this.

Neil

On Wed, 2018-07-25 at 09:53 -0500, meg ford wrote:
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@ramkri
shna
.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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