2018 Elections - Questions

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This page is to collect all questions for 2018 board candidates. Anyone can edit this page or post suggested questions at https://talk.makeict.org/t/questions-for-the-candidates/885.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to post their answers as new threads at http://talk.makeict.org by June 10 2018.

Candidates will also be given 2-3 minutes each to address the attendees at our 2018 Annual Meeting.

Questions for all candidates

Tell us about yourself

  1. What are some favorite things you have already done for MakeICT?
  2. What in your opinion qualifies you to be a board member?
  3. If you have served on the Board in the past, What do you feel you did right? What do you think you did wrong, or could have done better?
  4. Are you able to be at Board meetings, Maker Mondays and other events for the duration of your term?
  5. It is our mission to innovate, learn, and build community at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture. How would you support our mission as leadership?

What should we do next?

  1. What are your thoughts about MakeICT's direction in the coming year?
  2. What's your agenda for what you want to accomplish in the coming year?
  3. How will you gauge whether we're successful as an organization?
  4. What should our priorities be in terms of trying to find a different space versus extending the lease on our current building?
  5. Do you think MakeICT should focus on one space down town or multiple satellite locations in underserved communities?

How should we operate?

  1. Do you believe the Board should deal with day to day issues? Should area leads have more authority over day to day operations?
  2. Do you support an expansion of board terms from 1 year to 2 years? Why or why not?
  3. Would a 2 year term affect your decisions to accept a nomination?
  4. Would you support staggered elections June and December for general directors seats? Why or why not?
  5. Would you support staggered elections with half the board elected at each Annual meeting?
  6. Tell us one thing the Board did in the last 12 months that needs an undo. Be specific.
  7. Tell us one thing not done in the last 12 months by the Board that still needs done. Be specific.
  8. Do you believe the entire membership should vote each year at the annual meeting on the organizations Standing Rules? Refer to Article III Section 2 of the bylaws.

Follow on

  1. Do you promise you can serve out your entire term until next June? Do you predict that you'll be open to running for a second or third term so MakeICT has a continuous, stable board of directors?
  2. Have you read our bylaws and standing rules?
  3. What areas of the makerspace are you proficient/not proficient in?
  4. What are the best and worst aspects of your leadership and communication styles? What can you do to improve or mitigate your worst quality?
  5. If MakeICT didn’t exist, what would you do with your time?
  6. What steps would you take outside the Maker space to continue growth of the knowledge of our existence, so we’re not Wichita’s “best kept secret”?