I use this chance to suggest systematic "simple" procedures to organize discussions within iPeace in gerneal.
1. Topics proposals Brainstorming 1
Purpose: group member should propose key topics for discussion round x (maximal 3). Topic proposal brief description should have
A. title, submitter name
B. context to main topic in order to build semantic-mesh-work,
Duration: Members has 3 days from call for discussion round to submit their proposals to one discussion coordinator(s)/secretary.
2. Topics proposals Brainstorming 1 internal review
Purpose: Coordinators/editors will review the proposals, make intersection, build dependencies and submit list proposals (with info above) for the next step.
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3. Topics modifications Brainstorming 1 open feedback session
Purpose: every topic will have chance for feedback and for review from all discussion-round-x active members. Topic submitter will collect the feedback and have chance to adapt their proposals and send new version to coordinators.
4. Topics short list internal review
Purpose: Coordinators/editors will set priorities and create a short list of discussion topics.
5. discussion round program will announcement
Admin will announced discussion round(s) program. Each round 3 topics will be discussed in parallel.
6. discussion round start
Duration: one week
Roles: Topic submitter is the moderator and editor for the topic. Topic holder will submit a summery one day after round end.
Summaries will be posted on submitter blog in order to collect comments.
7. discussion break and data collection
Duration: 1 week
At then end topic holder will send to Admin/coordinators the “final” summery for discussion round-x.
The summery will be added on iPeace a collaborative-site. Announcement for the whole network will be send for the updates.