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Drafted Winter 2019
This document provides guidance on the Hive NYC Council (‘Hive Council’), a member-led body responsible for governance of the Hive NYC Learning Network and implementation of its programs. The document solidified the council structure as of January 2019, and will be continually revised as the council evolves and network members express feedback.
The mandate of the Hive Council falls into two broad areas: governance and implementation.
With regards to governance, the council is responsible for making decisions about the network, including but not limited to the network’s mission and vision, programmatic offerings, institutional home and form, membership guidelines, and funding.
With regards to implementation, the Hive Council is responsible for bringing the mission and vision of the network to life through the development and facilitation of network programmatic activities, including but not limited to network meetups, community-calls, professional development opportunities, working groups, partnerships, etc. In doing so, the council members may not themselves be the ones implementing all network programs – they may call on members or other actors outside of the council to do so – but are ultimately accountable for ensuring that these activities occur.
Broadly, the Hive Council’s mandate includes a commitment to working transparently and actively creating opportunities for members to participate in the direction of the network, drawing on the network’s historical norm of ‘working in the open’.
Internally, the council includes roles of co-chairs and committee members.
Related to its governance role, the Hive Council engages in decision-making around all issues related to the network utilizing the following processes:
Hive Council members are expected to actively participate in council activities, and to act as network leaders and advocates more broadly. At this time, there are no period terms for council members (i.e., they can serve as long as they want) and there is no official process of determining who may participate as a member of the council, so long as they are committed to actively participating in council activities and carrying out associated responsibilities.
The Hive Council was officially formed by a consensus vote by Hive NYC members at a network meeting on September 28th, 2018. The proposal to form the council as a governance body was developed by member participants in two interim member-led working groups – the Network Structures Working Group and Organizational Capacity Working group – that met between May and September of 2018. These groups were formed at the Hive Network Strategy Session on April 13th, 2018, and were open to all members that wished to join. Following the consensus vote to form the council at the September 2018 network meeting, members that were interested in participation opted-in to become members of the council.
As of January 2019: